Left 4 Dead (often abbreviated L4D) is a co-op first person shooter developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which was purchased by Valve Corporation during development. The game makes use of the Source Engine, and was released as a downloadable digital version on October 17, 2008

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Is it possible to alert a witch by talking loud on microphone?

I've been hearing rumors that it's possible to provoke a witch by talking louder than a certain volume level, so me and friends always go hush-hush around witches. Is it true or is it just another ...
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Left 4 Dead local co-op for 4 players

Does the original Left 4 Dead support local co-op for 4 players? Not using XBox Live but physically sitting in the same room looking at the same tv.
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Accessing bonus campaigns in L4D game of the year edition

I have the L4D game of the year edition and I understand there are 3 new campaigns that are on the disc. When I played through with a friend I did not see an option to play Crash Course, The ...
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How do I find people who actually want to play Left 4 Dead survival mode on Xbox live

It seems like about 50% of the time I join a random game of Survival mode on XBox Live I end up with a bunch of 12 year olds who think it's funny to just go around and shoot each other. If I really ...
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Where can I find the soundtracks to the Left 4 Dead games?

Where can I find Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 soundtracks? Do they officially exist?
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Is it possible to see activity statistics on Xbox Live?

I'm debating between the original L4D and L4D2. I like the original better, but I'm worried that I'm going to discover that there aren't any/many games. Is there a way I can see how many people are ...
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Left For Dead Characters

Are the characters in Left For Dead 1 and 2 modeled after real-life people?
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Do the characters in Left 4 Dead have different attributes?

In Left 4 Dead, and also Left 4 Dead 2, does it make any difference which character you pick? Do they have different speed, toughness, accuracy, etc, or are they identical? In single player, do they ...
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Button spamming as special infected

While hot seating a friend, I noticed that she button-spams while grappling a Survivor. It doesn't change the Special Infected animation at all but she swears that it does more damage. In particular ...
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Left 4 dead's AI director and player karma

I had heard that the AI director rewards teamwork on campaign maps. Specifically, your karma increases if you use health packs to heal teammates instead of everyone just healing themselves. It seems ...
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Varied NPC AI in left 4 dead?

Do the different characters have different AI behaviors? While playing left-4-dead with two of my friends we endless joke and complain about Coach's sniper shotgun. He seems to last hit special ...
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How can I avoid wasting shots on zombies that are already dead, but haven't fallen in Left-4-Dead?

In Left-4-Dead, zombies don't always fall immediately when killed (especially with a pistol or machine gun), but instead there is a delay. Since I've currently been shooting zombies until they fall, ...
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Do the weapons have different melee effectiveness in Left 4 Dead?

Do different weapons used for melee in Left for Dead 1 either do more damage or more knockback or are they different in any other way?
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How does a player with the hunting rifle in Left 4 Dead avoid getting overwhelmed?

The hunting rifle fires slowly, so any player using it is extremely vulnerable if they get surrounded by a swarm of zombies. How can a player avoid being swarmed?
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Who's that Gnome named after?

So, in a bunch of different games by Valve, there's this Garden Gnome, and he's usually associated with an achievement, involving carrying him through an area. Over the course of my internet travels, ...
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What is a good tactic to kill a witch in Left 4 Dead without being hit?

When you encounter a Witch in Left 4 Dead, the best thing to do is probably to switch off the lights and leave her alone. But what to do when the AI director decides to put her straight on your way ...
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Where are all the L4D games hiding?

If I launch Left 4 Dead, click Versus -> Play Online, it says "There are currently 2439 people playing Left 4 Dead". Wow, that's a lot of L4D. Then I see the number of open games, and it's less than ...
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Is there a way to automatically skip the intro videos in Left 4 Dead?

Every time you start Left 4 Dead, it plays a short video to introduce Valve software, then it plays the game intro video. You can skip these videos by pressing ESC twice, but is there an easier way ...
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How can you make your player scream in Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2?

I remember when I played Left 4 Dead, a couple of months ago, that some players were able to let their controlled character do a scaring long scream. How did they do? Is it possible to do this also ...
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How do I make custom radial mouse menus in Left 4 Dead?

I have read online and seen screenshots of people that have created their own custom radial mouse menus to execute all kinds of different commands. How do I do that?
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Is there any way to play Left 4 Dead on a LAN?

It seems the only option for playing Left 4 Dead with my friends is to have all computers online, even though I bought the 4 pack from Valve. Is there anyway to plan a LAN game on Left 4 Dead 1?