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To give this question a test, I opened up a multiplayer session with a friend. We were using in-game chat, and approached what I can only imagine would be "earshot" of the Witch (basically as close as we could get without her tearing our faces off.) We then both proceeded to yell as loud as we could, for over a minute at differing volume levels, in an ...


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After testing this, the trick to throwing gas cans involves shoving the gas can as soon as you throw it: Step 1: Obtain a gas can. Step 2: Put your crosshairs at least 45° from the ground. I had better results the higher my crosshairs were angled. Step 3: Move forward, then throw it by pressing MOUSE1. Don't press E because you'll just drop it. Step 4: As ...


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You can't cut the tongue with a melee weapon once you've been ensnared however you can cut the tongue while its coming at you. If you have a melee weapon, it is possible to cut the tongue just before it hits you. This tactic require timing and knowledge of the direction of the tongue. If you have a Chainsaw, timing and direction is usually not needed. If the ...


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This run uses two exploits to make the playthrough easier: a well-known glitch called the "Jesus room" that exploits the infected's ability to find of your location, and medkit exploit that abuses The Director's knowledge of your physical condition. A brief summary of the Jesus room from GameFAQs: "The Jesus room" is the name commonly used for the room ...


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The first rule about expert mode: more than anything else, avoid friendly fire AT ALL COSTS, especially if you're using a shotgun. In expert difficulty, each projectile can take 10hp away, and since a shotgun fires 8 (normal shotgun) to 10 (shotgun auto) buckshots, it can instantly incap one of your teammates. Sometimes, playing with a bot in your team ...


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Play with a team - Bots won't help you here. You need a team of people that stick together. Some players prefer playing with 1 bot on their team to spot/take care of special infected, but personally I believe the downsides of a bot outweigh this upside, as a coordinated team should have little issue hearing, locating and dealing with special infected. Use ...


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The name that appears over your head and in the HUD to identify you (as the player) from the other players is the same as the name you select for your Steam profile. If you change that name, it will change the name that displays in-game. This is true for many Steam games, even those not by Valve. You can take a look at this question for instructions on how ...


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The AI in L4D is pretty simple and can only manage a very limited set of situations (and not always the right way): save you from an infected that incaped you (which fails most of the time) pick up stuff (excluding any pipe-bomb/molotov/boomer can) - you can help by spamming the "Look!" verbal order while aiming at what you want them to pick up heal you ...


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On Xbox 360, you definitely do, yes. I can't see why the PC version would be different.


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Team members have a soft outline around them which is more easily seen when looking at them through walls, you will just have to be more careful and look more closely. This adds to the realism I guess and makes the game that slight bit more difficult Note that the outline is not visible when playing on "realism" difficulty


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It is now possible to play old mutations; when you select Mutation, the last option in the menu is "Change Mutation," and there's a pretty good list of Mutations you can play, in 1-, 4-, or 8-player games. Note that, because there are a couple of dozen available mutations (counting all modes), it can be hard to get a game going unless you're willing to wait ...


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A friend and myself ran DC on expert (trying for the achievement) for months. Most of the time, we got a single bile jar towards the beginning of the first map, but aside from that, no, it's not guaranteed. There were several (and it was like 15-20% of the time) that NO bile jar spawned at all, making that gate run near impossible. Knowing it's importance, ...


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You could try this: Move the game folder to a different location. Click on Delete Local Content for the game in Steam if available. Initiate the installer. Once it begins downloading, pause and close Steam. Move the original game folder back into where Steam is downloading the new files. Run Steam and if it doesn't automatically do so, verify file integrity....


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Those modded servers use SourceMod to create new game elements and modify existing elements. That type of menu is a simple VGUI element, not something created using the game's built-in chat system. VGUI elements such as that menu are created by writing C++ code to several user-created files (both the game itself and SourceMod are created mostly/completely ...


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So, it's actually a mod you can subscribe to in the Steam Workshop for Left 4 Dead 2. The mod is called VOX - Complete Vocalizer by c2. Use in moderation! It can add a lot of humor to the game, but it can mess with your team causing premature team killing... so, yeah :)


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After playing three different levels and testing this I can confirm that idle zombie do not repopulate parts of the level you have cleared out. I tested this on these Left 4 Dead 2 levels: The Parish - The Quarter Death Toll - The Turnpike Crash Course - The Alleys Crash Course's The Alleys is notable for being an especially long level yet while ...


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You may need to rely on a mod to achieve this... Check out: Left 4 Downtown 2 https://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=134032


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You can do it on any difficulty, whatever the support (PC/Xbox). Since it isn't especially an easy one, if you just want to get the achiev', you'll probably prefer to get it on easy. But it's also a great challenge to try it on expert.


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Here are the steps I did to make my L4D2 Source Dedicated server (srcds.exe) show up in Steam Group on my FIOS home internet (discover LAN games is turned off in client, so not a false positive): On my server firewall I opened all UDP and TCP port access for the program "srcds.exe" for public private and domain, both inbound and outbound. On my router I ...


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I suggest hosting your own server (extremely simple and can be done directly in the game) for total control. Install Admin System mod from Steam Workshop (and Admin Menu if you want GUI). The commands are executed in the game chat. For example, !ban Bill permanently bans the player who is playing as Bill by adding his unique Steam profile ID to the blacklist....


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One approach to easily dispatch a witch that isn't mentioned in any of the existing answers involves frag rounds. Remember that they stun special infected, including witches. So, if you have frag rounds, and if there is enough room, deploy the frag rounds, instruct your team mates to equip them, then instruct all your team mates to fire at the witch from a ...


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if you use Adrenalin shots and melee weapons you can easily run around him and slice him up or you can use pump shotgun that deals 1000 damage to the tank.


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Do this On your Steam Library, right click on L4D2 and click on Properties Go to the Local Files Tab, and then click on Verify Integrity of the Game files Now you just wait for it and if something is wrong it should fix it and redownload the corrupted files.


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Block port 80 (outgoing, TCP) ONLY for left4dead2.exe Do that by making a new rule in your firewall.


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There is a mod out there (don't have a link handy, but it's called 'bots can lead') that attempts to improve the AI survivors. They can sometimes take the lead, and seem to get stuck less. They also now wait if you use the command, and will move if you use the let's go command. I was experiencing a bug in which sometimes I would be incapped, and an AI ...


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Roll your drivers back to your previous version and see if the problem still persists. If so, it might be a recent patch for L4D2 that made it incompatible with something in your system. If possible, you could check the Event Viewer to find out what happens. Go into Control Panel, and ensure "View by" is set to "Small icons" or "Large icons". "Category" won'...


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A lot of the information you're after is already covered on the other question/answer so I'm not going to duplicate it here. In regards to which melee weapons have the largest swing arcs and which reach the furthest, the obvious choice for both is going to be the Katana with the worst being the Nightstick. Weapons with a large arc allow you to hit multiple ...


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There is an achievement in L4D 1 (it might be in L4D 2 as well) for shooting the smoker before you are fully constricted and freeing yourself. You only have a few seconds to do so but it is possible (with ranged weapons at least). I haven't tried doing it by taking out the tongue but I have killed the smoker a few times. Once you are fully constricted you ...


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Many of the Left 4 Dead 2 levels have director determined multi-path. There seems to be little rhyme or reason as to what path the director will give you. It's determined by what the director thinks will thrill you the most that time through. However, in verses mode, it will give both teams the same route for obvious reasons of fairness. Just be glad you ...


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You can change the download region for Steam on your PC: Steam/Settings/Download+Cloud/Download Region and set it to United States. Alternatively you can open game's console menu and enter the command openserverbroswser to view available games and their IP addresses. Then, still using the console menu, run the command mm_dedicated_force_servers [IP] ...


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