I understand that viewers may have questions related to the tutorial, or perhaps comments.  Please use this page to ask your L4D questions, and I will answer them here.  If one of us are online try using the new chat box below and recieve an instant response for help.  If not leave a comment and we will answer it as soon as we can.  Thank You

6/11/2009 03:27:34 pm

Okey, i am gonna ask some questions just so you guys can get started :)

Why does it say "string table differs from the server" ?

"LAN servers are restricted to class C"

"Connection failed after 10 retries"

6/16/2009 09:21:21 am

1.string table differs from server: it reffers to the map, the server is usin a map that you don't have.
2.Class c problem: it has to be with the hamachi peer vpn alias problem
3.connection failed after 10 retries: server unactive or wrong ip

6/16/2009 11:55:33 am

Bima is correct on all 3 questions. Good job!

6/16/2009 05:51:34 pm

do i have to patch both
Patch: mini-fix and
Patch: mini-fix#2 ?


6/17/2009 04:04:42 am

Why do i have lag,i join the game and i have lag 1000+ and i don't download anything and on hamachi or garena i have lag.What can i do?pls I can't play with that lag

6/17/2009 11:26:06 am

Is there a way to open a dedicate server coop mode, with the admin as a spec or is the director?

6/17/2009 01:49:23 pm

@caliFRAG: Those patches are optional, but it doesn't hurt to install them. It is just local graphical fixes and easier way to see your achievements.

@Daniel: Are you living in a country outside the USA? If so, then yes , you will always lag bad. Perhaps your internet connection is not the fastest either.

@Oops!: No. It is just the way the game is.

6/17/2009 10:45:36 pm

hey why is he telling me connection is
losst ????

6/19/2009 09:08:28 am

@lukw: Not sure. Are you connecting to a host that is not in your country? For example, Mexico connecting to USA?

6/19/2009 10:16:07 am

hey guys i have a problem i installed patch the master patch 1.X.X.X to and it ad 2 other files called mini fixex i think i thought "well if they are mini fixex i think it will just make the game better"so i downloaded them both put them on the correct places but it gives me this error "could not load library client"can someone tell me the cause of this error or anyway to fix it.thank you

6/20/2009 01:50:36 pm

@Samuka212: If you don't find me in hamachi, ask Seb.

Are we sure the mini patches are installed correctly? Re-apply the non-steam patch.

I have seen this error before many times, but I don't remember the cause of it. I want to say it is patch related, but it has been so long I cannot remember.

6/23/2009 06:07:52 pm

works fine. but I can't play "versus" mode and "survival" mode offline.

map l4d_vs_mapname
plays like normal mode. I can't change team.

map l4d_sv_lighthouse
no zombies spawn.

any help?
*note: I don't use hamachi.


6/24/2009 01:00:28 am

The reason for this is before you enter your map you must tell the game which gamemode you want.
Enter these commands into the console: mp_gamemode vs ,for a vs match mp_gamemode survival for a survival match.

6/24/2009 08:42:20 am

@CaliFRAGI: This is what you need to do:

Versus Mode
mp_gamemode versus

Survival Mode
mp_gamemode survival

Type the gamemode, then type the map you want to load.

6/24/2009 05:17:48 pm

it works now.

6/29/2009 03:05:20 pm

hey ihave a problem trying to work L4D..
check out the prob here http://www.dexto-forum.com/attention-out-of-range-h-75-9khz-v-60-ohz-t4887.html

l4d man
7/2/2009 03:28:54 am

um.. culd u recommend a good site to download l4d that works with garena ~
thanks i couldnt find any

7/3/2009 08:41:11 pm

What does this mean? :

Invalid protocol, expecting 1014, got 1013

7/6/2009 01:42:03 am

The reason for that error superkayne is that the server your trying to join has patch 1013 and you have 1014. You must have the same version to join a server I suggest staying with update 1014 though cause soon all servers will be updatedt to 1014.

7/7/2009 05:59:52 am

I have the same problem as lukw: I master patched L4D to v1.0.1.4 then I patched the non-steam v1.2. However, I can only join on games hosted by Friends (which I still have no clue how to add new friends) and every time I refresh to look for a server, I get a "connection has een lost" message. Advice please!

7/7/2009 06:54:46 pm

Hi there, I was wondering... why don't you use the freeware program ForcebindIp to let Windows know that the Hamachi-adapter is the one to work with the game?
That's what this program does. It forces any game to use the adapter/corresponding ip-address you fill in.
That's a whole lot easier than disabling your other internet adapter when hosting, starting game and then re-enable that internet adapter again.

Like to hear your reaction.

Kind regards,


7/7/2009 09:11:35 pm

hey is it possible to play online with the skullptura left 4 dead??

kinda newb at this and tried before but failed il be geting back at it soon when i got free time =]

btw wat happened to all your hamachi tuts alot of my friends are lazy to d/l and register for garena for only 1 game

7/8/2009 04:55:04 am

@Teiron, The reason for dropping the Hamachi is due to the fact that Garena has overcome Hamachi in the amount of players and servers available. Just use Garena since it is so much more user friendly. Perhaps if me and versatile get enough request's for a Hamachi Tutorial we will resurrect it from the grave. Vote in the poll on the home page for a hamachi tut.

7/8/2009 06:11:04 am

I got a small problem, its about survival.
Whenever I try setting up a survival gamemode, then picking a map, whenever
someone joins my game/room it auto changes
to versus then coop.

Got any ideas how to solve this problem?
If not then its fine guess I can't host a survival game anymore xP

7/9/2009 08:36:58 pm

heyo havin problem now =]

when my friend joins we get this error

Dropped (1)MeDouchebag from server (Server uses different class tables)

we are using version becuase for sum reason the exe for doesnt work for him it just doesnt open

7/10/2009 02:02:56 pm

ok dont worry about the previous question we figured it out turns out the master patch to works =]

thanx for the patchs guys

7/12/2009 07:32:22 pm

Excuse me. I've followed all your instructions and everything went well but i just noticing the the sound in-game is all messed up. can you find a solution for that? sorry for being a tool. >_>

7/13/2009 03:54:14 am

@SoberSoldier, This has been a very common problem with the new patch. If the snd_rebuildaudiocache doesn't help I suggest reinstalling the game from scratch if you still have your original torrent copy,(save your stats file in c:Left4dead,if not grab my copy of skullptura's fullrip(10min dwnld) on the updates/patches page then repatch. That's what I did and now my sound works great.

7/13/2009 01:27:05 pm

@Hail2king, Thanks the Snd_rebuildauddiocache work'd like a charm!

7/15/2009 02:14:50 pm

I need some help.
Well i downloaded left 4 dead and the media files was completely seperated from rom the rest of the game so when i manually input the sound files into the media folder it doesn't work.

I'm not sure if i placed it right though. Can someone post a screen shot of their media folder?

Or give me an all raedy media file?

7/15/2009 04:16:42 pm

Hey there! First and foremost, I must thank you for your tutorials on all of this. It really helps.

But recently, I have been having these errors which consist of:

"The procedure entry point GetThreadedLoadLibraryFunc could not be located in the dynamic link library tier0.dll"


"Failed to load the Launcher DLL:
The specified feature cannot be found"

12/14/2012 04:47:53 pm

i have same error and i dont know what to do

7/15/2009 08:48:03 pm

About my earlier post, don't mind it. I j
I'm reloading L4D from the one you have, skullptra.
Sine its the one you guys are using im well assured that it would work fantastically and have not as much problems.
Thanks alot for all the tutorials, it made life easier XD

7/16/2009 02:57:22 am

@Fed, The skullptura rip is the only way to go when you get a cracked l4d since it's the most stable copy available. I used it myself and can confirm it works great. Thanks for viewing and supporting the undergroundl4d webpage.

7/18/2009 07:36:35 am

Well i updated, ty for the update btw, but i cannot seem to change my name, even in garena my name is Versatileownsyoursoul.
help plz

7/18/2009 09:06:42 am

Bisaster: change your name in the rev.ini file found in your left 4 dead directory.

for temporary change of name use this command: setinfo name yourname

I need help.. whenever I start a survival map..
I can't Call a Vote Change Chapter..
I got a blank list for the Chapter.. any idea?

I already type mp_gamemode survival before I load the lighthouse map.

7/19/2009 09:56:20 am

Every time I am playing Left4dead I can't ping anybody in console. I reinstalled the game 3 times all ready.All patches are up to date. When join a game it says that I am idle. My game works fine offline though. I have and standalone 1.19a.

7/19/2009 12:31:46 pm

@dsinjm, the reason for not being able to ping someone has to do with your firewall. Allow Garena through your firewall exceptions list. either do that or turn off the firewall while playing in garena, just be sure to turn it back on when your done.

7/23/2009 11:34:16 pm

I've got the latest Patch for L4D (1040) & I've installed the non-steam patch 1.20 RC2. & whenever I try to start the game using Garena it says the following message:-
Can't find background image 'materials/console/background1.vtf'

Also, I'm having some sound problems with the game after I installed the patch, for eg. some sounds like the rain sound comes as a weird, loud, irritating noise & the only way I've found to stop it is to go to Options>Audio & change the Speaker Configuration to anything else & then the sound stops, also, at regular intervals there is the same noise comming for about 1-2 seconds & then it stops. Another problem is that when I installed two custom Campains in the left4dead/addons folder, they don't show up in the campains or in the addon campains. Srry if u think I'm being irritating or something.
Plz. help.


7/24/2009 12:33:10 am

@Whycan'tIplay, it sounds like your missing some files in your copy of l4d. Are you using the skullptura rip of the game? I would suggest deleting the game entirely except your stats.bin in the root folder, then grab a fresh copy of the game from our patch/update page up top. It only takes 10min to dwnld if you use firefox addon downthemall. Then just repatch that copy and you'll be fine. I had this problem before so that's why I put that copy up their for times like this. Good Luck and respond back if you have anymore troubles.

7/24/2009 01:18:01 am

ok, thx I suspected that.
So, I've already downloaded the version of L4D over here, & while I was writting the post, I was installing it. FUI, I've no place on my Hard drive, so, I put both (my one, & the one over here) on my 500GB Internet External Hard Drive :P


7/24/2009 01:46:17 am

I installed SkullPtura's L4D & the sound & Garena problem is still there.
I installed the patches & still it's the same problem. Only one problem got solved, when I played a campain & quitted or finished it, the Main Menu would turn up full destorted.


7/24/2009 01:47:36 am

also, I wanted to tell u that I used the Master Patch 1xxx to 1040 (188MB)


7/24/2009 02:20:06 am

I did some extensive research & found the answer. FOR ANYYONE WHO HAS MY PROB. PAY ATTENTION (see 5 posts above this one) all u have to do is, start L4D then open the Console (using ` , left of 1 on the top row of ur keyboard, don't forget to enable it under the Keyboard/Mouse Menu) & type 'snd_rebuildaudiocache' & wait until it finishes & voila, now no more sound (hissing sound) problem.


7/24/2009 08:54:38 pm

I keep on getting this when I try to connect and play on garena.
No pure server whitelist. sv_pure = 0

I updated with the MyFist0's Super Patch.

What did I do wrong? The game worked before I did this.

7/26/2009 12:56:26 pm

I have never seen that before but this is from Steams Forum

"In a bold effort to curtail the use of exploitive custom game content, Valve instituted the "sv_pure" cvar.
This server side cvar allows all custom content (sv_pure 0) , limited and defined custom content (sv_pure 1) suitable for public play or no custom content (sv_pure 2 ) for league competitions."

More info about your install is needed.

7/28/2009 08:23:46 am

Two problems I'm having.

1. Fire and being out in the open produce nothing but a loud piercing static that I don't know how to fix.

2. I can't seem to run single player games anymore, only games on Garena.

Would either of these problems be related to the standalone patch I had to implement for Garena? How can I fix these problems without needing to uninstall?


7/28/2009 08:33:41 am

@Foxhound, to fix your sound type snd_rebuildaudiocache into your game console. To run the game independent of garena go to the game folder and create a new shortcut for left4dead.exe to your desktop. That should fix everything for ya.

Steam Error
7/30/2009 10:05:58 pm

Hey .
I have a problem with left 4 dead .
I installed both the master patch to and standalone patch
1.20 RC2 .
After i launch the game , it tells
me that steam is required to launch
the game . After i launch steam , and
launch the game again it tells me
"no permissions to start the game"
All help is appreciated . :)

Steam Error
7/30/2009 10:51:21 pm

I fixed the problem , i hadn't got
garena installed :D
Silly me .
Sorry for any bother caused .

7/31/2009 11:25:30 am

Guys, your questions are really funny. If you read the patches and garena page top to bottom, you wouldn't be stuck like this.

8/4/2009 06:55:51 pm

Excuse me but, how can i install/use .VPK maps? The problem is that i don't have;

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead\addons\

I don't even have a Steam Folder.
i already tried downloading Steam and manually created a Folder "addons."
Ran the game but with no such luck.

8/4/2009 10:24:56 pm

It's such a hassle trying to download Skullptura from Megaupload.

Whenever i close firefox or Shutdown my PC. it restarts again!

I tried downloading it Via Orbit and Firefox DownAll.

I need help!
What Download Manager should i use? Also the speed is 30KBPS!
My usual download speed should be around 80-150KBPS

8/4/2009 11:44:14 pm

@SteamFolder, when you patch your game to version 1014 it creates an addon folder in your Left4dead/left4dead directory. Don't look for it through steam just search your files in your Left4dead file location and place the vpk into the first addons folder. Simple as that. Without steam just forget about the steam directory's before the game.

8/4/2009 11:48:36 pm

@Yenrock, pretty stupid question you have there. after you select regular download from megaupload a pop up box will appear to ask you how to handle downloading the file,select downthemall or dta one click, do not select save file or it will take alot longer. If you don't know how to download files properly then your a tool.

Sn1tch K1llah
8/5/2009 12:08:29 am

When i start the game it loads all the opening videos, but when it should go to the menu i get this error (twice, after i close the first one i get the same one again):

CSteamClient::GetISteamUserStat error: STEAMUSERSTATS_INTERFACE_VERSION006 not definied! Please update the emulator

and after i close that error i get this one:

Engine error: Steam is not running. You must start steam in order to play this game

8/5/2009 11:34:24 am

The reason for that error is because in the last week there were 2 new steam patches downloaded. Go to our redesigned patches page and download exactly what it says and you'll be good to go.

7/5/2012 11:03:17 am

It is so lucky to read your blog,it is full of useful message.I really enjoyed going through your posts.Thats true you know what you are talking about!

8/7/2009 07:59:32 pm

hey i downloaded the patch, hotdfix and the standalone patch.
I installed them all but i cant even start the game!

8/8/2009 04:03:31 pm

hey i downloaded and installed the master patch ( THEN installed the standalone patch and after the intro video i get the engine error that steam must be running in order to play...i installed everything (im using skullptura's L4D)

8/9/2009 03:47:22 am

@Mandingo34, the non steam standalone patch should fix that error. Make sure that you patched the game properly. Install the patch to the root l4d folder.

8/9/2009 09:33:21 am

I correctly placed the installation in the root folder. idk why it doesn't work...i've tried both methods and im still getting that same error.

8/10/2009 07:29:03 am

nevermind i was using blaze69's left 4 dead...lol. i downloaded skullptura's L4D and it works now...thanks for everything Hail2King.

8/10/2009 08:18:55 am

aight now im in a problem again haha...i successfully joined servers and played them but i get kicked for having such a high ping...is there anyway i can lower my ping?

8/13/2009 06:27:28 am

i have a problem with left 4 dead... every time i try to join a game,
it says "STEAM validation rejected"
can you help me? i use
Left 4 Dead Full Rip Skullptura...
oh, i almost forgot! i use Garena
too! please respond fast!
i REALLY want to play!

8/13/2009 06:35:18 am

@RepressedCow, to fix the steam validation error just download 1 of the non steam standalone patches on our patches page. Make sure you update according to how the page tells you to. also make sure steam is not running at all on your computer.

8/14/2009 07:53:46 am

@Mandingo, unfortunatly no there is no way to lower your ping unless you get a faster internet connection or connect to a server close to you.

8/17/2009 04:17:14 pm

aight that sounds reasonable...but now when i try to join a game, it loads for a second and then freezes on the server list screen. so then i have to ctrl+alt+del to exit out of it...any ideas?

8/25/2009 04:30:51 pm

hello hail2king,

i have a problem.. please help?
i cant find the .rar achive files can u help me? please.

thank you

8/26/2009 01:25:20 am

@K3v1nsk8, check in your downloads folder for the rars. If not it's always easier when you download to select open with,winrar.

9/3/2009 03:07:19 am

hey i got a problem..
i just downloaded the patch n did everything..
but when i started l4d using garena, it didnt load n said i need to be logged in to steam to do that..
i didnt have this problem before.
any suggestions?

9/3/2009 04:29:47 am

@BladerMania, simply reinstall the non steam standalone patch and you'll be able to play.

9/19/2009 03:26:41 am

Do you guys plan to have patch/nosteam support for L4D 2 when it is released?

9/21/2009 04:58:47 pm

I keep on getting this message every time I start the game. This happened when I updated my left4dead game.I also can not play online anymore.

MissionManager: Mission file "missions/airport_vs.txt" is missing name and version
MissionManager: Mission file "missions/farm_vs.txt" is missing name and version
MissionManager: Mission file "missions/hospital_demo.txt" is missing name and version
MissionManager: Mission file "missions/hospital_vs.txt" is missing name and version
MissionManager: Mission file "missions/mission_manifest.txt" is missing name and version
MissionManager: Mission file "missions/smalltown_vs.txt" is missing name and version
KeyValues Error: RecursiveLoadFromBuffer: got } in key in file missions/heavencanwait.txt
mission, poster,

ConVarRef cl_forwardspeed doesn't point to an existing ConVar
Can't use cheat cvar rr_thenany_score_slop in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.

9/26/2009 08:11:07 am

So I ran the master patch to have it updated from 5 to 14 and now it says
"no permissions to run left4dead" anyone know why? Yes im using Vista, is that the source of problem? I also would like to know what Rev-Emu is XD Thanks

9/26/2009 08:22:06 am

@Eddy, Just install the rev emu non steam patch and you'll be good to go.

9/30/2009 03:43:57 pm

Hi, I just want to know for what is the rev-emu installer?

10/1/2009 10:35:16 am

@Dragon, the rev-emu installer is a non steam standalone patch. Just always install the standalone after patching your game.

10/2/2009 05:10:25 am

I have left4 dead trial version from torrent sites, I got tungle now and would like to know how to link my version up so I can play with buddy online?thnx

10/2/2009 05:39:14 am

@Craig, why on earth would you get the rial version. Go to my patch page and download the full game from the top of that page. Then use the patches at the bottom to update your game to the latest version.

10/3/2009 08:14:04 pm

hello and goodmorning/afternoon/evening
whenever you may read this, but i have a
a problem with the masterpatch
1.x.x.x to
whenever i open it, a message will
pop-up saying:
"installer integrity check has
failed.Common causes can include incomplete download or damaged media.
contact the installer's author to obtain a new copy."

To try and fix this i deleted it and downloaded it again and watch the meter go from 0 to 100%, but i still receive the same message everytime.

Thank you for your time and generosity.

Andrei again
10/3/2009 08:20:19 pm

hello again, im not sure if saying this will help but i have used both the DownthemAll!, dtA Oneclick!, and regular downloads to see if i receive a different result, but to no avail the same message still comes up.

10/3/2009 08:49:52 pm

Is it me, or does multiplayer doesn't work anymore in ? It did in xD.

10/4/2009 02:49:25 am

@jefjef,I know that multiplayer works with this version both coop and vs. I do know that this current 1015 patch is not the official patch so there's bound to be a few bugs, just wait for the official 1015 patch and all those bugs should be corrected.

10/4/2009 02:56:15 am

@Andrei, I just used the patch and it works fine for me, just make sure when the box appears for you to install it to a folder, select your main l4d folder(the first one) and it should work. Also select save file, since dta and downthemall won't work.

10/16/2009 11:26:38 pm

Hey can i ask you a question so i
found a video on youtube that i only need v14 from their link and dont need other patches i downloaded it its 180mb will it work for steam because i got steam heres the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC9oh1Os7Xs thanx

10/17/2009 03:58:50 am

hey guys i just updated my l4d to the lastest patch and did everything you told me to patches (update) page but now on garena i can't find any game!It was fine before i updated it but now it deson't work! please help me.thank you!

10/17/2009 04:00:04 am

@DeadBL, Well version 1015 was just released last night so if you want the newest version grab that. Only problem with getting the newest is alot of people may not have it quite yet so finding a server could be tough.

10/17/2009 04:03:47 am

@MK, the friends list for garena is now located in the game menus. Click Play Campaign, then play on steam group and you'll see the people you have tunneled in garena. Also with the new patch not alot of people will have it right away so not that many servers will be up. Give it a few days and soon everyone will be on v1015.

10/17/2009 05:59:21 pm

Well last night i just saw i didnt download the game for garena by mistake and when i go garena go seting start game and i seee people making maps but it says must be logged into steam so is your link good and do i need only v14 without v11 v12 v13 to play the game using garena

10/18/2009 05:12:58 am

#DeadBL, whenever you get a steam validation error, just reintstall the standalone patch , it doesn't matter which version standalone. They all get rid of steam.

andy >.<
10/18/2009 03:28:55 pm

why everytime i rebuild the sound chace
it stopped at the finishing line..
its like the load nvr ends.. should i just quit the l4d or wait?

10/18/2009 05:15:03 pm

Hey can i ask you a question i am version 0.5 and i wnana get to v15 so should i download only v14 and than v15?

10/19/2009 12:40:40 pm

@andy, yeah just quit the game and restart it's a sideaffect of the 1015 patch.

@mizu, no the master patches patch you from version 1.0,0,5 to whatever the number is, example the master patch to 1015 will get you from 1.005 to 1015, so just use one.

10/19/2009 05:17:24 pm

ah ty so much

excuse but ive installed L4D from the torrent skull.... and intalled the stnad alone patch and 1015 patch but when i paly the game once video ends /skip i get errror saying
10/20/2009 04:59:26 pm

10/23/2009 10:22:04 pm

Hey how do i create map on garena because i do sv_allow_loby_connect_only 0
than sv_lan 1
than mp_gamemode survival
and after that i type sv_l4d and theres no maps showing????

10/24/2009 05:49:51 am

My question is about the newest patch Is the patch complete...? I mean, I noticed that Bill never speaks. Everyone's got new lines except for Bill. Is this supposed to be this way or is the patch missing audio files? Another thing, why can the game be paused...? And, is the same Crash Course map used for Coop and Versus? Thanks in advance.

10/24/2009 06:31:19 am

@exxx, that's cause you need to type map sv_l4d. or to see a full list of your maps type maps* into your console

10/24/2009 06:38:30 am

Hey i create a map when playing garena but youc ant see it so i type in console sv_allow_lobby_connect_only 0
than sv_lan 1
than cmd
than mP_gamemode survival
than z_diffyculti normal
than map l4d_sv_lighthouse and i pres
and than it creates map but other people cant see it in steam group.......

10/27/2009 10:06:54 am

hello mate i love your work you did but i cant find the link/file to get HL2 icone so i can play lan with my friend plzz help me

10/28/2009 06:36:07 pm

Hi, the only thing i want to know is, will this site provide the same great support for Left4Dead 2 too? including a download link for the it?

10/28/2009 06:38:07 pm

sorry mean for the game^^

10/28/2009 10:56:34 pm

@Everyone, yes we will support L4D2 when it is released. also before that time look for the Dead Before Dawn Camp to come out one Halloween. Making L4D1 have the best campaign to date. I'll update the page when the map is available and also when L4D2's ripped version comes out

10/30/2009 05:32:43 pm

i put my custom maps in the addons in left4dead folder as said. But when i went in game and click on friends playing and wanted to join a game playing custom maps.i had the map but it still said download add on but not join game, how come?

10/31/2009 08:15:20 pm

I found a DL link for the new Dead before Dawn campaign.


11/2/2009 04:10:59 am

playing via garena and works fine
only i dont have the
"friends playing now thingy plz help

i dont wanna wait before some1

gives ip

11/2/2009 05:04:03 am

@Swatunknown, make sure you enable the map in the game menu extras, addons. check off that map then join.

@jerpami, if your using the 1015 the friends list is now located in the play campaign/ play on Steam Friends Group now, it's still there just in the menus now.

11/5/2009 05:26:32 am

I get this error when trying to update my game: Searching for left4dead.exe
Process killed.
A modified/corrupted steamclient.dll found. Aborting installation.

11/6/2009 03:45:09 pm

@Seb, are you trying to update your game via steam? the only way to update the game is, to download the patches on this side and follow the instuction.

11/7/2009 07:19:24 pm

sorry, i got the patch mixed up.
which one is later? or
because at first i thought that is later but when i checked the size of, i saw that is bigger than
thus, i got mixed up. because the
later master patch should be bigger
in size, but if is later, why is it smaller than

11/7/2009 09:10:04 pm

I have a problem with joining servers using Garena.
When I try to join servers in L4D after getting into room in Garena and launching the game, then I get "STEAM validation failed."
I use Steam version of L4D, is there any way to don't download the standalone version to play online?

(reply me on email if you could, thanks)

11/7/2009 10:29:57 pm

@Yukeming, the latest patch is the 1015R4 which is 364mb's in size. If your new to l4d on garena though I suggest using the 1014 patch and one of the older standalones since most players on garena aren't using the 1015 and so theres not that many servers running on 1015 right now.

@Jeremy, if you have the steam copy just play on steam if you don't want to play on steam you need to install a non steam standalone patch found in the patches page of this guide. Then if you want to go back to steam servers just uninstall the standalone patch in your l4d files by selecting uninstall. Simple as that.

11/23/2009 11:02:28 am

When you releasing L4D2?

11/25/2009 07:00:24 am

L4D 2 is a mess right now. It will be released when I say it is ready (sometime in December).

I am going to test the waters again and have it both on the blog and here.

12/2/2009 02:58:42 pm

Hi, i have the "razor1911 version" of l4d2. will the actual patch from versatiles guide work with it, so i can play online with tungel or garena?

12/23/2009 02:00:09 am

Hello guys!

I think ya' should add a tutorial on how to install maps from .vkp files, because they often doesn't work if you have the NON-STEAM version *wink wink*

I found that the tool: gcfscape175.exe
was able to extract .vkp files so you can do it manually.

Take Care

12/23/2009 05:44:27 am

For some reason my L4D crashes (It just exits really, no messages) after i load certain maps (Mostly Silent Hill)

Any tips?

12/31/2009 12:10:19 am

@Zombikiller: Yes, it will work.

@Seb: For the maps no idea. It is possible the maps are just not compatible.

1/13/2010 08:28:37 am

I cannot find the master patch for
1014 can you help?or give me the links?

2/27/2010 04:35:23 am

Hey. I have L4D version 1017, and I want to know if there is a way to disable the admin pausing (like when an admin goes to the console, it pauses the game for everyone). Thanks!

4/17/2010 09:58:42 pm

Guys i got a problem when i click on single player it load only a bit soon after 2min the game close itself can u help?[PLS reply fast i wan to play the game]

Psychotic Ninja
6/17/2010 03:36:28 pm

Hey, I want to reskin the survivors (and/or the zombies) in both left 4 deads, and I was wondering where the skins are at, so I can do so. Now, before you ask, I know how to reskin the other source games (like Half Life 2), and also, yes I've asked uncle Google, and I have checked all over l4dmods.com for help, but no luck.

Aiden Warren
7/2/2010 03:16:22 pm

I'm an Admin of Garena now of L4D1 And L4D2, exglade and others stopped patching l4d1, so I still been providing my All-in-one Patch for L4D1

7/20/2010 08:15:09 am

i just got left 4 dead on my pc from http://www.psperspective.net/index.php?showtopic=21331&hl=left+dead
and when i play it the weapons are too small and its annoying...help plz =3

12/14/2010 11:30:06 am

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1/16/2011 01:32:05 am

Hi. Thanks for help the gameplayers.

Hi have 3 questions....

1. Where i can fin the apropiate version of the survival pack?

2. When i rebuild soundcache, stuck at the end of process (the progress bar is full but the screen continue in "loading"

3. How i can change the language to spanish?

Please help me, my friend :)

1/21/2011 05:13:37 pm

My steam group server list is not showing on my main menu of LEFT 4 DEAD game.
please help me about this problem.
thanx in advance.

2/20/2011 05:07:59 pm

Hi guys I have the same problem as paul:

The procedure entry point GetthreadedLoadLibraryFunc could not be located in the dynamic link library tier0.dll


Failed to load the launcher DLL:

The specified procedure could not be found.

I think these errors might have something to do with each other? I double click left4dead2 from main folder, Doesn't even try to go into game it just shows them. Please help me. A.S.A.P.

Thanks Alex.

2/21/2011 08:03:03 pm

The procedure entry point GetthreadedLoadLibraryFunc could not be located in the dynamic link library tier0.dll

[FIXED/SOLVED] This also solves:

Failed to load the launcher DLL:

The specified procedure could not be found.

First goto system(or wherever you have tier0.dll) and drag it onto the desktop, Run a play!

Here is my error:

I run steam and launch l4d2 and then it says no permission to run "left4dead2" and then it closes if I do none steam says need steam to run! PLEASE HELP.

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2/9/2012 10:49:24 pm

Its not my post, but it was here before, so does any one have answer?

Hey there! First and foremost, I must thank you for your tutorials on all of this. It really helps.

But recently, I have been having these errors which consist of:

"The procedure entry point GetThreadedLoadLibraryFunc could not be located in the dynamic link library tier0.dll"


"Failed to load the Launcher DLL:
The specified feature cannot be found"

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