ASK A QUESTIONHow do I bring up the console?
[Solution] Use one of 4 different methods:
1- Go to your left4dead\cfg folder and open up config.cfg.
Add: bind "button" "toggleconsole"
[button=any keyboard button you wish to bind console to.]
2- In game, go to options and enable "Developer console".
3- Add -console to your Left 4 Dead 2 shortcut. Right click L4D2 shortcut -> select properties -> look for the "Target" line and add -console to the end:
"C:\ProgramFiles\Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2.exe" -console
4- Add -console to your Garena bootstrap parameters
Check version info:
In game, type version in console to see your game version information.
Disable Intro Videos:
Add -novid to your Garena Settings bootstrap parameters or Left 4 Dead 2 launch options.Right click L4D2 shortcut, select properties, and at the "Target" line and add -novid:"C:\ProgramFiles\Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2.exe" -console -novid
Garena Settings bootstrap commands:
-console //Enables developer console; so you can press ~ to enter commands
-novid //Disables the intro movie, speeds up game on start-up
-w 1680 //Sets resolution to 1680x1050 for 16:10 widescreen monitors. adjust as needed.
-refresh 120 //Forces 120hz/120fps refresh rate on monitor (if available)
-heapsize 1572864 //Allocates RAM for the game; see below for optimal values
-high //Forces high CPU priority
-noforcemaccel //Forces desktop mouse acceleration settings
-noforcemparms //Forces desktop mouse button configuration
-noipx //Disables IPX network detection, local LAN (slight boot time improvement; you may need to remove this for LAN parties)
-nojoy //Disables detection of 3rd party gamepads and controllers (slight boot time improvement)
[Problem] "Invalid PROTOCOL_VERSION, expecting 2002, got 2001"
[Solution] "Expecting 2002" = your game version. "got 2001" = server version.The invalid protocol error occurs when you connect to a server that is running a different version than yours. Make sure you are connecting to an updated server that matches your version.
[Problem] Your string table differs from the server's / Server uses different class table.
[Solution] This error is caused when you try to connect to a server that is running a custom map or campaign that you do not have. It can also be caused by games with different versions.
[Problem] After updating the game, the sound has a lot of static and noise especially if someone uses a moltov.
[Solution]The problem is caused by a bad soundcache.To fix it go here: Left 4 Dead 2/left4dead2/maps/soundcacheDelete "_master.cache" - the game will rebuild it with newer files.OR you can fix it in-game with by typing: snd_rebuildaudiocache in console.
[Problem] How to change ingame name?
Change name in left 4 dead 2/rev or run console command name followed by your name.