Wen it finishes, you can play Left 4 Dead ... but now you have to patch the game in order to play online on No Steam Servers.
Left 4 Dead No Steam client patch
In order to patch L4D client folow this steps:
1. Download L4D Total Update Patch 188.8.131.52
Duble click the exe file and chose the main directory of your game ( the one that contains the game`s executable, left4dead.exe)
If you already have the game installed and updated to 184.108.40.206 version, download L4D Mini Update from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168 and install it in your game`s folder.
Don`t install any Standalone patch provided by Garena. If you do, the server list won`t work any more !
Configuring L4D client.. How to play Left 4 Dead online!
1. Changing default player name
In game you won`t be able to change the name using console comand: name. You will have to edit the name in one client`s file. So go to your Left 4 dead installation main directory (the one that contains the game`s executable (left4dead.exe) . In this directory you will find a file named rev.ini . Open it using Notepad or Wordpad and scroll down to the line 89...there you have:
PlayerName = DefaultPlayerName
Edit the line as you wish.
2. Opening game`s console
To activate the console go to Options -> Keyboard/Mouse -> Allow Developer Console , click Enabled and then click Done.
Open the console with ~ key (the one under ESC) .
3. Opening the Serverbrowser
Starting with version 22.214.171.124 , the game supports the serverbrowser. This mean that the ingame serverlist is full of No Steam servers submited to Setti Masterserver.
Anyway, if you wish to open the browser, console type : openserverbrowser
or bind this command to a key, by typing:
bind p openserverbrowser
4. Connecting to L4D No Steam servers
If you have 126.96.36.199 just open the serverbrowser, go to Custom list, chose a server and connect.
Or, if you have an ip or DNS address open the console and type:
connect server.zapto.org - if the server has a DNS address
If the port is 27015 you may skip it...if it is any oher port you have to type that too.