You will need
- - a computer that meets the minimum requirements of the game;
- - access to the Internet.
For the game left 4 dead over a network you need a client. It can be obtained in two ways. It is best to buy the game and then use all the advantages of the Steam network. The cost of this solution is 449 rubles, which is quite cheap, if you play continuously for several months. A licensed copy will allow you to accumulate achievements, "achievement", to carry out tasks conveniently and quickly find games, communicate with friends, to automatically install patches, and more. Version game without Steam won't let you do none of the above, but it is free.
To purchase a licensed copy of the game, go to the website store.steampowered.com and click on the "install Steam" in the upper right corner. Follow the instructions in the setup program. In the process of installation you will be prompted to register. This can be done later, but there's no reason to delay. Think of a unique username and a difficult password. A too simple password, consisting, for example, some of the numbers, or too short, may lead to theft of account and loss of all purchased games on it. After installing, go the in-app store, search for left 4 dead and buy it. Payment can be made via Webmoney, Yandex.Money, CyberPlat, QIWI, as well as credit card. Start the installation procedure of the game. The installation process will be downloaded more than eight gigabytes of game content, it may take a lot of time.
To get the nosteam version of the game, go to the website csmania.ru. Go to forum, find a thread dedicated to left 4 dead. Download build of the game client, install it. Check the version of the game. If necessary, find and install the updates. Patches are usually published in a separate branch. To install them download the archive, extract it to your game folder with the replacement files. Locate the IP addresses of the servers left 4 dead. Write down the address and the port on paper. Make a list of multiple addresses. Start the game, start to drive ' servers. Working from server add to favorites - this will facilitate re-entry. Over time, the server can change the address or even stop working, so updating the server list and search for new have to constantly. Licensed version does not have this drawback, search server automatically, without user intervention.