there are no illegal links posted here. do not ask for them. ok i found a much better legit tutorial online: how-to-play-left-4-dead-2-lan-online from the other site: No way does this tutorial indirectly or directly facilitate illicit methods or piracy. This tutorial shows legitimate gamers how to play Left 4 Dead 2 online without having to succumb to Steam this is a guide to playing l4d2 online. 1. first of all get the game from one of the usual sites. i used the "direct play" "revloader" version. but the "Globe@" version seems less buggy. 2. google and get the patch to upgade it to "188.8.131.52". 3. Next, download "Stryder's Loader". 4. open the IniGen.exe file to run it once. in reference to steps 2 and 3 QUOTE: "A new patch has been released for Left 4 Dead 2, and it is required if you wish to play over Garena. I've used it on my Globe@ Full Rip of Left 4 Dead 2 and it works, so I'm guessing it will work for any other releases." 5. get garena and sign up on garena. 6. click on the game on the side. 7. join a room in the european servers. 8. click "settings" in the room and put the game starting application .exe in the "executable settings" box. 9. click ok. 10 click start game. when the game loads the servers you can join are shown in the bottom right corner of your screen. sorry for the horrible instructions but its very early in the morning and i need to get some sleep. will improve this when i come back online.