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Portal 2 Gets Split-Screen Support in Big Picture Mode

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t seemed a little strange that the ultimate co-op game, Portal 2, supported split-screen co-op on its console versions, but not for its PC version in Steam's Big Picture mode.

Fortunately, Valve's seen fit to correct that oversight. Now, when playing Portal 2 in Big Picture mode, plugging in two controllers to the PC running the game and then hitting 'X' on the first player controller's co-op menu activates local co-op.

The update also tweaked a few issues with Portal 2 in Big Picture mode. Players will now be able to exit the Robot Enrichment or Create Test Chambers menu with a controller and the quick ping issue, which froze movement, should no longer be a problem.

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  • joytech22
    Sweet Jesus! :D Finally! Thank you Valve. :3

    Now all they need to do is support this with their L4D series and TF2.
    Aaaaand allow a per-player-per-screen scheme for those of us with multiple monitors.
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  • NuclearShadow
    joytech22Sweet Jesus! Finally! Thank you Valve. :3Now all they need to do is support this with their L4D series and TF2.Aaaaand allow a per-player-per-screen scheme for those of us with multiple monitors.
    I don't think you will see such with TF2 due to the nature of the game not being co-op based. As for L4D 1/2 it is possible to play split screen coop on the PC just takes a little work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlp1j9u3T1Y though I don't know if you can play online with others doing this.
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  • joytech22
    hastenI hope your thanks is tongue in cheek... seriously... I'm not sure what :3 means.
    What? Are you saying that continuously supporting your products is a bad thing? And :3 is an emoteicon equivalent in text form.
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  • The Lads
    Wtf plays portal 2 with a controller?
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  • ojas
    The LadsWtf plays portal 2 with a controller?A lot of people. Especially when you have friends over and have the PC hooked up to the TV.

    I prefer the keyboard/mouse combo, but that's because i absolutely suck at aiming at anything with the controller. :D
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  • Gundam288
    The LadsWtf plays portal 2 with a controller?Some people are just more used to a controller because they have played games on consoles for so long or it works better with the game than a mouse a keyboard (Flying jets in BF3 works better with a controller than the keyboard for me anyway).

    That's one of the great things about PC gaming, you get to pick your hardware instead of being forced to one imput method.
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  • Scar89
    Gundam288That's one of the great things about PC gaming, you get to pick your hardware instead of being forced to one imput method.Hear hear.

    I wonder if they will add this to any more games in the future. Should be good for some co-op without needing 2 pc's setup.


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  • cats_Paw
    Valve: a company that does right what "most" of other companies do wrong. They listen, and think on ho to improve their games. Way to go Valve.
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  • boju
    would be cool to have multiple sets of wireless/Bluetooth kb/mouse combos, dunno if its possible though, guess Valve could do it if they thought of it.
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  • dotaloc
    i'm trying to play with mouse/kb for myself, and controller for my wife on our tv and having no luck. any suggestions?

    i can use either for one player, but not both for different screens, as far as I can tell.
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