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Apr 24, 2009

Left 4 Dead Server Launcher

Left 4 Dead Server Launcher is a batch file that launches the game directly with selected options
You dont have to download the file, just copy the code and create it as a filename.bat and put that batch file in the root directory of your Left 4 Dead game (where left4dead.exe is) Then launch the batch file, choose the map, difficulty and episode and play.

The code:

@echo off
@rem Left 4 Dead server
@rem launcher by Minsk

echo Select difficulty:
echo 1. Easy
echo 2. Normal
echo 3. Hard
echo 4. Impossible
set /p L4DDN=Enter number 1-4:
if %L4DDN% EQU 1 (set DIFFICULTY=easy & goto MAPSLCT)
if %L4DDN% EQU 2 (set DIFFICULTY=normal & goto MAPSLCT)
if %L4DDN% EQU 3 (set DIFFICULTY=hard & goto MAPSLCT)
if %L4DDN% EQU 4 (set DIFFICULTY=impossible & goto MAPSLCT)

echo Select campaign:
echo 1. No Mercy
echo 2. Death Toll
echo 3. Dead Air
echo 4. Blood Harvest
set /p L4DMN=Enter number 1-4:
if %L4DMN% EQU 0 (goto MAPSLCT)
if %L4DMN% GTR 4 (goto MAPSLCT)
if %L4DMN% EQU 1 (set CAMPAIGN=l4d_hospital)
if %L4DMN% EQU 2 (set CAMPAIGN=l4d_smalltown)
if %L4DMN% EQU 3 (set CAMPAIGN=l4d_airport)
if %L4DMN% EQU 4 (set CAMPAIGN=l4d_farm)

set /p L4DLN=Select level 1-5:
if %L4DLN% EQU 1 (set LEVEL=1 & goto PREPARE%L4DMN%)
if %L4DLN% EQU 2 (set LEVEL=2 & goto PREPARE%L4DMN%)
if %L4DLN% EQU 3 (set LEVEL=3 & goto PREPARE%L4DMN%)
if %L4DLN% EQU 4 (set LEVEL=4 & goto PREPARE%L4DMN%)
if %L4DLN% EQU 5 (set LEVEL=5 & goto PREPARE%L4DMN%)

if %L4DLN% EQU 1 (set SUFFIX=01_apartment)
if %L4DLN% EQU 2 (set SUFFIX=02_subway)
if %L4DLN% EQU 3 (set SUFFIX=03_sewers)
if %L4DLN% EQU 4 (set SUFFIX=04_interior)
if %L4DLN% EQU 5 (set SUFFIX=05_rooftop)

if %L4DLN% EQU 1 (set SUFFIX=01_caves)
if %L4DLN% EQU 2 (set SUFFIX=02_drainage)
if %L4DLN% EQU 3 (set SUFFIX=03_ranchhouse)
if %L4DLN% EQU 4 (set SUFFIX=04_mainstreet)
if %L4DLN% EQU 5 (set SUFFIX=05_houseboat)

if %L4DLN% EQU 1 (set SUFFIX=01_greenhouse)
if %L4DLN% EQU 2 (set SUFFIX=02_offices)
if %L4DLN% EQU 3 (set SUFFIX=03_garage)
if %L4DLN% EQU 4 (set SUFFIX=04_terminal)
if %L4DLN% EQU 5 (set SUFFIX=05_runway)

if %L4DLN% EQU 1 (set SUFFIX=01_hilltop)
if %L4DLN% EQU 2 (set SUFFIX=02_traintunnel)
if %L4DLN% EQU 3 (set SUFFIX=03_bridge)
if %L4DLN% EQU 4 (set SUFFIX=04_barn)
if %L4DLN% EQU 5 (set SUFFIX=05_cornfield)

echo Difficulty: %DIFFICULTY%
echo Campaign/Level: %CAMPAIGN%%SUFFIX%
set /p L4DST=Start server with current settings y/n?:
if "%L4DST%"=="y" goto RUNSERV
if "%L4DST%"=="Y" goto RUNSERV

left4dead.exe -console -novid +sv_allow_lobby_connect_only 0 +z_difficulty %DIFFICULTY% +map %CAMPAIGN%%SUFFIX%
goto END

echo Server stopped.


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