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This summarizes the changes for Left 4 Dead 2 [[Add-on]]s.
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This summarizes the changes for {{l4d2}} Left 4 Dead 2 [[Add-on]]s to {{l4d}} Left 4 Dead's.
  
 
== AppID ==
 
== AppID ==
 
 
The addoninfo.txt file in your L4D2 add-on must have the proper app ID:
 
The addoninfo.txt file in your L4D2 add-on must have the proper app ID:
 
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  addonSteamAppID  550
 
  addonSteamAppID  550
 
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If this isn't included, or if it's set to the Left 4 Dead 1 ID (500), vpk files will not install themselves properly when users double click on them.
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If this isn't included, or if it's set to the Left 4 Dead 1 ID (500), VPK files will not be installed properly when users double click on them. (Or technically, the<code>addoninstaller.exe</code>program.)
  
 
== VPK install ==
 
== VPK install ==
 
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If users double click a VPK while the game is not running, it gets copied to a temporary location under:
If users double click a .VPK while the game is not running, it gets copied to a temporary location under  
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  Steam\steamapps\SourceMods\addons
 
  Steam\steamapps\SourceMods\addons
 
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When L4D1 and L4D2 are launched, they look for the addons in those directories and copy them to the correct location in their respective addons folder.
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Then, when {{l4ds}} are launched, they look for add-ons in those directories, then moves them over to their own respective add-ons folder.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

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This summarizes the changes for Left 4 Dead 2 Left 4 Dead 2 Add-ons to Left 4 Dead Left 4 Dead's.

AppID

The addoninfo.txt file in your L4D2 add-on must have the proper app ID:

 addonSteamAppID   550

If this isn't included, or if it's set to the Left 4 Dead 1 ID (500), VPK files will not be installed properly when users double click on them. (Or technically, theaddoninstaller.exeprogram.)

VPK install

If users double click a VPK while the game is not running, it gets copied to a temporary location under:

 Steam\steamapps\SourceMods\addons

Then, when Left 4 Dead Left 4 Dead 2 are launched, they look for add-ons in those directories, then moves them over to their own respective add-ons folder.

See also