How to run TF2 & L4D in Triple Monitor Glory

26 05 2009

Okay so I had a question about how to get TF2 running on three monitors and since youtube doesn’t give me enough room to explain it I’ll post here.
I’ll include lots of pics for your enjoyment too.

First you need to download a copy of SoftTH from the creator’s site here.


Download the latest release which is 1.08b during the time of writing.
After downloading you should end up with a zip file that resembles something like this.


Now place the files into the following directories:
In this case for Left 4 Dead.

Set 1:

Set 2:

The files from Set 1 go with the main game executable in:  steamapps > common > left 4 dead
While Set 2 files are to be placed into the ‘bin’ folder:  steamapps > common > left 4 dead > bin
The files if placed properly should look like the ones in the picture below.


Now grab a copy of my config file from here.
Copy, paste my configuration into the config file in your own directory.


You now need to set Left 4 Dead to actually run in your desired screen size.

  1. Options > Video
  2. Set Aspect Ration to: Widescreen 16:9 (the game does not recognise the custom aspect ratio so it just puts it there)
  3. Set your desired resolution.
  4. Set Display Mode to Full Screen (This is important as Windows 7 does not seem to like windowed games being spread across many monitors)


With your settings set, restart the game it might start up and look weird but wait until it has gotten to the menus.

‘Alt-tab’ out and back in, it should fix it.

Now enjoy Left 4 Dead in triple monitor glory.


Just make sure your computer is up to scratch to be able to support three monitors.

The same steps can be applied to Team Fortress 2 to produce the same results.




3 responses

5 06 2009

I’m famous again!


21 09 2009

your sample config file is gone.

21 09 2009

I’ve moved everything to here

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