Change the Background on Left 4 Dead's Start Screen
April 22, 2009 by Bill
So it was the night of the update, I was trying to get a VS game together and the damnable Lighthouse kept flashing me in the face. “Nuts to that!” I thought. I enlisted the help of Nietzsche the IT Kitty, Aggressive Taco, Nox, and my friend Ben to come up with a bat file to change it to the original background. While we were at it we made a second BAT to switch it back; you never know what you might want in the future.
There are two versions. If you’re running a 32bit operating system and have Steam installed in your c:\Program Files\ directory you can use this and everything will be done for you once you double click the appropriate file inside the zip.
If you’re running a 64bit os and/or have Steam installed somewhere other than the default location you’ll need to put these files in \Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead\media\ and run them from there.
Hope this helps.