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This is how you can play Resident Evil 5 in splitscreen on PC

If you want to play Resident Evil 5 in splitscreen co-op, Capcom has got a few instructions for you.


Having come under fire for seemingly "ripping out" splitscreen support from the Steam release of Resident Evil 5, Capcom has offered a few steps to help those looking to replicate the GFWL experience.

The steps were provided to Eurogamer by the publisher, but that doesn't mean they're officially supporting it.

"We have heard some feedback from fans who still wanted to be able to enjoy fan-made mods, so what we've done is made the original GFWL version available via the beta branch by following the steps below," said a Capcom spokesperson. "Please note though that this won't be an officially supported version and is not compatible with the recent Steam release, so you're playing at your own discretion."

Here's what you need to do:

  • From your Steam 'LIBRARY' list, right-click on Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5 and select 'Properties'
  • Select the 'BETAS' tab
  • Select "original - Original GFWL version" from the pull-down menu and click CLOSE
  • Wait for the Steam client to finish downloading the GFWL build
  • Launch Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5

Now that you can acess the GFWL version, you can go ahead and use any of the mods available to activate splitscreen. Capcom added that you should back up the installation files before switching, as Steam will attempt to redownload the full game each time you switch from one build to another.

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