Co-op in Stray: how to play on the same screen with friends and other players

Co-op in Stray: how to play on the same screen with friends and other players

The developers of Stray from BlueTwelve Studio did not foresee the presence of a cooperative mode for several players, but the network has already found a unique way to activate multiplayer. To do this, you will have to install an additional modification from the community. In this guide, we will detail how to download the multiplayer mode and play Stray with your friends on the same screen.

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Co-op in Stray: How to play with friends and other players on the same screen.

Please note that installing various files from unverified sources may lead to disastrous results for the device you are using. Our content only uses direct links to a reputable resource – Nexus Mods.

How the modification works:

Co-op in Stray: How to play with friends and other players on the same screen.

By using the method described in the following sections, PC users will be able to activate the split screen on the computer – Split Screen Mode. It is worth noting that this method will not allow you to play Stray online. To activate the local co-op feature, you must download additional files and place them in the correct directories. Unfortunately, owners of PlayStation consoles will not be able to install this modification due to user intervention outside of the system’s closed architecture.

How to Install Split Screen Mode and Enable Multiplayer

This section contains detailed instructions for installing the modification. Follow all the steps below to start a co-op game.

Follow the link for Splitscreen modification on Nexus Mods. To download improvements, you must undergo authorization or registration on the site, otherwise download access will be blocked.

Co-op in Stray: How to play with friends and other players on the same screen.

Click the Files tab and alternately use the Manual Download button in the respective windows of the specified split screen and split screen required config files.

Co-op in Stray: How to play with friends and other players on the same screen.

On the pages that open, use the Slow Download button to install the files. You don’t need to buy premium and use fast download. Both files are very small (about 13 kb) and download quickly even at low speeds.

Co-op in Stray: How to play with friends and other players on the same screen.

After downloading, you need to unzip the archives and place the downloaded files in the root folder with the game. Steam users can open the program and find Stray in the list of purchased apps. After that, you need to right-click, open “Properties” and in the “Local Files” section, click the “Browse” button to navigate to the correct folder.

Co-op in Stray: How to play with friends and other players on the same screen.

In the Stray game files directory, first go to the path “Stray / Hk_project / Content / Paks” and place the SplitScreenRequiredConfig_P.pak file here.

Co-op in Stray: How to play with friends and other players on the same screen.

Here, create a LogicMods folder and open it. Place the SplitScreenMod.Pak file inside the LogicMods folder.

Co-op in Stray: How to play with friends and other players on the same screen.

Follow the link to automatically download UnrealModLoader and extract the files to any convenient location.

Open the UnrealModLoader folder and run UnrealEngineModLauncher. Launch the Wanderer.

Co-op in Stray: How to play with friends and other players on the same screen.

In the main menu, press the “F9” key on your keyboard. The screen will be divided into two users – the main image will be displayed in the upper part, and the action buttons of the main menu will be displayed in the lower zone on a completely black background.

By re-enabling the “F9” button, the player can add additional users, however, there are some limitations and drawbacks. Detailed information about this is provided in the next section.

Limitations and errors. How to avoid problems starting editing

Co-op in Stray: How to play with friends and other players on the same screen.

First, please note that the developer of the mod did not play the entire game on a split screen, so there is no guarantee of error-free operation of the entire playthrough improvement at this time. If errors occur, it is possible to restart the game and load the last save without activating additional users.

Pay attention to the important details of Splitscreen editing performance:

Additional users are activated using the “F9” key on the keyboard.
In co-op mode, only the session creator will be able to see the game interface (HUD), so other joining users will have to explore the game world without it.
In rare cases, there are problems with transitioning to other levels – friends who have joined the session may get stuck. Reload your save and reconnect with other users.
Stray is not designed for split-screen use, so visual glitches may occur at times.
Add multiple players at your own risk – the developer does not have confirmation of the stable operation of the project for three or more users.

The cameraman may lose sight of the player. In this case, try a safe restart. The developer of the mod is aware of this issue and will try to fix it as soon as possible.
When using the “F9” key outside of the main menu, fatal errors can occur that can lead to a complete game crash. Close Stray, relaunch the UnrealEngineModLauncher file, and re-open the game.
Be prepared for other bugs – edits are in progress.

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