Quick Start


  1. Download the latest release zip from the releases page

  2. Extract the zip by right-clicking -> Extract all. Extract to wherever you like. Run UniversalSplitScreen.exe

    • If you get an error about .NET Framework, install latest version from here. Make sure to select the correct version of Windows in the left panel.


  1. Go to the options tab and load a preset or work out which ones you need (see untested setup). To load a preset, select it in the drop-down and click Load.

  2. Launch multiple instances of the game and connect them in multiplayer (see the guides for more detail).
    • For Steam games, you will need to right-click on the game -> Properties -> Local files -> Browse local files… and launch the exe manually.
    • You may find that the game will not let you run two instances. First try renaming steam_api.dll to steam_api.dll.disabled (or something) and seeing if that works. If it doesn’t, see the page on the Goldberg emulator.
  3. Go back to the Current window tab in Universal Split Screen.

  4. Alt-tab into a game, then back into Universal Split Screen. You should see the Window title and Window handle change (somtimes you will need to alt+tab twice). Set the mouse, keyboard and controller as necessary. Repeat for all the instances.

    Current window tab

  5. When you are ready, click Start split screen. You should now be able to play. Press End to stop.