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DOTA 2 Modding Resource List

Discussion in 'Dota 2' started by Deathcom3s, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Deathcom3s

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    Introduction
    In order to spur on a bit of growth and activity in this little sub-forum, and encourage you guys to get out and try out some Dota 2 modding, I decided to throw this thread together and give you some links to a few basic resources that should help you at least get started and familiar with some of the basic fundamentals of the Dota 2 Workshop tools.

    Note: I do not claim to own or to have produced any of these videos. I simply wish to compile a list of available resources in a convenient location. Credit, as always, belongs to the original creators of the below vidoes/resources.

    Official Valve Resources
    Valve's Official Dota 2 Workshop Tools Wiki

    Official Hiveworkshop Tutorials
    Tutorial: Install Dota 2 Workshop Tools (Dota 2 Reborn)

    Basic Tutorials
    Tutorial: Install Dota 2 Workshop Tools (Dota 2 Reborn)
    Dota 2 Workshop Tools: Basic
    Tile Editor in Dota 2 Workshop Tools
    Data-Driven Ability breakdown

    Invalidnick's Videos
    (While not an official Tutorial, an aspiring learner can learn by watching the typical pipeline involved in creating a map. Check out his project thread: Here!)
    Invalidnick's Videos

    As additional resources are created, I will add to this list. Feel free to reply to this list with links to any resources you feel would be helpful, and I will go ahead and add them to this list.

    I hope this can be of some help!

    Edit: Removed the "How to install Dota 2 Mod tools" videos, as that process no longer applies now that the tools are officially part of Dota 2 Reborn. Will be adding a new tutorial soon.
     

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  2. sonofjay

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    Wow! Thanks for compiling this thing! I have a RL friend that keeps bugging me to jump to Dota2 modding since he want someone to pair up with. He's a 3D artist so might not be that important for him but since he's waiting for me to jump then this might just start it.
     
  3. Deathcom3s

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    No problem at all! I feel very strongly that Dota 2 may be the next refuge of future WC3 modders, and while the tools are a bit more complex than WC3's WE, they can be learned. I hope that some good, quality tutorials and resources will help alleviate the difficulty of the learning curve involved with learning these new tools. I figured I might as well help out with that.
     
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    If you are interested in writing custom abilities, I shamelessly recommend the documentation guide I made, which expands on the contents of the wiki:

    DataDriven Ability Breakdown

    There are many examples in there and some other posts of the Tutorials section.

    I look forward to writing more content to get people started and grow the Dota 2 modding scene, next year will be big!
     
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    I can't believe i just read that entire thing o_O thats incredibly helpful though. Although, I'd add a section on interacting between DDA and LUA, you mention it but you never really go over it (i know its discussed in the dota 2 wiki but not in hella detail + examples)
     
  6. Heinvers

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    Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Deathcom3s

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    Thank you! I have gone ahead and added the link to the list.

    I'm going to be on my honeymoon this week, but once we get back I plan on getting some tutorials and resources put together, and I'll post them here and add them to the link.
     
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    Good work on the list!
     
  9. Heinvers

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    It's simply annoying when the Workshop Tools refuse to work at all but the game works fine ;/
     
  10. Deathcom3s

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    What kind of issues are you having? What do you mean they refuse to work?
     
  11. Heinvers

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    Yeah, well...

    Tried several times to reinstall it though.
     

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    Well that's the most useless error message ever.
     
  13. Heinvers

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    The tools are still in Alpha so.....I guess....

    Will think of something.
     
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    Yeah, for sure. For reference, Valve has stated that they recommend a 64 bit OS and a DirectX 11 capable video card.
     
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    What cpu are you running? - if you don't mind me asking, I'm using a shitty little under cutter Dell Inspiron laptop, AMD A6-series, 8GB memory, which is far from optimal...but the tools still works,
    Also, if you have the dota dir open in GCFscape make sure to close it or the the tools wont update correctly,
    PS. I guess you have dota2 installed and have launched it at least once? :)
     
  16. Heinvers

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    Yes, the game works fine.

    The Workshop tools don't start even though I installed them correctly several times, still getting the same error.

    32 bit OS

    I do.
     
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    It may be the 32 bit OS causing issues. Valve has mentioned that those requirements will change as development on the tools continues, but there's no knowing how long that may take.

    It's Valve, after all.
     
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    The tools are kinda slow atm. Compiling a map takes about 2 minutes on a brand new PC, although it was a full compile. The hang warning showed up quite a lot when I tested the adventure map. But still, this thing is really promising, it's pretty similar to how the WE works only a lot more complex. I do hope Valve improves this thing soon..-er so I can tinker with it asap.

    Thanks for the links btw. I shall now read them one by one.

    EDIT Sorry, necro.
     
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    You should just link to this Tutorial Index which summarizes all the tutorials we've been doing lately :)

    Also, let me know what should the next lessons be focused on (UI? Hammer? Particles? More scripting?)
     
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    Useful link Deathcom3s.
    Hoping to mod Dota 2 in the future. I hope my experience in WE and Jass will come in handy.