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Is there a Dota 2 map editor?

Discussion in 'Dota 2' started by MN Lahmar, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. MN Lahmar

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    Is there a dota 2 map editor when u can create rpg maps? and is it similar to warcraft 3's map editor (the triggers an stuff)?
     
  2. LordDz

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    No. Its all scripting. No GUI.

    Though the actual editor (linked above) can do much more than the wc3 editor ever could, the trigger editor is not included.
     
  4. Noya

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    Yeah there is a Map Editor in the Workshop Tools, its called Hammer and is quite good, however the programming is not done inside it unlike the World Editor, it's not an integrated GUI, most scripts are just simple files editable in any code-oriented text processor like Notepad++/Sublime.
     
  5. Zwiebelchen

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    While more powerful, it's also way harder to learn due to the lack of built-in commands for creating UI elements, units, abilities, etc.

    It's very hacky in it's current state, though, imho, still easier to learn than the Galaxy editor - but that only applies if you know about programming.
     
  6. BlinkBoy

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    I actualy find the galaxy editor easier. The only hard thing in it is the data module which takes some good time to learn but once you grasp it and work with xml, then you end up doing things pretty fast.
     
  7. Zwiebelchen

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    And that's the main issue with galaxy:
    You are required to deal with the data editor even for the simplest of maps. At least in the DOTA 2 tools you can create something simple relatively fast. Galaxy has a front-loaded learning curve, whereas DOTA 2 features a relatively linear progression in difficulty.
     
  8. BlinkBoy

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    I would say the high step curve comes at intermediate level for dota2. While in Sc2, the high step curve is just at the start, afterwards it's pretty easy if you have used the wc3 editor.
     
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    It seems like unless you program, Dota 2's editor is going to naturally have the steepest learning curve.
     
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    Can I make cinematics in DotA 2
     
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    Camera controls is very raw, the best way would be to embed a SWF player and run full SFM videos in scaleform.
     
  13. Almia

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    afaik the syntax used in Dota 2 Editor is Lua?