Defence of the Ancients pits two teams of five players against each other in highly competitive, 40-minute or longer matches. Each player controls a single hero who levels up and stockpiles gold to purchase powerful equipment and consumables. As computer-controlled armies continually spawn and rush the enemy's base, players are responsible for using their powerful heroes to turn the tide of the battle in their favor.

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DOTA Once a simple mod & now one of the worlds most popular moba titles has just let loose with a new set of modding tools.

Whilst no official tools were ever released for DOTA2, The community have been creating custom content for this title for quite some time, their efforts now rewarded with a polished new development toolset direct from depths of Valves HQ.

Dubbed by some as 'Source 2' due to the new asset rendering pipeline, those that currently map in hammer for Source, might want to check out this new toolset, it may be similar to what you will be using for Half Life 3 or Left for Dead 3 mods and maps.

Some of the features in this release include major changes to how content is created, delivered, and experienced for Dota 2:

  • Completely New Tools - The new suite of tools support creating and importing content for custom games. This set of tools requires a 64-bit version of Windows, Direct3D 11 compatible GPU, and opting into the Steam Client Beta.
  • Steam Workshop Submissions - This early version includes the ability to upload and distribute custom game modes through the Workshop. This new automated process allows players to subscribe to an author's custom game mode to automatically keep current as updates are released by the author.
  • Testing Custom Game Modes - This alpha release is focused on getting the tools to developers first. Currently playing custom games requires a 64-bit version of Windows and a Direct3D 11 compatible GPU. In upcoming future releases we will extend support to more systems (including 32-bit and Direct3D 9) and make it easier for players to download, find matches for, and play user created game modes.
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These tools are for you and we're looking forward to seeing where the community takes us in developing content for the expanding Dota universe. Help us make Dota 2 even bigger and better. Leave us feedback with your experience and suggestions on the Workshop Discussions.

Documentation for the Dota 2 Workshop Tools can be found on the developer wiki.

As always you can add your own mods and addons to this profile as a place to promote and host your maps and mods, what will you create?

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Introducing the Source Filmmaker!

3 years ago News 22 comments

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Blizzard DOTA isn't More of the Same

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4 years ago News 3 comments

The story of DotA, or Defense of the Ancients, is an odd one. It started as a Warcraft III mod, spun off into bigger games like Riot's League of Legends...

Valve: Dota 2 Coming 'As Fast As We Can'

Valve: Dota 2 Coming 'As Fast As We Can'

4 years ago News 2 comments

In a new blog post, Dota 2 designer IceFrog confirmed that the game's release schedule has been expedited.

Source Multi-Tool 1.0

Source Multi-Tool 1.0

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I've been working away at this for quite awhile now and after many revisions I'm happy to release version 1.0 of the new Source Multi-Tool. Source Multi-Tool...

Elements of War 1337 Board v8

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Elements of War: 1337 Board is a HotkeyZ Menu based on Config.cfg from id Software's Quake engine and Valve Software's Gold Source and Source engines...

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Razzeld Jan 7 2012 says:

Dota 2 Source Engine :O

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TheJP3372 Nov 25 2011 says:

and it all started with Icefrogs great map...

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steamtard Nov 5 2011 says:

Whats all the trolling about? DOTA was amazing, and if improved should be even better, especially with Valve working on it, although they dont have much experience in this style of game, and Dota was a map made by a player, not by blizzard, so now they even have icefrog who IS the creator, they can use DOTA. Also i like LoL and HoN, both great DOTA replicas but this should be amazing.

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FiredFox3 Oct 15 2011 says:

Blizzard angry :DDD

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Brainles5 Sep 24 2011 says:

looks awful

Respond to IceYians comment, moddb f'd up.

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faketits Sep 7 2011 says:

All this stuff is nice....but where is hl3?!

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IceIYIaN Aug 17 2011 says:

I hope DotA 2 has this camera system available:

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JrComissarValvatorez Aug 27 2011 replied:

Ew, no just no.

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vikocho Aug 19 2011 replied:

that will ruin dota for sure

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bioswat Jul 17 2011 says:

And I am agree with Dragon_Hide...When will be next update and screens?

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