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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About Dota 2 with 13 comments by TKAzA on Aug 7th, 2014

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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Source Multi-Tool 1.0
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Source Multi-Tool 1.0

Nov 23, 2013 Garrys Mod Mapping Tool 5 comments

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...

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Elements of War 1337 Board v8

Jan 2, 2012 Elements of War Full Version 19 comments

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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_Wolf_ Oct 21 2010, 7:02pm says:

dota takes strategy,miner has never played anything close to dota it seems, and there's nothing wrong with Valve making a game that will be successful or help showcase a new style of game play. Whats wrong with improving a proven concept?

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miner_15 Oct 21 2010, 9:23am says:

You can't call DotA strategy. it's more like mashing pixels for some times until it ran out of hit points, spawn, and do the same **** all over again. FOR 40 MINUTES

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Slevo Oct 20 2010, 8:07pm says:

Valve is not making this : /

Are they high they are going to make another strategy type dota remake to try get in on some of the Indies remaking dota?

Dota is not that good it’s only good because it was the only thing u can do which was fun on war craft 3

We don’t need more dota remakes -_- what’s next footmen wars the game.

I seriously wouldn’t be surprised...

Why not make island troll tribes better then another crappy dota remake laughable that someone as big as valve is behind it I’m sure you have enough money to create your own idea and not leach of a war craft 3 maps

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Maury Oct 20 2010, 12:21pm says:

Looks cool.

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Gen.Kenobi Oct 19 2010, 2:13pm says:

I want HL3, but this looks cool.

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IceIYIaN Oct 19 2010, 8:25am says:

I hope we can use the Elements of War sky camera system, where the player always looks to the north of the screen. When you turn left or right, the camera turns clockwise or counter-clockwise with you...

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Smuz-juhl Oct 19 2010, 5:12am says:

"DotA 2 will not be available until 2011, but frown not—let us all look at the bright side of things. After all, it must be worth the entire wait."

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Nawwx Oct 19 2010, 12:50am says:

Looks like a non-valve game lol.

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bikkebakke Oct 18 2010, 7:01pm says:


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SteveZombie Oct 18 2010, 6:05pm says:

Even for the people who dislike the game and genre in general, the game means more Source assets and Source UPDATES. They can't possibly bitch about that.

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