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    General Sir Christopher Lee dies at 93

    Screen legend Christopher Lee famous for roles in Hammer Horror films, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars dies in hospital after suffering heart and respiratory problems. Bafta chief executive Amanda Barry described Sir Christopher as a "truly talented and versatile actor". I am deeply saddened...
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    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. US release: May 1st, 2015 EU release (not all countries): April 22nd, 2015 Starring Robert Downey, Jr. Chris Hemsworth...
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    Post your questions in this forum!

    Standard forum rules apply, no flaming, bashing, the usual. Happy mapping!
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    Creating custom items

    This tutorial assumes you know your way a bit around the editor and have read and understood this tutorial at the very least. So, custom items in the Dota 2 Workshop Tools are created in a special text file named "npc_items_custom.txt" This file must be located in a specific place: Now that...
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    General Dota 2 Editor forum opened

    Hello readers, posters, and lurkers of, In light of the recent release of the Dota 2 Workshop Tools, a new forum has been opened: Dota 2 Map Editor Help, located at this address: For now, the content is still oriented...
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    How to Extract all the default Dota 2 files

    In this tutorial, we will do something very important, as the extracting of the default Dota 2 files is an important learning process: after all, they will teach you what to do. Before we begin, make sure you have GCFScape installed. If not, this is where you get it. Here is what to do. 1...
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    Creating a custom shop

    It is time for you to make your own shops. In this tutorial, you will also learn how to make the shops sell the items you want, and block the rest. Let's put a normal shop, then a secret shop. Normal shop Go into your prefabs tab, and find the shop_keeper_radiant.vmap entity. Place it where...
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    How to make teleporters - the best way

    Greetings, There are 2 ways to make teleporters in the Dota 2 Workshop Tools. Both involve a mesh entity, however, one is manually triggered, while the other is a pre-fabricated script. Note: This tutorial supposes that you know your way around the editor a bit, like where's what. The first...
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    How to create a custom unit

    So you've read some tutorials on how to get started, the terrain editor was pretty straight-forward, everything is looking great... and yet, you are still left wondering, how do I create a custom unit? Unfortunately, the Dota 2 Editor does not feature a user-friendly User Interface in order for...
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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Dota 2 editor

    Here are common questions many users have with the Editor. Keep in mind that this is a Work in Progress. More questions will be added in the future. Index What should I do to get started? How do I place a unit on my map? How do I set icons to my custom abilities? How do I set icons to my...
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    Getting Started!

    Hello aspiring Dota 2 mapmakers, Valve released the workshop tools as early as possible in order for modders to start working on projects. Having that in mind, they added a bunch of tutorials on their website regarding the tools, which are a must-read for beginners in my opinion. They can be...
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    Gaming Valve releases Dota 2 modding tools (Map Editor)

    "Today, we are announcing the Alpha release of the Dota 2 Workshop Tools. This is the first release of a new set of tools to create, play, and share custom maps and game modes for Dota 2. This is a developer focused release and currently has high system requirements which means not everyone will...
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    Sci/Tech Aging Successfully Reversed in Mice; Human Trials to Begin Next

    Scientists have successfully reversed the aging process in mice according to a new study just released. Human trials are to begin next, possibly before the year is over. The study was published in the peer reviewed science journal Cell after researchers from both the U.S and Australia made the...
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    Crime 3 Women reported missing for 10 years have been found

    Three longtime missing women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, have been found alive, apparently kidnapped and held for years as prisoners inside a house on Cleveland's near West Side. Berry called police Monday afternoon and frantically told a dispatcher that she was alive and...
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    Gaming Disney shuts down LucasArts

    LucasArts, the popular videogame arm of LucasFilm, was officially shut down on Wednesday by Disney. According to Kotaku, about 150 employees have been laid off and all current projects have been canceled. “After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from...
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    Met Whitesock in a random game, what are the odds? :P

    I met Whitesock in a random Dota 2 game, I wonder what are the odds? Matchmaking is based on skill level and location, so you're playing on US East as I do, and we're probably around the same skill level. Epic :P
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    Crime A gunman killed one person following the election of a separatist government in Quebec

    MONTREAL — The masked man accused of opening fire and killing one person at a midnight victory rally for Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois has been identified. The gunman, wearing a bathrobe and balaclava, opened fire just outside the building where Marois was giving her victory speech. She...
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    The Dota 2 Thread

    Dota 2 is an upcoming action real-time strategy fantasy strategy video game being developed by Valve Corporation and the stand-alone sequel to the popular Defense of the Ancients mod for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne. Formally announced on October 13, 2010 via the website of...
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    Some good mangas I recommend

    Hey guys, This is a list of mangas which I have read and I believe are worth your time, even if they're quite unknown. These are generally quite unknown mangas. Although various genres are comprised in the list, mainly seinen mangas are featured, as these are mangas I like. :) Cradle of...
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    The Official Members Awards - 2011

    Every year, at the end of the year, we all tend to reflect on things and it's become a tradition here over the past four or five years for us(*) to post a list of awards for all the members of this forum to assign to everyone else. Well... Your Objective: Fill out who you think should win each...