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Dota 2 Workshop Tools about

The Dota 2 Workshop Tools is a set of software utilities that allows players to create their own custom game modes. The tools package must be installed to create or play any custom games.


Option 1[]

  • Right-click on Dota 2 in Steam and select View Downloadable Content.
  • Check the box in the Install column next to Dota 2 Workshop Tools DLC.
  • Click Close. The required content will begin downloading.

Option 2[]

  • Launch Dota 2 in Steam.
  • Click the Play tab and then select Custom Games.
  • Click the Install button.

Launching the Tools[]

Once the download is complete, start Dota 2 and select Launch Dota 2 - Tools from the radial menu.

Map editing[]

  • Map editing and level design can be done using Valve's Hammer editor.

Model editing[]

Materials editing[]

Particle editing[]

Sound editing[]

UI Creation[]

  • Done through Valve's Panorama framework.


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