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Tweaked Dota 2 Autoexec Config – Performance Boost, Quick Courier, Quick Rune and More!

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Latest version : v Community (02/08/2015). Change log below.
Short News : The CFG is now open to the community to contribute!

Bermuda’s Dota 2 CFG!

Download(Normal) :

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Instructions :

1. Download Autoexec.cfg (^Click  Juggernaut above)

2. Put the file in Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\dota\cfg

3. Make necessary tweaks (bindings, chat channels, mic volume, quick rune type. They are all arranged at the top of the cfg!)

4. Done :)

Download(Reborn Beta) :

Currently in beta, some features may not work.
Last Major Update : 02/08/2015

Place/Replace the files here:
Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\game\dota\cfg

Download

If you wish to contribute to GitHub, please go follow this link.

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Team DK : BurNIng, iceiceice, Mushi, LaNm, X!! – Their new Line-up!

Dota 2 Professional team, DK just announced their new line-up and shocked the world.

Mushi shared a photo of DK’s line up, and DK officially accepted the new line-up.

2013-09-06

“After days of speculations, we inform you that we have finalized our roster. Please, welcome Mushi, iceiceice and LaNm in our line-up. They will play alongisde BurNIng and Dai”

Mushi’s departure to DK was somehow speculated as he clearly made his statement of departure to China.

Although iceiceice seemed to have no intention of leaving Team Zenith, those who watched his livestream on twitch the day before may not be surprised as he showed unusual behavior of not talking and staying silent during the entire stream. He too did practice offlane – his new position in DK – during the stream, despite of his normal and comfortable position being mid.

Current line up is
BurNIng / Carry
Mushi / Mid
iceiceice / Offlane
LaNm / Support
Dai / Support

iceiceicelol

iceiceice had mentioned that all-star teams will not work out during one of his livestreams, and he had shown rather negative attitude towards Mushi’s departure to China. So did some of the fans.

However, majority are happy to see the formation of ultimate Asian team to beat the Alliance – who showed outstanding results during the TI3.

No information or posts about the future of Team Zenith has been given.

GLHF DK.iceiceice

– iceiceice fan Bermuda



Solving latency issues in games using MUDFISH

Using MUDFISH VPN, we can now play games of any region without any L@#$%@#$%AG! =)
Including Dota 2, League of Legends, World of Warcraft and more! (complete list available at the bottom)

1. Go to http://en.loxch.com/

2. Click on Download and download the right installation file for your system :)

3. Install MUDFISH (easy, click on next next blah blah. If a security message appears, allow it to install.)

4. After installation, Mudfish Launcher will be @ your startup. Start! =D

5. Login page like this will pop up! (reminds me of wordpress!! =O) sign up, sign in and agree to terms and conditions :)

6. Something like this will appear! go to Settings > Wizard

7. Select your choice of Game/Location

8. You are good to go :)

MY RESULTS! Dota 2

Home Region : 18 ms

US West (Before) : 382 ms

US West (After) : 229 ms

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Solving Dota 2 Lag / FPS drop / Latency issues / High ping / Spikes

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Last update : 08/06/14

There are easy, simple things you can do to dramatically improve lag issues in Dota 2! (in terms of both latency issues and client lag due to lack of hardware power)

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1. Setting launch options

This is pretty much telling the computer to do certain things when you start up the game.

In your Steam libary, right click Dota 2 and go to Properties

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Click on Launch Properties in the first tab

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Write out the instructions you wish to give (separated by space). Effective ones are as follows :

-novid : This doesn’t show the intro video (bald valve guy)
-console : This give access to dev console when you press `(on default)
-nod3d9ex : Disable DX9 Rendering. Improves performance significantly if your GPU is not strong enough. Setting graphic option windowed full screen or exiting to desktop  cause freezing in Windows 7/Vista.
-dxlevel 81 : Forces use of DX8.1, significantly increase fps.
-high : Makes sure DOTA 2 is high priority in Windows. This can lead to mouse lag, crashing during game or post game.
-noforcemaccel : Disable Mouse acceleration

Example :

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2. Autoexec.cfg!

cfg files are configuration files that allows you to set all those small little things in game, which actually improves the performance dramatically.
This is valid only for Source Engine games, which includes Dota 2!
There are key configurations that actually have effects in real-life situations

1. Go to Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\dota\cfg\

2. Create a file named autoexec.cfg
This is where you type out the configurations you want to make.

Key configurations :


mem_level "3" // lowest setting for max fps
gpu_level "3" // lowest setting for max fps
gpu_mem_level "3" // lowest setting for max fps
cpu_level "3" // lowest setting for max fps

cl_interp_ratio "2" // Interp modifier. Although there are debates about 1 vs 2, Keep it 2 since we all play Dota 2 in official Valve server.
cl_interp "0.05" // cl_interp_ratio / cl_updaterate. Please do edit this if you have altered interpratio or updaterate
cl_cmdrate "40" // 40 is maximum for Dota 2
cl_updaterate "40" // 40 is maximum for Dota 2
cl_smooth "0" // Smooth view/eye origin after pridiction errors.
cl_smoothtime "0" // Smooth client's view after prdiciton error over this may seconds. 0 for instant update.
cl_lagcompensation "1" // Perform server side lag compensation. Keep this 1.
cl_pred_optimize "2" // Optimize for not copying data if didnt receive network update. 2 default.
cl_threaded_bone_setup "1" // If you have a processor with multiple cores leave this command if not delete it
cl_threaded_init "1" // If you have a processor with multiple cores leave this command if not delete it
cl_forcepreload "1" // Preload assests on your computer, longer inital loadings, better gameplay. Optimized.
rate "80000" // Max bytes/sec host can recieve data from server. This is maximum for Dota 2

r_renderoverlayfragment "0" // increases fps
r_threaded_shadow_clip "1" // if you have a processor with multiple cores leave this command if not delete it
r_queued_decals "1" // if you have a processor with multiple cores leave this command if not delete it
r_queued_post_processing "1" // if you have a processor with multiple cores leave this command if not delete it
mat_queue_mode "2" // if you have a processor with multiple cores leave this command if not delete it
snd_mix_async "1" // Multithreaded sound
sv_forcepreload "1" // Theoretically, this command forces game server to preload the assets for you. May cause longer loading.

dota_embers "0"//no animated dota2 background

Copy all the configurations above and paste it in autoexec.cfg!

To keep thing simple, I’ve already optimized the configurations for the general public.
However, please do take your time to read up the configurations and make any necessary changes. I know these can be a bit overwhelming, but please do it for your best performance.

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CFG’s possibilites do not end here. You can make the courier boost, pick your items, deliver it to you and tell your teammates that you’re using courier by pressing a single key. Trouble remembering when the Roshan will spawn? Simply use roshan timer script to keep yourself concentrated in game. You can even track fps and ping status real time on your display during game! Settings which are not available in in-game settings are all made in CFGs too.

I’ve made a useful CFG file with all the mentioned features and much more. If you are interested, feel free to check this post for more cfg!

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3. Mudfish – This used to be the final solution because it used to be free. Since its no more, I will just replace the topic with VPN service for games

3. VPN for games!

YES! Such thing exists!
Using dedicated VPN servers to connect to games will dramatically improve ping problems, especially when playing in oversea servers.

One of the services is provided by Mudfish – Solving latency issues in games using MUDFISH . I have tried, and it works like wonders!
Another famous alternative is WTFast and BattlePing. Although I have never tried any of those, they have numerous famous reviews and solid user base.

I cannot suggest any other VPN solutions since there hardly is any free VPN for games and I have not tried any of the paid services (not willing to pay for such thing.. yet!).

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4. Leatrix Latency Fix

Originally intended for WoW, works for all.

It is easy and simple to install, does not bug up your internet connection, purely does what it is supposed to do.

Link to original post here.

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5. Fixing various problems for Nvidia GPU users!

This is a solution suggested by DRiVER. I have personally tested it for a while, it worked for me. Thank you DRiVER for the solution!

There seems to be some problem for some Nvdia cards (with CUDA) having trouble running games and rendering textures as it is supposed to.
This results in error message “Failed to lock vertex buffer in CMeshDX8::LockVertexBuffer”, bad textures, spikes and other problems that eventually leads the game to crash.

Although the problem has not been recognized by Nvidia or Valve and there seems to be some strong debate ongoing between the community and Nvida. However, this is not a post to fire shots on Nvidia or debate over CUDA, I will just provide the solution which fixed the problem (spikes and “Failed to lock vertex buffer in CMeshDX8::LockVertexBuffer”) for me.

1. Go to Nvidia Control Panel

2. Click on Manage 3D Settings and go to Program Settings

3. Set the program as Dota 2. Find it from the drop box. If there isn’t one, add dota.exe

4. CUDA – GPUs : Off (Uncheck all the GPUs)

5. Threaded Optimization : Off

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I hope I was able to help you out solving lag issues! Feel free to contact me for any questions!

glhf :)