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MEEPWN! Meepo Guide + Micro Tips in depth! (Dota 2)

Bermuda’s Guide to Meepwn

In-depth Dota 2 Meepo Guide/Tutorial/Tips and Tricks

Last revision 24/08/14 – Overall rehaul is coming soon.

Meepwn.

Welcome Geomancer. Meepo is back in 6.80
Level 3 ultimate + Death timer reduction is the best buff Meepo can get ever.

Dota is not a game you exactly follow the rules and regulations, you have to flexible and must be able to make decisions by yourself according to the situation.
Hopefully, this guide will be able to help you develop decision skills to determine what to buy and do according your situation.

Read only Bold&Underlined if you are in a hurry
This is snowball Meepo build.

Let’s start ;)

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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 :)


Hide Ugly Ad, Ugly photos, Ugly friend’s picture, Ugly sponser links. Hide ANYTHING!

Introducing.. Adblock Plus! xD
I’m using it both in Firefox and Google Chrome, works with wonders..
In this post, we will assume that you’re using Adblock Plus and applied the Easy List :)
(its extremely easy to install this app in your browser.. simply google the app and apply it with the correct version of your browser)

In here, I’ll introduce how to hide things you hate to see in the web! x)

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Pictures/Photos/Flash/ most stuffs

Method1

Right click on the picture > Block Element

 

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Method2


Right click anywhere > Inspect element

Resources > find the picture you would like to hide > copy the link

Right click on ABP, Go to Options

Add the link as a filter! DONE! (You can also manage your personal filters here.)

DONE

 

**Tip** Use the star(*) to effectively hide resources! :)

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Dividers/Sections/Column/Elements

1. Select & Right click Approximately where the divider exists

2.   Inspect the element

3. Get the div id or div class

EX)

<div id="sponsorad">
Really cheap tofu, click here!
</div>

in here, div id is sponsorad

<div class="abcad">
Cheapest tofu, only here and now!
</div>

in here, div class is abcad

4. Go to filters,

For div id, add ##div#divid
For div class, add ##div.divclass

DONE

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To know more in detail, please read the offical post http://adblockplus.org/en/filters to get more detailed information! x)


DotA Tutorials 01 : Custom Hotkeys

After ages, finally the first tuto.

but WOOT? Its not the Sacred Warrior tuto?!
I’m sorry.. I’m looking for better builds for all the classes and this will take huge time to do.. meanwhile, I shall post misc stuffs first :)
(general tips, hints, facts, easter egg, etc)

SO..

HOW TO SET CUSTOM HOTKEYS FOR WARCRAFT III and DOTA!

simple :)

1. Go to this website
http://www.drjones.dk/customkeys/generator.php

2. Customize the keys as you wish!

(this is what I did)

3. Select the your DotA version(6.74 – latest for me), and hit Generate!

4. Save CustomKeys.txt into your WarcraftIII folder

5. Start Warcraft III. Go to Options > Gameplay > tick Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

DONE!

+++ IF YOU CUSTOMISE THE INVENTORY HOTKEYS, THERE ARE MORE STEPS!

a) Download THIS
b) Start the program
c) Select the Warcraft III folder, where CustomKeys.txt exsists. You can see in the taskbar [S].
d) When you start Warcraft III, press F5 to enable
e) You can now see that inventory hotkeys work :) This works only if the script is enabled.

DONE!!!

 

Happy pwning x)


DotA Tutorials 00 : Introduction [by Bermuda]

DotA tutorials are coming SOON!

I shall be covering ALL heros (ofcourse, starting with ones I love and are best at),

and I will have tutorials on how to set items, recommended skill trees, and character coverage video for every heros.

Stay tuned! xD