Some problems from first time modding

Just starting creating a custom game today and I've come across a few issues and questions which I wouldn't mind help figuring out:

-How do you force a certain map? I have a selection of 26 maps whenever I try to play -Why do bounty runes spawn in place of power runes sometimes and how can I change this? Also can you change the effects of runes e.g. more cd reduction on arcane -How do I change talent tooltips? If I change what the numbers on a talent it doesn't update on the tooltip -Is there an easy way to add back random bonus gold? -Are dota+ voicelines possible? -How do you reduce time until creeps spawn at the beginning

If you can help with any of these it would be appreciated

Comments

  • Posts: 29

    Let's start with the map select problem.

    Go to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\game\dota_addons\YourAddon and open addoninfo.txt. You will see:

    "AddonInfo"
    {
    
    }
    

    Make These Changes:

    "AddonInfo"
    {
      "maps"                    "YourMapName without the file extension"
      "IsPlayable"              "1"
      "The Map Name You Want Dota Arcade To Display"
        {
            "MaxPlayers"                    "10"
        }
    }
    

    And that should do it.

  • Posts: 29
    -Why do bounty runes spawn in place of power runes sometimes and how can I change this?
    

    I'm assuming you went to Dota Hammer and selected the prefab rune.vmap or something close to it? You need to collapse that prefab by right-clicking on it, going to "Selected Prefabs > Collapse." Then select the entity responsible for spawning the rune itself (the bottommost tiny cube near the bottom of the prefab) and look at it's Object Properties. You should see "Class: dota_item_rune_spawner." Just click on that drop-down and you will see the possible rune-spawning classes:

    dota_item_rune_spawner dota_item_rune_spawner_bounty dota_item_rune_spawner_powerup

    Be sure to look at the other entity classes in that list. There is some cool stuff in there.

  • Posts: 29

    For tooltips and such, go to your addon's English.txt and look up some tutorials on how to use it. Adjusting arcane runes is hard. I'm not even sure it's possible. I would look up "Moddota Tutorials" and find the list of helpful tutorials and resources that this community has put together. The Valve Developer wiki is also quite wonderful. Shoot me a pm if you want direct links to some of the resources I have bookmarked.

    Cheers