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Old 12-12-2011, 05:26 AM   #1
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Default Can I play DotA 2 offline?


My friend shared his account with me so I could take a look on DotA 2.
Downloaded the game, tested, it's amazing as you all know.

I wish to know if there's a way for me to play with bots ( not really offline, but only with bots ) using my steam account, since DotA 2 is on my PC now - and if there's is a way, if this is "legal".

I'm really desperate to play keep playing this, I think bots will satisfy my thirst.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

I think there is no way to play any game offline, if you buy or get it on steam.
I might be wrong though.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:31 AM   #3
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

you cannot play offline b/c the game is still in beta. The game just sits at the main menu with no options available. I have tried, I know.

I am sure the game will have offline mode once it is released.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

IM STILL PLAYING DOTA 1, AND WE CAN PLAY OFFLINE...
WHAT DO YOU THINK???
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:44 AM   #5
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

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My friend shared his account with me so I could take a look on DotA 2.
Downloaded the game, tested, it's amazing as you all know.

I wish to know if there's a way for me to play with bots ( not really offline, but only with bots ) using my steam account, since DotA 2 is on my PC now - and if there's is a way, if this is "legal".

I'm really desperate to play keep playing this, I think bots will satisfy my thirst.
Yes you can. Just delete the system32 folder and you are good to gog
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:45 AM   #6
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

Everyone didn't read properly. He's asking if he can play offline with his account.

To answer the question, no you can't steam games are tied to accounts.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:35 AM   #7
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

absolutely can't. even if you play private with bots, you still need to be connected to internet to play it. unlike dota 1 when you create a game, you become the host, in dota 2, when you create a game, you are connected to the host which is valve's.

so yeah basically no offline mode and i don't think there will ever be.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:21 AM   #8
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You cant play it offline
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:28 AM   #9
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

You can vs bots
edit: not..you cant with your own acc
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:31 AM   #10
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

You can ACCESS into DotA 2 in offline mode (Of course with Steam). But you can't play it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #11
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Smile Survey = DotA 2 Beta Key

Well, there is a way you know to get DotA 2 beta keys other than posting on "Dota 2 Beta Key Thread". If you are interested just follow the instruction below. Before that I would like to WARN you it is based on your LUCK because if you are lucky you may even get 1-3 beta keys but if you aren't you will get nothing. I have test it and yes I only get 1 beta key.

1) You need Steam and Steam Account. (you know where to get it right)
2) Using your steam go to steam://takesurvey/9/
3) Do the survey and Valve will send you your BETA keys in several days, maybe a week or two.

Do not flame me for this if it doesn't work !

Well if it does work see you on DotA 2
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:10 AM   #12
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

There's LAN support through the console, look up how to do it on the dev forums and see if it works offline.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:37 AM   #13
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

I just won a DotA 2 beta, how do you play with Bots only? I don't dare to play with other players.. because I know I will get flamed.... and I do have an internet connection
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:58 AM   #14
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Sadly, no.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:15 AM   #15
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

You can launch the game w/o Steam, but you can't do anything from there (play, browse the menu, etc).

So a direct answer to your question would be no.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:18 AM   #16
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:21 AM   #17
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

THere currently is no offline play for Dota 2 and it isn't planned to be implemented during the beta. When the game is released there certainly will
be LAN and dedicated server like every other game of Valve.
Btw. you can play other games offline since steam supports Offline mode.

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I just won a DotA 2 beta, how do you play with Bots only? I don't dare to play with other players.. because I know I will get flamed.... and I do have an internet connection
Play -> Practice -> Create Lobby -> Game Options -> Fill empty slots with bots
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:42 AM   #18
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

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Everyone didn't read properly. He's asking if he can play offline with his account.

To answer the question, no you can't steam games are tied to accounts.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:26 AM   #19
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No offline option

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:28 AM   #20
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:37 AM   #21
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:23 PM   #22
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:51 PM   #23
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

If Dota 2 will be f2p there could be an offline version.
If not probably not.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:58 PM   #24
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

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THere currently is no offline play for Dota 2 and it isn't planned to be implemented during the beta. When the game is released there certainly will
be LAN and dedicated server like every other game of Valve.
Btw. you can play other games offline since steam supports Offline mode.



Play -> Practice -> Create Lobby -> Game Options -> Fill empty slots with bots
That's what they said about Blizzard before SC2 got released.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:31 PM   #25
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:39 PM   #26
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

Dude....there is a sticky-thread on the Dev-forum with the literal title

"Account sharing DON'T DO IT!!!" from the devs.

And yet here you are...
PS: No you can't. Please read the Steam Subscriber Agreement before you break any more rules.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:58 PM   #27
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If Dota 2 will be f2p there could be an offline version.
If not probably not.
There will be. It's Valve.

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That's what they said about Blizzard before SC2 got released.
Same as above. Also:
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:59 PM   #28
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

As of now, it's not possible to play dota2 offline. But it will be in the future.
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"DotA 2 will be playable both online and offline according to Johnson."
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I think there is no way to play any game offline, if you buy or get it on steam.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:10 AM   #29
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No offline option 2
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:46 AM   #30
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There's LAN support through the console, look up how to do it on the dev forums and see if it works offline.
Link me or it didnt happen
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:43 AM   #31
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

For your question about an offline mode, there is none, however as you stated you weren't really asking for an offline mode but for a way to be able to practice by yourself against bots, in that case this thread should be more than enough to guide you on playing against bots.

http://www.playdota.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588540
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:55 AM   #32
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I just won a DotA 2 beta, how do you play with Bots only? I don't dare to play with other players.. because I know I will get flamed.... and I do have an internet connection
Start a private game with an obnoxious password. Under options, fill up all the slots with bots. Join either Scourge or Sentinel. You're good to go.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #33
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

yes you can play against bots
u just have to make a private game or a practice game and go the bots will join after u choose a hero
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #34
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I just won a DotA 2 beta, how do you play with Bots only? I don't dare to play with other players.. because I know I will get flamed.... and I do have an internet connection
Create private game, then in the game options you can choose to fill the game with bots'
Oh and don't do a CM, do a ap game.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:23 PM   #35
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #36
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Sharing steam accounts is forbidden,tell your friend to enjoy his ban
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #37
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For sharing an account he's beta key could be taken away
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #38
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LAN confirmed.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:33 AM   #39
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There's LAN support through the console, look up how to do it on the dev forums and see if it works offline.
link?
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:38 AM   #40
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Default Re: Can I play DotA 2 offline?

Actually i think there will be an offline function to play dota 2 when the game is released. The reason I am saying is that it was confirmed that Dota 2 will have a LAN mode and what the heck is the use of LAN mode if you need to play it online?

p/s:The reason for LAN mode is to remove the need of playing dota 2 over a crappy internet.
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