View Full Version : Slowdowns since techies patch (but weird workaround for Valve to fix)...

09-05-2014, 10:00 AM

Since the new techies patch, the game sometimes has slowdowns for 1sec, it's hard to describe but you can notice it since it's not 60fps anymore (it's not lag, it happens vs bots too).

My iMac is late 2013 one + 780M so it's good enough to run it at 60fps, previous patch it was fine.

Anyhow, I noticed that forcing quitting Steam Helper in Activity Monitor would fix my issue, even though it launches again automatically (to reseting the process). I noticed I needed to do it every time I boot up DoTA 2.

Not sure why this happens since Steam Helper is here since late July, but somehow new Dota 2 patch uses Steam Helper now I guess and makes these slowdowns (I have the overlay off).

So Valve, maybe this will help you reproduce/fix the problem...

09-06-2014, 06:45 AM
is it something like this in my video?
and what is that steam helper and how to close it

09-09-2014, 09:17 AM
Me too!

After I killed all of steam helper, it returned to normal.

Thanks for your method!