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Guide: How to reinstall Dota 2 in the correct way

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  • Guide: How to reinstall Dota 2 in the correct way

    Sup guys,
    I just noticed that many people have problems with reinstalling Dota 2. The biggest problem is, that many forget to delete all local data and adding to that they forget to delete the Cloud data. In this guide I explain briefly, how to do it the correct way. That way you can solve 99% of all Dota 2-problems
    AFTER THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO REMAKE ALL YOUR DOTA 2 SETTINGS LIKE HOTKEYS ETC.!

    First step: Disable Cloud
    Cloud is a Steam feature, which synchronizes all your local game data with a big online server. So no matter where on the planet you play a game via Steam, you will have everywhere the same game settings (like hot keys, sound settings etc.) By simply reinstalling Dota 2, those do not get reseted!!

    So you go to Steam in the upper left corner > go on "Settings" > go on "Download and Cloud" > un-tick the Cloud function! Now cloud is disabled!

    Second step: Delete all local content
    Steam must be closed! That is very important. Next you go to the following directory:
    X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<STEAMID>\

    STEAMID is your personal Steam Identitiy number. Everyone has another one. When you entered that folder, you will find many folder with different numbers. The folder with number 570 is Dota 2 and you just delete it simply.

    Next you go to the following directory:
    X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\
    and there you just simply delete the Dota 2 folder.

    Third step: Start Steam again
    What we did until now is to reset all local Dota 2 data and disabling Cloud. Now you start Steam and you will install Dota 2 again. Then you start Dota 2 and you check if everything works correctly! If this is the case, you go to Steam settings > you activate Cloud again and it will ask, if the old Dota 2 Cloud-Data should be deleted and overwritten by the new one you created. Here you say YES. You do not want the old one which do causes problems.

    Now everything should work!
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  • #2
    great. nice job!

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    • #3
      gj.

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      • #4
        i seem to have done evrything but in steam i get the PLAY button not the INSTALL, my game corrupted during a crash in an update

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        • #5
          There is also an better alternative to delete the content from a game:
          Right-click on "Dota 2" in Steam Library, then click on "Delete Local Content..."
          This should make sure any local data of the game is out.

          BUT!!!!

          You should NEVER, EVER have to delete a game's content with Steam if you have problems with the said game.
          You should always use "Verify Integrity of Game Cache" to restore broken files in a game.
          Originally posted by vodyara
          Please do not let this turn into TF2, the TF2 trading community is absolutely cancerous. They do not care about the game, they just want items.
          Some of my (awesome) suggestions :
          - Left4Dead/Portal 2 style voice command
          - Music Transitions depending on area and time
          - Show full item recipe tree without opening shop menu

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          • #6
            thanks, i had a problem with alt-tab from game, aswell as other pesky client bugs. legend

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            • #7
              HELP.

              Hey they sir, what if I just copied a Dota 2 Folder from my friend, it is possible to be played with my steam account too? If I followed that steps?

              ANSWER IT PLEASE. T_T

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              • #8
                Okay Doc do this one without deleting anything. I changed my aspect ratio in settings, not resolution, and pressed apply. It is now sending the video in 71.4hz but my monitor, like most, only runs 50 and 60. That means a black screen with sounds from loadup to kill process. How do I fix this without deleting anything or uninstalling or anything?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by alvinec View Post
                  i seem to have done evrything but in steam i get the PLAY button not the INSTALL, my game corrupted during a crash in an update
                  I have this problem too. It says this game is unavailable because of corrupt game files. PLEASE REPLY FAST.

                  edit: problem solved by deleting everything.
                  Last edited by handa711; 11-11-2012, 09:52 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Install Dota 2 Test.

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                    • #11
                      This wont work

                      Hey,

                      Im trying to find a solution to my problem. I cannot update, nor install dota 2 or dota 2 test on any computer in my network.'
                      Things I tried:
                      - completely uninstalling Steam
                      - changing account
                      - deleting every tiny file(blob, appupdate, config)
                      - deleting user map'
                      - disabling cloud
                      - deleting local content'

                      I am able to install any other game like Team Fortress 2, but i cant seem to be able to install/update any dota 2 related game.

                      Anyone got a hunch on what I can do next?(aside from formatting my computer)

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                      • #12
                        I solved my issue by using a proxy! you can add that one to the list too.

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                        • #13
                          did not work for me....still stucking in the loading screen...fuck....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Pjarenee View Post
                            Hey,

                            Im trying to find a solution to my problem. I cannot update, nor install dota 2 or dota 2 test on any computer in my network.'
                            Things I tried:
                            - completely uninstalling Steam
                            - changing account
                            - deleting every tiny file(blob, appupdate, config)
                            - deleting user map'
                            - disabling cloud
                            - deleting local content'

                            I am able to install any other game like Team Fortress 2, but i cant seem to be able to install/update any dota 2 related game.

                            Anyone got a hunch on what I can do next?(aside from formatting my computer)
                            Originally posted by Meth View Post
                            did not work for me....still stucking in the loading screen...fuck....

                            I hope you both remembered that you need an Invite to play first , right?
                            Originally posted by MooningCat
                            DotA 2 solo queue is like fighting the second world war
                            -your allies are crap, you start to hate russians and even tho you're the better one you'll lose the game.
                            Originally posted by Old bastard
                            servers :
                            Russia west
                            Russia east
                            North russia
                            South Russia
                            SE russia
                            AustRussia

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                            • #15
                              The problem in reinstall dota

                              But if i reinstall dota 2
                              it will cause so much time because it's too hard to download dota 2 in a log internet connection so i'm asking how to make low resolution because my resolution is so high even my resolution in dota 2 is 640 x 480 only i'm doing it because i don't have any graphic card

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