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How do you test custom items (courier) in game?

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  • How do you test custom items (courier) in game?

    I'm struggling with how to test custom items in-game; specifically, a courier.

    I've created the model, all the animations, and submitted the courier. In the Dota 2 Tools, during the submission process I can click on Preview In Game and I'm able to see the Courier when I select the Heroes tab -> Global Items -> Couriers and Wards -> Couriers. While I can see my new courier's preview when I hover the mouse over its graphic, I can't click on/select the courier (#DOTA_ITEM_NEW_COURIER_ITEM) and then click "Demo Courier" which I thought would be the most logical way to test it.

    Do you use the Hammer editor to load/test the courier? Or, Do the console somehow in Dota 2 to test the courier?
    Last edited by DigitalDeuce; 01-30-2021, 11:42 AM.

  • #2
    I'm just trying myself to model and texture a hero for Dota 2, and searching online the workflow, I've found this and I hope maybe it'll help you

    good luck,


    • #3
      please DD,
      may I ask you where/how did you get the info/know how to proceed, I did a sword 3d model in Maya and I'm sincerely struggling very much to understand how to texture it properly and import it then into dota 2..

      thanks ion advance,


      • #4

        I use Blender for my entire workflow (modeling, texturing, normal mapping, animation) and don't know the specifics of using Maya. I recommend starting at at the DotA 2 workshop page (link). It has instructions on what the max texture sizes are and the maximum number of polygons, etc. For the specifics of using Maya to texture a model, animation, etc. I recommend searching for instructional videos -- that's what helped me using Blender.

        I hope that helps.