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Bug with dota_ability_quickcast in autoexec while 'Quickcast On Key Down' is off.

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  • Bug with dota_ability_quickcast in autoexec while 'Quickcast On Key Down' is off.

    If I bind ability through atoexec, like this
    bind "Q" "dota_ability_quickcast 0"
    while 'Quickcast On Key Down' is turned OFF - pressing Q results in an empty *Click*.

    Q can still be used to lvl the ability up, but can't be used to actually cast it.

    Same thing with binding items.

  • #2
    Pimpmuckl made a thread on Reddit about changes to autoexec commands, you may have to leave out the quotation marks for the key in the bind command:
    bind q "dota_ability_quickcast 0" instead of bind "Q" "dota_ability_quickcast 0"

    I changed my keybinds to that due to the quickcast/regularcast changes and they work for me like that.


    • #3
      Originally posted by dattebayo View Post
      you may have to leave out the quotation marks for the key in the bind command
      No, I tried with quotes off and on on the letter and on the command in all combinations - no result.

      Even when I am aiming somewhere at the ground with, for example, Vacuum and open console and type dota_ability_quickcast 0 in there - *Click* noice plays but spell doesn't happen.
      If I do the same in console, but when 'Quickcast On Key Down' is On - spell comes out fine.

      If there is some special command for this new 'Smartcast' I should be using in binds - I can not find it.


      • #4
        Well, they patched the settings again. You no longer have to use bind commands in your autoexec.cfg to bind quickcast, you can just set them in the menu along with regular cast and autocast.

        I tried what you said and I had no issues using spells. If you deselect 'Quickcast On Key Down' and press down and hold q, the range finder thingy shows. When you then release q, the spell goes off. I tried that with a few heroes (Dark Seer, Lina, ...) with no issues. Basically that 'Quickcast On Key Down' option turns quickcast into smartcast if you don't select it. But again it worked fine for me.
        Only thing is if you have several ability points and level an ability with Ctrl+Q, you spend 2 ability points and level that spell twice, which has got to be a bug.


        • #5
          You no longer have to use bind commands in your autoexec.cfg
          I do have to use bind commands if I want to do things like 'Space+Q' binds.
          But again it worked fine for me.
          Did it work fine with binding commands through the in-game menu, or did it work fine with clearing keys in menu and using bind commands?