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Spectating attack animation bug

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  • Spectating attack animation bug

    This is a graphic glitch that only occurs while spectating as far as I can tell.

    All attack animations visually stutter
    Damage is done or projectile is launched at the normal time in the animation
    Instead of displaying a complete attack animation, every attack animation is displayed as if it were animation cancelled (animation starts, is cancelled with "stop", then starts again) multiple times during the animation
    Once a different animation, like movement or spell casting starts, the stuttering attack animation ends

    This effects every actor in the game while spectating, during every game I have watched since the most recent patch.
    I do now know whether this problem started with the current bug fix patch, or the previous one where Outworld Destroyer was added, because I did not play any games between patches.
    This only effects the attack animations, as far as I can tell.

    This apparently isn't a wide-spread problem because it hasn't been reported as far as I can see. However, this was caused by the patch because I did not change anything about my system recently, and normal Dota 2 games where I am playing are unaffected.

    System Specs:
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Phenom II x3 720 2.8 ghz
    16 gb DDR 3 1600 cas 9 1.5v Gskill ram
    AMD HD 5850 1gb stock (Using Catalyst 12.1 WHQL drivers)
    Crucial m4 128gb boot drive (steam is on this drive)
    Xfi Titanium
    Resolution: 1920:1080

    To try to resolve this issue I've tried playing in windowed mode, changeing my graphics settings to make sure there wasn't corruption in the .ini, and verified integrity of game cache. Nothing has worked so far.

    I hope this is resolved soon. I think Dota 2 is already amazing, and can't wait to buy it when it comes out.

  • #2
    I've done a little more investigation.

    Deleting local files and re downloading doesn't help.
    When I start watching a game the attack animations aren't immediately stuttery, they start stuttering after a minute or two.

    Because the issue only seems to affect spectated games I think it must relate to the way data is sent. Spectated games already have a two minute delay on them, so adding a buffer when viewing games to ensure smoothness seems like it would solve this problem.


    • #3
      +1 was just going to make a thread about this bug

      its really annyoing. hope it gets fixed soon !


      • #4
        From today I noticed that attack animation stuttering, it's really annoying. Entire spectating is kinda screwed up since today for me, Directed camera is sloppy with stutters and some weird lags. Yesterday everything was fine, dunno what happened - my internet/system/dota2 options all are same as before.
        None of this is real.


        • #5
          I have the same problem, it makes auto attack animations look really ridiculous.


          • #6
            +1 i really hope someone responds to this issue


            • #7
              Yep,me to,there's a slight delay and the animations aren't fluid,it skips some frames...until the last patch everything worked fain,now,not so much...i still love the game and Valve.


              • #8
                im hoping to get this issue being fixed as well.. its not jst me but all of my friends have been facing the same issue as well


                • #9
                  Do you guys also have stutter problems with Directed camera? It looks like I have dial up when I use Directed and it's normal when I play the game or use Player Perspective/Free Camera. :/
                  None of this is real.


                  • #10


                    • #11
                      this bug still exists in latest update.


                      • #12
                        This issue is still making playing and watching games impossible.
                        Here are my connection results, according to


                        Last edited by IdealPoint; 03-14-2012, 10:02 PM.


                        • #13
                          yeah still not fixed
                          i think it was happening after the od patch
                          i used to watch live pro game, but now...


                          • #14
                            It's really annoying.


                            • #15