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Thread: [How to implement custom icons for your items] + Challenge

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    [How to implement custom icons for your items] + Challenge

    Bored of the stupid new Blink Dagger or the Yellow Reaver? The demon edge in forum looked way more badass? You think, WTF does Satanic look like? You loved the old gem? Then heres your salvation! 10 easy steps to glory.

    Thanks to smokos thread I finally know now, how to implement your Icons or the Icons some1 did in these threads here. I liked some of the old icons more than the new ones and some of D2 forumers just did a bit better than valve. You can find his thread here:

    -Download GCFscape.rar
    -open the .exe file -> "File" -> "Open" pak01_dir.vpk
    (Path: Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\dota)
    -rightclick "Root" -> Extract everything in a folder (~3 GB)
    -save materials, models, particles, resource, scripts and sounds folders in your ...\dota 2 beta\dota folder anywhere else seperatly
    -copy everything inside the root folder -> paste in "Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\dota"
    -replace the named folders
    -open your saved backup
    -open each folder and complement the new folders with files that weren't in but here
    -rename "pak01_dir.vpk" into "pak01_dir_.vpk" e.g.

    Preparations done!

    Open folder resource\ images\items
    Replace a shitty icon with one of yours.
    Type must be .png, Size 86x64 or 128x64 (with 42 unused pixels in width; actually also 86x64)
    Give your new icon the same name like the old one had and replace it.

    Credits to Smoto for his nice support!

    And now da challenga!

    My D2 looks like this now:


    T H E
    C H A L L E N G E

    Have a precise look at the screenies!

    -Be the first to count how many items have been reverted back

    -Be the first to count how many custom/fan made items are in

    -Be the first to tell how many % of current items has been replaced

    -Be the first to share your thoughts about this opportunity

    -How many items are there on the whole?

    -Chose one modified item. Tell who's the creator of it and the changes he made

    -Have the most quoted reply in this thread

    -Be the first to share a joke

    You may only choose one of these challenges. Disqualified if more than one.

    -For newbs, I ll give you 2 hours of coaching
    -Choose to 1x1 me or go Party game
    Mb I add more prizes..

    Have Fun and
    Credits to all Item modifier who I'll announce later !
    Last edited by Bashtime; 05-22-2012 at 01:58 PM.

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    kinda interesting but, ain't that against valve terms of use? to violate the code of apps?

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    You don't violate the code. You just replace item icons you didn't like. They are actually all valve items just modifed in color. Feel free to understand it as an item review.
    Last edited by Bashtime; 05-22-2012 at 01:50 PM.

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    Thank you for this, I can finally use the original beta icons!

    Where can I find files for the original icon images ? If anyone could show me it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Seems a lot of work if I want the WC3 icons...

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    there is a program which makes it alot easier just 2 clicks.
    <-- My work is done, if this gets implemented
    Also: つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Soloqueue!
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    sorry for posting in old thread but can someone tell me is this vac safe?

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    So what you're basically doing is removing pak01_dir.vpk, forcing the game to use the current directory without referring to pak01_dir.vpk, and thus using local files? Can anyone tell me if this method still works after the file structure overhaul on the Jan 31st patch?

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    I've gotten it to work for both items and a custom HUD, but one of those things broke the game. Right clicking items in shop will buy something else. Like buying a tp scrolls buys a set of obs
    Last edited by mrsocksman; 02-24-2013 at 02:27 PM.

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