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    Here is how to disable new chat clicks without editing game packages

    Hey so I figured out an easier way to disable the chat sounds without having to edit the main dota2 VPK package files. You arent really supposed to mess with the VPKs and any time dota2 updates at all the changes you make will be reset.

    First, navigate to your Steam install directory and then to... \Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\dota\maps\soundcache

    In that folder you should find a single file called "_master.cache". Proceed to open it with your text editor of choice such as notepad.exe (slow) or wordpad.exe (faster).

    Press Ctrl+H to open the Find/Replace dialog box and enter the following...

    Find what: ui_msg_received
    Replace with: uu_msg_received



    Click Replace All. Once that's done, save (Ctrl+S) and close your text editor.

    Lastly, either restart dota2 or you can type snd_restart in console.

    The cache file should be completely safe to edit and is just something that dota2 automatically generates in order to more easily load/unload/locate the sound files as needed. It may be overwritten when dota2 updates as well, but hopefully this fix for some of you is easier and much safer!

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    Basic Member Equal's Avatar
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    thanks +1rep

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    Or wait for this week's update!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Or wait for this week's update!
    Cool! Really annoying sound.

    Ty for the guide bluechipps

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    omg a developer chimed in with a response to something we cant stand... now only if they would chime in on the garbage they call matchmaking and why it doesnt work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by better20 View Post
    omg a developer chimed in with a response to something we cant stand... now only if they would chime in on the garbage they call matchmaking and why it doesnt work.
    This person seems like a whiner, but he is 100% right. Solo matchmaking is the worst thing Valve ever made in dota2! Maybe if we keep on whining on every topic they will decide to change it...

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    If a perfect method existed it'd be utilized by now. You can't turn humans into numbers and lump them into perfectly matched groups against one another.

    How can you balance against a premade of 4 average players and one guy that's brand new that's on the team? Unless you force premades to be made of similar skill leveled players then it's gonna be a lot of luck in terms of picks and roles and even just instincts when you get down to it. Even rankings aren't reliable, no game has reliable rankings and no game ever has had reliable rankings as numbers only say so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeatShake View Post
    If a perfect method existed it'd be utilized by now. You can't turn humans into numbers and lump them into perfectly matched groups against one another.

    How can you balance against a premade of 4 average players and one guy that's brand new that's on the team? Unless you force premades to be made of similar skill leveled players then it's gonna be a lot of luck in terms of picks and roles and even just instincts when you get down to it. Even rankings aren't reliable, no game has reliable rankings and no game ever has had reliable rankings as numbers only say so much.
    Then why LoL has a waaaaaaay better matchmaking system and everybody is complaining about dota2's mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fakoykas View Post
    Then why LoL has a waaaaaaay better matchmaking system and everybody is complaining about dota2's mm?
    I hate to say it, but LoL people whine constantly about their matchmaking being horrid. This isn't a useful comparison, since I haven't seen any difference in signal quality or quantity. They're all talking just the same thing, saying their experience proves it is bad.

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    Well this got off topic quick didnt it? Anyways, nice find bluechips, this is most definitely safer than my method.

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