How to play dota2 offline

You and your friends are stuck at home with no internet or there is but it sucks and you have dota2 installed on each computer ( sad life 😦 ). Worry no more you can still play dota2 on your LOCAL AREA NETWORK. Steps Below that should be done on all machines.

TERMINOLOGY

Server – the computer you want to host the dota2 it could be your machine

Clients – computers that will be connecting on the server – could be your friends computers

 

I. LAUNCHING WITH CONSOLE (Server And CLIENT)

  1. Launch Steam
  2. Right Click on DOTA2
  3. Hit Properties
  4. On GENERAL tab -> click SET LAUNCH OPTIONS
  5. Type in “-console” – don’t be an idiot don’t include the quotes
  6. Then Launc DOTA2
    jointeam good/bad

connect IP:PORT jointeam good/bad

dota_bot_populate

II. USING CONSOLE (Server)

  1. With your dota2 open type “\” – this will launch the console something like thistype-console-steam
    THIS IS THE CONSOLE – Clients should also launch console
  2. TYPE IN
    sv_cheats 1
    dota_bot_set_difficulty 4
    dota_start_ai_game 1
    dota_force_gamemode 1
    map dota.bsp
    jointeam good/bad
  3. This should start the server

III. USING CONSOLE (Client)

  1. Launch Console type in “/”
  2. TYPE IN (IP is the ip address of the Server PORT is the port the server is using)
    connect IP:PORT
    jointeam good/bad
  3. Then clients should be connected on the server

IV. ONCE clients are CONNECTED

Client are connected and all of have heroes of your choice but your number is less than 10 you can populate your team with bots

So the SERVER should type in
dota_bot_populate

BOOOM! ENJOY

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