Dota 2

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by SockHaser, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Piotrsama

    Piotrsama Senior member

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    My gameplay is perfect, no slowdowns, locks or anything.... just that CPU and GPU work at 100% and temps go very high.
    But, I don't play that long, 2 or 3 games and exit.
     
  2. Exploder87

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    Interesting. Does it happen when you Alt-tab? I had to switch to windowed borderless-mode because the game would crash 9 out of 10 times I tried to Alt-tab. Haven't had any issues since.
     
  3. Chiropteran

    Chiropteran Diamond Member

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    Actually did some research into the problem last night. Apparently the lock ups were caused by the CPU overheating, for some reason DOTA2 would run all 8 cores at 100% and I really couldn't say why. I noticed the CPU reaching 67C, which apparently is over spec for a FX-8120, and at some point beyond that was causing the OS to freeze. I manually under-clocked the CPU slightly and now it never goes above 45C, and hasn't locked up again yet. Of course it wasn't occurring often enough that I can be sure it is fixed, but if the CPU temperature and the lock ups are related then it should be fixed.

    The odd thing is when I alt-tab out the game uses less CPU and temperature starts to drop, something with the windowed full-screen mode causes it to peg the CPU at 100% usage on all cores while other modes don't seem to do the same.
     
  4. khel

    khel Senior member

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    Yes just put the beta code in and it'll be downloadable.
     
  5. CrackRabbit

    CrackRabbit Lifer

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    Had 2 of those last night that caused games that were going well to be lost.
    If anyone is interested in playing with a group of people that are low to moderate skill level and have a bit better maturity than that I invite you to become a member of a small gaming community that I'm a part of.
    www.couchathletics.com
    We play other stuff together as well, a bit of TF2, World of Tanks, Day Z, etc.
     
  6. Chiropteran

    Chiropteran Diamond Member

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    I only ever play DOTA2 but it could be nice to play with someone else instead of just pugging it all the time. My steam account is "drakantus"
     
  7. blackdogdeek

    blackdogdeek Lifer

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    Can someone send me an invite? My steam name is negativInfinity.

    Thanks!

    PS - how do I redeem or find the invite in my steam client?
     
  8. TheVrolok

    TheVrolok Lifer

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    I'll do it when I get home if no one has before then.
     
  9. blackdogdeek

    blackdogdeek Lifer

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    Thanks! How do I tell if someone has already sent me an invite? I'm quite clueless.
     
  10. CrackRabbit

    CrackRabbit Lifer

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    It should show up as an invite to you, look for the little green envelope icon in the top right of the screen.
    Click it and you should be taken to a page where you can redeem the gift.
     
  11. TheVrolok

    TheVrolok Lifer

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    Just got home. Apparently we need to be fwiends so I can send you the gift, accept my friend request or shoot me a PM with your email address and I'll send it over.
     
  12. pontifex

    pontifex Lifer

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    i got an invite but you can't play solo so you can figure out how to play the game? never played Dota before or any games like it so no idea what i'm supposed to do.
     
  13. KaOTiK

    KaOTiK Lifer

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    Create a lobby and edit the configuration with a PW and check the box to fill empty slots with bots. I play tons of practice games with bots to get the hang of things.
     
  14. blackdogdeek

    blackdogdeek Lifer

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    yhpm

    I also accepted yours and another member's friend requests.

    Thanks!
     
  15. Piotrsama

    Piotrsama Senior member

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    Thanks for the feedback, playing borderless window and underclocking the CPU (I set it to 70% of normal speed) did the trick.
    CPU tops around 55ºC and GPU still hot, but like 10ºC lower than before.

    And yes, game performance is as flawless as it was before.
     
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  16. TheVrolok

    TheVrolok Lifer

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    Sent
     
  17. Piotrsama

    Piotrsama Senior member

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    I'm kind of pissed with feeders. Last 2 games I had one on my team.
    22 and 18 deaths for them respectively.... needless to say, the other team got too strong and we lost.
    What are you guys doing in that situation?
     
  18. KaOTiK

    KaOTiK Lifer

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    I just ride it out. When it becomes obvious you are going to lose. Experiment.
     
  19. jimrawr

    jimrawr Senior member

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    As if you never feed? It happens to everyone, including the best players. No one can avoid feeding in this game, at some point it will be you dragging down the team. Its just the nature of this game
     
  20. CrackRabbit

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    This, also make sure that you report them if intentional.

    Again, if anyone wants a quick "getting started" tutorial add me as a friend on steam (CrackRabbbit or [CA] CrackRabbit) and send me a message.
     
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  21. blackdogdeek

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    Thanks! And thanks to whoever sent the other invite!
     
  22. guy666

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    Games usually take longer at low skill levels actually, if you know how to pubstomp or play in higher skill levels most games don't go to more than 40 minutes that often.

    https://dotabuff.com/players/121329951/matches

    As you can see if you can pubstomp, most games take around 30 mins to finish. I could have actually ended these games sooner, but I like fountain diving and a few were lengthened by trolls/ game crashing on me. These were all solo queue btw.

    Also you can try playing with friends who are good, that will probably shorten the match also.
     
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  23. BlahBlahYouToo

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    The game badly needs a surrender option to counter feeders.
     
  24. Olikan

    Olikan Golden Member

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    nah!
    unlike LOL, there is the hard carrys

    Faceless Void is the perfect example, he will carry late game, and kill enemy entire team ALONE, killing him will just delay him...it's just a matter of time

    Outworld Devourer is another example, once he reach lvl 25 he can one-shot an entire team with his ultimate

    but, noobs don't really know that, and would surrender without theyr FV/OD have a chance :)
     
  25. SockHaser

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    Then everyone would surrender the moment they got behind. I stopped playing LoL after a few games because of the stupid surrender function.

    I have won dozens of games where we were majorly behind and then turned it around and came back.