-How to install mods?

New method:
This is new method (post 6.87) guide to make mods work.
VPK creator download. Video created by: Shutnik.

Old method (not guaranteed to work):
Open your Steam folder and navigate to steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\game\dota. Download and extract intaller archive (alternative link) here (archive files into this location).

Paste your mods files into folder called “files” (it can be found here) – models, sounds, particles and other subfolders need to be inside this folder.

Run “Install Mods.exe” (location), wait a little bit until it is complete and press Enter (you might need to rerun this program after updates).

Do not use additional console commands (remove -addon dotamods if you have it from launch options).


-How to remove mods?

Delete the mods files and Verify Integrity of Game Cache.


-Will I get banned for using mods?

Item mods are allowed as per Valve Policy because only you see the items, it does not hurt the item economy in anyway. You do not get any advantage by using them. These are mods, not actual inventory items, only mods user can see them.
If you liked the mod and it’s already in Dota 2 store, we strongly recommend to purchase it. This is way easier and also it supports: the creator, the game, the company.


If you are the original creator of the mod and you are against it being shared, please contact us and we will remove it as soon as possible.
If you want to remove your mod from our databse, change it’s information/file/download_link contact us and we will work it out.
If you want us to feature your mod, contact us with the mod info and we will add it as soon as possible.

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  • Anonymous

    Please please upload Bastion Mega Kills Announcer.

    • Admin

      Sure, please check out in few days.

      • Anonymous

        TQ SO MUCH…REALLY appreciate it ^^

  • Jackhannah

    hi thanks allot for giving us the chance to see and play with the mods but why arent there any morphling sets?

    • Admin

      You see, we do not create mods ourselves, we just gather them from the internet.
      I’ll try to search for some sets of Morphling or at least items in few days.

  • Kouhou

    hello can u guys add some HUD mods . it will be great ! =)

    • Admin

      We’ll get onto it next week.

  • Desu

    can you find TB arcana mod ?

    • Admin

      M1sk4 is developing it, then it’s available, I’ll upload it.

  • bobschiffer

    EG hud pls 🙂

    • Admin

      Just uploaded.

      • bobschiffer

        thx man, u rock

  • Gilgamesh

    where can i find the install.exe thing?

  • chris jee

    Waiting for PA’s arcana ;D Thanks for mods

    • Admin

      PA Arcana is not fully moded yet, be patient!

  • -.-“

    PA arcana pls 🙂 btw thanks alot. I really enjoyed the mods

  • novotd00

    I’d like to have weather effect, iam non-compendium user so i can’t get them. Can you pls make mod on them? That will be nice.

    • kioftak .

      Yes ,please do that if it can be done.Weather effects look great and I can’t buy a compendium and I don’t have items to trade them for..

    • Admin

      I’ll search for it.

      • novotd00

        Thx, you doing great job.

      • gepeka

        nice 😀 but weather effect can you use in console by typing “map dota” then choose in dropdown menu :))

        • Admin

          I’ll try to make a full guide using your information.

        • novotd00

          By typing “map dota” it starts game without heroes only in that map, guess it is for developing. I think that you can make weather like override default one same way that it is done with those items.

          • gepeka

            hehe , with heroes if you type this too dude :)) “sv_cheats 1|sv_lan1|dota_start_ai_game 1|dota_bot_set_dificulty 0/1/2/3/4” 😉

  • gepeka

    waiting for phantom assasin arcana :)) @Diversionas:disqus

  • PLZ

    Can u guys upload the latest PA manifold paradox arcana? That will be nice. TQ

  • bobschiffer

    i-League season 2 HUD pls. Thx in advance

  • novotd00

    Guys, thx for your job, i really love rain weather, it’s the best one. And those Inv effects… awesome, you are way the bestmodding page here, thx.

  • bobschiffer

    waiting for i-League season 2 HUD

  • asda

    do the arcanas work in online gaming?

    • Admin

      Yes they do, but only you can see them.

      • JoJo

        Admin. why the lina arcana is not working , maybe because it has no Installer.exe unlike the Legion Arcana mod 🙁

  • rax

    1) Do I have to install mods every time I run Dota 2?
    2) are mods gonna slow down gaming speed and performance ? Are they gonna cause any bugs ?
    (Including sets etc as mods)

    • Admin

      1) No.
      2) They shouldn’t, but it might happen.

      • rax

        Ok thanks
        Dragonclaw hook if u can

        • Admin

          Next week.

          • rax


  • Renzo Castañeda

    Phantom arcane? :’c I’m waiting :c

  • Chumaidi Isah

    morphling set,can you add??

  • Lizter Angelo

    umm.. How do i install courrier?
    it has no help.txt in jin fox

  • Martin566

    Will you do Manta set on anti mage , pls admin?

  • jules

    what is the configuration settings?

  • jules

    why its error???? i open the installer @Diversionas:disqus

    • jules


  • Chino

    New lycan form is invi when you use it..

  • HI

    Admin plz add loading screens ty <3

  • Martin566

    Do a manta style set on anti mage , pls

  • joko maruf

    please sir make Hellfire Hud or I-league 2 hud,thank you

  • Daniel

    how can I get the heroes sounds script???? Someone can help me?

  • VikT0r

    can u make mods for Tidehunter plsssss :3

    • Admin

      It seems no one has made any yet.

  • m.

    any way to use these mods on dota 2 for mac?

    • Admin

      As for my knowledge, no.

      • m.

        was hoping you wouldn’t say that. fuck . okay. thanks anyway

  • Alexandru

    I can’t reach those directories where i should put the files

  • Alexandru

    And I also cant use the instaler, it shows a quick window and then closes

  • Cao Bá ?ông

    i run install.exe –> Error

    • Kirk

      close dota 2 before installing

  • diazz

    I can’t install HUDs because there’s no flash3 folder in resource.

    • Admin

      Create one and use it.

      • giorgi kenchoshvili

        i create folder and still error :/

        • Admin

          What’s wrong, what does it say?

  • Jhay

    can you help me fix this.. when i put -override_vpk at the launch option of dota. thats what happend.

    • Admin

      You must have installed some things that broke the game. Try to delete dota2 folder and then use check chache option in Steam options to redownload corrupted files.

  • Nevermore

    Plz fix link HD map b.r.o

    • Admin


  • Joseph Lorico

    Na’Vi HUD pls 🙂

  • after i use -override_vpk and i play dota 2 after loading screen i back to Dekstop


    • Admin

      Delete Dota 2 folder and redownload it with Steam.

      • Tryas Haptism

        how many GB dota 2 folder if i redownload?

  • Tibo Marasigan

    Juggernaut kantusa crashing in game

  • DJendra Oi Oi TerMarjinalkan

    How to fix it sir.,,?
    Need help 🙁

    • Admin

      It is probably due to some graphical settings, such as anti-aliasing, not really sure.

      • DJendra Oi Oi TerMarjinalkan

        not solved 🙁 , graphical settings is high,
        i want try any set for PA but still error T_T

        • Admin

          Delete Dota 2 folder and redownload it with Steam, then install mods. I do not know what else to suggest.

  • Myles

    When i install the mods i dont work do i need to do more i read that if you click
    the (Install.exe) it will do all you need to do but why is mine dont work i click
    it then this happen

    Is this the right thing to happen

    • Admin

      There is “How to install sets” right above the comment section.

      • Myles

        Yeah i know but it dont work i dont know how to redo the mod installation after certain Dota 2 updates.

        • Admin

          If the mod does not work anymore, repeat the installation process.

          • Myles

            i am now repeating the installation hope this works

            Thanks for your Fast Feed back

  • lyrill

    who in the world is dotatwomods?

  • Kratos

    I can’t seem to get rid of the Arcana. Any suggestions?

  • ilza

    I’ve downloaded all the items bloodseeker, but the only one that can be used, why

  • Sandman

    i cant download cuz it stops on the “sending a file”. Help me please

  • Jams

    animations included. like kinetic gems ??

  • Rai

    With dota 2 not allowing -override_vpk in matchmaking games, is there still a way to use these mods?

    • Admin

      Updated the information.

      • Faiz Amin


      • Rai

        Thank you!

  • Hitagi Kamiya

    mod doesn’t work at all when it’s a uploading type. I did everything specified here 🙁 setup type works though

  • Xuan Xuan

    Please Fix ,
    arcana PA n bladekeeper Jugger not work ~ on update 3 Feb
    Please make it like other installer > for injecting file sound/ vo too , seems like original

    • Unexus Man

      its not working for me now , after update. any suggestion?

      • Xuan Xuan

        Lol , use Injector ~ ~ UPDATED ~
        download any File > then put into Folder “files” on that injector > run install.exe

        • Unexus Man

          have new injector? because i got failed to load scripts/npc/portraits.txt!

  • Jonggerz

    something wrong happen, after i run the mods, now i can’t see my freakin cursor, it becomes invisible

  • Joe knk

    what to do?

    • Admin

      Use CCleaner to clean your registry and try agian.

      • Xuan Xuan

        then , where is injector for “sound_vo_english_dir” ?

        for inject sound Arcana PA , Arcana Legion comander , n many more

        • Unexus Man

          failed to load scripts/npc/portraits.txt! admin help me


    please anyone help me!

    • Admin

      Delete folder files/scripts/npc. Check cache and use injector once again.

      • Jonggerz

        this happened to me too.. and i already deleted the “npc” folder but when i launch the game, it looks like the script was missing like Carlo Tanchiatco posted before..

        • Admin

          Check FAQ for a new method.

      • Jonggerz

        answer please

  • Klezzon

    I tried with this but it’s not working…

    1) -enable_addons in option at start
    2) Put the audio mod in this folder.
    C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommondota 2 betadotasoundweaponsheroearth_spirit

    Am i doing somenthing wrong ?

    • Admin

      This command supports audio scripts not mods.

      • Klezzon

        Now they works again ! XD

  • Unexus Man

    I got problem , If I go to loadout and click hero if its working , but dota 2 will closed. Also in game.

  • Adrian Lim Ying Chien

    You sir. Are fcking wonderful. I LOVE YOUR WORK!

  • Carlo Tanchiatco

    whats this sir please help

    • Admin

      You need to Verify Integrity of Game Cache (see above).

      • Carlo Tanchiatco

        i already did that sir and my dota will be back to normal then when i use the injector again it shows that kind of text again

        • Jonggerz

          same thing happened to me as well..
          every time i run the “install.exe” and run the game, something went wrong.. either like what happen to you or it’s just crashed instantly and there’s this pop up says “portrait.txt” is error or something like that

          • Carlo Tanchiatco


  • Aung Myint Myatt

    Admin,What do you mean by this???

    “1) NEW! You can use Override VPK. Download this file. Upload client.dll into steam/steamapps/common/dota 2 beta/dota/bin. Use old command -override_vpk.If you are using this method, mods should be uploaded to steam/steamapps/common/dota 2 beta/dota like they used to.”

    Is that Different from Normal modding??

    • Admin

      The last sentence refers to where the mods should be uploaded, if you are using this method, nothing more.

  • Rizqi Khalid

    my friend use -override_vpk too -_-

  • Bryan Corona

    applied shutniks mode twice. both the times cursor was missing

  • Jiro Cajigas

    @Diversionas:disqus Does this still works? I heard that the new patch has removed the add_ons

  • ahmed

    please update the sounds files method, changelog says they enabled -enable_addons for sounds

    • Admin


  • oper8889 .

    I accidentally installed the techies mod incorrectly and my sounds for the heroes when you select them in the loadout are gone. what do i do :o?

    • oper8889 .

      oh wt when i disable override it works fine now nvm…but thx for the mod cant wait for the CM arcana

  • Sandria A. S.

    dota 2 just updated client.dll today, when i replace the above client.dll, the game crashed at loading screen, any updates about this? thanks

    • Admin

      FAQ updated once agian.

      • lyrill

        but it doens’t answer this question ok

  • Yamasa Asamay

    HEY I NEED YOUR HELP; Carlo Tanchiatco got the same problem and Jonggerz 2 and reinstalling dota or steam wont help

    • Carlo Tanchiatco

      bro try to do the new method 🙂

  • Yamasa Asamay

    this might help when i Verify Integrity of Game Cache steam downloads 1 missing data ; sry for my very bad english :,(

  • Yamasa Asamay

    well if it helps when i Verify Integrity of Game Cache thing stream downloads 1 missing data ; sry for my very bad english

  • Bloda

    Hello, I need help, tried first time downloading sf arcana everything is fine but voice is normal and i cant hear other sounds like razes/tower destruction/checking hero in loadout ..?

  • epic

    Will they see the Mods/Sets?

  • Joylicious

    im sorry but i have an engine error, everytime i entered into dota it crashes and it says ‘could not load library client’, what should i do?

  • Theodore

    I’m trying to use method 1 with the dota 2 no hats mod. Everything works fine and I can get in game but when I do, there are tons of graphical errors for every model that gets replaced.

    Basically, if someone has a hat on, the hat gets replaced with the default hero model, but everything also gets stretched and distorted. Can anyone help?

  • lyrill

    sorry for posting here too just for visibility sake

    rainmaker crashes, from m1sk4, also posted here

  • Dutchie™

    Tried both the injector method and the override method but now I cant seem to make mods work anymore. None of them works right now. I tried several times and did it properly. Any suggestions or probable checks would help. TY

  • Andrew Skc

    where to put the arcana file ? particle ?

  • Angelo

    Is there a method for mac?

  • kz291

    i need help bro @@

    • Admin

      Install NET Framework 3.5.

      • kz291

        i though win8.1 already have it

        • ACE_hunter

          You have to enable it !! Look for tuts online

      • kz291

        btw, can u make Surgical Precision set and its custom icon? should lets us copy it to dota2 folder, so if the set doesnt work, i still can copy its icon 😀 ty

    • Jc Nemis Bobadilla

      dont run dota2 and try again zzzzz

  • Kit Ramos Lopez

    Hi I also have the same problem… Please help. I tried installing the latest 4.5 .net framework and its still the same. what to do? thanks!

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  • Kit Ramos Lopez

    i also tried it in 3.5 framework and 4.5 still the same error

    • Jc Nemis Bobadilla

      dont run dota2 and try again zzzzz


    • kothinti ayeshreddy

      dont copy the files in dota 2 changer to dota2 beta/dota just copy the entire folder to dota2beta/ dota

  • Rian

    hello admin, everything was good, PA, lina, tb, LC arcanas but techies and sf arcana are missing, techies are missing particles, while SF doest have head. Lol , how to fix that? SF without head looks really ugly. Btw thanks for the modes.

  • asda

    I dont know what I’m doing wrong first i installed dota2changer in the right folder and downloaded the injector and i also verified my game cache then i launched the updater pressed yes and chose the mods that i like, i then compiled the files of mods into a single folder in the steam/steamapps/common/dota2beta/dota/files then i run the injector and launced my game without the -override_vpk since the injector is already ran yet it still errored and crashes whenever i play online and even just previewing them dota2 still crashes ….pls help me admin thanks! 🙂

    • Admin

      It’s like you did the things you wanted and combined them, there is no way it will work this way. If you can not follow simple written instructions, I can not help you (this goes for the most unanswered comments here).

  • Ivan

    pa arcana kills my frame rate heavily. Anyone facing the same issue or is it just me?

  • Cody

    I installed dota 2 changer, and it worked perfectly for the first couple of days, now whenever i try to launch the patch client and update, the program won’t run at all. why is this? is there a fix? i’ve uninstalled and re installed and nothing.

  • Akshunna Rup Shrestha

    Same here, after the recent game update of Dota 2, the Dota2Changer has stopped working. Re-installing it has no effect, could someone fix this please.

  • ??

    I have tried dota2 changer just now , and it worked perfectly,Suddenly i wan to lanch the dota2 changer for more mods but the program won”t run now.Fix this pls

  • Bryan

    Yes after the most recent update im having trouble. Updated says its completed but it doesnt do anything when i open the dota2changer program

    • Admin

      Dota2Changer is moving servers, it will not work for a day or two. After that, everything will be like it used to.

  • Arda Co?kun

    Hey I have problem.Im trying open the changer but this problem appears.How can I fix it?

  • ??

    I cant launch dota2 after installing the mods. dota2 automatically closed in the loading screen

  • ??

    Can”t launch dota2 after installing the mods , and after i verify the files, i can launch dota2 but the mods were all gone, and then i try to install the mods again and launch dota2 , and then the problem appear

    • Admin

      Delete folder mentioned in the error.

  • Kratos Uchiha

    Can you tell me how to use 2 practicls on the same hero ? plz help me and i am not the only one who want to know plz tell me

  • Kratos Uchiha

    Can you tell me how to use 2 practicls on the same hero ? plz help me and i am not the only one who want to know plz tell me??

  • taz aizat

    how to check mod is working? i already patch and open dota 2

  • Iqbal Prabowo

    how to solve this?

  • Iqbal Prabowo

    sir help mee ? :(( what happen with mine

    • Admin

      Move minimap to the other side.

      • Iqbal Prabowo

        cannot 🙁

  • tito

    You know, I just try to install the mod, but when I install the .exe that’s always error
    please help me… 🙁

  • germon montebon

    pls help about these errors

    • Admin

      Make sure files are in the right folder.

  • Iqbal Prabowo

    sir how to solve this ? when entered into the game a few seconds later the game out and appear this. it happen when iam using -override_vpk

  • Wei_Pheng

    Can we still use mod (hero model / particles) in dota 2 ? becoz it keep crashing after the hero that i modded in loadout and the match Reply me ASAP tq ^^~~

    • L?nh V?n Nguy?n

      same problem ,pls help me admin.

  • Darkxei Outcast

    please help me here.. ?? what will i do ??

    • Admin

      Files are in the wrong folder.

  • zemi

    HI…all worked perfect on start but but after some time all models become pink-black like file is missing also if i use anything with script it cant start game (failed to load scripts/npc/portraits.txt ) how do i fix it?

    • Admin

      Just delete these script folders and do not use -enable_addons.

      • L?nh V?n Nguy?n

        yeah:D i found it yesterday/.ty:D

  • Bean Rivaldo

    need help

    • Admin

      Wrong files placement.

      • ASD

        Please explain what does that mean I have the same error.

    • Sokratis

      i have the same problem 🙁

  • Admin


  • Khaled Bm

    hi after i tried the dota2changer evrythink worked fine until i picked winter , it seems that the heroe doesn’t exist yet with override vpk , i cant launch the game when i pick it and when some one else pick it i see ‘version’ instead of his name can u help me ty ..

    • FachDion

      I think the activelist of the heroes disable WW

      • xeno

        What is activelist ? i have same problem here u have solution ?

    • xeno

      Same Problem here Any Solution ?

  • Leonardo

    Placed the files as you told me. But when I launch it (ofc having override_vpk) and click install mod and after opening dota it shows me just the icon modificated, not the model of the hero …

  • Ricardo Espinoza Cruz

    para que quiero jugar en party?

  • Mark Esquire

    I really need help i cant see any mod in my game

    can anyone help me

  • hadi salehi

    why when i install mods i can’t use them in game ? it doesn’t show

  • pwenguin

    the mod changer is becoming weird, i press the updater after the update downloaded finish, then i click patch client and run the game however it says does not allow -override_vpk what to do and what now?

  • tito

    why when I install the mod, its always dsn’t as well. event when I verify, the mod wont to unistall
    please help me…! for example: the sword is missing…

  • tito

    just like this…! (for admin plese help me)

    • Admin

      You are not using all the required files.

      • tito

        Im sure that i was using all of the file as well, even i was download dota 2 three times because this problem… plz help me to find the solve

      • Guest

        look i was using all of the files as well

      • tito

        look I was using all of the files as well

        • Admin

          Wrong file path, should be steam/SteamApps/common/dota 2 beta/dota/models/heroes/abaddon.

          • tito

            I just made new folder for every heroes is that false…?

          • Admin

            Example. Hero Abbadon. Folder path – steam/SteamApps/common/dota 2 beta/dota/models/heroes/abaddon. Files from archive you downloaded (such as models, particles) should be inside it.

          • tito

            I had to try it,but that’s still doesn’t work, the sword still missing… even after I verify the files, the sword still missing… I need you help…!

          • John Rambo

            Sword only appears if enemies are close to him, do you even know dota??

          • tito

            I was put all of the files but the sword still missing… 🙁

    • Asdad

      People are so stupid -_- Sword only appears when the enemies are close.

  • Marcelo Costa

    Dragon knight immortal bugged pliz fix it

  • Admin pls

    Admin how to uninstall all my sets pls tell me

  • Bertoo

    Sir please help me. My lina’s model/body is missing (on the 1st pic) the files are arcana hair everlasting arms and neck then fire lotus belt. It should be like the 2nd pic

  • Rex Matthew Delumen

    Admin pls help, I use the injector to add mods. It used to work but now when i start a match or look at my loadout, my Dota 2 crashes. Pls help ty.

    • Admin

      Patch client (read above).

  • Janyan

    It only shows the icons for me. help pls admin

  • Chokoeda

    I used the patcher and every time I tried launching into dota 2 I got this message, what to do?

  • INtruder

    how do i remove the effects of the dota2changer ? i cant seem to find the exact file this program injected
    any help admins ?

    • pwenguin

      im not an admin but under if im not wrong under roll back there is different heroes and options, to clear all there is a button to delete all the mods

  • tito

    when I use shadow fiend, a few seconds later the game out and appear this, what wrong with this and what should I do…? please help…!

  • tito

    how to fix this, the SF effect wont change after I install the “dota2 canger” help me to find the solve…

    • BUll

      How did you get the game to launch? When I install the changer, the game just crashes to desktop with a library error.

      • Guest

        I just download Dota2 changer, and launch it, I have any trouble to do that…

      • tito

        I just launch dota2 canger, thats all… and I have no any trouble to do that,,,

    • Asdad

      People are so stupid. -_- View integrity of game cache cunt.

  • BUll

    When I run dota 2 changer the game just crashes. I tried others methods but none of them work. Ultimately I get “Dota 2 could not load library client” and ctd.

    • Admin

      It is a problem of your software. Install another game, launch it, delete it. Restart Steam, launch Dota 2.

      • BUll

        Whenever I launch the game it auto-updates itself, and then fails to launch.

  • Cialon

    hey could i combine items like Dc hook and other sets of pudge??

    • Admin

      Apply the set first, then items (such as DC).

      • Cialon


  • Cialon

    hey admin i heard new things like dota changer the dota2slasher you might want to check it out

  • tito

    when I use “shadow fiend” Mod, this warn always appear after I use Shadow fiend in few second, what wrong with it…?

    • Mjollnir Maul

      Pinoy ka Globe,Pldt,Smart kung globe ka dahil yun sa globe

      • tito

        english please…!

  • Vasse Angeleski

    Ok so i have everything as it should be , i patched dota 2 (it said that patch applied) i lauched install thing to install all mods from Files folder , have enableaddons in properties on dota2, but since this morning there was some shit upd on dota and after it i did Install thing again as always(it said success in the end after all mods applied) , logged dota , went ranked match , and when i choose PA (i installed arcana mod weeks ago) game crashed , and every time i pick hero with mod on them game crashes, any help from admin?

    -NOTE i didnt change anything in dota 2 folder from yesterday and yesterday i palyed rainbow windranger and more heroes with mdos , but today , dota crashes with every mod

    • Admin

      Do not use -enable_addons if you are using patchers, use VPK Overriding only.

  • Mochamad Saddam Djayadiwangsa

    umm i already downloaded dota 2 changer eng, patch the client and install some mods also -override_vpk but then when i start dota it turns out *library client is missing* so any help?

  • Emir

    Pls man help me what is that problem how i fix that ?

    • GaNNeR

      Is bug, Restart Steam or PC!

      • Emir

        Its not work.

  • GaNNeR


  • tito

    dear admin
    please help me…! A day ago, I had install Shadow Fiend mod, then when I use SF in the game,suddenly This warn Appear, please help me to find the solve…, I waiting for you answer (admin)

  • Aditya Dwi Ramdhani

    i have the problem with the heroes voice, anyone know how to fix it? @_@

  • Shiro

    “Could not load library client” how to fix this sir? I’ve had this problem for a long time now

  • MrYu

    I have a problem with my “header” what should I do?

  • Baquero hipster

    Hey mod, can you help me? I have some mods instaled, no problem in that, but, the particles are not showing, tried to verify cache, but that is not work. What do you think it could be?

  • hyakuya yuuichiro

    How can i remove mods? i’ve tried verifying integrity, not working. I tried removing -enable_addons still not removed. i tried deleting the file i uploaded (I use injector) still not working. I tried deleting the files then running the injector but idk why mods wont be removed. I am annoyed by how the hook mod doesnt work

  • Brian Danes

    When I choose the hero I modded And when im in loading I suddenly dc out of the game and I can’t recon any help admins??

    • Kyle Anton Aligno

      dont load the hero in loadout, it DC in loadout

  • icesnowy

    Hi, I had downloaded the Destroyeer dota 2 patcher but after i patched it and launched dota 2, it appears “Could not load library client”, I had tried to install another game,launch it and delete it but still the same.
    Please Help! Thanks

    • Admin

      Try Dota2Changer, it might work instead of the patcher.

      • icesnowy

        It’s still the same

  • Geralt Rivia

    Hey, be careful… if you change some .exe or .dll file you can get VACbanned instantly.

  • Wolf

    yea no matter what I do, override vpk or enable addons, download, move things to the correct area, nothing seems to work. They don’t show up ingame :-

  • Dj

    The mods download links doesnt seem to work for me. I mean the links are blank. Anyone else facing the same problem?

    • Admin

      Just tested and it works.

  • welf

    can update Announcer??

  • Oktan Clt

    Help I cant use dota 2 changer

  • Danny Ibale

    HELP PLZ IT SAYS ClothSystem(heroes/invoker/invoker.mdl):bone f_hair_-(R:0, C:0) is undefined in
    ls/heroes/invoker.cloth everytime i pick invoker please help me fast please i cant play

  • NervousFiend

    I get an Error when I press patch on DotA 2 Changer: Could not find file:’E:SteamSteamAppsCommonDotA 2 betabinclient.dll

    Please help me, Thanks for your awesome website.

  • NervousFiend

    Perceptions of the Eternal Mind Link isn’t working please fix it, Thanks!

    • Admin


  • Manga

    when i download destroyer dota 2 patcher and dota2changer they arent .exe files anyway to fix it?

  • NervousFiend

    deadmau5 music pack cuts in the middle inside of game, If you would be kind enough to try and fix it ^^, Thanks for your awesome website!

    • Admin

      Check comments under “Heroes Within Music Pack” mod.

  • Phoebin Michael Tan Paculares

    How to Instal mod?

  • F You

    -override_vpk makes my game unplayable, even lobby/ai game, after loading screen it just go out to main menu, does this mods and all still work afterall? Or is it something that I didn’t do it right?

  • Fatt

    Crystal Maiden Arcana ultimate with sound bug
    Windranger’s rainbowmaker doesn’t come with 2nd skill effect
    Enigma immortal Geodesic Eidolon not working

    Please fix it thanks! Really enjoy your mods 😀

  • Von Andrine Francisco

    After downloading new immo mod’s. What should I do? I tried to copy and paste it to dota 2 folder, but nothing happen.

  • Von Andrine Francisco

    After using Dota2Slasher some bots don’t buy items. They have more than 5k gold but still their items are boots and magic stick/wand. How to fix diz?

  • IMorrtal destroyer

    hey why isnt dota 2 changer updated with the new immortals en stuff?

    • Admin

      You can download them from here.

      • IMorrtal destroyer

        where do i put them if i download it from here?



  • Birdman

    Can u go into matchmaking with this?

  • Jay Chapman

    Ok so i want to use the antimage golden bashers but its not on the client where do i put the mod? 😛

  • tyler

    Hey please help, i try to patch and it comes up with the wrong file path? (dota 2 – bin – client dll) when its in dota 2 – dota – bin – client.dll

    • Anh S?n

      me 2, wtf ?

  • Amey Gharde

    guys how to use announcer. please help im new to this site !!

  • AdmirableKubca

    Guys, After Dota2 reborn patch mods will work still or not? 🙁

    • Admin

      Old mods will not (except for sounds, huds and other enable addons mods). We will try to update the old ones for reborn after it is realeased.

      • sh0ck_wave

        Is there anything different that needs to be done for sound mods. Rick and morty announcer working on my Source 1 but not in reborn

        • Admin

          Announcers which have sounds files will work, but the script ones will not.

  • Om Fu’

    These all announcer and set items all work in my pc.
    Maybe u place it (mods) in wrong place.
    Or try to learn SCRIPTing a little, its helpful.

  • Inung Dian Nurcahyo

    so inside of dotamods folder, we will have particle,sounds,models,resource,script, etc folder that we need for the mods on it like previous mod on source 1?

    • Admin

      Yes, but do not forget that only updated mods work.

  • Abyss Doe

    admin, works. but only for HUD, Cursor. Heroes set are not working. May i know why? I followed exactly what’ve been told.

  • Kent Rayland De Asis

    i cant use the demon eater arcana. pls fix it. thanks!

  • ???????? ???????

    hi admin.i have one question.i download some mods from your site.i change the “launch option” i create “dotamods” folder i put in that folder all my download models, sounds, particles etc bad dont work nothing.i doing something wrong? or for now dont work nothing? i see you answer “Old mods will not (except for sounds, huds and other enable addons mods). We will try to update the old ones for reborn after it is realeased.” so will wait to tell us where can download the old mods were informed?

    • Admin

      Updated mods have new post date (it is below the mod name). Quote from my older comment: “If you are unsure if the mod is updated for reborn, check it’s date. If it is posted 2015-09-15 or later, mod will work.”

  • King

    Hello , I have created “dotamods” folder and pasted all the new dota 2 reborn mods , but still its not working , already add -addon dotamods on my launch options.

    • Admin

      Check updated instructions about installing mods.

  • Inung Dian Nurcahyo

    yes, after the update today, the mod isnt working, yesterday i still have arcana CM, but now her mod is gone, whats happening?

  • Lucca Merzian

    hello so today I tried the new recent mods like golden basher blades,pa arcana,and muh keen gun and i also did try your way to install mods but the problem is that whenever I initialize dota it crashes and I dont know why,so i would feel appreciated if anyone could help me thank you.

    • Rodger Marion

      After the merge with Reborn, normal mods like these only work for source 1 and override_vpk is no longer usable. We’ll have to wait for the admin to work out a way to install these to the latest version. That’s all I can tell 🙂

  • Eissej Jean Navarro

    i have a problem on opening the installer it exits as soon as i open it

    • PublicAgent

      the path is steamappscommondota 2 betaGAMEdotafiles

      not steamappscommondota 2 betadotafiles

  • kenem

    does it works on dota 2 reborn?

  • King

    i have an error when running “install mods.exe “. what to do?

  • SonOf Fish

    does cursor pack works ??

  • barry

    my dota is able to run like normal but the mods aren’t showing up. i have no idea what to type for the set launch option. the mods i installed was successful since it says success with green highlight. Anyone kind enough to tell me what did i do wrong?

    • PublicAgent

      are you using -enableaddons or -override_vpk in properties?

      • barry

        not at all

  • gfdgfdgdfgdfg

    fuck secret noob team

  • Never

    can you try to fix manifold paradox for reborn pls if you have time

  • William E

    since today i cant use new method (using installer archive)
    it keep saying error, please help…

    • Never

      did you look at the instructions posted above?

    • Admin

      Run the installer again. Quote from above: “you might need to rerun this program after updates”.

      • William E

        problem solved after im cleaning my registry using ccleaner, TY

  • sansan

    hei sir iam done rerun progam after update but still cant work , how ?

  • sansan

    when iam run installer its called succses but i cant see any mods in my dota . pls help me

  • King

    Shock of the Anvil for reborn please. very much appreciated. thanks.

  • W Smokey

    Great job for keeping the mods up to date, as i download few of them i learned how to replace files my self 😛 just the particle effects are quite hard ^^ well thanks again! oh and if someone is having problem with installing the mods this is because after you download them you have to copy all files FROM “dotamods” folder not the folder it self and place it in “files” so should look something like: “C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommondota 2 betagamedotafilesmodelsheroes .. GL HF

    • spineripper23

      Hey, just wanted to ask. Have you been able to add particle effects to items? I’ve been trying a lot, but I can’t get it.

      • W Smokey

        yes me nether sorry cant help you with that ^^ it’s hard in source 2 , especially if the hero doesn’t have attached particle by default on the item, like Pudge hook / offhand or Lina head etc,

  • Never

    hey admin, are you planning to remake Heroes Within Music pack for reborn?

  • Ph?m Minh Huy

    Sir I can’t run the file: Install Mods. How could i use this?

  • Dex Frost

    Nothing is changing for me i followed the instruction and put everything in the instructed folder but i don’t know if i should add any lunch options or not

  • zeus

    how to egt dota2 mods installer which is compatible with windows 7 . plz tell

  • denny lim

    Can I run 2 mods in a same time?

  • Rub Loremia

    tried everything but it doesn’t work :/

  • Thor04

    How can I make this work ? I tried everything. There has to be way to pull it off.

  • william alexander alexander

    anyway to install this mod for mac ? please help

  • william alexander alexander

    please create an installer for mac

  • Krishne Ganesh Vijayakumar

    It works…. but ass i add more mods , like for 4 heroes… the mod installer in the cmd says Error: Not enough storage to process this command . Any ideas how to fix ?

  • Christian

    Hi Admin ! . My game automatically is closing after installing the mods.. Any solutions ?

  • tigrao do pooh

    Are you sure that is safe agains VAC? isnt making changes on VPK? what is the injector doing? also, if possible would like to know the answer for Krishne Ganesh as i would like to try almost them all, lol

  • Mark Andrei Ponce Granada

    When do you upload new MODS? Much appreciated if you will answer, Admin. Thanks!

    • Admin

      Usually on fridays CET.

  • Hudiya Ichwana

    thanks very much

  • Okazaki Nagisa

    Where can i download the Install Mod.exe

    • Admin

      This page, first paragraph.

      • Ariel Yosupov

        Admin! can you please upload an immortal/arcana / set for bounty hunter? thanks.

  • Le Hoang Minh

    there is no folder named files in the dota folder

    • Admin

      Create it.

  • ted

    Admin cna we haev Glod0S announsre mod pl0x??

    • ted

      Admni why u no repli 2 me?

  • Francisco

    Admin the link of installer doesn’t work.

  • Ace

    please fix the installer link

    • Admin


  • Ace


  • People

    Admin, pls help. I do everything you said and the when i start up my dota it takes me into the main menu and then suddenly the game crashes. What to do??

  • Someone

    admin, why my installer mod.exe always automatically deleted after i extracted it ? help pls !.

  • Chakrit Unsan

    can use dota reborn ?

    • PublicAgent

      yes you can

  • Warzyw

    When i start the installer, the console appear with “ERROR ???????????” and it crashes instantly.How do i fix this?

  • Warzyw

    the console says:”????????? “terminator” ????? “:???/?:” ????? 27714″ What does it mean?

  • sammy

    it says success but doesnt work

  • Hoki

    It seems the majority of mods needs to be re-done,most don’t work at all.


    please i need the mod alchemist eternal fixed!!! please!

  • Aldriane M. Viuya

    hmm. guys I need Help, I just followed all the steps that are given. But still the mods did not work.

  • Irvan Alexander

    Hey, I installed the arcana mods for LC and PA just recently, but when i demoed them, there are no running animations for them, they move statically, without moving their body part.
    Is this how the mods are? Or did i do something wrong?

    • Admin

      Do not use demo mode, it works in game.

      • risa401

        Still doesn’t work.

  • Asero Bang

    is this working up until now?? The mods are not showing in the game

  • Bigui Boiz

    Arcana PA is bug, it’s like matrix moves sometimes, fix ?

  • Check Gaming

    The heroes rework working in reborn ?

  • Gusta Luhur Abdillah

    That’s work, but my cursor is invisible. How to fix it?

  • yetpetz

    the heroes it work for me but couriers and ward don’t work

  • segundo

    por favor se lo pido arreglen de la phantom assesin no tengo dinero para compralo es mi heroe favorito tiene varias falla

  • Alfi

    This is already true ? but when I opened the “Install Mods.exe ” only briefly and then closed again

    • Gusta Luhur Abdillah

      game – dota – files (not on dota 2 mods installer)

      • Alfi

        if successful whether it will appear in addition to the set that we have now? if so, then I still do not work

    • Steven Y

      Put the files like this

  • Jeanmartin Camay Terambulo

    error pak01_001 when dota2 update

  • Rafael Scoz

    Anyone have this problem?

  • Maly_007

    If You wanna use my mods, please leave orginal download link

  • Twiks

    ??? ???? ? ???? ?????????? ?????????? ???? ? ???????? ? ????????? , ? ?? ?? ??????????? . ??????? ???????

  • Romeo Alonzo

    It doesnt work wtf.. I followed exactly what it says

    • Derman Canitez

      only the sets updated for reborn will work the files with .vmdl

  • Muhammad Robith al Akrom

    some on can help me ? i cant apllied mod

  • Derman Canitez

    Dude u arent updating shit

  • webko

    how to install “Heroes withing” music pack? i tried many times 🙁 plz help

  • Cosmic Gate

    how to install annoucer pach, pls help me :((

  • Peace

    gif mac version ? ? ?_? ??

  • OwlHoot

    I really do not understand what i’m doing wrong, as I run the installmods.exe with every mod file in the files folder, but it still opens for like half a second and then closes, and there are no changes. can someone help me? or is there a video tutorial on how to install the mods?

  • edvi

    Can i make a tutorial video for this cause i know how to install the mods..

    • Admin

      We would really appreciate that.

  • Bryan José

    Someone help me i installed that sound mod of matt and I when I click on Install mod it, and i open the game it still that shitty sound, also when i open instal mod the letters are just ”?”

  • ????? ???????????


  • Muhammad iqbal

    How to install rain weather sir? please tutorial…… I am download the rain weather but detected by antivirus

  • Noobmei

    vpk corrupt? why

  • Andy Puzzling

    For dessert terrain this error:
    VPK directory for’D:….commondota 2

    • Andy Puzzling

      What does it mean?

  • Arshia Farzamfar

    Not sure, but I feel this is only my problem. Whenever I install any mod, it works, but after I exit the game, steam automatically starts verifying the integrity of game cache and deletes all the mods. Can you tell me what the problem is?
    This has been going for around 2 months now, and prior to this, everything was perfect.

  • BKB

    nothing happen when i open the installer help!!!

    • Admin

      Run it as administrator.

  • Tawsif Iqubaru

    I did. Opened the game. Its default music 😐 i wanted to install dota 2 dire shred music but its not working


    Can you post a link to files that don’t give you viruses?

  • roy0807

    there is an error…something like CPackedStore::BuildHashTables() whenever i open dote 2 in my desktop….i have installed immortal guardians terrain…how can i fix this?? pls help…

    • Kpop Fan

      Yeah me too, please help me
      CPackedStore::BuildHashTables() VPK Corrupt

  • Kawazoe Haruo

    sir, please help
    i have installed terrain mods, all of them but it only work on offline mode
    whenever i try online mode the mod did not work
    please help sir, Thanks!!

  • Fiz Det

    followed but still didnt work , i try to mod dragonclaw hook but nothing happened , pls make a tutorial how to mod pls admin , step by step

  • Arshia Farzamfar

    Not sure, but I feel this is only my problem. Whenever I install any mod, it works, but after I exit the game, steam automatically starts verifying the integrity of game cache and deletes all the mods. Can you tell me what the problem is?

    This has been going for around 2 months now, and prior to this, everything was perfect.

  • New Raspberry

    Why my items are missing during offline mode?

  • Andhika Astawa

    For those who are confused in installing the mod:
    After having the “file” folder and all the mods inside it put it to steam/steamapps/common/dota 2 beta/game/dota.
    Then put the installer steam/steamapps/common/dota 2 beta/game/dota
    Remember to put all of the installer files (exe and .ini) outside of folder.
    Then run the installer. This should work

    • ted


  • tey

    how do i get those item in older period ?

  • MITH

    how can i mod in my macbook? intsall mods.exe doesn’t works

    • Admin

      There is no mod support for MAC right now.

      • zuhal muhammad

        can you make it for mac? i really needed

  • Rëñ Kâzëhãÿå Ïts?kä

    This mod works just fine.. especially PA’s Arcana :3

  • Kpop Fan

    Someone help me with this problem

  • Rod Eugenio Gacutan

    this Installer cant execute always ERROR please help me with this….
    and i also tried run as admin but still error
    i also did the extract location c:steam/steamapps/common/dota2beta/game/dota

  • Jia Fei Woon

    …..Admin i cant even open the Install Mods(application) and there’s nothing in the
    ‘files’ but i find sound, maps, itembuilds and others in (dota )folder

  • Liquid Aurum

    will these mods replace the default skins? so if I own desert terrain and want immortal gardens. do i just select the default map and it will apply immortal gardens? and I can switch between the two freely?

  • Jurina

    I run the mods at recently updates and give me this error. When I verify the file and run dota2 without the mods, it can open. Once run the mods and same error again… Any solution?

    • Admin

      Check the new method (video above).

      • NMonsterize

        is it not working anymore?

  • Hafiz Daniels

    Hi, I did as the new video says.
    But I can’t get the mods to work. I can get the ability icons, but I just can’t get the item sets to be visible. ( e.g Zeus’s Thunderbolt, icon is seen, but zeus is not holding the item at all. )

    Any help would be great!

    • Hafiz Daniels

      Found out why. the files are not updated for reborn. Got the files from another website. Works great even with old method. <3

  • inumair

    dont work, I tried to get announcer pack

  • Ryan
  • Ryan

    when I open the game with the new method it crashes

  • DeadNation

    Give me 3k mmr up. I teach you how to work all hero set + arcana and dota 2 weather + map. I give you all tools that you need. If you want i give you the finish mod. You just need to paste it on steam folder and done all your hero have set now.

  • Dex Frost

    Working now.

  • BlueStarsFate

    someone pls update Diabolic Aspect for CK :<

  • ted

    hey when are the ti6 immortals and warhammer sets coming here?

  • V3X

    there is an error of vpk creator due to Fall 2016 update. pls fix thanks in advance

  • Rohit Kumar

    not working please help!

  • Dany Rizki Setiawan

    why i cant run merge mods

  • Mehrab Tanvir Prithu

    Dota won’t find match, vac blocked with mods on