-How to install mods?
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.