Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How to Install Dota 2 on Steam - Install Dota 2 on your Steam Account



How to Install Dota 2 on Steam - Install Dota 2 on your Steam Account
Step 1:
Install Steam. 

Go to Steam's website (http://store.steampowered.com/) and 
download the setup file (1.5MB). 
Once the installation is finished, it will update itself, 
which takes around 5 minutes or more.unt, you can tick "Don't save account credentials on this computer" as well.


Step 2:
Make a new account if you haven't already (using Steam).
Validate your account through your email as well to protect it.
This secures your account whenever you try logging in from 
a different computer.

Step 3:
Library > Add a Game > Activate a Product on Steam.
This will open a dialog box for you to follow.

Step 4:
Enter your Dota 2 beta key.

If it's genuine, then there should be no problem for 
Steam to accept it and for you to start the download.

Download Dota 2 via Steam by clicking Install/Update.

Depending on the speed of your internet connection, 
it might take anywhere from half an hour to overnight. 
An average of 500kbps will download the game in 
around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Step 5:
Update your game. 

Regular updates are on every Thursday. 
Click Play. If there is an update, it will automatically
receive it before you get to play the game. 
Updates are around 200MB or less (for smaller updates),
so it won't take much time.

HOW TO HAVE A PORTABLE DOTA 2?

Note: I assume your Steam folder is inside C:\Program Files\Steam in this tutorial (Windows XP).

Step 1:
If you don't have Dota 2 on your USB or storage device yet, but you already have it on your computer, 
copy the folder named "steamapps" inside C:\Program Files\Steam into your USB or storage device.

Step 2:
After installing Steam and Dota 2, copy the stored "steamapps" into C:\Program Files\Steam. 
You can do this as Steam is updating itself on your new computer after installation. 
Step 3:
You might need to validate your account as you log in if you secured it. 
Just copy the five-character code sent to your email address and you're good to go.

Step 4:
After copying, go back to Library > Dota 2 then click Play
Steam will start checking for updates. If there are none, you're good to go!
Simple as that! No compressing or whatever required!

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

If you don't want anyone potentially messing up your Steam or Dota 2 account if you're on shared computers, under the "Local Files" tab, you can select "Delete Local Game Content" to remove Dota 2 from the computer. Also, under Steam > Settings > Account, you can tick "Don't save account credentials on this computer" as well.

Remember to update the stored Dota 2 folder in your USB if it there was a new release by overwriting it. This makes sure you don't have to update it again and again when new releases are out.


36 comments:

  1. what happens if i dont do this?
    i have a beta key but i dont have my own computer.
    i play steam on a internet cafe.
    if i download the game there. will i still be able to play it on other computers?
    or will i download again?

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    1. You need a USB to play Dota 2 anywhere even on a internet cafe. You must first install the steam and Dota 2 the after that just locate the file, most commonly at C://Program Files/Steam then copy it into your USB.

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  2. whole file or just steammapps? And if so how much memory will I use reply please

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    1. You can download the steam anywhere. the important part is the steamapps because that is the folder where your Dota 2 is already installer and patched. The steamapps is almost 3.55 GB.

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  3. so after downloading steam and dota 2 in a internet cafe. I will only copy steamapps to my USB and i can play dota 2 anywhere?
    But where can i find dota 2 in my steamapps?

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    1. In default steamapps is located at C:\\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps.

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  4. Sir last i check steamapp is 7GB+

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    1. Your steamapps will depend on what games are installed in your steam library.

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  5. sir for example i only downloaded dota2 and dota2 test how much memory will i need ?

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  6. how long is the installation of DotA 2 if I used my USB top play DotA 2 in other PC's?(like in net cafe)

    Please answer. Thanks!

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    1. It make take up to 2-3 hours depending on your Internet Speed and the PC you are using.

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    2. so It's like I'm downloading it again ==

      Is there any way to play DotA 2 in other PC without downloading again? Using USB

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    3. No, you don't need to download it again. Just copy the Steamapps Folder from C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps to your USB after you download Dota 2. Or you can copy the whole Steam Folder to your USB.

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    4. Thanks DotA Informer!

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  7. is 760mb RAM enough for playing DotA 2?

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  8. After I Install Dota 2 And Steam Is The Library Will Automatically find dota 2?

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  9. I can't find dota 2 in my steam library.Plz reply me.

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  10. Can u send me a beta key.. to akshay.errr@gmail.com , m trying to get the beta key so hard from last month , downloaded variuos gey generaters , filled many surveys still no sucess, and 2 days ago filled DOTA FORM .. but don't know they will reply or not... m dying to ply this GAME ... PLEASE help me.....THANKQ

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  11. I can't find dota 2 in my steam library.Plz reply me.

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  12. dota2 need a beta key to play . . admin, will you send me beta key, im dying to play this game. . thank you. jaysoncabel@yahoo.com

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  13. how to install dota 2 on one go my steam stop updating dota2 when ever it detect inter net usage.

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  14. PLaydota.com Gave me A Beta key many mounthes ago

    that was wrong

    what shoud I do ?

    please check it
    Edit/Delete Message

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  15. pls send me a beta key to misik10@azet.sk pls pls pls.. i must play dota 2

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  16. I have a genuine beta key, but valve doesn't recognize it. Pls, help.

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  17. Please can anyone send me a dota 2 betakey? kazekage37@hotmail.com I really needed it.

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  18. after i copy C:\\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps where ican put it in other computer???

    pls answer

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  19. please send me beta key master, i'm dying for it. morrebrandenjake@yahoo.com

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  20. sir, i cannot install dota 2.. it always shows that error occured and lost connection. meanwhile i still in internet connection

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  21. I activated the product on my Steam account but having trouble downloading it. Can I use my friend's copy of Dota 2 (from other comp) to play instead?

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  22. send me beta key laurence_verallo@yahoo.com

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  23. what is dota key?? i need it.. send it to my facebook.... dantes.liera_4@yahoo.com

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  24. ah! this dota2 is a full version and free to download?

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  25. my steam shortcut are not responding?

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  26. Hello, what speed my USB needs to run DOTA 2 in any computer without lagging?

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