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On the minimap, enemies are marked with a X and their HP bars are red.
(In opposite of my teams circles and green bars)

Because I started the game playing Radiant only, I'm now getting confused when I'm on Dires site with the said minimap markers and colors.

Is it possible to configure the game (via options or console or cfg s) such that ...

  • Radiant has circles and green bars
  • Dire has crosses and red bars.

... no matter in which team I am?

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The answer simply put is no. However you could hold "ALT" button and you will see the enemy icon on screen instead of X or Circle which might help somewhat(this is League of Legends style). I found this problem somewhat irritating as well.

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I found ALT to be useful as well, lets me quickly see which hero is where rather than having to remember their colors. – l I Jan 19 '12 at 16:55
Glad I could help. You could also flag your question as answered. Have a gg! – Fofole Jan 20 '12 at 8:54

I think what you described requires a HUD change. However here are some useful console commands to change the colours of team mates or the Enemy.

Opposing team color combination:
The RGB for the enemy team is dota_enemy_color_r, dota_enemy_color_g, dota_enemy_color_b (ie: dota_enemy_color_r 1). Below are some colors the enemy team can be:
R, G, B all set to 0: Black
R, G, B all set to 1: White
R 1, G 0, B 0: Red
R 1, G 1, B 0: Yellow
R 1, G 0, B 1: Fuchsia
R 0, G 1, B 0: Green
R 0, G 1, B 1: Cyan
R 0, G 0, B 1: Blue
The RGB for the friendly team is dota_friendly_color_r, dota_friendly_color_g, dota_friendly_color_b (ie: dota_friendly_color_r 1). Same colors as above.


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do you have to do this every time you start up the game since it uses the console? Or is there a way to save this to a file to be loaded. – l I Jan 20 '12 at 14:18
@yx. Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\dota\cfg\autoexec.cfg – ordag Jan 20 '12 at 14:44
@yx The commands in that file will be executed on every game startup. – ordag Jan 20 '12 at 14:46
nice! (12 chars) – l I Jan 20 '12 at 14:49
@yx. <3 ty for tidy – Simon Jan 20 '12 at 15:06

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