I know that you can modify a lot in dota 2. I heard that the spinning wheel when you select your hero at the beginning can be modified to start at the hero you want. So is there a script which automatically picks my favourite hero ?

  • From my experience, I think the spinning wheel (by default) starts at the last hero you played. A non-script solution is clearly just to play one hero. Forever. :P
    – coiax
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:08
  • for me it's starts always at the same hero and i play different ones. Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:10
  • Hmm, actually, I think some of the time it starts at Abaddon (the earliest hero, alphabetically), and some of the time the hero I was assigned in All Random. You could always pick them in grid view, or just type their name.
    – coiax
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 12:17
  • yes but I dont want to type in like all the others I want to pick first. :) Commented May 20, 2014 at 13:12
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    I think there's a console command to choose a hero by ID number, just don't know what it is.
    – Decency
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 20:19

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Right in the beginning, where the Hero Chosing Wheel is showing up, you can type your heroes' name into it.

The typed letters will be shown and the wheel spins to the next hero with these letters in the beginning of his name.

So if you want to play Lion for example, you can just input "lio" and have him in front of you.

  • sorry but that's not what I am looking for. Still li will show me lich and lina before lion ;)? I want a script to pick Commented May 20, 2014 at 13:08
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    Added an O to Lio. :) Well I'm not sure if automated scripts are even allowed per terms. Someone else has to help. :)
    – Trollwut
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 13:38
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    Is it possible to bind typing a hero name and then enter to a button using the bind console command?
    – Csislander
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 13:51
  • Something like changing the default hero grid layout and removing all heroes but one should be possible I think ? Then you would just have to press Enter
    – T_O
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 16:06
  • Furthermore you could mark your desired hero as favorite pregame and set the filter to only show your favorite heroes
    – Wandang
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 20:53

You can have the game autoscroll to a specific hero using the dota_set_avatar x config setting. x corresponds to the hero's id number, which can be found in the game files. You can't automatically select the hero in any way that I've found.

  • this command is not listed here: dota2.gamepedia.com/List_of_Console_Commands is this command new? The page was last updated on 22 May. PS: there might be commands to select the hero too. Will try some stuff at home
    – Wandang
    Commented Jun 10, 2014 at 12:24

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