Dota 2 Linux

Recently enjoy a multiplayer team game of Dota 2 can and users of operating systems Linux, in particular Ubuntu 12. Once the game was merely a modification for Warcraft 3, so to say, its a free app. Today “DotA 2” can be called one of the most popular online games in the West and the former Soviet Union. And finally Dota 2 Linux installs easily and starts up.

It all began in 2009, when the Valve got a job IceFrog, the main developer of DotA map for Warcraft 3. In October 2010, Dota 2 was announced to release on one of the largest game portals, and on 21 June 2013 it was announced the game version for Linux.

Gameplay Dota 2

In “DotA 2” is played by two teams, each of which has 5 players. Some players choose the “light” side and the other, respectively, the “dark”. Each has its own hero. The character can “pump”: it can get some “life experience” to earn gold, collect items required to enhance abilities. Some gold you can get from your base, the rest will have to earn for killing creeps (the computer controls them) and enemy heroes. The main objective of the game is to destroy the main building, located on the territory of the enemy. For “DotA” there are plenty of tournaments, one of which is International tournament from the game developer.

Installing Dota 2 on Ubuntu Linux

In order to start playing Dota 2 Linux, you but the game client will need the client part Steam – service from Valve, to distribute games and programs. Through Steam, users download not only games and programs, but also updates to them. This service also acts as an activator of digital products and as a source of news about programs and games. Installation procedure for Steam is described in this article. After that, the games store, enter a search string “Dota 2”. Among the obtained results, find the “Dot” and install it.

Please note! The latest version of Dota 2 requires a 64-bit version of Linux! Trying to run Dota 2 on 32-bit systems will result in an error “failed to start game (missing executable)”. About which distribution to choose and what are the requirements for 64-bit versions of the distros available here.

Reviews about Dota 2

The game has been awarded the People’s Choice Award from IGN. To bypass the “Dot” did not work in Battlefield 3, The Elder Scrolls V, Diablo III. The positive assessment put the game publications like PC Gamer, Game Informer, GameSpot.

Performance in Dota 2 Linux

For reviews players game on Linux is smoother and softer than on Windows when using the same iron. And with a proper optimization you can achieve higher performance up to a twofold increase. For example, take a look at this video:



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