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Scripting in Dota 2 is handled in Lua. Lua scripts are launched at run time when loading an addon and can manipulate most facets of the game. Scripts can control events that happen in a game mode, game rules, abilities and how they interact with heroes, creeps, AI, etc.
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Scripting in Dota 2 is handled by the [[VScript]] virtual machine using the [http://www.lua.org Lua] programming language. Lua will be launched at run time when Dota 2 loads your add-on and can manipulate most facets of the game. Scripts can control the events that happen in game modes, game rules, abilities, hero interactions, neutrals , AI, and many more.
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== Getting Started ==
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The documentation presented here assumes basic knowledge of Lua.  If you're new to programming and Lua it's worth spending some time at the [http://www.lua.org/ official Lua website] learning some of the basic concepts.  Additional resources are available at the bottom of the page for new users.
  
== Getting Started ==
 
 
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Getting Started|Getting Started]]
 
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Getting Started|Getting Started]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Debugging Lua scripts|Debugging Lua scripts]]
  
 
== Scripting Abilities ==
 
== Scripting Abilities ==
 
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Abilities Data Driven|Data Driven Abilities]]
 
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Abilities Data Driven|Data Driven Abilities]]
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Abilities Scripted|Scripting Abilities]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Abilities Data Driven Examples|Data Driven Ability Examples]]
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* [[Dota_2_Workshop_Tools/Lua_Abilities_and_Modifiers|Lua Abilities and Modifiers]]
  
 
== Common Techniques ==
 
== Common Techniques ==
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Thinkers|Thinkers]]
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* [[Entity_Scripts|Entity Scripts]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/ThinkerFunctions|Thinker Functions]]
 
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Console Commands|Console Commands]]
 
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Console Commands|Console Commands]]
 
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Dedicated VConsole Log Viewer|Dedicated VConsole Log Viewer]]
 
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Dedicated VConsole Log Viewer|Dedicated VConsole Log Viewer]]
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* [[Dota_2_Workshop_Tools/Scripting/Listening_to_game_events|Listening to Game Events]]
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* [[Dota_2_Workshop_Tools/Script_Filters|Script Filters]]
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* [[Dota_2_Workshop_Tools/Custom_Game_Events|Custom Game Events]]
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* [[Dota_2_Workshop_Tools/Custom_Nettables|Custom Nettables]]
  
 
== Reference ==
 
== Reference ==
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/API|DOTA 2 Scripting API]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/API|Scripting API]]
* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Built-In Engine Events|Built-In Engine Events]]
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* [[Source_2_Animation_System_VScript_API|Animation System API]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Built-In Engine Events|Built-In Engine Events (warning: many broken)]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Built-In Ability Names|Built-In Ability Names]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Built-In Modifier Names|Built-In Modifier Names]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Built-In Item Names|Built-In Item Names]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Heroes_internal_names|Heroes Internal Names]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Built-In Unit Names|Built-In Unit Names]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/BoundsHullName Size Reference|BoundsHullName Size Reference]]
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== Examples ==
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Simple Trigger that calls Lua| Simple trigger that calls Lua]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Abilities Scripted Example| Data driven item that drops upon death]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Data Driven Motion Controller Example | Motion Controller Example]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Creating a Tower Example | Creating a Tower Example]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Detecting If Player Clicked Inside An Area | Detecting If Player Clicked Inside A Given Area When Using Items or Spells]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Using Bitfields To Adjust Stat Value Bonuses | Using Bitfields To Adjust Stat Value Bonuses]]
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* [[Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Scripting/Using CreateHTTPRequest | Using CreateHTTPRequest]]
  
 
== Lua Resources ==
 
== Lua Resources ==
 
* [http://www.lua.org/ Official Lua Website]
 
* [http://www.lua.org/ Official Lua Website]
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* [http://www.lua.org/pil/ Programming in Lua] - Good resource for learning Lua.  If you're new to Lua or programming this is a good reference point to start from.
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* [http://www.lua.org/pil/contents.html Programming In Lua - Online] - First edition of the above book is available online for free.
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* [https://github.com/bhargavrpatel/Dota-2-Sublime-Packages Sublime Text 2/3 Snippets for all functions]
  
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== See Also ==
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[[VScript]]
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:50, 16 May 2020

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Scripting in Dota 2 is handled by the VScript virtual machine using the Lua programming language. Lua will be launched at run time when Dota 2 loads your add-on and can manipulate most facets of the game. Scripts can control the events that happen in game modes, game rules, abilities, hero interactions, neutrals , AI, and many more.

Getting Started

The documentation presented here assumes basic knowledge of Lua. If you're new to programming and Lua it's worth spending some time at the official Lua website learning some of the basic concepts. Additional resources are available at the bottom of the page for new users.

Scripting Abilities

Common Techniques

Reference

Examples

Lua Resources

See Also

VScript