Please read this section before reporting a bug! Also please only English or Romanian!
The program uses 3 EXE files for building vpk, for extracting the scripts file and to format it.
Make sure you whitelist to your antivirus/firewall every EXE file in the folder.
Also the program makes requests to the server to get info and download files. Whitelist it!
Why would the Antivirus/Firewall have a problem with the program? Because it downloads files to your PC and it manipulates them.
NOTE: Don't say "MODS DON'T WORK". Be specific about it, what's the error, when do you get it, read the topics below. Help me help you!
Dota 2 gives me an error 'Event schema is undefined' or something like that


- Launch Dota2 again
- Let it update again
- Open the program
- Go to Settings and click "Refresh Scripts"
- Use mods

This happens often when Compendium is introduced or is updated.
If this doesn't work for you then look below, it's from your pc.


Everything works but Mods don't appear in game
This could be because the program doesn't have write permissions to Dota folder. The program will overwrite a file from Dota and create a new folder and copy files there (the mods vpk file).
This is most likely cause by Windows UAC.
Here's how to disable UAC see how


Stuck at "Guessing Language"
If none of the fixes below work, then do this:
- go to <dota2mods>\resources\config
- open settings.json with Notepad or Notepad++
- look for "lang":"" and change it to "lang":"en"
- save the file and restart the program



Stuck at "Building VPK"
If none of the fixes below work, then try this:
- go to <dota2mods>\resources\vpk
- open Merge Mods.bat
- if says something like "Command prompt has been disabled by admin" and it doesn't close automatically watch this video:
- EN version
- RU version



Stuck at "Guessing Language" or "Checking App Version"
This is most likely from your PC, it's blocking the connection to my server. Please check your antivirus or firewall.
If it's not from that then the program doesn't have write permissions (it always asks you for Steam path location). This is most likely cause by Windows UAC.
Try moving it program to Desktop and see if it works.
Or disable UAC see how


"Refresh Scripts" is stuck
This is most likely from your PC, it's blocking the connection to my server. Please check your antivirus or firewall.
If it's not from that then the program doesn't have write permissions (it always asks you for Steam path location). This is most likely cause by Windows UAC.
Try moving it program to Desktop and see if it works.
Or disable UAC see how


Program is stuck, nothing happens when it loads


This is most likely from your PC, it's blocking the connection to my server. Please check your antivirus or firewall.
This shouldn't happen (anymore)! But if it does, do the following things:
- close the program
- open it again and press F12 real fast
- a window will open, go to Console tab

- make a screenshot and send it to me at contact@dota2mods.com


"Getting Mods from Server" frozen at x%
This shouldn't happen anymore because in 3.0.8 I made a change so if the server fails, then it retries the connection until it works. But if you still run into this problem take the following steps
- close the program
- open it again and press F12 real fast
- a window will open, go to Console tab

- make a screenshot and send it to me at contact@dota2mods.com


"Save Mods" frozen at x%
This may happen from time to time since I'm always updating and adding new mods and I can make mistakes. But don't worry, I can fix them. Follow these steps:
- GO TO SETTINGS -> REFRESH SCRIPTS

If this doesn't work, do the following:
- close the program and open it again
- go to Settings
- turn Debug Mode -> ON
- click Save Mods
- after it gets stuck go to <dotamodsinstaller path>\resources and look for log.txt
- send log.txt to me at contact@dota2mods.com


Can't update from version 3.0.7 or below to current version
There was a bug with the auto-update system, where if you skipped a version it would break and you could update.
For example if you had version 3.0.6 and you didn't use it for some time, and version 3.0.8 came out, you couldn't make the update because the program would break.
There is no way of fixing this (sorry about that) so you have to redownload it.


I have a problem (like the one above) and I need to redownload the program but I don't want to lose my mods and my settings
Follow these steps
- go to <dotamodsinstaller path>\resources and copy json folder somewhere
- download and extract the program
- go again to <dotamodsinstaller path>\resources and replace the json folder with the one you copied



Mod is missing or is buggy - List of known issues
There a few mods (items/sets, whatever you want to call them) that I haven't added because they were too buggy. Also some of the existing ones are buggy.
Here's a list of the known buggy and missing items:
- Legion Commander\'s Legacy of the Fallen Legion - animation not working properly
- Pudge\'s Ripper\'s Reel - animation not working properly
- Tiny's Crystal Dryad - not working properly/missing
- Undying's Grim Reformation - flesh golem is missing some particles
- Zeus' Righteous Thunderbolt - missing
- Lifestealer's Profane Union - not working properly



Some Hero Parts do not work, but I'm working on it, going through all heroes one by one and trying to fix them.
Ancient Apparition
Head
Antimage
Shoulder
Axe
Misc
Bane
Arms, Back
Bounty Hunter
Arms
Broodmother
Misc
Chen
Misc
Clockwerk
Power Cogs
Death Prophet
Misc
Earth Spirit
Stone Remnant
Earthshaker
Head Accessory
Enigma
Arms, Eidolons
Kunkka
Back, Misc
Leshrac
Misc, Weapon
Lich
Head
Lifestealer
Head Accessory, Back
Lion
Head Accessory
Lycan
Head Accessory
Morphling
Head Accessory, Shoulder, Back, Arms, Misc
Night Stalker
Head, Arms
Nyx Assassin
Misc
Omniknight
Misc
Pugna
Nether Ward
Head
Spectre
Misc
Sven
Back
Techies
Remote Mines, Sign
Templar Assassin
Weapon
Tidehunter
Head Accessory, Back
Tinker
Misc
Ursa
Claws
Visage
Familiars
Weaver
Misc
Witch Doctor
Death Ward, Back
Zeus
Weapon