DOTA 2: When will it be on the Mac?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    hey guys, valve announced that dota2 will be on the Mac. does anyone when it'll actually be released? the Win version has been out for ages. when will the Mac version be out?

    thanks
     
  2. macrumors member

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    My guess is that they will start beta-testing the Mac version soon after the International. At the latest the Mac version will be out at launch.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Based on Valve's history same day with PC official release. As for the Beta, I would say pretty soon...
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    I've read it won't be out until Dota 2 is officially out. At the latest that should be the end of December, as someone worked out.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow, december?

    anyone else have an idea?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if I remember correctly, but back when Tobi went to Vavle several months ago, I think he said that they hadn't even begun the Mac version at that point. Of course, because that Dota2 has been "released" since then, it's entirely possible that they've been working on it recently.

    As others have said, earliest will probably after TI. Latest will probably once they release it into open ala Mac client of CS GO
     
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  8. macrumors 68000

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    Somebody worked out the average amount of heroes that have been released weekly, and used that data to work out when Dota 2 would launch. I think the date was December 21st, but they would probably have time off then, so maybe January. Though, of course, they could start releasing heroes faster and get done sooner.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    In the meanwhile you can use Parallels 7 to play Dota 2 if you have a bootcamp install. it runs very well via Parallels. The new Vmware Fusion 5 may also work but the previous version Dota 2 was unplayable. Couldn't get Wine/Crossover to work perfectly either.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    The International (or TI 2) is the second annual professional Dota 2 tournament held by Valve. It actually starts next week I think so you should check it out
     
  11. macrumors member

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    Yes, this will be a blast! If I recall correctly they will be competing for 1.6 million dollars, so this will be the best of the best competing.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    I really like DOTA and watching it but its the one game I truly suck at, I also can't sit down and dedicate a full hour to one match without moving.

    Really hope it comes to mac soon so that I can continue to lose to bots over and over and over.
     
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  14. macrumors 68000

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    Nobody knows. The answer I gave is the best you're going to get.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    Im sorry for resurrecting old thread, but i think this could be useful information for Mac user who interested to play DOTA 2 on their Mac without using bootcamp or VM/parallel desktop
    so here the tips just follow this tutorial :
    Original tutorial is here

    and this are my running DOTA 2 on my :apple: MBP 13 (mid 2012) screenshot :
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    all run smooth and no problem whatsoever ;)
     

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