Monthly Archives: October 2006

DotA Allstars 6.38 / 6.38b AI

I have found DotA Allstars 6.38 and 6.38b AI on the web. The filename end with Adam79, so I presume that this AI map is made by him. Thanks Adam79 for the AI map, and please allow me to rename it to DotA Allstars 6.38 AI and DotA Allstars 6.38b AI respectively. *Updates, the link for 6.38b AI is updated to the new DotA Allstars 6.38b AI 1.03*
I have not tried out the map so I need you guys who are going to try it out to comment on these maps. Please kindly comment, thanks.

Here is the links.

DotA Allstars 6.38 AI (old version)
DotA Allstars 6.38b AI #1
DotA Allstars 6.38b AI #2 – by cloud_str
Offical DotA Allstars 6.38 AI v1.93b – recommended

Here is the changelog quoted from the official DotA forum for its release of 6.38b AI version

Changelog: 1.93 to 1.93b
– Few enchancements as always.

– New system to prevent bugs on “spreading” spells, e.g. Upheaval, Strygwyr’s Thirst, etc, along with the “killed himself” bug. I’ve been tested this, but found no further bug. Please report if you find one.
– New system on StealhAssassin and hiding Broodmother’s movement.
– New command for team-leaders: “-cauto”. This will turn on/off the team’s auto-changelane/ambush functions. Default is off.

– AI messaging is changed a bit. Faraway AI will now send grayed message.
– Using SuperAI as the only gamemode still gives players extra 175 gold.
– Gold in EM is now given in the exact same period as IceFrog’s.
– Words of “gangbang” are replaced by “ambush”. Read dictionary to know the reason smile.gif.
– AI’s “Negative” when changing lane and ambushing is now more detailed (reasons are added).

– KotL is disabled for AI to use.
– Changed AI exp. bonus percentage from 100/135/170 to 135/150/170 (easy/normal/insane)

– Fixed bug on -swaphero with AI.
– -swaphero by human’s -random is now possible to a -random AI.
– Fixed bug on -sp: human’s 6-slot Circle, pickable Disassembler, randomly spawned items in circle, ruined AI itembuild, etc.
– Fixed bug on -cd in -sp gamemode.
– -du is now fully applicable.
– Fixed bug on -mp for Scourge. Yeah, sorry. I rarely play on Scourge smile.gif.
– Fixed bug on auto-detonating human’s Remote Mines.

Problems:
– “killed himself” issues (?).
– Aegis in DM, improper Vendetta and Fiend’s Grip.

– AI has increased (?) life and mana regen, and.. does that movespeed bug still exist? Nah, I didn’t do anything which lead this to happen, nor I have seen them. All seem normal to me. It might be somehow related to the AI difficulties. Adding codes to counter the problem? I’m afraid that this step may only lead to other bugs. So, try to bear with them. Consider it the balance for brain which they don’t have smile.gif.

– Refresher with Perseverence icon. Again, I didn’t do anything. And theoritically it is impossible, having Perseverence icon with full Refresher’s ability and description. Maybe it is WC3 engine glitch.

– The defending system (-cdef) sometimes fails. Until I fix this, if this happens, type -cai then -cdef.

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DotA Allstars 6.38b released

IceFrog has released version 6.38b, one day after the release of version 6.38. This new version fix some exploits in version 6.38. Besides that nothing much has been changed. Another thing is that, IceFrog will provide downloads of the Dota Allstars 6.38b map file in zip file format, due to data integrity and browser incompatibility issues when downloading. All distributors are advised to provide the file in zip file format too.

So here is the download link, Filefront, or you can get it from www.getdota.com.

DotA 6.38 new hero

As you all know, there is a new hero is version 6.38. Many of you may have been waiting for the forgotten hero in the normal Warcraft III, the Priestess of the Moon.

In version 6.38, Priestess of the Moon, Mirana Nightshade, is the new hero in the tavern of the Sentinels. She is a agility hero, but somehow I think that she looks more like an intelligence hero. But she falls in the same category as Luna.

Starfall
Calls down a wave of meteors to damage each nearby enemy. If enemy is farther than 600 range, it has a 60% chance to still hit him. One random enemy unit within 200 AOE will get hit again for half the damage.

  • Level 1 – 75 dmg per wave
  • Level 2 – 150 dmg per wave
  • Level 3 – 225 dmg per wave
  • Level 4 – 300 dmg per wave

Elune’s Arrow
Fires an arrow to a location with deadly precision, dealing large damage and stunning the first unit it strikes. Stun duration increases based on how far the target is ranging from 0.5 and 5 seconds.

  • Level 1 – Deals 90 dmg
  • Level 2 – Deals 180 dmg
  • Level 3 – Deals 270 dmg
  • Level 4 – Deals 360 dmg

Leap
Mirana’s wild Frostsaber leaps forward into battle, empowering allies with a ferocious roar upon landing. Movement and Attack Speed bonus last 10 seconds.

  • Level 1 – 400 range, 4% speed increase
  • Level 2 – 450 range, 8% speed increase
  • Level 3 – 500 range, 12% speed increase
  • Level 4 – 550 range, 16% speed increase

Moonlight Shadow
Turns Nightshade and all allied heroes invisible. If invisibility is broken, it gets restored after the fade during the shadow duration.

  • Level 1 – Lasts 7 secs, 2.5 secs fade time
  • Level 2 – Lasts 9 secs, 2 secs fade time
  • Level 3 – Lasts 11 secs, 1.5 secs fade time

DotA Allstars 6.38 released

The long-awaited DotA Allstars 6.38 has been released, according the www.dota-allstars.com. The new map features changes and new stuffs. Without further ado, let’s see what new stuffs there is.

* 4 New Recipe items
* 1 New Hero
* Added -reverse (-rv) mode
* Every 6 waves, a glaive thrower/meat wagon comes out with the creeps

* Bottle with Rune now returns a Full Bottle after being used instead of an Empty Bottle
* Reduced mana cost on Earthshock
* Improved how Vendetta levels a little
* Increased str/level on Ogre Magi
* Slightly improved leveling of Eyes In The Forest
* Faceless Void base damage increased a bit
* Buffed maximum Watchers
* Desolator damage increased from 50 to 60
* Slightly improved the range on Shockwave
* Hyperstone from 2450 to 2300
* Weaver attack range from 400 to 425
* Wraith recipe from 150 to 125 gold
* Increased Shadow Word cooldown
* Increased mana cost on Dual Breath

* Added an ability to disassemble certain items in the circle of power
* Map preview is now colored
* Added new SA Perm Invis icon by Axidos
* Improved mana regen on Bottle
* Melee heroes get denied less xp than range heroes do
* WTF Mode no longer requires voting
* Fixed the -ar -random exploit (again!)
* Fixed Vendetta not listing the movement speed it gave before (10%)
* Fixed a bug with 2 daggers on disallowed heroes in order to keep 1
* Tower regeneration reduced
* Fixed a minor bug that would sometimes cause the level up animation to not play
* Improved the Wrath of Nature icon based on snork’s suggestion
* Added disablehelp/enablehelp for Astral Imprisonment
* Roshan now drops Cheese!
* Added a set of single player only commands to help people in their hero tests
* Various tooltip fixes
* Replaced “Upkeep” text with the version number
* Tango buying cooldown set to the same as the rest of the items
* Fixed various other minor bugs and typos

A youtube video about DotA Allstars, on www.dota-allstars.com.

Here is the download link for the new DotA Allstars 6.38:

Filefront
Getdota

FIFA 07 patch released

EA Sports has released a patch for the just released FIFA 07.

This patch includes new players and some bug fixes.

  1. Reduced accuracy of GK’s lobbed passes and through balls
  2. Updated Squad Database
    • Added 257 new players
    • Edited 13 existing players
    • Updated approx 2500 lineups, jersey numbers and positions
    • Updated captain, kick takers and formation data for 51 teams
  3. Fixed crash bug dealing with uploading crest for your EASO Club
  4. Fixed crash bug dealing with GK backing into goal post while using pace control.

You can download the patch from the following location.

PlayStation 3 Preview

Yes, I found some youtube videos which features the soon-to-be release Sony PlayStation 3. It is a powerful device, use a Blu-ray disc instead of DVDs.

This is the commerical of the PlayStation 3

The commercials areĀ  promoting the power of the Cell processors of the PS3, providing a hyper-realistic gaming environment in the next generation of gaming console. The Cell processors, will be in charge of processing physics, artificial intelligence, environment and everything in the game. PS3 is definitely a must-buy for those who can afford the high price tag, especially PS fans. With more and more games to be released for the new console. Save some money for it.

Here is the PS3 startup sequence video by PSM3Magazine