A few days ago, and thanks to the Steam Database Twitter account, we were aware of the existence of three interesting files in Dota 2’s latest update.
‘hl3.txt‘, ‘rpg.txt‘ and ‘ai_basenpc.txt’ suggest interesting info such as procedural generation, ziplines or NPC, squad, VR movement and FOV elements.
Valve just accidentally pushed a file named hl3.txt to Dota 2 Reborn that seems to be pretty damn interesting. https://t.co/DBQHk6ZDD0
— Steam Database (@SteamDB) octubre 9, 2015
However, we don’t know the real purpose of these files, although they appear to be help text for a development tool. If you want to take a look to the files, here you have links to the three of them:
- “NPCs that are in the same squad (i.e. have matching squad names) will share information about enemies, and will take turns attacking and covering each other.”
- “A permanent squad member cannot leave the player’s squad unless killed or explicity removed by entity I/O. Only use this if you’re sure you want to override the default AI.”
- “If you want your citizens to squad with the player but not obey commands the player gives to move the squad, put a concept here and this citizen will speak the concept instead of obeying the order.”
Via | SteamDB Twitter