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.

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:

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  • “Attribute.prop_zipline.max_ride_speed”
  • “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