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Dota 2 Now Available for Mac and Linux

Posted Fri, Jul 19, 2013 by Martuk

It’s patch day for Dota 2 players. Valve’s latest update makes a number of tweaks to the in-game UI, matchmaking, and gameplay along with a few bug fixes. The big ticket item for the update is the release of Mac & Linux support for the competitive title. The system spec requirements are as follows:

Dota 2 Mac OS X Minimum System Requirements:
Mac OS X Lion 10.7
4GB RAM
8GB Hard drive space
nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher

Dota 2 Linux Minimum System Requirements:
Ubuntu 12.04
Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
4GB RAM
8GB Hard Drive Space,
nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

You can download Dota 2 on Steam and check out the official patch notes for a full list of the latest changes.

Source: Dota 2 Patch Notes

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If you haven't been following this new feature, you can find the first and previous entries at the bottom of this page. In simple terms, I play a game I have never played before over a 24 hour period. If I like it enough, I'll grant it “Time Extended” coverage until I feel satisfied that I've uncovered all that it has to offer. Today, my Time Extended with DOTA 2 comes to an end.
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Lewis B
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If you haven't been following this new feature, you can find the first and previous entries at the bottom of this page. In simple terms, I play a game I have never played before over a 24 hour period. If I like it enough, I'll grant it “Time Extended” coverage until I feel satisfied that I've uncovered all that it has to offer. This week my Time Extended is still continuing with DOTA 2 though I sense it could be coming to an end...

My greatest concern when first playing DOTA 2 was the confusion as to how Valve can possibly balance a game with dozens of unique Heros. Considering massively multiplayer games tend to struggle in the balance department with only a handful of classes, in such a competitive game as this it seems odd that Hero numbers continue to grow.

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Lewis B
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I joined some friends in DOTA 2 this evening. Bots are generally fine though a little twitchy, but unfortunately I don't imagine they give you a buzz like you'd get from killing or being killed by a real player (while being abused by team mates of course). This evening then, I joined a couple of friends for a few games of random drought to really see what all the fuss is about. 

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