Dota 2 Network Problem

Discussion in 'DotA Chat' started by JiFlat, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. JiFlat

    JiFlat New Member

    I've been playing Dota 2 for 3 weeks already and I have this problem since I had Dota 2 on my PC. Every time I open Dota 2 on my desktop, my Dota 2 would stop on the main loading screen and display this message of Connecting to the Dota 2 Network. But I'm still able to play it if I open Dota 2 via steam client... no Connecting to the Dota 2 blah blah. It is just a hustle for me open the client and doing the same thing over and over again. Can someone help me fix the problem?

    I've tried to put Dota 2 on the Firewall's exception list, but still no luck.:facepalm:
  2. Noxonius

    Noxonius Banned

    I don't understand your question, since the only way to play the game is via steam.
    Most the time the problem fixes after restarting steam, but if it's happening all the time to you, re-install the game.
  3. Inreet

    Inreet Banned

  4. ryuuketssu

    ryuuketssu Active Member

    This happens if the Dota shortcut on the desktop was made by you (i.e you went into the Dota folder and did the 'Right click --> Send to desktop' thing).

    Try this : Go into Steam --> Games --> Right Click Dota --> Create Shortcut on desktop.

    For some reason, when you create a shortcut for Dota from Windows explorer, it launches the game, but seems to ignore Steam.

  5. JiFlat

    JiFlat New Member

    Thanks man! This fixed the Problem! hehe. :cool1:
  6. milos87popovic

    milos87popovic Well-Known Member

    I had the same problem when I started dota2 from "Stream" everything worked well.