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    Why can't I open or play Dota 2? - Troubleshoot Dota 2 easily

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    Why can't I open Dota 2?

    The reasons may be different, sometimes we may have problems opening the game, a due to Steam itself, as it may have an update or download queued, which does not allow us to launch the game, so please check that there is no file download.

    To do this, you have to go to the bottom of the program where it says "download", when you click it will show us all the downloads we have in the queue, if we move the mouse to the right, we will see that an "x" appears, this will cancel the download.



    Another possible cause of the error is that game files are corrupt, then, while scanning the game data, you find that it is in bad condition or it does not work, then the game does not start.

    Also, it may be that the problem is that your computer doesn't have driver latest for your hardware, for this reason it is always advisable to update the Drivers on your PC, to avoid errors in games or other applications.

    Fix common mistakes in Dota 2

    To solve these problems you can use different tools, on the one hand, if the problem is new and you didn't have it before, you can try to restart your PC, to rule out that it is a physical problem.

    If that doesn't work, first close Steam, once closed, go to the game shortcut, right click and click »fix compatibility problems«, this will launch a scanner to detect if you need to change the configuration when starting the game.

    On the other hand, if you have the feeling that your files are corrupt, you must first open Steam, then go to where your games are saved, that is, in the library, and here locate the game and click properties.



    Here we have to look for the section that says "Local files", we will get a list with different options, but the one we are interested in is the one called «verify data integrity», when we click, Steam will examine the basic files of the game and, if they are corrupt, will download them again, fixing the 'error.

    Tips for avoiding mistakes while playing

    Some problems with Dota 2 may be due to performance issues, for older PCs or simply that your Hardware doesn't support it at all, so from the shortcut properties, you can disable some Windows visual effects, or even adjust the resolution when running the game.

    Also, you need to be careful when update the operating system, as sometimes these disable things that may be needed to run the game, or other times, if your computer is a little old, they disable these same functions, for reasons. performance.


    There are cases when when you open the game, you get one blue screen, this is one of the most serious and scariest errors when they occur, but this can also be due to an error with the drives you have installed, Whenever you install the drives on your computer, make sure they are the appropriate ones and not the ones generic.


    Another thing you can try is to run the game in Safe mode, to do that, you have to open the properties of the link of the game and in the part where it says "position", you have to click and go to the end, then give a single space and write "-save", without the quotes, then click on apply and accept and that's it.

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