Saturday, August 15, 2009

Whats this mod about
This one allows a player to make use of the K2 engine's one neat feature - drawing on the minimap. It was present for commanders in Savage 2, but the UI option for this was not yet introduced in HoN. This mod enables it unofficially until that's in (or they make one of those funny decisions again and never add a toggle).

All players on your team will saw what you draw.

Of course, do maintain a decent code of conduct while using this tool


To install, download this file into the games folder game/ folder. The default locations for these are:

Linux: /home//HoN/game/
Windows 7: C:\Program Files\Heroes of Newerth\game\
Windows Vista: C:\Program Files\Heroes of Newerth\game\
Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Heroes of Newerth\game\
1. Press Finder
2. Press Applications
3. Right click 'Heroes of Newerth', and press Show containing files
4. Open Game folder
5. Move file here

Caveat Emptor
If two people try to draw at the same time, "it'll spaz out continually try to connect the two points where the people are clicking". There's nothing I can do about this, it's an engine thing. It was designed for only 1 person per team to be able to draw.

If you're having a banlist-worthy douche abusing this, heres how to disable it:

press ctlr+f8

ui_minimapdrawtime 0

press ctrl+f8

Feedback along with ideas is appreciated.

Sharing this in-game
Here's an easy url to remember/type in: