Disabled as of 0.1.37, official reason: "It will likely come back at some point, it just was never designed for use in this game. In Savage 2, only one player on the team could use it, in HoN it does some funny things if more than one person tries to draw. It also was abusable, as the above screenshot shows. When it is ready, it will be available to everyone without needing a mod."
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:
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
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:
Feedback along with ideas is appreciated.press ctlr+f8
Sharing this in-game
Here's an easy url to remember/type in: http://tinyurl.com/hon-mm-draw
This is officially modification 005 in the Modification Repository!
Check out other mods by users by clicking here!
Last edited by Vadi; 08-15-2009 at 09:34 AM. Reason: added a tinyurl link
Ah sweet, can other players see it though?
All players on your team will see this.
Maybe add that if you hold a key, say G, you draw a line, else if you click you just use the minimap to move to that spot.
Yeah when I can figure out the keybindings. This was my first path to go by, but I figured out more of the interface before the keybindings.
Is it legal to use it?
It certainly gives an advantage.
It's free, and anyone can get it. Nothing prohibits the other team from using it.
Oh and you can draw on the minimap without the mod. It's something that's built into the engine.
You are so awesome. I really hope this doesn't get abused in pubs. At least I'll have something cool to show my friends when I'm playing with them
The lines last too long.
It takes forever before you can draw another line somewhere else, because it seems to keep linking to the last one. It's a useful function but would be better off if you had to hold a key, don't want it to do that by default.
Latency seems to effect the speed at which the line is drawn.
Wow, Vadi. I am impressed. Glad I joined LC when I did if you are going to be pimping the clannies out with mods like this.
Last edited by Jharii; 08-12-2009 at 01:15 PM.
Well i don't think if i draw an arrow for a gank that it needs to last 15 seconds, probably 10 seconds too long.
This solves my problem with not being able to make a phallus by pinging the map.