Custom Recommended Items
To keep it short, this is a program made in VB.net that allows you to make your own recommended item list that appears in the shop. This is very helpful for those who wish to keep certain builds they like in an area, or simply to make it much easier to find the items they need.
Installation and Requirements
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Download the application ZIP file from here and extract it anywhere on your computer, it really doesn't matter. After extracting, run the 'Custom Recommended.exe' and follow the instructions below!
Requirements? What? Yes! In order to use this program to its full extent, you will need Microsoft's .NET Framework of v2.0 or higher. You will also need Notausgang's HoN Modification Manager to apply the honmod to your game.
Creating your own recommended item list is simple as 1, 2, 3! Follow these instructions and everything should be fine:
1. Go to 'Options -> Heroes of Newerth Path -> Browse...' and specify the root folder in which your Heroes of Newerth game is located. By default it is 'C:\Program Files\Heroes of Newerth\'.
2. Select hero you wish to edit using the dropdown list, then press any of the 13-15 images on the frame to start editing it. To edit one, simply click any item in the tabs.
3. Enabled the hero by clicking the checkbox and go to 'File -> Apply Hero' (Or press 'CTRL+A') and repeat Step 2 if you wish to add another hero. Otherwise, go to 'File -> Save XML' (or 'CTRL+S') to save your input and create the honmod format.
The application SHOULD send a 'Success!' which means you can open up your HoN Modification Manager and apply it to your game!
- Automated "Save XML" (Mod Manager not required)
- DotA name translation for both heroes and items.
- Creation of s2z instead of honmod. For those without any conflicting mods.
I will still be developing it on my own, now that it's summer. But, I have decided that I will be leaving the source code open to anyone, but if you request to be a committer for the official program, just PM me and show me that you will be committing actual work.
Notausgang for his support when I needed help.
Keshoon for the creation of this application.
S2Games Team for this excellent game!!
Feedback is appreciated and I'm always taking suggestions!
Very nice idea, i find one problem with the recommend item list, whenever you click on a recipe item it will open to the item you clicked on's list. So making Recommended item much less quicker to use than it might seem.
Is there way that you can code it to keep on recommended item list when choosing recipe items?
If by that you mean when it changes the current window you're browsing (Recommended Items) when you press Shieldbreaker to Morph Attack? That's not done by a program, not sure if anyone can do this in the scripting language (XML, I think?).
Wow, if I understand this App correctly, then it's pretty damn awesome. So basically, I can choose my hero, then add an item to the recommended list and BAM, it shows up in the game once I choose that hero and open the shop? That's pretty amazing!
Question, can I remove some of the recommended items that the game suggests? Cause some of those items are stupid recommendations...
I don't suppose it would be very easy to make it generate an s2z instead of a .honmod?
Either way, looks very nice. Moved to Applications
That's an inherent flaw of s2z mods.
Like I said, it's not a requirement, it's just a convenience for people who are not using any conflicting mods.
I have saved my hero selection in the XML format, got the success message, added the XML to HoN Mod Manager, then when I go to apply mods in Hon Mod Manager, I get this error:
Note how the last slash in the message is a forward slash instead of a back slash.. does that have anything to do with it?Code:"Custom Recommended Items" caused a problem: Could not find string starting with "<recommendeditem name="Item_ManaPotion" /> as sought by D:\Games\Heroes of Newerth\game\mods\customrecommended.honmod/mod.xml
I was actually planning to make an application like this, might make it anyway It looks good, don't have the time to test it right now but will definitely try it out later.
This app sucks, what's the point of having the items labeled "Recommended" if you set them yourself?
By this point you may have realized i have nothing bad to say about this app and what it does, i'm just bored and feel like raging.
If this works, then you sir, are epic.
*Edit* It works, but for some reason it was putting in extra </modification> tags.
Last edited by opcon; 11-05-2009 at 03:41 AM.