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YA DUN KNOW Feb 7, 2013 @ 2:12am
Dota 2 replay SOLUTION!!!
Ok guys I actually found a way on how to download and to put it to your dota 2 folder at steam.
Make sure you have a console on your dota 2
This is only (or if you want) for people who gets a replay error ****.

Here's a step by step:
1. Open Dota 2 and find your replay.
2. Now download it.
3. Now you notice if it doesnt download open the console and you'll see something like this.

Sending steam HTTP request to check replay file
Sending steam HTTP request to check replay file
Sending steam HTTP request to check replay file
OnReplayCheckCompleted: exists = 1 statuscode = 200 context = 118121446
OnReplayChunkDownloadCompleted: Replay download failed. Error code = 206 success = 0
Retrying download: Bytes: 0-1048576

NOTE: the 118121446 number you see is actually the match ID I dont know bout that 662041951 you see there.

4. Copy or what you see there on the console.

5. Open your Google Chrome or any browser and if you paste it at the address bar.


7. When finish downloading here's what you're gonna do. Extract your downloaded zip file to this C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\dota\replays.

8.Delete the _######### extension of number. All you will need to see is the number of you match ID.dem

9.Open dota 2 and check your replay and enjoy :)

10. If you didn't understand in my steps just ask.
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AlphaOmega Feb 7, 2013 @ 2:20am 
like a wireshark
YA DUN KNOW Feb 7, 2013 @ 2:29am 
I don't know bout wireshark. Does it download replays too?
Tazcam Atriedes Feb 7, 2013 @ 9:26pm 
I have the file in the folder but when I try to view it in dota it still asks me to download the replay :C
Cap Cube Feb 8, 2013 @ 12:52am 
YA DUN KNOW Feb 8, 2013 @ 2:14am 
That's odd. Did you do exactly what I said at #8?
Marul Feb 9, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
worked like a charm. thanks.
Tazcam Atriedes Feb 9, 2013 @ 10:53pm 
yea :/ can you ever open that file from the folder, instead from inside dota 2?
XQUADRON Oct 30, 2014 @ 4:33am 
well how about if u donload replay in dotabank?
Zach♥ Jan 8, 2015 @ 6:30am 
Thanks for the info dude! 100% worked! :)
YA DUN KNOW Jan 8, 2015 @ 6:39am 
Lol this is an old solution but still works?
Frankenstein Feb 1, 2015 @ 4:14am 
I can't download the replay is unavailable what will i do?
Fluid Feb 1, 2015 @ 4:21am 
Originally posted by Drakenguard:
I can't download the replay is unavailable what will i do?
It probably means that:
1.You were playing in limited(replays are not recorded here(not sure about low-priority, etc.))
2.Replays are auto-deleted after some time
cASTaway Feb 5, 2015 @ 10:42am 
Mine doesnt work... i have it as a .dem file in my replays folder but it doesnt show in my dota downloads tab and then if i say playdemo <demoname> in my console then it says :
CDemoFile::Open: couldn't open file 1203737361.dem for reading.
ReadDemoHeader: replays/1203737361 (2).dem has invalid demo header ID.
ReadDemoHeader: replays/1203737361.dem has invalid demo header ID.
Bad Habit Feb 5, 2015 @ 11:30am 
I tried this method to download replays from the DAC but still it doesn't work.
Perhaps the problem here is their server, since it shows "Unknown Network Error" on my browser while downloading.

Anyway, thank you for this.
realzoof Feb 5, 2015 @ 11:33am 
I can download the replays from DAC however it is taking forever... I started downloading around 9am EST and there is only one over 75%... :(
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Date Posted: Feb 7, 2013 @ 2:12am
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