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STS Pirate Language Pack
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Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:40am
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:23pm
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UPDATE: The TF2 Pirate Pack is now availble on Workshop! Link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=97406463

Download Link: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31068935/Dota%202%20Pirate%20Language%20Pack.zip

Ahoy thar mateys, crewmates, landlubbers an' red coats alike! Welcome t' th' Pirate language submission fer Dota 2! Brought t' ye by th' amazin' scallywags at Steam Translation Server (STS). This pack took us over a year o' craftsmanship t' put together, so ye'd best be appreciatin' it! Give it a go, an' see if th' pirate's life be th' life fer ye!

So, just in case you didn't understand a word of that last paragraph, (and somehow missed the title of this submission), this is the Pirate Language Pack for Dota 2. It was created by the community volunteer translators on the Steam Translation Server. For those who don't know, STS is a community driven service that provides all of the translations for Steam and Valve-made games.

Pirate was originally designed as a "demonstrational language" to show people how to use the Steam Translation Server. And while there were some spurts of activity, Pirate never really took off, a large part due to the lack of consistency for the fictional language.

Apparently, however, not everyone got the memo. Thus, the [ https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31068935/Pirate%20Translations.txt Pirate Dictionary ] was born. With this, Pirate began to become a more focused effort. Before anyone could remind us that pirate was simply a "joke language", we had turned the language into something real.

The rest is all a blur. We released an incomplete and buggy demo of Pirate around a year ago. That pack was featured in both [ http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/09/20/talk-like-a-pirate-language-pack-for-steam-missed-talk-like-a-pirate-day-now-available-for-download/ PCGamer] and [ http://www.kritzkast.com/kritzkast-135-pirates-vs-pros Kritzkast].

Two years later, and way too many hours of work later, we are proud to say that we will be relaunching the STS Pirate Language Pack as part of the Steam Workshop. This pack is a complete rewrite of the entire language in Dota 2. Keep in mind that there are a few, unavoidable issues. Any web-based text can not be replaced, since it is not stored locally. Also, the Pirate language pack will revert to english after any Dota 2 update. However, other than that, we consider this to be a complete build.

PS: While we are releasing Dota 2 first, a pack for the Team Fortress 2 Workshop will be released soon. Stay tuned!

Want to translate for Valve? Join here: http://translation.steampowered.com/
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i™ Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:46am 
are they still updatin' mates??
Koko Hekmatyar Jul 23, 2013 @ 12:45pm 
is this working or is there still issues?
spoopy skeleton hot dog  [author] Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:13am 
Yes, that's true! I'll continue to talk to the rest of the team about updating the files.
Unsure. I imagine that the text files are deleted in downloads or verifying cache material.
Freaky Alien Genotype Dec 10, 2012 @ 10:57pm 
Until it stops using the text files altogether, it may still be worth updating this masterpiece :) (provided you have the time ofc)

Also is it possible (though I haven't done research into how source games really work) that Dota checks if the text files have been modified and uses any modified files ahead of the stuff in the .vpk packs?
spoopy skeleton hot dog  [author] Dec 10, 2012 @ 4:21am 
Hmm interesting. I'll talk to some other folks who have it installed currently. Maybe DOTA still reads the files, even though language is currently set to .vpk packs.
Freaky Alien Genotype Dec 9, 2012 @ 11:51pm 
Ok I just tried installing the text files and they worked perfectly fine for me just now. So I don't know what's going wrong at your end but for me the text file replacement still worked
Freaky Alien Genotype Dec 9, 2012 @ 11:25pm 
Well that sucks. Cos this pack was (and still is, even though we can't use it) FUCKING AWESOME
spoopy skeleton hot dog  [author] Dec 9, 2012 @ 6:35pm 
Due to Valve's current packaging system, the Pirate pack no longer works.

Incredibly sorry about that, there's nothing we can do until Valve adds .vpk modding support. Until then, there's simply nothing we can do to make the pack accessible.
spoopy skeleton hot dog  [author] Dec 9, 2012 @ 6:28pm 
Hmm really? I'll talk to the other STS mods about why that's happening. It's been awhile since I've used this pack, however, so we'll look into it.
Koko Hekmatyar Dec 9, 2012 @ 5:17pm 
after installing this when i got into a game it instantly crashed i had to remove it and validate my files to be able to play again