Dota 2
STS Pirate Language Pack
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Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:40am
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:23pm
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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 [ 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 [ PCGamer] and [ 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!

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