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Parse Dota 2 text patches to html format.

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dotapatch is a software which aims the automation of formatting simple text changelog into clear html changelog.

Check the Gameplay Update 7.16. This is the latest patch parsed using dotapatch.

Read the documentation at Read the Docs.


Installing dotapatch

Install dotapatch using pip:

$ pip install dotapatch
Collecting dotapatch
Successfully installed dotapatch-2.4
$ dotapatch
usage: dotapatch [-h] [-t template_file] [-u] [-V] [-d] [-s] [-q]
                 [changelog_file [changelog_file ...]]


If you get an OSError, run pip install --user dotapatch instead.

Gathering a new changelog

  1. Go to dota2 news page and locate the latest patch.
  2. Copy and save it as a file.
* Necronomicon: Mana Break damage from 60 to 50%
* Nullifier: Cooldown reduced from 14 to 13
* Nullifier: Manacost reduced from 100 to 75

* Alchemist: Unstable Concoction damage increased from 150/220/290/360 to 160/240/320/400
* Bane: Enfeeble duration reduced from 20 to 14/16/18/20
* Bane: Brain Sap damage rescaled from 90/160/230/300 to 75/150/225/300


The content must start with the patch name 7.07d: followed by a separator ==.

Running dotapatch

Head over to the folder where you saved the changelog file and run dotapatch:

$ cd changelogs
$ dotapatch 706f
INFO Parsing 7.06f
INFO HTML saved at /home/arthurazs/changelogs/706f.html
INFO 7.06f conversion went smoothly.


If the HTML page shows some of the heroes/items as [[hero_name]] instead of the hero/item’s picture, run the following:

$ dotapatch --update-data
INFO Downloading itemdata from dota2's heropediadata
INFO Updated itemdata saved successfully
INFO Downloading herodata from dota2's heropediadata
INFO Updated herodata saved successfully

This will require internet connection and may take a while but it will ensure that the HeropediaData gets up-to-date.

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This project is licensed under the MIT License.

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