Live Client Guide (Windows) 1.6.72191

Heroes Share Live lets players view live game information and MMR previews for their games, or for anyone that uses the Heroes Share Live client.

Getting started

You will need to download and install the Live client on your computer.

  1. Be sure to read our privacy policy and disclaimer
  2. Download
  3. Open your Downloads folder, right-click and select "Extract..."
  4. In the newly-created folder, right-click Setup.bat and select "Run as Administrator"

Once the client is installed, play your first game! During the loading screen (picture of the map with both teams) your Battle Lobby file will be sent to our server. You can then find your game on the Live games index, or you can keep open a browser that will always watch for your latest game here:

Where is the client installed?

The Heroes Share client is installed in the AppData folder for the current user. This typically would be: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Heroes Share
If you need help locating this folder:

In addition to the application data Heroes Share includes a Scheduled Task to keep the script watching for new games and another to check for updates to the client. Should you need to adjust these, follow these steps:


Heroes Share Live is still very new and in its beta phase. There are bound to be issues that come up, and when they do, you can help by reporting them. Visit our Contact page to report issues and ask for help.
Some general steps to try:

If you are still experiencing issues please send a copy of the log file "watcher.log" to us along with a description of the issue. See the Contact page for ways to reach us.

What goes on your computer

The client is very "thin" as most of the processing happens on our website. The code is all open source and can be reviewed on GitHub. Below is a summary of what each file does.

Manual installation

Problems with the installer? Prefer to do things yourself? You can copy in the files yourself and create the Scheduled Tasks by following these steps.

  1. Download the Windows installer archive
  2. Open the "Run" dialog (Windows key + R)
  3. Type "%APPDATA%" and press enter
  4. In the Application Data folder, right-click and select "New", "Folder"
  5. Name the new folder "Heroes Share"
  6. Copy the files from the downloaded archive into that new folder
  7. Open the "Run" dialog (Windows key + R)
  8. Type "control schedtasks" and press Enter
  9. Select Task Scheduler Library from the left pane
  10. From the Action menu select Import Task...
  11. Choose WatcherTask.xml file from the downloaded archive
  12. Repeat the task import for UpdaterTask.xml

Manual removal

Problems with the uninstaller? Prefer to do things yourself? You can remove all things form your computer with these steps.

  1. Open the "Run" dialog (Windows key + R)
  2. Type "control schedtasks" and press Enter
  3. Select Task Scheduler Library from the left pane
  4. Select "HeroesShareUpdater" from the list
  5. From the right pane, click End, then Disable, then Delete
  6. Repeat for "HeroesShareWatcher"
  7. Open the "Run" dialog (Windows key + R)
  8. Type "%APPDATA%" and press enter
  9. In the Application Data folder, delete "Heroes Share"


Using the Heroes Share Live client includes sharing up-to-date information about you and the other people in your game. We take privacy very seriously (see our Privacy Page) and information gathered from the live client is handled with the same sensitivity and security as the rest of this site.
By using the client, as well as this site, you agree to our privacy policy. Read the policy