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Question Half-Life Bots - Whats best & what are the settings? - 15-09-2010

Hello all,
I have recently setup my HL stand alone server
( I guess thats called a listen server? ( I dont have steam installed just the hlds from the hldsupdatetool)


Ok, so I have hlds running Half-Life no game mods Just Half Life.
I have installed AMX admin...
Now I need to install my Bots...

I have played on several servers lately and seen some pretty lame bots,

So heres the question;
1) What are the best Half-Life bots?
2) can I control them with AMX or should I use another admin?
3) What settings do I need to put in them to make em play like people?
as in Not Dumb like a little kid
But also not Super Computers that can spot me sniping them from a dark corner on the other side of the map
   
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Default Re: Half-Life Bots - Whats best & what are the settings? - 15-09-2010

I think it's a dedicated server you're setting up?

Anyway, I used JKBotti last year and it was a pretty decent bot.
It auto-waypoints the world so they can function and move around pretty well, sometimes they can't jump over certain obstacles and may get stuck, but otherwise they were fun to play with.

RCBot is also an excellent bot to use, if possible I recommend that you use both types of bots to make things more interesting for players that might play on your server.

Each bot has it's own AI and own style of moving around and own style of combat.
It'll keep things fresh.

I am not sure if these bots have AMX MOD X bot menus or not.
If not, I'm sure you can use simple console commands to control them in some way.

Each bot usually have a range of skill or difficulty that you can configure or setup.
Usually a range of 50 - 75 is good (50% skill - 75% skill).
So when a bot is created or added to the server it will randomly choose a skill number between 50 and 75.

Those are not the only 2 bots that can play on HLDM, those are the only two that I'm aware of and that I've played with.


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Default Re: Half-Life Bots - Whats best & what are the settings? - 15-09-2010

Sweet, I installed JK and it looks nice, im playing with the settings now...
The most important thing at this point is that they dont AI cheat!
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meaning spot me sniping in a dark corner where no person would see me...

(i know about aiming showing a persons location, but that happens by chance, not by being a bot)

Thanks for the advice, I will update with my findings.
   
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Default Re: Half-Life Bots - Whats best & what are the settings? - 16-09-2010

Most bots here use BotAim 2, I'm not sure the specifics about it, but details can be found around the forum (use the search).
**Note: I don't know what systems RCBot and JKBotti use, they could be using something totally unique.**

So far, I haven't noticed JKBotti sniping and killing all the time.
It's not like an AimBot, if that's what you're thinking. lol
I once thought that the bots used AimBots (cheating programs), but it seems that the people who created BotAim 2 have done some great improvements to make aiming and firing close to being human like. However, whether a bot reloads or fetches some med kits is completely up to the AI of the bot program itself.

I certainly hope you enjoy using the bots.
If you need explainations of what certain configs mean and how to set the bots up, look around the forums, they will likely have some setup information (if they are not already provided with the bot files).


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