what is bots from the following?

Posted on 2007-07-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
what is bots from the following?

sv addbots <skill> <amount> -- to spawn several bots; <skill> could be a number
                          from 1(easy) to 10(most advanced), or could be a
                          range like this: <min_skill>..<max_skill>
                          that'll allow you to create random set of bots with
                          different skills; example:  addbots 3..6 5
                          it'll create 5 bots with random skills from 3 to 6;
                          skill 0 has special meaning -- bot with this skill
                          level will be adjusting his abilities dynamically
                          to match player's skills;
Question by:suoju1
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    Looks like a server command to add computer generated players for the server?
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    bots, short for robots.

    That command looks like it's from Quake3. It tells the server ("sv") to add robot players ("addbots") of a certain skill level and quantity. This is usually done so that you can have a game of quake 3 by yourself against computer controlled players, or to add a few more teammates to a multplayer game where there is only a couple of real people playing.

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    thanks, but how to run these command in the bots console in quake 2
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    Press tilde (~) to get the console, then type that command. You should also be able to ad dthat command into a configuration file if you find yourself constantly typing the same commands over and over again.

    Here's a (somewhat dated) tutorial on commands:
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    Hi Suoju,

    For Quake 2, download the Eraser Bot from here-!)

    Then follow the instructions in the readme file :)


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