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robertom2002
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February 22, 2018, 02:14:05 PM »
Classic Bots
Latest version: 1.3.68 - April 16, 2018

Note from April 29, 2018
Version 1.3.7 will feature a lot of new bot supported maps. My own deadline for this pack has been April 30, but I couldn't finish it this fast. Looks like I have to extend it to May 15. I hope this is the last extension. Until then, please check out MetaDrax's advanced bot supported maps for Base. His maps are not compatible with ClassicBots, but they play very well in Base (default tribes 2 gamemode), and they are vehicle-centered.

Download link:
The file is attached to this post and always updated when a new version appears.

DESCRIPTION
This bot pack was mainly designed for playing CTF and Siege with bots on Classic 1.5.2, and most modifications were made for CTF. However, this mod includes LAK Bots, and supports Hunters, Team Hunters, Capture and Hold, and Deathmatch. The Version 5 bots in this pack are mainly scripted by Lagg-Alot. Lagg started making these awesome advanced bots for Tribes 2 by modifying almost all the default bot functions. Changes on Lagg's script files after 2009 are made by Roberto, and a lot of the original Classic mod scripts were modified too. This bot mod includes an awesome, but completely optional feature to enable RPG elements.

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
  • Updating: If you're updating your Classic Bots mod, first delete your ENTIRE "ClassicBots" folder, including your preferences files, then copy and use the new "ClassicBots" folder that you downloaded instead.
  • Required files: Before installing ClassicBots, please make sure that you have the following map packs installed: DynamixFinalPack, S5maps, S8maps, TWL-MapPack, TWL2-MapPack. These are required. To install maps, put the .vl2 files in your "GameData\base" folder.
  • Hosting an online server: If you wanna host an online server, please read the file "Server_And_Bot_Preferences.txt" from the folder "ClassicBots_Readme".

Download link for these map packs (you need to unzip this file):
http://t2.branzone.com/scripts/zMap-Packs/AllCompMapPackS8.zip

Download link for the DynamixFinalMapPack:
https://files.nastyhobbit.org/t2-maps/DynamixFinalPack.vl2


Now, moving on to the install instructions:
  • Put everything from the "Tribes2InstallFolder" to your Tribes 2 install folder and OVERWRITE stuff when asked. For example, the 'GameData' folder from here should overwrite the 'GameData' folder that you have.
  • PLAY by using the 'ClassicBots_Offline/Online' .bat file! That's it.

OPTIONAL
If you wanna hear bots use random sounds from the game or text chat randomly, or use sounds from the Osiris voice pack, do this:
  • Copy the audio folder from zVOICEPACK-T2-ALL-IN-ONE.zip to your base\audio folder.
  • Allow bots to use these sounds by setting $Host::BotsChatRandomSounds to 1 in the file serverPrefs.cs from GameData\ClassicBots\prefs.
  • Also allow bots to randomly text chat by setting $Host::BotsChatTextVoice to 1.
    - Warning: The chat contains adult language.

Download link for Osiris voicepack:
http://www.chaingunned.org/sling/VoicePacks/zVOICEPACK-T2-ALL-IN-ONE.vl2

Tips
  • Bots change numbers depending on the map, this is active by default. If you want to host an Online server, you must first read "Server_And_Bot_Preferences.txt" to make this work properly.
  • I recommend always using odd numbers for the bot numbers, like 7, 15, 29, etc. This is not necessary, but it will make the bot balancing feature better.
  • Don't play with more than 32 bots on Siege, the game will crash when switching sides.
  • Whether you want to play online or offline, you can drastically improve your game performance by hosting a dedicated server and then joining it from the same PC, but from a different Tribes 2 folder.
  • Don't install custom mods/scripts that may interfere with this mod or else the mod won't work as intended.

If you want to know how to change the bot difficulty or server preferences, or how to activate RPG Mode, or how to make bots use voicepacks or randomly chat, or disable/change the bot numbers per map, or see the list of bugs, features, credits, or how to bot support your own maps then open the folder called 'ClassicBots_Readme'.

Additional reading (not required, but useful):



Thanks again, Lagg, for your hard work on the bots throughout the years and for giving me your bot scripts. Without them, this Classic modification would not exist.
Attached files
* ClassicBots (v1.3.68).zip (25806.65 KB - downloaded 81 times.)
« Last Edit: April 29, 2018, 12:34:37 AM by robertom2002 »

robertom2002
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1: April 02, 2018, 02:03:57 AM »
April 16 - Update v1.3.68

To update, as always, you have to delete your current ClassicBots folder and replace it with the new one. That does mean that you will have to reconfigure your server preferences, too. These are the changes for 1.3.68:

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-CTF: More balanced bot priorities for defending the flag or deploying stuff, depending on if they're winning, losing, or have humans in their team.
-CTF: When a human dies as a capper and drops the flag, the chaser bots will always try to retrieve the flag instead of attacking even if the human respawns quickly
-CTF: Fixed capper bots sometimes randomly jumping in a place instead of running home with the flag and improved their capping behavior
-If a bot sees a destroyed object or is close to it and has a repair pack, he will have a higher repair priority
-Suicide respawn delay is the same as the delay for dying normally, and it's configurable by changing $Host::HumanRespawnDelay
-Updated the Bot Support Card Guide
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 01:56:17 AM by robertom2002 »

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2: April 05, 2018, 11:40:28 PM »
I love the work you did here. Shocked

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3: April 06, 2018, 05:29:36 AM »
I appreciate that, rJay, thanks! Glad to see that my time (and Lagg's) was not wasted, because people like you and others have fun using this mod.

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4: April 12, 2018, 09:47:28 AM »
It is something I was going to do myself (and did start on) but life caught up with me and I've not had the time. I was glad to see someone else shared the idea and actually did something about it.

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5: April 16, 2018, 02:00:50 AM »
If you feel like it, you should bot support your own maps using this mod when I release the final version. If someone would add more maps that I haven't already bot supported then, that would be great. The bot support card guide is great for that as it explains step by step what you need to do, but a bit vaguely to keep things simple.

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6: April 16, 2018, 02:44:13 AM »
Thanks, but I really don't see how I would have the time to complete those. I barely make TAC every Friday. It's due to my job.

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7: April 16, 2018, 02:50:47 AM »
Well let me tell you, it would suck out time out of you faster than you'd hit VGS. So it's understandable.

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8: April 17, 2018, 02:34:28 AM »
Oh I know. Literally have spent actual days worth in that editor.

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