-----written in Quake era-----
a (ro)bot is a quake addon that allows players
to play against simulated deathmatch opponent(s). the most popular bot
is the reaper bot.
although quake c bots such as the reaper must
be run on the server side, a true client side
bot can be run on the clientside. this means
that even if you don't run a server, you can use client-side bots such as
while playing net quake. although the client-side Stooge bot only
enhances a player's aim, many other client-side bots such as the
are fully autonomous and run by themselves.
client-side bots also can not cheat like some quake-c bots
can because the client does not have as much access to game
information as a quake-c bot does. many players frown upon
client-side bots that do not announce their 'botness', and most
bots obey the command 'no bots'.
Quake II bots continue to make progress, offering
stronger AI and more options like team play.
-historian kolinahr, updated 98 mar 9