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TF2 Bots Beta

An update to the Team Fortress 2 Blog has word on back-end fixes underway: "We've got one more update to go out to our backend item system. After that, we'll be granting all the missing items that weren't granted properly when you finished achievements." In a far more substantial update, they announce that you can beta test the current incarnation of Team Fortress 2 bots that Valve is cooking up for the multiplayer shooter. They outline how you can test the bots in King of the Hill on koth_viaduct, koth_sawmill, and koth_nucleus, ad explain what to expect from your AI playmates:

TFBots are "players", and take up player slots. They run the exact same code that human players do, moving and firing weapons by pressing "virtual buttons". The bots have simulated humanlike senses, and only know what they see, hear, and touch. They also have realistic reaction times and aiming limitations. They don't "cheat" or use omniscient knowledge of the server state to make their decisions.

21. Re: TF2 Bots Beta Dec 22, 2009, 15:49 MattyC
I think bots overall are a good thing, but I agree that admins dumping them in servers to inflate the player count sucks. Valve games, in particular, with bots are always evil imo. I swear the Steam server browser just lies to me about bots. Any time I try to get in a DoD or CS server it is bots. And 3/4 of the time they aren't even playing bots... just the fill up player slots with names bots. The browser filters seem to do nothing.

I hate admins who add bots like that. Almost as bad as the people who add 50mb of crappy sound files (though at least the don't download that junk option now works better than the old don't download console command did).
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