As it's licensed under the MIT license, you can use it in your own projects too!
DOWNLOAD! (ZDoom, GZDoom and QZDoom version)
DOWNLOAD! (Zandronum version)
(Note: the Zandronum version can't seek items or follow nodes yet, due to the unimplemented A_CheckProximity codepointer)
DOWNLOAD TDBOTS: NODE STUDIO! v1
Make your own waypoints easily with node studio. Featuring point and click controls, you can make waypoints for most maps in just a matter of 2 to 15 minutes!
NOTE: To save waypoints, remember to use Notepad++ or something else, but not Windows' Notepad! Remember to disable line wrap too.
Bot config file (REQUIRED): UNZIP DIRECTLY INTO YOUR (G)ZDOOM DIRECTORY (Not needed for Zandronum) (UPDATED: 6/6/2019)
DOWNLOAD BOT CONFIG!
But, why? ZetaBots already exist, and ZDoom has it's own bots!
Well, this bot is actually quite different and is useful in it's own way compared to them, check out the features list!
Spoiler: Features (Open)-They can chat! (Don't worry, it can be toggled via tdbots_chat 0)
-Are about as skillful and machine-like as the ZDoomBots
-Difficulty can be customized for new or expert players
-Can play Doom, Heretic, Hexen, Strife and Chex Quest!
-They search the map for any helpful pickups they can find (Y'know, like the ZCajun bots did before they broke)
-Has a Waypointing system! (Ahh, the Quake flashbacks!)
-Waypoints can easily be stored into separate text files
-Isn't a modified monster, but really a player!
-All of the behavior is identical to a real player (Except for movement, aiming and some input handling)
-Can open doors, hit switches, action lifts, exit levels, activate walkover lines and get teleported by player-activated lines! Except in Zandronum :(
-Picks up any item, even weapons (But weapons need a minimal bit of editing to work)
-Extremely easy to make compatible with any mod
-Easily scriptable mod-side
-Compatible out-of-the-box with all playerclasses
-Can use skins and custom colors
-Can play Cooperative, Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch (And any gamemode but not as well)
-Roams around maps better than the ZCajun bots
-Doesn't shoot at walls (Unless the weapon fires very slowly, in which case it could possibly shoot at a wall)
-Is freaking fast! (Way faster in performance than the Zandronum bots, and a little faster than the ZetaBots)
Spoiler: Bad stuff (Open)-Isn't affected by the frozen player properties (Because they are always activated on them)
-Has a shaky camera view (Only really matters when spectating them)
-Oftentimes falls in the frustrating inescapable slime pits™ (Zandronum only issue)
Spoiler: Usage guide (Open)--------------
If your sourceport has "ZDoom" in the name, you must download the bot config file
(which is on top of this post) and extract it on your sourceport folder. If done correctly
you should have a new "zcajun" folder on your sourceport folder, with a "bots.cfg" inside.
After doing this, you can continue with the rest of the guide normally. Remember this
isn't needed if your sourceport is Zandronum!
Simply put the .pk3 file into your ZDoom/GZDoom/QZDoom/Zandronum directory,
then drag and drop the .pk3 into your source-port executable of choice.
ZDoom 2.8.1, GZDoom 1.8.6 and Zandronum 3.0 are the minimum required
versions for the TDBots to work properly. Do note that for GZDoom 1.8.6 you
need to use the Zandronum version instead, unless you are using GZDoom 2.1
or newer, in which case the normal version works fine.
Games supported by the TDBots are: Doom 1, Doom 2, TNT Evilution and
Plutonia, Heretic, Hexen, Chex Quest, and althrough untested, Strife.
It can also support a few select mods, via usage of compatibility patches
located in the forum post you downloaded this from.
To add a bot into the game, type into the console "addbot" (you can do it
with or without quotes, it doesn't matter)
To remove all bots, type into the console "removeallbots".
In Zandronum, you can remove one bot at a time if you want, type in "removebot botname"
where botname is the name of the bot you want to remove.
Just type in the console "exec nameoffile" including the extension, for the officially made nodelists,
the extension is .nod. And then go into the TDBots menu and make sure "bots follow nodes" is ON.
Sorry, i haven't made a full guide yet, but you can read the waypointing guide spoiler on this post and use
Node Studio to make nodes. Just remember to load Node Studio alone, without the TDBots.
(NOTE: You can simply bind a key to the TDBots menu on the customize controls menu)
Bots also have a few options to help you tweak their abilities and behavior
to your liking. This are input into the console the same way as the bot
management options are. Basically, you do "optionname desirednumber",
where "optionname" is obviously the name of the option you want to change,
and "desirednumber" is what you want to set it to.
In 0 or 1 options, 0 = OFF and 1 = ON.
tdbots_enable <0 or 1>
Toggles the improved TDBots AI, when 0, it defaults to whatever bot system
the source port you are using had. Disabling it can cause issues in
tdbots_playerbot <0 or 1>
If this and tdbots_enable are set to 1, your player character will be a bot too. Not
really useful but pretty fun if you want to have a long bot-fight without any human intervention.
tdbots_reactiontime <0 to 70>
This is the amount of time in tics the bots take to react and start firing.
Basically, the higher, the worse the bots will fight, good if you have a
hard time beating the bots. 35 tics equals 1 second.
tdbots_easymode <0 or 1>
Makes the bots' aim much worse if set to 1, missing more shots in the
process. Helpful if the bots keep hitting you from the other side of the
tdbots_buff <0 or 1>
Gives the bots armor and ammunition every 5 seconds. Works well with tdbots_weaponize if the bot
keeps running out of ammo.
tdbots_weaponize <0 to 6>
Gives the bots weapons when they spawn, the larger the number, the more
powerful weapon it is given, 0 doesn't do anything. I recommend leaving it
at 0 for ZDoom, but tweaking the value in Zandronum.
tdbots_usenodes <0 or 1>
Makes the bots use the waypoints built into the map. Most of the time this should be off, unless you are using
a waypoint file/pack. Does not do anything in Zandronum.
tdbots_follow <0 or 1>
Makes the bots follow you when playing a co-op or invasion game. Not perfect, but still better
than the bots not following you anywhere. Does not do anything in Zandronum.
tdbots_chat <0 or 1>
Currently non-functional, needs to be fixed. It's intended purpose is to toggle bots' chatting ability.
tdbots_teamgame <0 or 1>
Deprecated, does not work properly.
Another command you can use, is "tdbots_oldschooldm".
This command sets all dmflags and compatflags for a oldschool Vanilla Doom-like experience.
For instance, it disables freelook, jumping, crouching, and makes actors infinitely tall. It also changes other
things, but you can find those on your own :)
Spoiler: Other versions (Open)Skulltag (v15) WARNING: WILL NEVER BE UPDATED
This version was made to showcase that the TDBots could have been possible back in the Skulltag era. Type "tdbots_help" in the console for help with CVARs.
Requires Skulltag 0.98d
Spoiler: Changelog (Open)Date format is DD/MM/YYYY
v17 (26/8/2019) THE MODDER'S UPDATE
-Added support for custom class speeds, using the Accuracy property.
Base running Doom/Heretic/Hexen/Strife speed is 24 for reference.
-Added custom action support, more info in TO_MODDERS.txt of the .pk3.
Quite useful, as you can place altfires, reloading, item uses, special
weapon handling and other things easily.
-Changed bot strafing motion, now they do something closer to circle strafing.
-Bot speed is now consistent throughout all movements, meaning that strafing
isn't faster than moving forward.
-TDBOTSMAIN.acs is now shared between ZDoom and Zandronum. Basically there won't
be any more randomly missing features from the Zandronum version.
-Added the Node Studio. You can now make nodes directly from the game and save
them into your .ini (very limited space thanks to ZDoom's limitations)
or into an autoexec file (practially unlimited thankfully).
NOTE: This is on a separate .pk3 due to ACS string mix-up issues.
DO NOT LOAD THE TDBOTS WITH NODE STUDIO, ONLY ONE AT A TIME!
v16b (18/8/2019) THE RESPAWNING UPDATE (Zandronum-only)
-Bots should now respawn offline and online correctly.
-"DMFLAGS changed to" should only appear once or twice when playing online, instead of being spammed various times.
v16 (8/2/2019) THE TUNNEL VISION UPDATE
-Added options menu. Bind a key to it in the "customize controls" menu.
-Added difficulty presets.
-Added a new CVAR: tdbots_lessfov. If enabled, the bots will have a 120 degree field of view instead of 360 degrees.
v15 (21/7/2019) THE SPIT N' POLISH UPDATE
-Improved bot following, should not get stuck as much anymore.
-Fixed melee weapon handling, bots should no longer move extremely fast while melee-ing. (About time i fixed this one!)
-Fixed Strife compatibility, now fully works with no crashes and normal weapon switching.
-Fixed a Hexen bug where the Cleric's fire weapon would flicker.
-Fixed a Heretic bug with some of the powered up weapons.
-tdbots_weaponize now works with all supported IWADs.
v14b (24/6/2019) THE PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Zandronum-only)
-Bots now perform about 4-16x faster. On a Celeron 1.4GHz i can have 40 bots running around at about 50fps+ instead of less than 0fps with native Zandro bots.
-Bots now have the same names and colors as in the ZDoom bot config.
v14 (11/6/2019) THE WEAPONIZED UPDATE
-Added tdbots_weaponize CVAR, the higher the value, the better
a weapon the bot will spawn with. It's random chance so even if you set it to 6 the bot won't have a BFG 100% of the time, but ocassionally
-Added tdbots_follow CVAR, if enabled, it makes the bots in co-op follow you (sometimes) around the map so you can more easily finish a map with a bot.
-Added QCDE compatibility patch
v13 (6/6/2019) THE TAKING NAMES UPDATE
-Updated Bot config with many new names (32 now!) and changed many other names (specifically, the ones that weren't real names)
-Added a CVAR: tdbots_reactiontime, changes the bot's reaction time in tics. minimum is 0 tics, max is 70 tics (2 seconds)
-Bots now display a walking animation correctly
-Zandronum version is updated again
v12 (29/5/2019) THE PATHFINDING UPDATE
-Bots can now follow nodes/waypoints/whatever you wanna call them
-Added 2 types of nodes: Normal (walk) nodes (DoomED Number 2401) can be spawned via ACS Spawn, classname: TDBots_PathNode
-Second type of node: Jumping node (DoomED Number 2402) can be spawned via ACS Spawn, classname: TDBots_JumpNode
-Added CVAR: tdbots_usenodes which needs to be enabled so the bots correctly follow waypoints
v11 (24/5/2019) THE DUCK DODGERS UPDATE
-Bots now strafe like the DecoBots do (code by Gustavo, but adapted to this) allowing WAY better coop and invasion play, and better dodging of projectiles overall
-Fixed bot targeting issues in Coop (almost completely)
-Reverted bot aiming changes (Yeah they caused problems again)
-Zandronum bot chat is disabled and replaced by the TDBots chat
-Bots now retain their previous speed while firing
-Bots now finally back out correctly while using an explosive weapon
v10 (23/5/2019) THE YEAH, PIECE OF CAKE UPDATE
-Easy mode is way easier now
-Added Chex Quest support
-Added completely untested Strife support (I don't have the game and don't plan to get it so if anyone can provide some feedback it would be appreciated)
-Removed all Zandronum-exclusive hacks to fix a couple thousand bugs that thankfully no one noticed/reported
-Bot aiming is very slightly less precise (this is completely intentional)
v9 (14/5/2019) THE HEY, NOT TOO ROUGH UPDATE
-Added easy mode, which worsens the bot's aim a bit (CVAR: tdbots_easymode)
-Re-enabled tdbots_buff CVAR, which now works in Doom, Heretic and Hexen (This is forced on for Zandronum)
-Fixed a crashing issue related to multiple targets (Mostly a Zandronum crash, but it sometimes happened in ZDoom)
-Bots no longer turn in mid-air
-Finally an update for Zandronum too!
v8 (9/5/2019) THE RAVEN UPDATE
-Now compatible with Heretic and Hexen
-Bots will only search for health pickups if they are under 70% health
-Reordered bot item priorities, which goes like this: Weapons, Ammo, Misc. Items, Armor
-Bots will now wait 6 seconds after picking up an item to pick another one again
-CVAR tdbots_enable now works properly, for quick switching between the TDBots and ZCajun bots without restarting ZDoom.
v7 (8/5/2019) THE IMPROVEMENT UPDATE
-Bots have MUCH, MUCH better reaction time
-Bots now have a cooldown period before they can look for items again
-Bots will now strafe while firing in a less stupid way
-Bots will not avoid firing explosive weapons anymore and just back out always
-Added a 100% chance of getting your ass kicked
-Officially dropped Zandronum support (sorry, but i'm not going to hold back the possibilities just for Zandronum)
v6 (4/5/2019) THE SCAVENGER UPDATE
-Bots will now actively search for health, weapons and ammo (may not work with very old/hacky mods)
-Bots orient themselves better on big maps but may prefer item stashes on smaller ones
-Bots are less hesitant to fire rocket launchers on close quarters and will now back out 100% of the time
-Fixed melee weapon handling
HOTFIX: fixes the bot's twitchy aim introduced in this update
v5 (3/5/2019) THE BIT SKILLFUL UPDATE
-Reverted code changes from v4
-Bots now have better aim and reaction time
-Bots will now navigate corridors much more consistently
-Bugfix related to animation that i honestly can't remember
v4 (3/5/2019) THE NOT QUITE THERE UPDATE
THIS UPDATE IS OPTIONAL, BUT ANYONE WHO WANTS TO HELP
ME PINPOINT THE CAUSE OF THE REGRESSION MENTIONED BELOW CAN
TEST AND SEND ME INFO OF ANY CASES WHERE IT OCCURS
-Shortened main bot think loop
-Bots won't stop firing until their target is dead or out of their field of view
-Fixed a couple bugs
-A regression that i can't seem to fix or find the reason to has been introduced.
Basically, the bot will occasionally aim off-target and for some reason all LOS checks still are on target
But the bullets and camera view definitely are off target and shaking.
You will know when this happens because the bot quickly flickers between two angles and misses most of it's bullets/projectiles
-Bots are more forgetful about their target, which actually doubles as an advantage as they will get out of
their range faster, increasing chances of survival. (Only like 70% of the time though)
v3 (2/5/2019) THE FRIENDS UPDATE
-Bots no longer shoot their friends in co-op or Team DM
-Owing to this change, Bots on the same team occasionally attack cooperatively
-Also owing to this change, Bots will no longer push their friends into danger
-Bots now handle dangerous situations with explosive weapons better
-Code is better commented now, for easier understanding
-Started very preliminary work on waypoints, disabled due to problems
-Bots can now drop down from ledges up to 1024 units high, so as to be able to follow you through Plutonia MAP02.
v2 (2/5/2019) THE SMART UPDATE
-Now licensed under the MIT license
-Bots now have much better navigation that is a bit less RNG-based
-Bots now mix up their dodging while attacking a lot more
-Bots can now drop down from any height (Still falls into inescapable pits but at least it doesn't get stuck on a ledge)
-Bots have better aim
-Bots have less shaky camera view
-Bots now have their view re-centered after killing an enemy, for easier spectating
-Updated the bot config, now Crash and Illucia aren't erroneously mentioned as male
-Added a few more chat lines, suggestions welcome!
-Added flag: BotExplosiveWeapon (Makes bot back out of explosion range while firing)
-Added flag: BotMeleeWeapon (Makes bot aggressively close in to it's target while firing)
-Fixed the bots displaying the walk animation while dead very rarely
-Added CVAR: tdbots_enable (Let's you choose between ZCajun bots, when set to zero/false, and TDBots when set to one/true)
-Added CVAR: tdbots_buff (Gives bots ammunition and armor every 5 seconds, but they are better off without it anyways)
-Added CVAR: tdbots_playerbot (Makes the viewing player also a bot, useful for 8-bot matches in ZDoom)
-Added command: tdbots_oldschooldm (Sets up all gameplay and compatibility options to behave close to doom2.exe in Deathmatch, except for item respawns?)
Spoiler: How do i make my mod compatible? (Open)NOTE: There's a better guide on the TO_MODDERS.txt file on the main TDBots pk3.
It's so easy, even a caveman could do it! All you got to do is:
Put the following DECORATE line in every weapon's ready state, right after the A_WeaponReady call:Also put it right before any A_Refire calls (Remember to change the "Fire" part to the state A_Refire was set to!)
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TNT1 A 0 A_JumpIfInventory("BotAttack", 1, "Fire")
For example: just A_Refire means there's nothing to change, but if it's something like A_Refire("KeepFiring")
you would change "BotAttack", 1, "Fire") to "BotAttack", 1, "KeepFiring")
In weapons that are explosive (And can harm the user with the explosion), use the following in their select state:And the following in it's deselect state:
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TNT1 A 0 A_GiveInventory("BotExplosiveWeapon")In melee weapons (Chainsaws, Fists, etc.), use the following in their select state:
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TNT1 A 0 A_TakeInventory("BotExplosiveWeapon")And the following in their deselect state:
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TNT1 A 0 A_GiveInventory("BotMeleeWeapon")And that's it, yes it's really that easy!
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TNT1 A 0 A_TakeInventory("BotMeleeWeapon")
Spoiler: Waypointing guide (Open)Not even i have yet mastered waypointing for these bots, but i can give you a set of rules that the bots follow when following waypoints:
-Bots can only see nodes 384 units ahead of them, try not to make a single path have 2 nodes farther than this distance.
-Bots prioritize closer nodes, so if there are two close paths that should not merge, place more very close to each other waypoints in each path.
-Jump nodes aren't as straightforward as you might think, they do not take the angle you give them into acccount, instead, they make the bot jump in the direction it was already traveling. So you need to place a regular walking node right behind the jump node, so the bot touches it first, and then runs into the jump node and that should get it jumping over some pit. This bot has about as much jumping power as a slightly slower player, so be careful about what you make it jump!
Spoiler: Waypoints (Open)NOTE: This is not the final version of each noding list. I'm planning on doing the entirety of Doom 1 and 2, some of Heretic and all of duel2015.wad
To load these, type into your console "exec filename.nod" and then just start a deathmatch on the desired map.
Doom 1 (E1M1)
Doom 2 (MAP01 and MAP16)
duel2015.wad (First 4 maps, not counting MAP00)
Spoiler: Mod compatibility patches (Open)You can request a mod to make a patch for, and i will do it if i have the mod. If it's very large (Like 400mb) i won't download it.
Make sure to load TDBots first, then the mod, then the compatiblity patch for best results. (Use a launcher or a command line to specify an order)
Complex Doom v26a2 (any version works, but v26a2 works best)
Death Foretold / D4T
Skulltag Content / Skulltag Emulation
Quake Champions: Doom Edition
NOTE: The QCDE patch is 2 parts. TDBots-QCDE-P1.pk3 needs to be loaded BEFORE QCDE, and the TDBots-QCDE-P2.pk3 is loaded AFTER QCDE. TDBots still has to be loaded before any of these.
This is due to ACS not being overwritable, once a script is registered, you can't change it so you need to register the TDBots replacement scripts (TDBots-QCDE-P1.pk3) first so that QCDE can't write over them. The second part is just weapon compatibility patches, as always.