Playing a custom map with bots(Offline Play On Custom Maps)?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Demoknight, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Demoknight

    Demoknight L1: Registered

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    Hey, first I guess I'm required to say hi, I'm a newbie at TF2 and Steam in general so excuse any idiotic things I say, I'm a 360 player to the death still.

    Is there a way to play a custom map offline with bots? I don't own a server right now, but I plan on getting one, however I'd like to test a few maps I've found on this site offline with bots, just to see them in action.

    Thanks,
    DK
     
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy L11: Posh Member

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    You'll need to create a Navigation Mesh for the bots. You can do this manually (which takes an ungodly amount of time and effort, but can bring more reliable results) or automatically with the nav_generate command (which requires sv_cheats to be enabled).

    Using nav_generate will create the mesh for you, although on large maps this may take a while. When it's done, disable cheats and reload the map with the 'map' command. Now you can add bots!
     
  3. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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  4. Demoknight

    Demoknight L1: Registered

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    You're going to have to be a little more specific, I got dev console brought up but it says sv_cheats has a value of 0, I'm assuming that means it's off? It wouldn't let me change it, either. Also, do I type nav_genereate mapname or just nav_generate?
     
  5. Toomai

    Toomai L3: Member

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    First you go to the map in question with map whateverthenameis. One you're in, you then can set sv_cheats 1, followed by nav_generate. Once it's done running it'll reload the map and bots will then work (dependent on game type).
     
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  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy L11: Posh Member

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    Also, bots will not work on CTF maps, and they're not very good on Arena maps either since they only go for the point (even when it's locked).
     
  7. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    I thought the TF2 bots had rudimentary non-official ctf support now ?
     
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy L11: Posh Member

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    Oh really? When was that added?