Running bots in Counter-Strike
How will FlexBot CS allow bots to be run in
FlexBot for Counter-Strike is implemented using the open-source framework
provided by Botman's
HPB template. Botman has
developed a method for writing bots for closed-source Half-Life MOD's, such as
Counter-Strike. In a nutshell, this is accomplished by creating a
"middle-man" MOD that sits between the Half-Life engine and the
If you would like more information on technical aspects of this approach, the
ReadMe.txt included with Botman's HPB template source code download provides an extremely
detailed description of the process.
How does FlexBot CS differ from the HPB template upon which it is based?
Although FlexBot CS utilizes the basic hooks into the MOD system that are
provided in the HPB template, the two systems have different goals. The HPB
template provides a framework for developers to work with the guts of the
Half-Life system while building a single bot's behavior into the compiled
system. FlexBot CS eliminates the need to work with the system's internals,
instead providing a well-defined API for users to quickly develop small control
programs that can be dynamically loaded at run-time.