Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

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Improved Bots (Advanced)
Game Content: Scripts, Miscellaneous
Game Modes: Single Player
File Size
0.293 MB
Jan 17, 2013 @ 6:31pm
Jan 17 @ 9:48pm
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Improved Bots (Advanced)

This addon makes several changes to bots to make them act more like human players and make them more reliable as teammates. They can use melee weapons, rescue you if you die, react quicker to a teammate being attacked by a special infected and much more.

NOTE: While this addon does improve the bots, it doesn't make them perfect. There is no way for me to fix every issue with the bots, but I have improved them in the areas that are possible. I realize they still aren't ideal teammates.

• Allows you to play versus, surivial, scavenge and realism modes in single player with bots.
• Bots can use melee weapons. (Can be toggled)
• Bots will continue to play after you have died instead of ending the game.
• Bots will react much faster to a player being attacked by a special zombie.
• Bots can perform some simple actions, such as closing safe room doors.
• Bots will move around a player instead of shooting through them.
• Bots are much more likely to save their first aid kits for a player.
• Bots will try to stay in a tighter group with the player.
• Control the bots with a few commands. (Press ALT)
• Easily change the map and game mode while in-game. (Press F1)
• Easily take control of another bot anytime during a game. (Press F2)
• Easily change the difficulty of the game at any time. (Press F3)
• Teleport bots back to you if they get lost or stuck. (Press ALT)

• Works for all official game modes.
• This addon overwrites binds for keys: ALT, F1, F2, F3, F5, F6
• Scripts in your autoexec.cfg file will overwrite this addon's settings, if you want to set custom binds.
• Using bot commands will block Steam achievements for the rest of the campaign you're playing.
• The bot commands won't work on unofficial maps unless they're started through the console.
• Console commands if you don't have F-keys: bots_radial, maps_radial, char_radial, diff_radial
• Other console commands: cycle_chars, bots_toggle_move, bots_toggle_fire
• This version of the addon is ideal for single player.

Fan Quotes
"This has finally made single player fun."
"Brilliant, makes this a much more enjoyable single player experience."
"Bloody legend! Grade-A mod."

I try to offer quick support for all of my addons. If you have any issues or questions, please post a comment and I will respond as soon as I can. Please don't comment on my profile or add me as a friend just to ask questions or make suggestions. That's what the comments section below is for, and I will answer all questions posted there.
Popular Discussions View All (13)
Nov 23 @ 7:51pm
Can't select character
Nov 21 @ 8:37pm
Issues with Versus: Bots unable to finish Finale
Aug 30 @ 1:37pm
Bots follow you if you fall off a building and commit suicide
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Kill-Cam Celebrity Nov 22 @ 7:38pm 
"Act more like humans"

Really? I haven't been kicked or teamkilled once!
Ziggy  [author] Nov 20 @ 7:16pm 
Yes. Please read the description. The answers to both of your complaints are in there.
Spitter Nov 20 @ 6:47pm 
So, it lets me go on Realism alone, but doesn't let me set it to Expert.
And while the game is being played (not just open) I can't use anything else in the computer because the mouse gets stuck in a corner - upon returning, a radial menu opens up for no reason. Did you just bind a radial menu to Alt or Tab?!
Ziggy  [author] Nov 17 @ 4:02pm 
No, I can't.
StriKer Jaker Nov 17 @ 9:09am 
Can u make them to hold Molotovs or GRenades please
khess63 Nov 14 @ 9:36pm 
how do you toggle melee
Foxy The Pirate Fox Nov 14 @ 1:34pm 
Nice mod. thanks!
keithnorkett Nov 12 @ 2:51pm 
good but im new so yolo
Ziggy  [author] Nov 6 @ 5:52pm 
No, they cannot use throwables.

Anyone looking to further improve bot behavior, I would recommend checking out some of the SourceMod plugins for this game. SourceMod can be used in singleplayer, and can add some pretty neat features if you dig through the available plugins. There is a plugin that allows bots to pickup throwables and hand them to the player whenever the player doesn't have one. It also allows the player to swap throwables with a bot any time.
ahh Nov 6 @ 3:35pm 
bots can use bomb?