Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

4,489 ratings
Improved Bots (Advanced)
Game Content: Scripts, Miscellaneous
Game Modes: Single Player
File Size
0.293 MB
Jan 17, 2013 @ 6:31pm
Jan 17, 2015 @ 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 (20)
Oct 7 @ 5:37pm
Issues with Versus: Bots unable to finish Finale
Mar 8 @ 5:35am
Can't select character
Al Capone
Jul 29 @ 7:08am
How to multiplayer?
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oh and i think i noticed something. everytime i get incapped or attacked by a special infected, the bots ignore the zombies attacking them and blocking their way. then the bots get incapped themselves.
for some reason it works again. weird.
ziggy, i know. after the first try to look after the conflicting addon, i didnt find any. i deactivated every single addon to look which one is the problem but i didnt find a single one. but thanks anyways.
Ziggy  [author] Oct 23 @ 11:08am 
If it's red it means there is another addon that is conflicting with this one. If two of your installed addons are trying to modify the same file the game can only read that file from one of those addons, and it will completely ignore the other addon.

There is nothing that can be done to fix this. You need to figure out which addon is causing the issue and choose between them. Only one can be installed at a time, unless you are experienced enough with the modding tools to manually merge the two addons together.
@Ziggy for some reason it doesnt work. i would be happy if you responded on how i can fix that. if i go to my addons list, this addon is marked red and doesnt work while i play. i checked if my other red marked addons cause this problem. but not a single one did. and thanks for making this addon!
Metalloman1 Oct 22 @ 11:11am 
@Ziggy yeah, after posting that question I realized that if you made an advanced version, there should have been a simple one, so I browsed and found your simple version, and subscribed to it! :D

Anyway, thanks for the clarification!
Ziggy  [author] Oct 22 @ 11:03am 
This addon doesn't modify the amount of damage you take in any game mode.

Using any of the commands in any of the radial menus will enable cheat mode in the game, which disables achievements. Achievements will be enabled as long as you don't use the radial menus. The simple version of this addon doesn't disable achievements.
Metalloman1 Oct 22 @ 9:39am 
Wait, wait: I found that you did a Simple version of this mod: going to check that out! :)
Metalloman1 Oct 22 @ 9:36am 
@Ziggy: just to be completely sure about this point:

• Using bot commands will block Steam achievements for the rest of the campaign you're playing.

this comprehends "ALT" too?

I mean: there's no way to use your mod to have a better AI and get the achievements too, giving to the other chars at least some commands, to set them up once and for all? :)

I personally don't care about the F keys features nor aobout the teleport one so I'll probably never use these, but I'm interested in giving commands and I'd hate to have my achievements blocked by this.
LilUziVert Oct 22 @ 2:57am 
For some reason yesterday when i played Realism i couldnt die and i had infinite health. but now if i wanna play it again im taking damage. solution??