How to play with bots / How to install Bot Warfare
This tutorial will show how to play with bots on Plutonium IW5 using the Bot Warfare mod.
Whether you're trying to play solo with bots, a custom game with friends with bots or
host a dedicated server with bots this topic will guide you through it.
Please take a look at the FAQ at the bottom before asking for something
How to install Bot Warfare
- Go to the IW5 Bot Warfare releases page
- Download the Bot Warfare ZIP (not the source code)
- Extract it anywhere on your PC like on your desktop
- Double click on install.bat
(if Windows complains then allow it, it does that for every .bat file even if it's safe)
How to play in solo with bots
- Create a private match
- Configure the game to your liking and start the match
How to play with friends with bots
- The host has to install the mod.
People connecting don't have to install the mod at all but they can if they want to.
- Start a private game like you would without the mod.
Follow the custom game guide
How to host a dedicated server with bots
- Make sure your server is running fine without bots
- Follow the install instructions at the top of this page
- Configure your server config (admin\server.cfg by default) to configure Bot Warfare dvars
For that you will have to set dvars with
set <dvar_name> <dvar_value>anywhere you want in the cfg.
Just make sure it is before
sv_maprotationand also that the dvar value is between double quotes
". True and false values are set with "0" (false) and "1" (true).
All the Bot Warfare dvars can be found in the documentation
Here is an example of how you can use some dvars.
set bots_main_chat "0" set bots_manage_fill "12" set bots_manage_fill_kick "1" set bots_manage_fill_spec "1" set bots_team_force "1" set bots_skill "3" set bots_loadout_allow_op "0" set bots_loadout_rank "80" set bots_loadout_prestige "0" set bots_play_nade "0" set bots_play_take_carepackages "0" set bots_play_jumpdrop "0" set bots_play_target_other "0" set bots_play_killstreak "0"
Frequently asked questions
Q: How do I rename bots?
A: Make sure your game is closed and go in
z_svr_bots.iwdwith an archive software like 7-Zip or WinRaR.
bots.txt, change the values and save once you're done. One line is one bot name.
Q: Why are the bots not moving?
A: You either didn't install the mod or you didn't load it. Read the instructions again
Q: Does this exist for other games?
A: Yes! For a lot of COD games actually.
You can check Bot Warfare's repository for more
@lResxt which folder do i need to extract?
@oofnuts_ Did you read the instructions? Download the ZIP file and extract the folder in it, I even gave the name, there is only one?
@lResxt need help. There's no release package. the green [Code] just gives you the raw files
@Nevetsky I never mentioned any release package. Read the guide again it cannot be clearer
I have done this and the bots are working but no gun attachments are showing up, suggestions?
@Di3tySrijxn06 I don't know what you're talking about. Can you be clearer?
the bots are using too much vehicles so it kicks me out
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I get this error how should i fix it?
i installed it but it crashed and now it doesn't work i can't press n
Hey, i got the mod running and everything works perfect but i might have some questions...
- what ist the code to fill a 16 Man server with bots and kick them one by one, if a "real" player Joins.
@BSEGermany you can use the dvars in the example and just replace 12 with 16
Hey! This is a really useful mod, enjoying it so far. Is it possible to rename the bots, either manually or automatically?
That's awesome, thank you!
I would imagine its impossible to get this to work in private match on the steam version as many editors using the IW5 MVM tool are dying to gave a good bot mod for steam version as the support for movie making is much better on steam.
@Resxt Can i get a little help on this please. I am trying my hand at creating waypoints for my maps but i'm a little stuck. I have copied and pasted the map coords and place them in a gsc file with the map name. have i done it right as when i start the game they do not apear. Can you help please?
Already answered on Discord
Everything is explained on the Github
After every private match, it boots me to the main menu. When I reclick private match, it shows me the scoreboard, then crashes, when the scoreboard closes.