Call for Rho-Bot ideas and suggestions. - Scott
Well, there has not been much news lately. But I am preparing to make some updates to the Rho-Bot, and I am looking for suggestions from you, the players, on features that you would like to see in the Rho-Bot or other changes to the Rho-Bot. Please e-mail your comments to me. Thanks!
Rho-DMC 1.1 - Scott
Throw away the rhodmc folder. A new version of the Rho-DMC bot is out. This one installs directly to the dmc folder, and eliminates the duplication of files (I should have done this in the first place). You can download the Rho-DMC 1.1 bot here.
Sno-Bot for Snow-War - Scott
Snow-War now has the Rho-Bot included. Check it out!
Rho-DMC 1.0 Installation Notice - Scott
At least one person is having problems installing Rho-DMC 1.0. You need to double-click on the rhodmc10.zip first to read the instructions for installation. If you just do an Extract to..." without first reading the instructions, it will not be installed correctly. I am working on a fix to make it more obvious to do it right, or harder to do it wrong!
Rho-Bot 2.0 and Rho-DMC 1.0 Released! - Scott
Rho-Bot 2.0 and Rho-DMC 1.0 have been released. Also, the source for both is available. You can get the new release here.
If you have any problems or questions about the Rho-Bot or Rho-DMC, you can discuss them on the Help forum, Discussion forum, or e-mail me.
End-of-Year Status - Scott
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and will have a safe and Happy New Year! Here is where the Rho-Bot stands at the end of 2001.
Well, that is it for this year. See you in 2002.
Rho-Bot now in the AG mod - Scott
The Adrenaline Gamer MOD has included the Rho-Bot in the latest release. Thanks, Martin "BulliT" Webrant for adding the Rho-Bot to AG.
Rho-Bot 2.0 to be released - Scott
The final version of Rho-Bot 2.0 will be out soon. I have ported the bot to the released SDK 2.2, and should have the finishing touches on it soon.
Announcing Rho-DMC - Scott
With the new version of the Half-Life SDK 2.2, the source code to DeathMatch Classic (DMC) was released. I have been working on adding the Rho-Bot to the DMC code, making the Rho-DMC bot. I hope to release the first version of this bot with the Rho-Bot 2.0 release.
Rho-Bot 2.0 Beta 2 released. - Scott
Rho-Bot 2.0 Beta 2 has been released. This version is made to work with Half-Life 184.108.40.206 and the full SDK 2.2 (beta). This version of the bot fixes some problems related to the transition from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. Also, a few other minor changes have been made. You can download the new version here. Until the final version of the SDK 2.2 is delivered by Valve, the bot will retain the beta tag.
Rho-Bot 2.0 Beta 1 works with Half-Life upgrade. - Scott
So far, I have not experienced any problems with the Rho-Bot 2.0 Beta 1 working with Half-Life version 22.214.171.124. Please let me know if you are having any problems. I will be in the process of updating Rho-Bot to work with the new SDK, and will have another beta release soon.
On another note, Mr. BLonDe is using the Rho-Bot in his mod. You can check it out here.
Rho-Bot 2.0 Beta 1 Released - Scott
The newest version of the Rho-Bot is available. This new version contains many new items, including Bot Chat based on the ALICE bot. Other changes include a spectator mode, a new bot format (don't panic, there is a simple utility to update bot from the old format), improvement to the navigation (which, unfortunately renders the old .nav files useless), and more realistic aiming and shooting by the bots. Also, additional README.TXT files have been added that describe how the bot works and how it can be modified. You can download the new version here. Thanks goes to Vacindak for the bot chat and spectator mode!
While the current version has been quite stable in limited testing, there are two reasons for a beta release:
If you want to try out the new features, please download the new version. Also, if you have any problems or questions about the new or old Rho-Bot, you can discuss them on the Help forum, Discussion forum, or e-mail me.
Rho-Bot To Be on PC Gamer UK disk - Scott
I have been contacted by PC Gamer UK to allow them to release the Rho-Bot on their game disk, and to have the Rho-Bot as a PC Gamer regular. The Rho-Bot will appear in Issue 102 of PC Gamer UK, which will be on sale in the UK on the 26th of September. You can check out PC Gamer UK here.