of course, to make waypoints will not be manually, one by one:
All You need is to start the listenserver on Your local PC, have administration rights to podbot mm menu, then invoke the command from the console: pb wpmenu
open your waypoint menu. go to options and enable the WP on/off and the autoWP on/off.
browse your map and look at your strewn waypoints.
after that you need to add manually other kind of waypoints, like goals, camp, etc.
the most important are the errors, if not solved the file will not work correctly.
try to make all the waypoints of the map sticked to each other by making a web. otherwise your wp file will not be saved correctly.
if the file is saved dosen't mean that's a good work, it only means that there are no errors. you should make good waypoint files, not only working ones !
little video added, sorry for the bad quality (the made file is in the attachement).
read the tutorials above to understand the video, I only made it to show the basic ways and the different waypoint colors, and their locations !
video detailed analysis for cs_assault_mini.
00:24 waypoints set to on.
00:40 auto-waypointing is enabled.
00:42 browsing the map to scatter waypoints.
00:56 making a waypoint manually.
01:12 deleting a waypoint.
01:19 first specific waypoint (goal).
01:46 first error displayed (will be fixed at the end).
01:46 church tower's sound at 5:00 PM.
03:35 making two waypoints at the end of area, to avoid it being isolated.
04:00 first ladder waypoint (first part).
04:08 first ladder waypoint (second part).
04:10 checking and making connection between the two parts.
04:28 first camping wayoint (start).
04:32 first camping wayoint (end).
04:36 (remark) the camping waypoint was made while ducking, that's why it has a small size.
06:27 the connection between the two ladders points was made automatically.
06:31 looking at it.
06:44 making a jump waypoint.
06:48 checking it.
07:00 making an outgoing connection, to avoid that aread being isolated.
07:31 first rescue waypoint.
08:11 "terrorist important" point.
08:28 "counter-terrorist important" point.
08:39 checking for errors.
08:41 a totally isolated waypoint.
08:54 one side isolated waypoint.
09:00 checking for errors, none.
09:05 saving waypoint file.
09:10 Go go go !
this section isn't for beginners, you need to have a little skill to understand it.
all the bugged waypoints used in those examples, can be found in the main archive folder, the edited ones in the edited folder. see the dropbox archive.
firstly, we should make difference between bugged and wrongly/badly made waypoint file:
a file having errors somewhere: isolated areas, some specific waypoints missed, etc. will not save correctly, even if it's nicely made.
a file saved without any error dosen't mean that's a nice one. it may be crapy but working "without errors".
download de_santorini and try its waypoint file. you will not have any kind of error, and the game is running correctly. so go to spectate and watch if the bots can plant the bomb (or not). obviously, they will not !!
these screenshots will show that the person who made it had simply exchanged the terrorist important and the goal waypoints.
there is a door in the hostages room that can only be opened by its related button (both of czero bots or podbot will try to go through it unsuccessfully).
the original waypoint file was made for me by a user here, (can't find the original post).
Q. will this tutorial be useful for bots of condition zero ? A. no ! it's a totally different software using another kind of wayoints: .nav files.
_____ Q. where to put new waypoints ? A.***\cstrike\addons\podbot\wptdefault. or ***\czero\addons\podbot\wptdefault. _____ Q. I got three kind of files which one is the real waypoint ? A. The main waypoint file is the one having a *.pwf extention. The *.pvi file is the visibility table (what waypoint is visible from another one, will be generated everytime a waypoint is edited). The *.pxp file saves the experience data (when the bot got hurt/killed in some position near the closest waypoint) "KWo".
_____ Q. should I use all the flag waypoints in all maps ? A. not really.
goal flags must be assigned in their correct location or just somewhere in maps without goals (fy_, zm_, zp, ka_, he_, etc.).
team specific flags must be assigned somewhere, at least one for each team.
some of them are really specific, like the ladder one. others should be added in some kind of maps (camp, no hostage, etc.) for a better gameplay.
_____ Q. where to find waypoint files for a specific map A. search in the web, in correct websites like 17buddies or Gamebanana. or read this.
_____ Q. I have the right waypoint file, but the bots are acting oddly. A. it depends:
map and waypoint file have the same name, but aren't compatible.
waypoint file isn't nicely made.
_____ Q. bots work fine but are sticking in some parts of a map and don't want to move. A.
make sure that you are using the latest podbot (beta) version.
waypoint file has some flaws (open the waypoints editor to see). bots can't understand or improvise, they just read and follow the web of waypoints.
_____ Q. I want to learn how to make waypoints. A.up
Thanks i need a good tutorial for testing pod bots
this titorial is based on a PM of KWo, he gave me the right links to learn, and it was sufficient in my case. I only made it more explicit with some examples from my own modest experience.
Originally Posted by ^SmileY
its has some waypoints bugs and camper points.
every whaypoint must have (at least) two junctions with other waypoints, otherwise it will be isolated, and generating errors. this case occurs with some kind of specific waypoints, that need to be attached manually to closer friends. it happen too in isolated areas (tunnels, terraces, etc.).
Originally Posted by ^SmileY
you're welcome amigo. if you can't solve your problem, try to post it here .
Pictures would be helpful for the "web like" waypoint you speak of. Also an example would suite this thread. Having all three files and lettings users to see it hands on (maybe even through a video) would work.