Dota 2 Workshop Tools/Addon Overview/Simulating Players During Development
Simulating Players During Development
It's often useful to simulate players with bots while on a local system. This allows you to preview your custom UIs (as well as certain aspects of gameplay like kill limits) without having to wrangle testers to help.
NOTE: If you spawn more bots on a team than its max size, the game session will end and you'll be returned to the main menu.
The dota_bot_populate console command will fill in the teams with passive bots up to their player limits:
// Launch overthrow in the 5x2 map dota_launch_custom_game overthrow desert_duo // (wait for the team select screen to appear) // Fill in the rest of the slots with bots dota_bot_populate
The dota_create_unit command can also manually spawn individual bots at any point.
// Launch overthrow in the 5x2 map dota_launch_custom_game overthrow desert_duo // (wait for the team select screen to appear) // Create 4 heroes on the first 4 teams (You can execute multiple console commands in sequence by putting them on a single line, separated by semicolon) dota_create_unit meepo radiant; dota_create_unit lina dire; dota_create_unit crystal custom1; dota_create_unit pugna custom2