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<Team Fortress 2> bot_generator is a point entity available in Team Fortress 2.

Entity description

Controls the creation of bots.



Name (targetname) <string>
The targetname that other entities refer to this entity by.
Entity Scripts (vscripts) <scriptlist> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>)
Space delimited list of VScript files (without file extension) that are executed after all entities have spawned. The scripts are all executed in the same script scope, later ones overwriting any identical variables and functions.
Script think function (thinkfunction) <string> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>)
Name of a function in this entity's script which will be called automatically every 100 milliseconds (ten times a second) for the duration of the script. It can be used to create timers or to simulate autonomous behavior. The return value (if present) will set the time until the next call.
Note:Try to avoid expensive operations in this function, as it may cause performance problems.


Pitch Yaw Roll (Y Z X) (angles) <angle>
This entity's orientation in the world. Pitch is rotation around the Y axis, yaw is the rotation around the Z axis, roll is the rotation around the X axis.
Team <choices>
Which team this generator is for.
Class <choices>
Pick the class to spawn. Picking a specifc class with override bot_roster restrictions.
Spawn Command <choices>
Command the bot should execute upon spawning.
Retain Action On Death <boolean>
If Yes, all bots will be told to perform the spawn command. If No, only the first will.
Action Point <targetname>
Set this to have the bot travel to a specific action point upon spawning if the proper Spawn Command to be set.
Spawn Count (<1 = infinite) <integer>
The maximum number of bots to spawn from this generator.
Spawn Interval <integer>
Number of seconds between bots spawning from this generator.
Max Active <integer>
Maxmimum number of bots from this generator that can be active at once.
Disable Dodging <boolean>
Setting this to Yes prevent the bots from making erratic movements in an effort to dodge.
Suppress Fire <boolean>
Setting this to Yes will make the bots not attack.
Use Spawn Point <boolean>
Setting this to Yes will make the bots spawn from an info_player_teamspawn instead of this generator.
Difficulty <choices>
I think these are correct, but I am not sure, you can leave this blank. - ABS
  • 0 : Easy
  • 1 : Normal
  • 2 : Hard
  • 3 : Expert



Removes this entity from the world.
Removes this entity and its children from the world.
Note:Entities already remove orphaned children upon being removed, but this input removes all children on the same frame, being marginally faster than Kill.
AddOutput <string>
Adds a keyvalue/output to this entity. It can be potentially very dangerous, use with care.
KV Format: <key> <value>
I/O Format: <output name> <targetname>:<inputname>:<parameter>:<delay>:<max times to fire, -1 means infinite>
FireUser1 to FireUser4
Fire the OnUser outputs; see User Inputs and Outputs.
Use  !FGD
Same as a player invoking +use; may not do anything depending on the entity. Can also be invoked by firing an output that does not specify an input.
RunScriptFile <script> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>)
Execute a VScript file from disk, without file extension. The script contents are merged with the script scope of the receiving entity.
RunScriptCode <string> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>)
Execute a string of VScript source code in the scope of the entity receiving the input. String quotation may be needed when fired via console.
Bug: In <Left 4 Dead 2>, the code is executed in the script scope of the entity that fires the output, not the one receiving the input.
Warning: Never try to pass string parameters to a script function with this input. It will corrupt the VMF structure because of the nested quotation marks, which then must be removed manually with a text editor.
CallScriptFunction <string> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>) !FGD
Execute a VScript function in the scope of the receiving entity.
SetLocalOrigin <coordinates> (in all games since <Alien Swarm>) !FGD
Send this entity to a spot in the map. If the entity is parented to something, it will be offset from the parent by this amount.
SetLocalAngles <angles> (in all games since <Alien Swarm>) !FGD
Set this entity's angles.

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SetSuppressFire <integer>
SetDisableDodge <integer>
SetDifficulty <integer>



OnUser1 to OnUser4
These outputs each fire in response to the firing of the like-numbered FireUser1 to FireUser4 Input; see User Inputs and Outputs.
OnKilled  (only in <Left 4 Dead><Left 4 Dead 2>)
This output fires when the entity is killed and removed from the game.