Recently I found a strange console command in GMod:
After reading the help menu for it, I tried it out, and it indeed did create a bot. The bot mostly runs around, doing nothing.
I found some other console commands of interest:


So I was wondering: What can the GMod bots do, can I teach them to do other things, and why are they included if they just sit around?

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Bots in Garry's mod are mostly useless.

You can type bot_mimic 1 to have it copy your movements.
You can look at what the other cvars do here.

I believe when they were added they weren't a priority, hence them sitting around since there aren't any waypoints for them on the maps, and not having many cvars or functionality.

  • Is there a way to add waypoints to maps, so I can have them run around? Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 16:55
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    You do know that they can be scripted too right?
    – aytimothy
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 17:42
  • NPCs can be scripted using Lua.
    – Andrew Zah
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 17:55
  • @aytimothy I do. I was just wondering what the pre-made ones can do, since they have a lot of commands. bot_zombie is the most confusing one, the help just says "braaaaaiiiins." Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 0:08

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