|Want to play DoD:s in Single Player Mode ?|
|1. Buy and Download the game from Steam|
|2. Download my installer (free) from here|
|3. Visit the map support page for updates|
|4. Download 1.45GB of maps here|
|5. Play using the installed desktop shortcut|
|How about a custom HUD for DoD:s ?|
|Windows - Download the installer|
|Mac or Linux - Download the manual zip|
A bit of a jump from October 2019 to January, been busy on another website in the last of 2019.
After fixing quite a few things on Sturmbot.org (fan site for dod Goldsource version) like the Sturmbot revision, dod manual, waypoint manual an a ton of new maps and waypoints... its time I looked at dodbits.com upgrades.
The focus at first will be support for RCBot2, the only way you can play DoD:s in single player mode.
I had already completed a fair amount of that in 2019, the bot now has waypoint support for 84 maps. 9 Valve maps and 75 custom maps.
By the way, do visit the dodbits support page for RCBot2 often if you have it installed, after making the current installer version there is already 4 new waypoints added that are not in the current installer either on the RCBot2 site or my installer.
There is a section on the RCBot2 support page called "3. New Waypoints" those are not in the installer right now and when they get to 10 or so I will make another version of my installer and update it.
A word on the RCBot2 site, I noticed my Malwarebytes real time monitoring software has that blacklisted as a bad site. No idea why as no downloads from there are bad, the community is fine. I just made it exempt and looks OK to me not sure why its blacklisted. I think its because its related to bots united domain, they did also have a problem, I certainly had no issues with them over the last 10 years either.
Next on dodbits is more waypoint support, firstly I am being selfish and Waypointing (editing the AI used by RCBot2) any map I made first and then some favourites of mine. Nothing worse than waypointing a map you don't like.
I have already started that waypointing effort, first one is in the new RCBot2 waypoints section, its my port (remake) of the dod goldsource classic dod_mainz, dod_old_mainz.
After that I think it is time I looked at GUI's / HUD's again. After not using my installers for a while I noted they are a little too complex.
I'll try and do some videos on how to use them but also offer a fixed download for different styles that you just download and slip a folder into dod/custom.
That way Linux and MacOS can have better support (you can do that now via the manual download), not only windows users.
When I started dodbits in 2005 I had no idea I would still be even playing dod let alone having and maintaining fan sites for both versions of the game.
I love playing dod, I had a break from it for a year or so in playing ARMA 2 and 3 (single player) but I always seem to drift back to Day of Defeat.
Not many changes here occurred during August - November- October on dodbits.com.
Most of the effort has been on my other site Sturmbot.org for the half-life 1 version of dod. Lots of changes to the sturmbot package, waypoints and map downloads.
On dodbits I have only adjusted a RCBot2 map and waypoint support page that was rather untidy. It now has an index and divided sections.
Since I released a installer for RCBot2 (installs for dod:s only) and added support for map downloads 30 July 2019, there has been 3 new waypoints made that are not yet in the main installer from RCBot2 or my dod:s only installer.
I have also adjusted a steam forum guide for RCBot2, that type of install is for the player who also uses HL2-DM and TF2 with RCBot2 waypoints.
That is about it for Day of Defeat:Source content.
Not much as the support files for Sturmbot needed a lot of work. Next here would be some new custom HUD downloads, my version 11 HUD and GUI while has a lot of settings is a bit confusing to install.
I will make some zip files of a couple of standard types based on small screens and color sets so it is easier to slip into the "custom" folder as a simple zip file.
The news on Days of War is interesting. Set to release in early 2020 (about bloody time) and beta testing week-ends are about to happen.
It will be interesting to see how it compares as a upgraded Day of Defeat:Source or it has other games influencing it.
If it does not have good single player capabilities and is not very close to dod:s gameplay... not interested. I hate COD, Battlefield Day of Infamy offerings of WW2 games, they may as well be Counter-Strike full of uptight kids bitching about FPS and trying to find exploits for a higher kills and deaths ratio... or trading for a new workshop item like a "hat".
Rather see a updated dod (HL1) than all the other garbage they spoilt dod:s with... like achievements, all that did was attract the kind of dickhead I like to avoid online.
22nd November beta testing starts and the early opinions will too.
Hi all, I have paid for a two year deal for my websites dodbits.com and Sturnbot.org.
I only got a couple of donations but to those persons who did... I thank you very much it was the trigger to keeping them up.
Some proper news now. I have been busy even though you can't see much, the website files and security needed a lot of work and now its the turn of the content.
Also played and checked all the RCBot2 waypoints and matched them with a 75 map download for Day of Defeat:Source. Those maps all have RCBot2 waypoint support in the latest bot package.
That wasn't easy but it was worth it. Next was getting that package working on Linux dedicated server and run a 32 player server with MetaMod: Source, SourceMod and plonk on 31 bots for my local LAN. On top of that is is running in a Docker enviroment on a UNRAID home server... and very stable.
I will make a tutorial for that as well... soon.
Next is work over at sturmbot.org.
Again with a dedicated server, with Metamod and AMX Mod, Sturmbot and Shrikebot (each with their own startup command line) and like the DoD:S server I'm loading it up to see if I can break them and crash... haven't crashed them yet.
The challenges with the HL1 version bots is there are 700 waypoints for Sturnbot and a lot that don't work... I have already sorted 170 (thrown out), fixed 5 and looking at the rest.
I also found 350 Shirkebot waypoints on my drive, I will check those as well.
Aim there is the same as RCBot2, make a epic list, check each one and ask if anyone has a better set. Also produce a 2019 updated guide for dedicated server installs, with a top set of checked plugins and bot files.
I will be a while with that, until then have fun.
Rethinking this... This website will be retired in 2019.
How about you donate?
See the donate button above.
The cost of hosting ($400 USDper year) I am seeking another web host to cut costs and maybe this site will stay.
The problem is you guys mostly have an adblocker on, AD revenue from google is... almost $0, so bad I am going to ditch the useless ads.
Both dodbits.com and sturmbot.org will may be deleted past September 2019.
Up to you guys, donate and I will see what I can do in more content and fix (upgrade) this site and sturmbot.org.