Resources To Make a StarCraft 2 AI Bot

Drekken
November 29, 2023

A Non-Exhaustive List of Resources for Bot Making
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This Page takes some cues from the awesome sc2 ai curated list but is expanded .

Scripted Bots

Tutorials

APIs by Language

Python

  • python-sc2: A Python library for StarCraft II AI development.
    CSharp
  • ExampleBot: A CSharp example bot to get started with.
    CPP
  • cpp-sc2: A CPP library for StarCraft II AI development.
    Java
  • ocraft-s2client: A Java library for the StarCraft II API.
    GO
  • s2l: A Go library for developing StarCraft II AI bots.
  • go-sc2ai: Another Go library for SC2 AI development.
    JavaScript
  • node-sc2: A JavaScript framework for StarCraft II AI.
    Rust APIs
  • rust-sc2: A Rust library for StarCraft II AI.
    TypeScript
  • s2client-api-typescript: A TypeScript API for SC2.

Libraries

  • SC2MapAnalysis: For influence maps and pathfinding.
  • queens-sc2: Library for queen management in StarCraft 2.
  • bossman: Simple utility for tracking and making in-game choices.
  • SC2_bot_chat: Utility for sending chat messages in-game.
  • sc2-helper: StarCraft 2 AI helper tools.
  • sc2-pathlib: Pathfinding and terrain analysis library for Starcraft 2 bots in Rust.

Frameworks

Example Bots

Python

CPP

CSharp

  • Tyr: A competitive CSharp bot with advanced tactics.

Java

Machine Learning Bots

Tutorials

APIs

Libraries

Frameworks

  • PySC2: DeepMind’s Python-based StarCraft 2 AI environment.
  • Adept: A framework for reinforcement learning in games.
  • Reaver: A reinforcement learning framework for SC2.
  • DI-Star: A flexible AI research platform for StarCraft II.

Example Bots

General Resources

Tutorials

Miscellaneous

Competitions

AI Arena: An online platform for testing and competing with your AI bots.
ProBots: A competitive event for top-performing bots from the AI Arena ladder.

Content Creation

YouTube Channels

  • ProBots: Official channel for ProBots AI competitions and content.
  • LaughNgamez: A channel focused on StarCraft 2 AI and gameplay.
  • AI Arena: Videos and content related to the AI Arena platform.
  • SC2AI: A channel dedicated to StarCraft 2 AI development and competitions.

Note to Members: Feel free to contribute to this list and keep it updated with the latest resources!