ProBots 2021 Season 3 - ProBots vs Humans Exhibition

Greetings Champs!

We are nearing the end of the third season of ProBots 2021 which means you’re invited to play against the bots! Our Crown Club members get first dibs of games being casted during the finals but we are also looking for a variety of community games to showcase.


Bots Included this season:

  1. Eris [Z]

  2. MicroMachine [T]

  3. Ketroc [T]

  4. Tyr [P]

How to play against the ProBots [2021 S3 Edition]

  1. If you don’t already, you’ll need to make sure StarCraft II is installed (It’s free)
  2. Download the Probots Vs Human 2021 S3 Zip
  3. Unzip the ProBots vs Humans.zip into a folder
  4. Add the maps to your StarCraft 2 Folder

How to Add The Maps

  1. Open the Blizzard Client
  2. Select the StarCraft II Tab
  3. Click Options
  4. Click Show in Explorer
  5. Select StarCraft II Folder
  6. Create the folder Maps if it doesn’t already exist
  7. Copy the map files from the ProBots Maps Folder located in the ProBots vs Human.zip
  8. Open the folder Sc2AiApp
  9. Select the file Sc2AiApp

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  1. Select Continue Without Login
  2. Then on the Play vs Bot tab, Select the Map
  3. Select the Bot you wish to play
  4. Your Race you wish to play as
  5. Hit Launch

Bot Additional Downloads

Tyr may require additional downloads to function, if this is the case Download .NET core 2.1 runtime

Ketroc may require you to download Java 17

PLEASE READ NOTES BELOW

Many of the following are limitations of the technology we use to do these bot games

  • The ProBots vs Humans Client only works on Windows 10 OS or above
  • Your game client will launch 2 windows. 1 of them will be yours and one of them will belong to the bot.
  • You will be able to hear the bot’s sound, click on its window and hit (Control + S) to disable its sound
    To disable music hit Control + M
  • Alt + Enter goes into Full Screen
  • Hotkeys : To get your hotkeys to work you need to copy your hotkeys file from: “ Documents/StarCraft II/Accounts/######/Hotkeys ” to: “ Documents/StarCraft II/Hotkeys ” (if the folder isn’t there, create it). Launch Starcraft2 through the battlenet app. Change your hotkey profile to standard and accept, then change it back to your custom profile and accept. You will only need to do this once
  • You cannot pause the game
  • When you’re done locate the folder called Replays in the Sc2AiApp folder (If there is no replay there check your StarCraft II Replay folder)
  • Rename your replay to include your name, league and bot - Example : Caerwyn_MasterI_MicroMachine . This helps with choosing games to be casted
  • Please also include games you lose :wink:

Click Here to Submit the Replays [Submissions for Exhibition close at December 13th 2021 18:00 UTC]

If you have any feedback regarding ProBots vs Humans we would love to hear it!


If you want to try making your own bot check out our Simple bot tutorial

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@Ketroc did a video which others might find helpful

I got this set up (Win 10 machine), got all 4 bots to run. Very hard to play against, but fun!
Unfortunately it doesn’t save replays. After fiddling a bit I found that the path is not correct. It tries to save to “C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\StarCraftII\Sc2AiApp/Replays/”, which should of course be “C:\Program Files (x86)\StarCraft II\Sc2AiApp\Replays”. I.e., it ignores spaces in the path (and uses some forward slashes, which windows interprets as parameter setting).
I tried to dir both directories on the command line, windows can’t find it with the first path, my version works fine.
Is there a workaround for this?

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There should be a backup of it in your StarCraft Replay folder in the Documents folder

Documents/StarCraft II/Accounts/ %account number% / %profile number% /Replays

Found them, thanks!
Still, it’s a bug. Should be an easy fix.

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