As it turned out a waypointer who you may not have heard of, known as "Martee" has been very active in 2019 has looked at the early flaws found in waypoints and fixed... every one of them including his earlier waypoints.
The downloads are not completed just yet, some of the waypoints are so new they are only hours old after writing this Oct 2019 update.
A big thank you to Martee. Some of those waypoints replaced from 2003, 2004, 2007 and even 2012 were broken for far too long.
After this review on the waypoints for standard day of defeat maps I plan to make an update to my windows installer and also provide a manual zip for those that have Mac OS or Linux.
The updated main downloads will also include Rich Nagel's updated sturmbot .dll file SturmBot v1.7 "Stosstruppe" and "Scharfschütze" Bot Class Fix (SturmBot v1.9) that compliments the updated Sturmbot package and kills off a lot of annoying bugs.
All of this is down to me neglecting this spin off site of dodbits.com, it started in July 2019 when I decided not to close dodbits.com and this site and go after and bugs the site and the downloads in them were holding. Sturmbot.org one of the last download sites still around so it deserves the attention.
Its a lot of work, there is still is a lot to do on this site.
One of the things that came out of the waypoint reviews was, obviously finding Sturmbot now has a really good waypointer, but also the appreciation of just how good the last maps were built. Looking at them in detail while testing brought back great memories, while retesting waypoints is like a visit to a dental clinic there were moments where I stopped and remembered just where day of defeat came from.
In saying that even the official files have update flaws, like the missing bazooka's in spawn issue I found. 25 main files in the dod folders are just plain wrong, in fact it looks like some sloppy work by someone in a past update who didn't know what the hell they were doing.
Getting changes like that fixed means a a whole lot of work, I may ask in the github Half Life 1 games issues section but not right now, way too busy!
Still working on items in the background, you may not have noticed but I have been working on an upgraded manual for day of defeat. Ever started something and bit off more than you could chew? Yeah...its like that.
The official manual is a bit basic when describing maps. The other thing I wnat to insert is a Sturmbot waypoint review, so many packs have broken waypoints so as I go through the map review I am reviewing / fixing waypoints, I am up to dod_glider now.
Need some upgraded Waypoints?
That effort on the "unofficial" manual is also changing the downloads, as I go I am adding single waypoint downloads for each map, at the end of the review, fix ones that don't work and make my own 2019 pack. You can see that new download section here. About the only one left to fix is dod_caen. Martee is currently making waypoints and some of his were that good... they beat some of the official waypoints.
Reviewing waypoints isn't easy by the way, requires about 10-20 X 20minute runs to evaluate 3 different authors. Thats why... doing a revamped dod manual and reviewing waypoints at the same time... 2 months!
Other items are Sturmbot downloads for older versions. There is also a guide on what version of dod to use with what version of Sturmbot. It isn't 100% finished, I am still getting files for Linux versions.
There is another page on day of defeat Steam version and major updates from 22 Aug 2018 way back to 13 Oct 2003. The reason for this is there are quite a few bugs from some of these updates so I helps to know what changed and how that introduced a new bug.
Mostly I have been on a waypoint test and fix task for most of August and it will be the end of September before that is completed.
After that... look out for a lot of changes in Sturmbot support for local lan, home and game server support files. I haven't played dods for about 2 months... so much information has been removed for the older version of dod I want to build Sturmbot.org into a resource not only for upgraded bot files, but also for Day of Defeat.
Looking for an easy to install dod single player bot?
About Sturmbot - click here
New downloiads added, a new section for Day of Defeat 3.1 beta with install files including a short guide to the process to get from a Half Life 1 install from a retail CD to dod 3.1 beta and Sturmbot 1.5.1.
Similar to this page and video on YouTube by simosimo. His links were a bit outdated so I refreshed them here.
There is also a download of custom crosshairs for dod 3.1 Beta. More soon in that section.
The guide is basically made and tested on my local LAN using 31 bots. Its really for a LAN party or single-play on a local network but I see not reason why it will not work on a on-line set up.
- Pointed more towards a PC on your local network but is also useful for on-line servers, especially for bots.
- Is windows only but Linux is coming, SteamCMD used.
- Does have a download of updated files, the actual guide in PDF is 20 pages and 90 individual steps.
- To do yet is to sort through the Sturmbot and Shrikebot waypoints... that is a huge task and will take some time.
Perhaps the end of this month for the windows guide, end of September for a Linux guide with files.
Hi all, I have paid for a two year deal for my websites dodbits.com and Sturmbot.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.
I am re-thinking this decision I made in Dec 2018...
This website will be retired in 2019.
How about you donate a small amount and we keep SturmBot alive?
See the donate button above (dodbits PayPal Button above right).
There's a good reason:
The cost of hosting ($400 USD per year to help others like you!!!) I am seeking another web host /deal to cut costs and maybe this site will stay.
The problem is you guys mostly have an adblocker on, AD revenue from google is now... almost $0, I don't like ads either... but I have been supporting you guys since 2005, and the Ads did help pay.
Without the ad revenue I am paying 95% of the running costs - to help you. It isn't fair or sustainable.
Also, there was major health, time and financial family impacts over the past year, these are slowly improving but I still need to reduce my spending. This site was paid for in 2018, it may not be in 2019.
Both dodbits.com and sturmbot.org MAY be deleted past September 2019.
Throw a buck or two in and I think I can keep it going up to 2023!
INsane. (webmaster dodbits.com and Sturmbot.org)
Up to you guys, donate and I will see what I can do to keep sturmbot.org alive.
Sturmbot is an addon single player "bot" for the multiplayer game day of defeat, (dod).
If you have the Half Life 1 mod day of defeat 1.3 for steam then you can install Sturmbot from the downloads on this site (free) and play in singleplayer mode!
|What is Sturmbot?|
Want to play day of defeat in single player?
Just two steps.
|A DoD documentary by simosimo|
Quote 6:17 in the video: Even though the half life one engine looked like arse even back in 2003, I can honestly remember being floored by the immersion levels, the sound, the detailed weapon models were simply amazing for the time.
8:53: I think the actual immersion of dod was the fact that everything looked poor and your mind filled in the gap, much like reading a book.
There are many facets to the program, you can download a simple to use installer here on this site ready to play with 600+ maps, (600 waypoint files in the install not maps) and also find some hard to get custom files for Day of Defeat as well.
You can learn to waypoint your own maps and put them here for others (Contact the Webmaster). Playing Stumbot has a lot of settings, skill level, funmodes, class selection.
If you like dod you will find bots can be a lot of fun.... give it a try, download the installer and frag some bots.
Sturmbot has had a few sites over the years and all the places are mostly gone, I hope this site corrects that. I am not the developer of Sturmbot, the developer was Johan Linde, AKA... Jowo.
|Johan Linde, AKA... Jowo|
Sadly, Johan perished while vacationing in Thailand when the 2004 Tsunami hit, he was listed as missing.
There are some bits of info' on the web that some family members also died.
Enough was rescued for the program to function with the latest steam dod1.3. This site is dedicated to lost files so Johan's work does not disappear.
I will add all the sections soon so for now its a little bare. This site just holds what is gone from other sites now long disappeared.
I also intend to place downloads and articles for Day of Defeat, all versions that are not Day of Defeat:Source related, Steam and presteam versions.
My other site is dodbits.com, I thought it would be nice if Sturmbot had a place of its own.