I strongly encourage you to use Pazer's TF2 Bot Detector, a program that helps to identify malicious bots and automatically kick them!
You can get an idea of what it does from their site
, or for more information, read the program's FAQ
on its GitHub repository.
By default, TF2BD does not detect a lot of bots. To help, you can add some third party player lists and rules they endorse on their wiki page
In fact, we maintain our own
lists which you can add to the tool!
Milenko's recommended cumulative player list
Most malicious bots send signals to everyone in the game to avoid shooting each other.
Milenko bots automatically detect these and report them to GLaDOS so she can add them to the player list.
Thanks to this, our player list is extremely accurate and contains mostly malicious bots. A few cheaters may also be on the list.
GLaDOS automatic bot name detection rules list
In addition to our player list, we also have an automatically-generated rules list that temporarily marks bots by their in-game name.
Whereas the player list is added to by Milenko bots as they encounter malicious bots, the rules list is generated by the GLaDOS API
using data she collects while continuously scanning TF2 servers and looking for patterns in names.
This makes it an extremely effective tool for automatically detecting new bots!
Lastly, we also provide two "dummy" player and rules lists that can replace and disable the official lists that come with TF2BD.
You should only install these if you don't want to use the official TF2BD lists because you don't trust them.
Dummy TF2BD official playerlist
Dummy TF2BD official rules
To download lists, right click the links and select "Save Link As..." and then save them wherever you want.
Then, to install them, you just need to move them to the bot detector "cfg" folder.
See Pazer's TF2 Bot Detector wiki page
for information on opening the cfg folder.
In the future, we hope improvements to TF2BD will allow you to see more details about how a bot was detected.