Open and run pod25ins.exe
Click Next followed by the 'Browse' box, then browse to your Counter-Strike
directory, usually: \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\<your account>\counter-strike
. Finally, click next.
After successfully installed, launch Counter-Strike and by default use your '=' key to open the bot menu. Some of the menu options are explained below.
How to start a Game with Bots
Create a Game with a map that has waypoints for POD-Bot (take a look into the "cstrike\podbot\WPTDefault" folder - all files with the extension ".pwf" should be valid waypoint files.
Bots will automatically be added to the game using the "podbot.cfg" file found in the /cstrike/podbot directory. If you wish to change the number of bots that are created automatically you can edit the podbot.cfg file using any text editor.
Since V1.4 a helpful User Menu is available for performing the most used actions. It's bound by default (you can change it in podbot.cfg) to the "=" key. If you're pressing the "=" key a Menu with the following options should appear on your Screen:
1. Quick Add Bot
This does what it says. It quickly adds a Bot giving him a random name, team, skill
and model. Skill will be chosen randomly between your minbotskill/maxbotskill values specified in podbot.cfg..
2. Add specific Bot
Allows you specify all things for adding a single Bot.
3. Kill all Bots
Kills all Bots in all Teams. You can use this to end Rounds faster if there aren't any humans alive and you don't like watching Bots playing better than you :)
Same as above, but kills every Client including human players.
5. Fill Server with Bots
Fills all free Server Entries with Bots. After selecting this option you can specify the team or to auto-assign them. If you especially select a team for the Bots the Server Variables "mp_autoteambalance" and "mp_limitteams" will be set to 0 (thus not caring about balancing teams anymore) and all Bots will only join 1 Team. You can use for example this to play alone or with your friends against all Bots.
6. Kick Random Bot
Kicks the first Bot in the List.
7. Remove all Bots
Kicks all Bots off the Server.
8. Select Weapon Mode
Opens another Sub-Menu where you can select the Weapons Bots will buy (and use in combat). Selecting Knife Mode will also turn on Jason-Mode. Selecting Standard Weapons will turn it off again.
More help and Information
For more commands and options view the readme file hosted here: PODBot Readme
For waypoints and how to create them view the documentation hosted here: Waypoints and How-To
View the hosted PODBot FAQ: Click here
(This information can also be found after installation in: \Program Files\Steam\counter-strike\cstrike\PODBot\Docs