Yet Another Build Order Tester (YABOT)

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Introduction

This project is series of standard 1v1 Blizzard maps adapted to include a sophisticated build order testing system. The goal is to execute the chosen build while keeping up worker production and creating the largest army possible. The AI will execute a given build order or execute a random one. At the end of the round, you are given a score which tells how well you executed the build. Also included is a "Freestyle" mode, which monitors your play and displays the build order that you performed.

After playing a freestyle, you can open your bank (save) file at My Documents/Starcraft II/Banks/YabotSettings.SC2Bank in a text editor to see the encoded build as a single line of text. This text can then be decoded and edited at sc2builds.com

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Register today to get build orders and join the discussion at sc2builds.com


Supports YABOT Encoding Output


sc2Builds


Starcraft Tools


Evolution Chamber

How To Run

Unzip to any location on your hard drive.

PC: Simply drag and drop the map onto your Starcraft II launcher -or- open with the map editor and click "Test Map"
Mac: Take a look at http://www.sc2mapster.com/assets/mapcraft/

Features

  • Enter custom build orders by pasting in a YABOT encoded build text into your bank file!
  • Custom build orders are saved even after closing the map!
  • Freestyle mode to see your own build order and get encoded text to share!
  • Attack wave settings can be changed temporarily
  • Easy to use commands through chat interface
  • Build orders from teamliquid.net will be included in future releases
  • See chosen build order as objective list
  • Score is given based on the quality of your build execution

Changelog

v1.4.3 (Mon, 21 Nov 2011)
  • Updated Map Pool
    • Added Abyssal Caverns
    • Added Antiga Shipyard
    • Added Nerazim Crypt
    • Removed older maps
  • Fixed a trigger error on load and when changing computer race dropdown
v1.4.2 (Mon, 20 Jun 2011)
  • Added maps: Shakuras Plateau and Tal'darim Altar LE
v1.4.1 (Fri, 25 Mar 2011)
  • Upgraded to Green Tea AI 0.81
  • Fixed for Patch 1.3
  • Optimized file sizes
v1.4 (Mon, 28 Feb 2011)
  • Upgraded to Green Tea AI 0.78
  • All attack waves are now controlled by Green Tea AI for a much improved experience
  • Objectives are updated with time and supply value when completed
  • GUI Tweaks
    • Larger build selection dialog so descriptions are not truncated
    • APM dialog off by default (use -a command to enable)
    • Round timer is smaller an in the bottom left corner of the screen
  • Maps were updated with current ladder rotation

Official Blizzard 1v1 Maps Currently Included

  • Abyssal Caverns
  • Antiga Shipyard
  • Metalopolis
  • Nerazim Crypt
  • Shakuras Plateau
  • Tal'darim Altar LE
  • The Shattered Temple
  • Xel'Naga Caverns

Known Issues

  • UI race style is set by the random starting race and cannot be changed when switching race... no known fix yet.
  • For construction of buildings or training of units, the build object is completed when the unit actually starts production rather than when it is queued. There may be a work-around in future versions.
  • When a build objective is an upgrade, the recorded minerals and gas are after the upgrade was clicked.
  • AI location is fixed until the map is completely reloaded

Chat Commands (Enter these as a standard chat message)

Chat CommandDescription
-rReset the round using the same builds
-bChoose new builds to practice
-s [slot#]Instantly save the current freestyle build to a custom slot
-eEnd the round early and show the score board
-oToggle visibility of the objectives list
-pToggle pausing of the game
-tHide/show the timer
-aHide/show the APM counter
-scSave a checkpoint
-lcLoad a saved checkpoint
-?Show an in-game list of these commands

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  • Avatar of Xanthyz Xanthyz Jul 01, 2013 at 19:29 UTC - 0 likes

    If YABOT isn't being maintained anymore, would the authors be willing to release the original map (the one that contains all the "code") so that someone else can pick up where they left off?

  • Avatar of ilostmysofa ilostmysofa Jun 21, 2013 at 22:19 UTC - 0 likes

    For those interested, if you type "build order tester" into the Arcade's search bar in SC2, there are plenty of YABOT like simulators available for play.

  • Avatar of ilostmysofa ilostmysofa Jun 21, 2013 at 22:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Lol, over a year later I come back here to see if YABOT has been updated. It still hasn't been updated. Go fuck yourselves.

  • Avatar of Azcordelia Azcordelia Apr 14, 2013 at 15:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh, okay. I will make a notebook of StarCraft. I have quite a bit of Zerg builds i have found and want to learn. Also, a bunch of notes to write down, so it won't be much harder to include the builds. Thanks for replying. Also, i believe i have found that small build order tester, so i'll bookmark it, and that'll be that. I'm teaching myself programming and am also starting digital art classes this fall, maybe someday i can create a build order tool/tester that others would like too. Anyways, Thanks.

  • Avatar of Origitalus Origitalus Apr 14, 2013 at 11:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @Azcordelia: Go

    Sorry Azcor but the old website is gone and the new just has the same address but nothing else in common, like the collaboration with YABOT. Also YABOT is not maintenanced anymore. I would recommend to just write down your builds on paper. I - as a huge fan of YABOT once - came to realize that the paper variant is probably more effective for the learning process ;) Just use the small build order tester which provide just a quick restart of a game ;)

  • Avatar of Azcordelia Azcordelia Apr 13, 2013 at 11:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I'm new to Starcraft 2, and was very excited when i found this arcade map, but i can't figure out how to get encoded builds from the "current" website? (SC2Builds.com) I seen a video of the old one, but it's not like that anymore, i don't see a way to import the build in any way. Secondly, my Bank file is missing, and i don't know how to get a copy in order to add builds to play in the map. So, if you could upload a file for me to put in my banks folder, that would be awesome. And, if someone could verify that the new site doesn't let you grab encoded text or explain to me how to get it, that would be even better. Thanks. :)

  • Avatar of Siljias Siljias Dec 05, 2012 at 21:21 UTC - 1 like

    OK THIS IS ALL I WANT! ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO SET THE INTERVALS AT WHICH THE YABOT RUNS FOR ( THEY WERE 30 SECOND INTERVALS )! THAT IS IT! THAT IS THE ONLY FEATURE I WANT BACK!I DONT CARE IF IT IS THROUGH BNET OR NOT, JUST WANT MY 30 SECOND INTERVALS!!!! KTHNKSBYE

    p.s. It does not even have to be on multiple maps. If just one of the Arcade maps had this feature, that would solve my problems. The utility of being able to perfect 30 second chunks of a build was what made YABOT so damn useful imo. It let me EASILY ( I tried doing 30 second interval saves, it is a PAIN in the ass to constantly re-load and re-save those files on top of the fact that the UI for that particular function is poor from Blizzards side ) knit-pick at my build until I was satisfied with its perfection. The current version ties you down to 10 or 20 minute intervals, 200/200 supply, or build done. This makes it much harder to identify where I can optimize my builds. So there is my schpeel. Otherwise I will have to make due with the current version D:

    Last edited Dec 05, 2012 by Siljias
  • Avatar of Aerowen19 Aerowen19 Nov 01, 2012 at 12:49 UTC - 0 likes

    i miss it, too :(

  • Avatar of CyDy CyDy Nov 01, 2012 at 12:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I REALLY miss the single player map :(

    Any updates?

    Is there a way to use a multiplayer map offline?

  • Avatar of ilostmysofa ilostmysofa Oct 11, 2012 at 05:16 UTC - 3 likes

    very happy to see that yabot still hasn't been updated for the new patch.

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