The newest version of the Rho-Bot is available. This new version contains many new items, including Bot Chat based on the ALICE bot (http://www.alicebot.org/). Other changes include a spectator mode, a new bot format (don't panic, there is a simple utility to update bot from the old format), improvement to the navigation (which, unfortunately renders the old .nav files useless), and more realistic aiming and shooting by the bots. Also, additional README.TXT files have been added that describe how the bot works and how it can be modified. You can download the new version here. Thanks goes to Vacindak for the bot chat and spectator mode!
While the current version has been quite stable in limited testing, there are two reasons for a beta release:
1. The new features need additional testing to see if there are any problems.
2. There will be an Half-Life update released soon (version 18.104.22.168). The Rho-Bot will need to be updated to work with the new version.
If you want to try out the new features, please download the new version. Also, if you have any problems or questions about the new or old Rho-Bot, you can discuss them on the Help forum, Discussion forum, or e-mail me. See http://www.gamershomepage.com/rhobot for more details.