* A broodwar install of 1.16.1 (Google Abyss and brood war to get one)
* Droplauncher program https://github.com/adakitesystems/DropLauncher
* And of course, the bots https://sscaitournament.com/index.php?action=scores
Bots have .dll files and bwapi versions for each. Just store them in a folder you can easily access any time and name it accordingly. Also inclued pionting those java or other files if their BWAPI or bot files come with one (somehow it becomes a config file accdg to the droplauncher dialogue)
Launch droplauncher, go to settings to point starcraft.exe, then select bot files by pointing to BOTH bot.dll and bwapi files so that it matches for each bot each time you try different ones.
Then launch starcraft exe and select UDP, create a melee game and leave that window first, go back to the droplauncher menu where it will say join game and it will initialize some stuff but once you do things right you'll see that in your game the bot has joined it.
Play and get owned (if you're a D 2009 iccup player). So far the Locutus bot has 12 nex'ed and 2gate proxied me with great micro. You can probably get away with some cheese build but what's the fun in that? The AI attacks your structures and takes advantage of range when it can which is awesome. It will also force paths and not just act stupid to attacks, kind of like "right clicking" towards your unit instead of just stupidly getting hit over and over. I also tried 14cc hard turtling and it had like 7 bases in a 12 minute game, it also created a ton of gateways in one other game. All in all great stuff for low level players
I hope you enjoy playing this as much as I have so far.