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MatchEd is a Halflife / Halfelife 2 IRC match bot. It reports for various HL/HL2 game events. Also has Admin features. Simple to use with auto-setup. Written in Java so is suitable for many platforms. MatchEd works by reading the logs directed to it via the "rcon logaddress_add" command, so you will need, or you will need to know someone with, rcon access to the server. The bot can be run on the game server or on a completely different machine.

It is written in Java, so you will need to make sure that you have the Java JRE 1.4.2 or higher available from or take the MatchEd download that includes Java. Being written in Java, it means that you can easily run the bot on a windows or a linux machine, or any machine with an operating system that has a JVM available for it. There are some clear instructions for Installing Java courtesy of

Main features:

  • Reports game progress to an IRC channel
  • Admin capabilities
  • Server monitoring features
  • Highly configurable
  • Robust
  • Supports CS (Counter Strike) maps (de_, cs_, and as_)
  • Supports AHL (Action HalfLife) gamestypes LMS and Teamplay
  • Supports FA (FireArms) maps (events OK but scoring off)
  • Supports DMC (Death Match Classic)
  • Supports NS (Natural Selection)
  • Supports TFC (Team Fortress Classic)
  • !frags and !query for information about server
  • Supports issuing RCON commands to the server (for both HL and Source engines)
  • Internationalisation is possible