7.) On Your Own Now that I’ve outlined the basics, it’s up to you to take the next step, and build your chatbot. I don’t pretend to know which bot hosting provider is the simplest to use, but I’ve been through the process at Pandorabots, and it’s pretty simple.
In addition to the skills I mentioned above, I also had to be VERY familiar with the following: All told, I’ve probably put in well over 1,000 hours into Morti over the last 10 months, though the initial creation process only took me about a day to complete.
The rest of that time has been taken up by experimenting with Morti’s script, updating and modifying his responses, and discovering other areas of improvement; and I still have a long way to go before I’ll have the bot I envisioned in the beginning.
Then I’ll outline a couple of brief, step by step guides to setting up your own chatbot; one of them a stand-alone bot app, and the other one a web-based chatbot. The two main “types” of chatbots are “stand-alone” applications, where the chatbot runs on a single computer, and web-based, which run on a remote server, and are (generally) able to be reached by the general public through a web page.
The majority of stand-alone bots also integrate some sort of system interface, allowing your bot to control certain aspects and functions of your computer, such as playing media files, or retrieving documents.
Download it to a location where you can easily find it (many people suggest downloading it to the desktop.
I don’t, because that just makes a mess over time).2.) Download Chat Script The Chat Script app can be downloaded at The package is in zip format, which every version of windows from xp onward can handle without having a zip extracting program.Believe me when I tell you that choosing to build a chat bot the way I did is a LOT of work, but if you have the skills, patience, and dedication, it’s the most rewarding option of them all.NOTE: - I’ve had to split this article into several posts, to keep it within the size limitations of the forums. As promised earlier, I’ll be discussing two methods of chatbot creation in a step by step manner, covering the basics from beginning to end. : (when will you go home) I go home tomorrow How about this?If you’ve never extracted files from a zip archive before, there are several good tutorials on the net, so you can just google it, or post a question on the forums here, asking for help. The documentation, which is found in the DOCUMENTATION directory, is your first, and best, source of information on the inner workings of Chat Script. You’ll get a “welcome to chatscript” message, and can now begin “chatting” with your new bot.