How to set up Firebot

How to set up Firebot

Firebot is the #1 interactivity tool for Mixer, providing you with chat commands and Interactive 2.0 functionality.

Initial setup

  1. Go to https://firebot.pro and download the latest version.

  2. Launch setup.exe and you’ll be greeted by the welcome screen. Press “Let’s get started”

  3. You can sign in with two accounts - your streamer account (where your stream and whose stream key you use in your streaming software) and optionally your bot account if you have an account with a custom name for your bot.

  4. Next up, you will need to connect your Mixer’s Interactive Studio with your Firebot. It has the instructions on how to do it, but they are a bit outdated, so here’s what you do:

    • a. If you already have a project (from Soundwave Interactive, for example), you can either skip this step or create a new project for your Firebot.

      Go to https://mixer.com/lab/interactive and click on a “+” icon next

      to “Your Interactive Projects”.

    • b. Enter the name and press save.

    • c. In the upper left part of the screen press on the “code” tab.

    • d. There you will find the code you type into your Firebot

    • e. Done! Your initial setup of Firebot is finished, but there’s still some things to do!

P.S. You can switch to that sexy Dark theme in the settings:

Adding first buttons

  1. In the same window/tab as the code you entered into Firebot go to Build.

  2. There you can add buttons by pressing the “+” button and giving the button a name and a cost. Better name them something sensible (unlike shown on the picture), because you will be using those names to differentiate the buttons in Firebot (they are called “ID”s in Firebot itself.)

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  1. After adding so many buttons as you wish and save in the top right corner, go to Firebot.

  2. Your board is empty! But not for long. You need to refresh Firebot. For that, press Change board and press Resync Board

  1. Now that you have button as a list or a grid (you can change the view by clicking the button left of the search bar), press edit if it’s the list view or hover over and click edit when it shows up in case it’s grid view.

  1. You’ll be greeted by the following:

    Let’s go over these settings one by one.

    • a. Control ID - internal name of the button. You can only change it in the interactive studio on Mixer. No one except for you can see it.

    • b. Button Text - the text that will show up for the viewer. Here you write the text that would indicate what would happen, if the viewer presses the button.

    • c. Spark Cost - how many sparks should be removed from the viewer.

    • d. Cooldown - how much time must pass before the button can be pressed again.

  2. Come up with a one-word description of your sound, fill out other settings and then let’s add the sound effect!
  3. Press “Add Effect” and choose “Play sound”

  4. Navigate to where your sound is and select it. Adjust the volume if needed and press “Save Changes”

  5. Do that with all your buttons or how many you want and you’re done!

Optional: You can add effect like showing a picture alongside with a picture or a gif or any number of things. Experiment! I’ll show you one thing I do, though.

  1. Open an editing screen of one of your buttons.

  2. Press “Add Effect” and add an effect called “Chat”

  3. “Who should I chat as” doesn’t matter, choose whichever you want.

  4. In the “Message” type “$(user) used [sound]” while replacing [sound] with the name of the sound you would recognise, so in case with my “dramatic chipmunk” sound I’d put in “$(user) used dramatic chipmunk”.

  5. After that in the “Whisper” type in your channel name. That way you will get silently notified, who used the sound.

P.S. If you used Soundwave Interactive before and used the Soundwave Interactive board to set up your Firebot, you may run into an issue of buttons being greyed out like this:

In that case just delete the affected buttons and readd them.

Setting up Firebot with Boom

One really cool thing you can do with your Firebot is put on a button that’ll do a replay for you.The only (small) downside is that the person who requested the replay doesn’t get the credit. To do that you need to have Boom already installed and set up which you can learn how to do here.

  1. Add a new button in the Interactive Studio and resync the board.

  2. Go to edit the new button, set the name, the cost, the cooldown.

  3. Then add an effect “Chat” and set it up according to the picture.

  4. Optional: Add another effect “Chat” and set “$(user) called for a boom clip!” as a message to announce who requested a boom clip.

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