The Redspot Handbook of Death and Destruction
Welcome soldier. If you're reading this, you've found yourself in the hellhole that is the place where operation redspot failed. This document may help you survive, and maybe make some kills of your own in this war torn wasteland.
Note: Since sometimes sections are pretty far apart, searching for ++ will help you navigate. Searching for ** will navigate to subsections.
This guide was taken from the guide of the same name located at Audiogames.net and has been formatted for easy reference.
You can download Redspot using this link.

++1: what is this game even supposed to be?

Redspot is not actually a tettris game where you attempt to catch red dots falling down the screen, nore is it a painting program. It is a new fps released by Sam Tupy productions and¬† Mason Armstrong together. For people†who enjoy senseless killing and distruction, this is the right game for you. It basically consists of running around the map murdering your fellow human beings in a number of diverse and possibly very painful ways.

++2: account system.

Since a lot of people got confused on how accounts work, I will be outlining this here.There is no actual account system. You simply choose a name and log in with it. Character theft is not an issue in this game, as characters lose all their items and ammo when they die or log out. The fact that items do not save unless deposited in certain places is deliberate and attempts to stop players from getting too powerful over a long period of time. Do not even think about trying to impersonate Sam Tupy or Mason Armstrong, you will most likely be caught because of how their and your name is formatted, and hit with the ban hammer!
There is, however, a way to allocate a name in redspot. This is *not an account system. It's just linking a name to a password. To do this, click allocate a name from the main menu. Here you can type in a name and a password. Then, click options. In there you will see set name password. Click that and type in your password you used. Then when you click play, it will verify with that password. If you allocate a name and someone tries logging in with a different password it won't work. It is of course possible to play with out allocating a name.

++3: game basics

movement

Redspot is one of the few games that supports full on 3d movement. That is, a full 360 degrees walk around system plus a height system.
The current map of redspot consists of an empty area in the south half, really nothing much to speak about. There is a small body of water in the south west area, with a bridge going across it, you can also walk under the bridge. The north half of the map is a forest, unfortunately no trees to blow up by accident. There are several towers around the map for you to fortify and use. Their coordinates are 60, 60, 60, 260, 60 460, 260, 60, 260, 260, 260 460, 460, 60, 460, 260, and 460, 460. The great thing about these towers is that they can be used as refuge when item grabbing, because climbing them takes a long time and the only thing that can hit you is a rocket fired from the next closest tower. If you have team mates with you, those rocketeers can also be delt with. On the 500 coordinate, a series of steps start which are climbable. When you reach the top you will gain access to another grassy area. At coordinates 645, 501, there is a breach within these steps that allows you to walk through. This brings you into a stony area located under the grassy one. Another breach into this area is at 50, 501. On the very north of the map... well, that is to be explored.

Movement keys.

++4: misc keys.

the function row can give you other information.

++5: other players and killing them.

**5.1: general information.

If you want to kill someone, in most cases enough players are around for you to do so. These keys will help you find players and eradicate them.
Strategy and what weapon you are using playes an important role in your survival. This however also discusses player interaction and how to talk to your killers. You'll also need to know what's around you to find items.

**5.2: starting weapons.

When you log in, you will start with an asortment of random weapons. To find more weapons you will have to search for them around the map. you can also find ammo for your weapons as well by picking it up. you always start with 2 things though which are your fists and feet. Below is listed all the potential weapons you can spawn with.

category 1: melee weapons, such as knives, hammers, swords, etc.

Stabbing, smashing, and general dismemberment is what these are capable of. If you like to take a risk and get close to your enemy, this is what you should use.

Catagory 2: Non-powdered projectile weapons, such as crossbows, and throwing knives.

Anything from arrows over bolts to knives, this one's got them all. A general rule for these is to be a very accurate killer. Wildly shooting around may work for shotguns and explosives, but these weapons require precision to use correctly.

Catagory 3: Energy weapons. Utalizing electricity, laser or other less commercial ways of power. These aren't the most powerful around but some of them have additional functions or advantages that no other weapons do.

Catagory 4: Pistols. Smaller guns for people who like to jump in, shoot a few times, then get the hell out.

category 5: shotguns

category 6: Rappid fire weapons. Bring down shields or get rid of that swarm of projectiles following you the easy and very satisfactory way!

Catagory 9: Chemical weapons. Want to go a bit over the top? Here you can experiment with all sorts of poisons and chemical reactions to see what effect they have on the enemy.

++6: items

There are a lot of items in this game, I will try to explain how they all work. Note: almost all of the items on this list will also damage you if you get too close to the use site.

**6.1: The full list.

1: Categories.

2: Item propperties.

3: The items themselves.

a: ammo, beneficial item.

When you pick this up you will randomly receive ammo for one of your starting weapons. The amount of ammo varries from weapon to weapon, for example the machine gun ammo pick ups can give you as much as 80 ammo, while rocket launcher ammo usually only gives you from 1 to about 10. If you buy ammo from the black market using a base, it will come in boxes which will require you to open them.
When you do, the ammo will be added to your weapons as normal. Please note that the base machinegun ammo drum is used for the machinegun that comes with a team base.

b: extra health, beneficial item.

This can be collected in two ways, extra health which is an instant health boost or stored health, an item in the inventory which can give you a health boost when you need it. One of these items can give you anywhere from about 70 to 110 health.

c: stored quad, buf.

This quad damage can be activated at any time, and it gives you a 30 second status effect which makes all your starting weapons and all damaging items do four times normal damage.

d: grenades, thrown explosive.

Probably the simplest of all the damaging items. Simply press enter on one in your inventory and it will be throan straight forward. if it hits a player, it will damage that player.
Strangely, unlike grenade launcher grenades, these grenades don't go through shields which is kind of meh, but that's just me.

e: mines, placed explosive, motion triggered, timed.

When you place a mine, it will always be placed one foot north of your position. Remember this when walking away from it, as it is very possible to get exploded by your own mine! They don't make any noise, and as soon as someone steps on it it will detonate and damage the player. Mines explode after a while regardless if someone steps on it or not.

f: timebombs, placed explosive, timed.

Timebombs are placed at your current location and will detonate as soon as the timer runs out. The timer is audible, but get away from it as fast as you can, as this explosion does not differenciate between friend or foe!

g: motion bombs, placed explosive, timed, motion triggered.

As soon as a motion bomb is placed, it will start counting down for 15 seconds. After the countdown is complete, if there is something within 15 feat of the bomb, it will explode after a three second timer.

h: pipe bombs, thrown explosive, timed.

Pipe bombs are armed and throan.
They have quite a lot of throw range. 3 seconds after they land they will explode, damaging anyone near them.

i: small projectiles.

These projectiles are launched and home in on the nearest player. They can't go through shields but they do good damage if they hit someone. Note: Small projectiles can be shot down. They will run out of fuel and fall to the ground if they are active for too long.
There are several of these.

j: claymores, placed explosive, remotely activated.

Claymores are set up and they will remain untill you set them off or you die. When you die, all claymores are cleared. To detonate a claymore, simply use a claymore remote, which is another item. The remote will detonate one claymore per use, starting from the first placed to the newest. A claymore has a range of 40 feat in any direction so make sure you're far away from it before detonating. Note: If you pick up a claymore remote and you already have one in your inventory, it will be replaced by a claymore instead.

k: item grabbers, stunning. Warning!

Item grabbers are very loud. They are pressurized, which takes a long time then fired, transporting a great many items to your location. While the item grabber pressurizes, you will be stunned and unable to do anything. When you use an item grabber, the entire server will be notified so expect people to come after you unless you are well guarded, too far away to be worth the risk, or are invisible. Watch out, however, that noone can stumble over your grabber by accident. Invisibility doesn't protect you against players randomly finding you in the middle of nowhere.

l: robots, stunning, homing, shootable.

Robots can be launched. While you are giving orders to it, you will be stunned and unable to do anything. The robot will run to the nearest player it finds and will start shooting them, with horrible accuracy, if I say so myself. Robots can be destroyed by shooting at them. I hope it goes without saying that cyanide or poison does not effect them in any way, shape or form. Note: Robots have a battery life of five minutes, after which they will simply die. When you launch a robot, the entire server will be notified.

m: bullet bombs, placed explosive, stunning, shootable.

When you use a bullet bomb, you will spend some time placing it, mixing chemmacles and programming the bullet bomb's detonator. To detonate the bullet bomb, shoot it with a long ranged weapon and it will explode. They start with 500 health and can set off chain reactions if placed close enough together. they have a short explosion radius but usually one-hit kill anyone who is too close, unless they have a lot of health. Note: Bullet bomb locators can be used to find any bullet bombs you may have placed.
Bullet bombs do not get wiped if you die. If you receive a bullet bomb locator and you already have one, it will be replaced by a bullet bomb instead. Bullet bomb locators also tell you about bullet bombs that other team members have placed, if there are any.

n: poison darts, thrown projectile, debuffing.

They are throan straight in front of you and who ever they hit will be poisoned. The poison can be cured by poison drinks, which also give you some health. Poison will go away after you die, you cure it, or it leaves your system. Poison darts are blocked by shields. A poison drink gives you around 300 to 500 health.

o: sticky bombs, thrown explosive, sticky, timed.

A sticky bomb is throan straight in front and will hit the next person close enough. From what I've observed, they don't have a lot of range, but they will explode on the person they are on after five seconds, unless that person jumps around enough to throw it off, and then they still have an explosion radius of 7 tiles. Their damage isn't too good though.

p: shields, beneficial item.

When you equip a shield, you will randomly gain between one and 15 shielded shots. When you have shielded shots, you will be safe from all starting weapon hits except rockets, grenade launcher grenades and the effects of sianide. You are also safe from grenades, robot shots, projectiles and poison darts. Different weapons take off different amounts of shielded shots.

q: invisibility shields, buf.

When using one of these it will make you invisible for 30 seconds which will hide you from the p key  as well as player tracking.

r: Suicide bombs, placed explosive, timed.

Suicide bombs go off almost right after you've placed them, and will cause 1000 damage to anyone near it. Because of the short time it takes to explode, there's no hope of yourself getting away. If you have very high health, lets say in the 10000 range, suicide bombs cause you no harm. You will still hear the characteristic splat noises, but you will not lose any health. I have no idea why this happens, so don't know if it is intensional or not.

s: Fireballs, thrown projectile, homing, flammable.

When you throw a fireball and it hits a player, it will keep following that player until the player dies, they throw water over themselves or the fireball goes out. They go through shields and hp quite quickly and the only way to get rid of them is to use water to put them out. If no player is at the location you threw the fireball, it will simply do nothing. Fireballs can also be collected in boxes which give you around 10 at once.

t: Gas masks, buf.

A gas mask can protect you from the effects of sianide as long as it contains air to breathe. If you have a gas mask on sianide pistols and cyanide canisters won't have any affect on  you. If you already have a gas mask, any other gas masks you collect will give you an air tank instead. Note that wearing a gas mask without any air supply will proove fatal.

u: Air tanks, beneficial item.

Air tanks are used to get breathable air for your gas masks. One air tank gives you around 40 to 70 stored air.

v: Mass bombs, placed explosive, timed.

Mass bombs deal a huge amount of damage to anyone in the area, and placing them is relativly quiet compared to most other placed explosives. Their range is quite high so the best use for them is to place them during a loud fight or robot battle.

w: Antibiotics, beneficial item.

Antibiotics can give you from 300 up to 2000 health, over a time period of about 45 seconds.

x: Antibiotic darts, thrown projectile, beneficial item.

These can be used to heal people on your team, they won't work on anyone else. They have the same effect as antibiotics have.

y: Candy, buf.

Candies provide you with a boost of speed that works when running, and jumping, for 30 seconds. You can only use one of these at once.

z: Rocket batteries, stunning.

A rocket battery takes around three seconds to power up, then it will launch five rockets. One back, one left, one right, and two in front.

AA: Throwing stars, thrown projectile.

These throwing stars are quite straightforward. Simply throw them at an enemy, and hope you're accurate enough to hit them. These throwing stars can also be collected in volleys which can give you around 12 of them at once.

AB: Bases, structure.

Please see relevant section.

AC: Food, beneficial item.

Food can restore some health when eaten, however you are also able to die of starvation if you don't eat enough food. Luckaly, food is one of the most common items in the game, so if you just use it every time you get it you should be fine. If you have access to a base computer, you can also buy food in packs. Food can also be looted as cold food, though if you keep it in your inventory too long without coolers it will turn into regular food.

AD: Wood, structure reinforcement.

Wood is used to add health to bases.
Wood can also be collected in packs that give you around 15 at once.

AE: Gas cans, structure reinforcement.

Gas cans must be used to power a base's generator. They add about five minutes of runtime to the base.
When a gas can is used, it will be replaced by an empty gas can, which can be used to sifen gas out of your or enemy bases.

AF: Barricade bombs, placed explosive, motion triggered, stunning, timed.

A barricade bomb takes a very long time to place. However this is made up for by some great advantages. Once one of them is placed, they will amit a continuous beeping noise. If anyone not on your team gets within 15 squares of the bomb, the bomb will start a three second timer.
If that timer runs out, it will explode damaging anyone in a 20 square radius. They do about 3000 to 5000 damage when they explode. If the person triggering the bomb's detonation timer steps out of sensor range, the bomb will deactivate and go back to its slow beeping. These can be used to great affect to guard towers or bases.

AG: Bomb defusers, misc item.

If a bomb of any type is near the triggered coordinates of the bomb defuser, the bomb in question will deactivate. Barricade bombs are not affected.

AH: Sound grenades, thrown explosive, debuffing.

A sound grenade first turns the game volume way down and then plays a very loud sound if it hits a target. The sound lasts about 10 seconds and consists of white noise mixed with a high pitched drone. They are very good for temperarily deffoning a player to place mass bombs, or other such things while the player is close, with out them running from the sound of said bomb or weapon being used.

AI: Bitcoins, beneficial item.

Bitcoins can be used to buy items from the black market using a base computer. Bitcoins must be used at the location of a base computer and then scanned for them to work. Each bitcoin gives you anyware from $250 to $350 to spend.

AJ: Water, beneficial item.

Water is used to put out fireballs on your person, and can also be used to put out a base fire. Simply use water outside of a burning base to extinguish it.

AK: Dynamite set, package, placed explosive, shootable.

This item actually groups three items into one. When you pick up a dynamite set, you can open it and find both one dynamite and a detonator for it. To propperly set up and detonate dynamite, you must first place both the dynamite itself and the detonator. The advantage and distinction from other placed explosives here is that the two items can be placed anywhere, and as far apart as you want/need them to be and the dynamite will explode regardless. After both items are set up, shooting the detonator will cause the dynamite to explode.

AL: Tools, structure reinforcement.

Tools can be used to repair items inside the base. These items include the computer, fridge and storage. If you have access to a base computer, you can buy tool boxes which are a more powerful version of tools.

AM: Bottle bombs, Thrown explosive, timed.

A bottle bomb is a more powerful version of a pipe bomb. It can fly for about 100 feat before falling to the ground and has a range of about 20 feat. One bottle bomb can do about 800 damage. If someone is running away from you at high sprint, just throw one of these and hopefully it will fly passed the player, and the player will run right into it.

AN: parachutes, buf, debuffing.

While a parachute is open, you will take no damage from falls of any height. However, the downside to an open parachute is that your walking speed as well as your abillity to jump is greatly reduced.

AO: Concussive grenades, placed explosive, timed.

Concussive grenades are placed and after a short timer, they go off throwing anyone in a range of 15 feat up into the air, causing fall damage when they hit the ground again. These have a dome effect. When you use one, if you are right on it's tile, you will launch quite high into the air. However if you are 5 tiles to the left of it when it explodes, you are launched not as high, but you get thrown way off to the left. You can figure out stratigies for using them on your own.

AP: Propulsion jets, vehicle.

Please see vehicles section.

AQ: Bikes, vehicle.

Please see vehicles section.

AR: Frequency scramblers, buf.

When activated, a frequency scrambler hides you from robots, meaning they will not target you for 30 seconds.

AS: Lockpicks, misc item.

Lockpicks can be used to gain entrance into enemy bases, allowing you to loot it, take it for yourself, lie in ambush for users, or simply destroy it from the inside. If a base door is picked, the base's owner can reset the code at the computer. To propperly use a lockpick, you must use it on a bases tile. You will hear some scraping sounds, and as soon as you hear a sharp clicking noise, press enter again to use it another time. Keep doing this until the door unlocks for one second. Warnings! If you rush the job, your hand might slip and if the base's power is on cameras may notice you. If you step away from the base's tile while still lockpicking, your efforts will be for naught and you will have to start again.

at: Health movers, misc item, stunning.

If another player is at the same position you are at, using a health mover will let you transfer health to the receiver, during which time you will not be able to move. One Health mover transfers about 2000 health, so only use them if you have a lot. For lesser amounts of health, use health pods and the give command.

au: Base fridge coolent, structure reinforcement.

Coolent must be added to the fridge in order to keep food stored in it cold. When you use coolent on a fridge, the item will be replaced by a base fridge coolent extractor which can be used to sifen coolent out of your or enemy bases.

av: Base lock booster, structure reinforcement.

Adding lock boosters to your base from the outside will make lockpicking take more time allowing for longer response times.

AW: Stun grenades, placed explosive, timed, debuffing.

Stun grenades cause no damage and their effective range is practically nill, however if they do hit someone after the timer runs out they will be stunned for about 15 seconds.

Ax: Health pods, beneficial item.

If you use an empty health pod on yourself, you will transfer some health into it. The empty health pod will become a health pod, which you can then give or send to another player. If that player uses the† health pod, they will gain the health contained inside the pod and it will turn back into an empty health pod.

Ay: Item carrying projectiles, package, homing, shootable.

If an item carrying projectile is used, you will be prompted to select an item from your inventory to transfer. You can select whether the item should be deployed when reaching the ground or not, consider this a way to remotely use items like cyanide canisters on unprepared enemies. You will then enter the x, y, and z coordinates the projectile should go to, and it will attempt to go there. These projectiles can be shot down however so don't always expect the payload to reach its destination.

Az: Packs, package.

Some items, like those purchased from the black market will come in packs which must be opened in order for the items to go into your inventory. You can also find empty packs which can be filled. If you use the empty pack, you will be able to put 20 items of one type into the pack. This can then be sent off with an item projectile,† given to another player, put into a base's storage or simply kept for later.

ba: Base generator boosters, structure reinforcement.

Using a generator booster on a base will make its generator more efficient, it will use less gas thus giving you more runtime. One base can boost the generator ten times.

BB: Food coolers, misc item.

If you have a food cooler and cold food in your inventory, cold food will not become regular food. Instead, the cooler is used to turn it back into cold food once its timer runs out.

BC: Spy cameras, misc item, remotely activated.

This is a way to see what is at a different location when you are not actually there. There best use usually is to launch them with an item carying projectile, however you can simply use one to place it. Once placed, you can use a spy camera controler to connect to any cameras you have access to meaning any you have placed or that you are an owner of. Now you can do several things, such as take pictures of near by players or items in detail, use a built in stun zapper or even remotely destruct the camera. Note that these cameras can be discovered and have there origen found out. If you hear the tiny click of a camera taking a picture, you can look around, pressing the M key over and over. If you get to the camera's square and get lucky, you will expose the camera, and get information about it. Once exposed, it is a simple matter to shoot the thing and render it useless to it's placer.

BD: battery pack, misc item.

As of now, the only use of this item is to power a spy camera. If a spy camera's battery is running low, you can use a projectile to send a battery to your camera's square, then use the controler to instruct the camera to insert the battery pack. However, in future these items may have more uses.

BE: satellite bomb or satellite bomb remote, placed explosive, remotely activated.

This is one of the better remotely activated bombs in redspot. When you get a satellite bomb, you press enter on it and you program it's launch code. Once done, you will have a new item called for example, satellite_bomb_3333. When you use this or send it on an item carying projectile, it will place that bomb with the launch code you set, in this case 3333. Then you use the remote, enter 3333 or your launch code, and every single bomb on the map with that launch code will go off at that exact same time.

BF: Ladder, structure, climbable.

A ladder is, well, a ladder. Get one, then place it and climb with page up.

BG: sandbags, barrier, protection.

Sandbags are an object you can place on the map that will create a barrier between you and someone else, you can use these to protect yourself from explosions, make a wall by placing sandbags next to each other maybe to stop someone from entering a specific area, they can serve many useful purposes. When you place a sandbag it creates a bag 15 tiles high. A sandbag starts with 150000 health and if hit, loses health. When the sandbags health hitts 0, the sandbag is destroyed. You can stack sanbags on top of each other but each time you stack a sandbag on top of another one that sandbag becomes more precarious decreasing it's health, trying to stack too many on top of one another will result in a collapse.

BH: Spring boots, buff.

Spring boots are things that you can clamp on to your feet, and they make you jump high in to the air. Spring boots require spring coils though and if you run out, while jumping you'll break your boots and fall flat on your face.

BI: Spring coil, misc.

Coils for your spring boots, if you run out then you can't use your boots anymore.

BJ: Antibiotic Canister, healing.

This canister is an airborn antibiotic that can heal multiple people at the same time.

BK: Fire Bombs, explosive, fire.

These flaming beauties when thrown create an intense fire that will burn people who walk through it, throw a line of them, make your self a bonfire.

BL: sm2 missiles, placed explosive, motion triggered, package.

These misiles detinate upon player contact with a pressure plate. Obtainable with a sm2_missile_set.

BM: paintballs, debuff.

When thrown, plays a constant tracking sound allowing you to know where a player is located for 15 seconds.

**6.2: Vehicles.

There are a number of vehicles in redspot to use for transportation and combat.

A: Bikes.

Bikes are a very quick way to get around. When you press enter on your bike in the inventory, you will move 10 feat forward, that is 10 feat in the direction you were facing. You cannot use bikes in the air. Note that you can indeed crash bikes into towers, and if you do you will lose a little health and your bike will be destroyed. Bikes have a radar that tell you if you're moving close to something you could crash into. If you move with the bike and something is within 10 feat of you, a beep sound will play. You cannot bike on water.

b: Propultion jets.

Propulsion jets require propulsion jet gas to use. It must be used in the air, otherwise it will deal around 1000 damage to you. When used correctly, it will firstly propell you forward about 50 feat, and secondly allow you to float for a short amount of time during which time you can also move about. You can stay afloat longer by using the jet again while still in the air. Note that if you go too high with a propulsion jet, you could take fall damage so  having a parachute handy is advisable. Each use of a propulsion jet uses one propulsion jet gas. Propulsion jet gas can also be collected in tanks which give you about 15 at once. Watch out! Because of the high speed the propulsion jet propells you, collision with anything will most likely be fatal.

++7: Teams

Along with bases, the team system allows players to work together in many aspects of the game. While on a team, fellow players can't kill each other.
note for legacy players: the team system is now reliant on bases, meaning if every player from a team goes offline but the base is still there, the team will not be disbanded.
To create a team, you must have at least one existing base. See corresponding section for info on this. Enter your base, then type:
"/teamcreate flag password"
Where flag is a 3 letter sequence that identifies your team, for example ftw.
The password is used as a security precaution that prevents unauthorized players from joining.
Note: You can change the team password at will, however the same can't be said for a flag.
Then start inviting players.
Use "/teampublic" to publically display your team.
If a player creates a base while on a team, it will automatically be linked to that team. Once all bases linked to a team have been destroyed, the team will be disbanded.
Use the following commands for team management.

++8: Bases.

Bases are a large enough part of the game that they deserve their own section. They are a central point of defense, organization and restocking for your team. The base must be defended and guarded, as well as kept stockpiled with food and items encase your hunters and runners require them. A base however also gives you strategic advantages over other players, such as the abillity to buy things like items or an item storage area to deposit your items for retrieval later encase you die.
I've never seen one person solo managing a base, so a team is very, very recommended.

**8.1: Creating a base.

To create a base, you must have 100 wood in your inventory, you must not be in the air and not be within another base. When you first create a base, you will be told to enter its name. The base will then be built, and you will be told the temporary door code which you must let your team members know if they want to enter the base. When a base is created, the entire game will hear about it, so make sure your maintainers and defenders are in position when creating a base.

**8.2: Base functions.

a: Entrance and exit.

When a base is first created, you will receive a temporary door code with four numbers. To enter a base you need to switch to "using yourself" usage mode, and press enter on the base's coordinates. You will be instructed to enter the door code. Watch out while entering it, as the way the server handles the input doesn't allow you to type the code in very fast. if you get it right, the door will unlock for one second during this time anyone can enter as they wish. If a base unlocks and locks itself, the base computer will play a sound notifying the people inside the base. The door code can be changed at the base computer. The exit door is located at 10 0 0 within the base. You are not required to unlock the base when exeting it. Unfortunately, if you have a slow internet connection the wait time you need to endure to enter the code will increase. There is a time limmit of a few seconds you have to enter the code, which resets every time you enter a didgit. If the time limit is reached, you will automatically receive a code error and will need to try again. This base function is operational without power.

b: Base power.

If your base doesn't have power, all it will be is a shelter from attacks until it is torn down, nothing else. The main breaker to toggle the base's power is located at 20, 0, 0 within the base. The base's generator will run as long as there is fuel to power it. Generator fuel must be fed to the base from the outside. Each gas can adds around five minutes of runtime to the base. This base function is operational without power.

C: Base computer.

The base computer is located at 0 0 0. It has another section of its very own because of its complexity. This base function needs power to be correctly used. The computer can be destroyed, making it unusable.

d: Fridge.

The fridge is used to store food. When food is in a powered up fridge long enough, it will turn into cold food, which is a more powerful version of food this meaning it gives you more health. However if the power is off for too long, cold food will begin to turn back into food. It is located at 0 20 0. The fridge requires coolent to correctly work. You can use base fridge coolents at the fridge to add coolent to it. This will turn the coolent item into a base fridge coolent extractor, which can be used to extract coolent from your or enemy bases. This base function needs power to be correctly used. The fridge can be destroyed, making it unusable.

e: Storage area.

The storage area is used to store items you have collected and want to save as a restocking opertoonity for your team or encase one of you dies. It can be accessed by using yourself on it, and is located at 20 20 0. Once accessed, simply follow the prompts. You will be asked if you wish to store or retrieve items. If you choose to store, you can select the item you wish to store from your inventory and enter the amount to be stored. If you choose to retrieve, you can select items from the ones the area has stored, and choose how many you wish to retrieve. This base function is operational without power. The storage area can be destroyed, making it unusable.

**8.3: Base computer.

The base computer is your central hub where a number of things can be done. To access the command list, press space. The command for each function is also provided here for your convenience:

a: Alarms, key a.

This feature will allow you to turn on and off different alarm signals within the base. The different alarms aren't allocated to one scinario so you can have different alarms mean different things: The following is a sample on how alarms can be used.

b: Door controls, key d.

This screen allows you to change the door code with c, or unlock the door with u. Only the base's owners can change the code.

c: Base information, key i.

From here you can access a sub menu which displays different elements of your base's stats.

1: General overview, key space.

This tells you whether your power is off or on, how many owners the base has and for how long the current level of gas in the generator provides you with power.

2: Location information, key c:

This tells you where the base is, as well on which map it is.

3: Fridge information, key f:

This tells you how much cold food and regular food is stored in the fridge and how much coolent it has.

4: Health information, key h:

This tells you how much health the base has remaining as well as the last thing that hit the base.

5: Base generator information, key g:

This tells you how much gas is stored in the generator and how long this level of gas will last you.

6: Os information, key o:

This tells you the current version of the computer os your base is using as well as your base ID. As the moment this information has no value, but in future memorising or writing down a base ID may be important so that bases can comunicate with each other to send money back and forth etc. You could think of a base ID as an in game IP address.

7: Uncatagorized information, key u:

This tells you various misc things such as the number of times the door was unlocked, lock boosters and generator boosters used etc.

d: Message log, key m:

The mesage log allows you to review the last nine messages the computer has received with the number row. You can also coppy all base messages to the clipboard by pressing 0. Pressing space will allow you to enter a custom message for other users.

e: Scanning system, key n:

From here you can perform a scan from within the base to locate players or items near it. The scan range is 50 tiles. To scan for players, hit p. To scan for items, hit i. You will be told who/what the thing is, and how far away it is.

f: Owner management, key r:

This menu lets you add base owners with a, list owners with l, and remove owners with r. Owners can do things like change the base's code. Only someone who is an owner can modify this.

g: Store, key s:

The store allows you to purchase items from the black market, you need $ to use it. In the store menu you can press s to scan your bitcoins, and m to review items along with their prices and purchase them. note, to successfully purchase items, you must have scanned bitcoins converted into $. Use the up and down arrow keys to browse the available items, press right or left arrow to add and remove items from your cart, space to view the price of the currently selected item, tab to view the price of the total purchase, and enter to confirm. Once an item is purchased, it will take anywhere from two to 15 minutes to arive. A shipment is dropped in shipping containers by helicopters, and must be picked up from outside the base then used at storage. Here is a current list of items and their prices:

h: Weapons terminal, key w.

Here, the weapons the base currently has can be controlled and their status checked. The following is a list of weapons the base has, or can aquire and how to use it.

  1. The machinegun. The machinegun does little damage but fires quickly. To activate it simply press space in the weapons terminal and it will begin fireing at anything within a range of 15 tiles. To check the machinegun's ammo, press a, to check if there are any players in its range, press r. The base comes with 125 machinegun ammo, and machinegun ammo can also be bought but not collected in drums which give you 225 ammo per drum.

**8.4: Destroying a base.

Destroying a base works just like killing players does. Any damaging item or weapon can be used on the base, although it should be obvious that tasers, cyanide and poison do not effect it. Also, fists do not do any damage. However, if something flammable like a fireball hits the base, it might begin burning. Until the base is burnt down or the fire is put out, it will continue to burn. If a base has less than 300 health remaining, the door will be destroyed allowing entry and exit without a code for anyone. The base can also be destroyed from within by using explosives. Lastly, the computer, fridge, and storage area can all be destroyed as well, requiring tools to repair them.

**8.5: The store.

The store allows players to purchase items from the black market using bitcoins.
In order to use the store, you must first find it. this can be done by typing /storehint. You will then be provided with a hint as to the stores location, all be it not very descriptive. The following is a list of possible hints, sorted by distance.

  1. You should be able to hear it
  2. You are extremely close
  3. You are very close
  4. You are pretty close
  5. You are kind of close
  6. You are moderately far away
  7. You are pretty far away
  8. You have quite a ways to go
  9. You are not even on the same map

Upon casual glance, you will see the store looks quite like a base. Like a base, it can be destroyed. When this happens it'll instantly respawn in a new location with 500000 health.
Enter the store by using yourself (pressing y) on the stores tile. The interior isn't much to speak of, just a computer and exit.
The computer is located at 5, 5. First deposit your bitcoins by pressing enter on the item on the computers tile. Once your ready to make a purchase, make sure your using yourself and press enter to sit down. Follow the instructions provided, making sure to press s to scan the bitcoins just entered.
while the store is a helpful place for buying items, its also worth noting this is not a safe zone, meaning all battle works just as well inside the store. This allows for many strategic options.

++9: Hand to hand combat.

Redspot has a pretty good hand to hand combat system when you compare it to other FPS's systems. In redspot, no more do you have fists and feet you can draw and fire with your control key. No soldier, you have the caipability to full on fight with your bodies. You can body slam, dodge, dive, disarm, grab someone and stab them in the stomach, just kick and punch, or use any number of combos.
The system works like this. To use it, you must first use your self by pressing y. Once you have done that, you can use the following keys:

When you use a punch or a kick or any other style of combat, it will punch or kick straight in front of you, just like you would expect.
But then, what makes the system special is combos. Combos are where you can use multiple kicks or punches in a sequence to cause devastation for your oponent. For example, you could perform an upper cut punch by pressing keys 1 2 3 in sequence. When pressing a sequence, wait until you hear the sound of the first action being completed. For example, when pressing 1, don't start pressing 2 until you hear the punch. Then press the 2 key until you hear the punch for that key, and then switch to the 3 key. This will perform the upper cut. Also, for some combos, they rely on weapons. For example, take a sword, grab someone, and brutally, sometimes fatally stab them in the stomach!
There are many sequences and combos in redspot. You can, for example, cause massive damage to an opponent by grabbing them hard and stabbing them in the stomach with what ever sharp weapon you have drawn. Or, you can grab them and punch them in the right way to make there drawn weapon fall out of there hands. Then grab and throw them away so you can pick up the weapon.
Have fun figuring out combos!
note: Combos do go threw shields.

++10: Historical archives.

This includes items, weapons or systems that were once used widely but have been retired do to being made useless by other emerging weapon technology or defficiencies.

a; Jets, item, vehicle.

These were once used by soldiers to traverse the skies and deal death from above to great effect. Their weapons included small but high damage bombs that could be fired with space and harder to get but† devastating missiles used with right alt+m. However, they found little favor because of their klunky controls and limited turning capabilities. Also, some keyboards lacked a right alt key, making the firing of missiles impossible. Because of this, all jets were pulled out of circulation and their manufacturing and production was stopped entirely.

++11: Credits.

First, Huge thanks to Connor Moser for allowing me to use his audiogames.net forum article found at http://forum.audiogames.net/viewtopic.php?id=18883 for redspots main documentation.
Also, thanks to my beta members who constantly give me feedback and suggestions to improve the game.
And finily, thanks to the players for creating great enemies on the baddle field!
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