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.
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.
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!
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.
the function row can give you other 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.
From here, you can enter a message for the other players to read, or use one of these commands.
"/bestplayer": Tells you who currently holds the most number of kills.
check ammo in current weapon, if it uses ammo: a.
These 17 weapons are the weapons you start with. Most have a limmited ammo supply, which can be replenished by collecting ammo from items.
No weapons at all, because sometimes fists and feat do the job just as well as the newest machinegun.
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.
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.
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.
Smaller guns for people who like to jump in, shoot a few times, then get the hell out.
Feel like headshotting someone from the other side of the map? Need to deal with that pesky hunter trying to storm your base from a far? These weapons are made exactly for this purpose.
For someone who likes to go at it with brawn rather than brain, these were made.
Bring down shields or get rid of that swarm of projectiles following you the easy and very satisfactory way!
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.
To cause ultimate destruction, there's not much out there that beats this Category of weapons. Just stay away from the impact sights please.
Unless I'm fighting you, then you can just stand still entirely, if you'd be so kind.
As you can see, most of these weapons have their own strengths and weaknesses so it's up to you which weapons you want to use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Air tanks are used to get breathable air for your gas masks. One air tank gives you around 40 to 70 stored air.
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.
Antibiotics can give you from 300 up to 2000 health, over a time period of about 45 seconds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please see relevant section.
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.
Wood is used to add health to bases.
Wood can also be collected in packs that give you around 15 at once.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a random amount of money to use, but I can safely say that each one gives you around $200 to spend.
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.
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.
Tools can be used to repair items inside the base. These items include the computer, fridge and storage.
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 1000 damage.
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.
Concussive grenades are placed and after a short timer, they go off throwing anyone in a range of 13 feat up into the air, causing fall damage when they hit the ground again. It also stuns people who are hit by it.
Please see vehicles section.
Please see vehicles section.
Wen activated, a frequency scrambler hides you from robots, meaning they will not target you for 30 seconds.
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.
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 500 health.
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.
Adding lock boosters to your base from the outside will make lockpicking take more time allowing for longer response times.
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. I also think that stun grenades knock out base power if used on a base's tile, however I'm not sure since I couldn't test this yet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are a number of vehicles in redspot to use for transportation and combat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 of how alarms can be used.
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.
From here you can access a sub menu which displays different elements of your base's stats.
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.
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.
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.
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 arrive. 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:
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 acquire and how to use it.
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.
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.
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.
Well soldier, I sure hope whatever I have found out will help you in this hell on earth. Good killings to you, for that is the only way to survive here. If we happen to cross paths, I shall most likely be required to blow your head off, but that remains to be seen.
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