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Hello, defenders! Since Base Defense has a lot higher game difficulty than previous versions I decided to make a guide to help you get into Base Defense universe.

Let's start with a story.

Yes, Base Defense has it's own story and has nothing in common with the one from Half-Life.

The war of good and evil was interrupted by alien invasion. Demons ran off, angels got back to heaven. Only humans left, surrounded by aliens. Here come 3 characters called defenders. They send all the humans to another realm, which is causing the merger of past and actual times. All events in the game are happening after the merger.

So who are we and where are we?

You choose one of three classes (defenders) which are the main characters of the story and get teleported to battlefield where the game starts.

Now I want to give you some suggestions:

  • As you spawn, toggle on the Task Menu (it's "v" key by default), so you can see current task.
  • Never stay on one spot, be on the run to avoid projectiles and hide from focused attacks.
  • Stop only when you're sure there's nobody hunting you.
  • Never forget about your skills they can save your life! (Skill Menu is "b" by default).
  • Use hotkeys defined in Control Settings in Options menu.
  • Every time you raise the barricade, you get $50.
  • Use medkits and manakits, they restore 15% of your maximum hp/mp. (Default keys are "n" and "m").

I got a new item! What should I do?

Check your Inventory Menu (it's "i" by default), now it's new, you can pick up more items, compare them and equip the best one.

I see the book floating in the air, I definitely should read it!

No, mate, you don't. It's just suicide if you're not ready enough, so if you see this book:

gargbook


Don't even think to read it, just turn around and run.

It is so hard, I just can't survive this!

Nope, it's not, it only begins to be hard at 25th wave, when appears a 25% chance to spawn Unique Wave (learn about it in Base Defense Information Pages, Gameplay -> Monsters section). So make some training and you will get better results.

If you really find this completely unplayable hard, then I suggest you to play with your friend (and let's hope he's better in bdef than you :D). The point is: when you die and your friend lives, then finishes current wave, you can respawn in a break, then find your loot. You will lose all your weapon, but as you get your backpack you will get your level, stats and penalized amount of money. So this little green bag is your friend!

backpack


Never leave him! That's why: experience you have now and from the backpack doesn't sum. Note: if you have new items in your inventory and pick up your backpack, all these items will be lost, backpack has your old saved inventory and will make it like it was before your death.

That's all, folks! For now at least... Ask your gameplay questions here and I will answer them!

I think about writing next guide about Gargantua fighting, tell me if you need it.

Base Defense Update

Base Defense Update

News 7 comments

Hello! Here is a little patch to fix some issues from 1700 version.

It is finally here!

It is finally here!

News 9 comments

Hello, defenders! It's christmas time, so I want to make a present!

It's almost 3 years since last update

It's almost 3 years since last update

News 3 comments

Hello everyone! It's almost 3 years since last update and more than 4 years of development! Base Defense has become something big for me and a good part...

Need your ideas!

Need your ideas!

News 33 comments

Hello, guys! Glad to tell that update is close to release, but I need your help.

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Base Defense Install

Base Defense Install

Full Version 16 comments

Released: January 20th, 2016. Version: Numbered as 1705.

Base Defense Archive

Base Defense Archive

Full Version 2 comments

Released: January 20th, 2016. Version: Numbered as 1705. For those who has issues with installer.

Complex Map

Complex Map

Multiplayer Map 5 comments

New map pve_complex by JonnyBoy0719! It's awesome! Archive includes bdef.wad.

Base Defense Little SDK

Base Defense Little SDK

SDK 28 comments

No documentation. No source code. It contains tomb.rmf, tomb.wad and bdef.fgd files. I had an idea to post some mapping tutorial for Base Defense, but...

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Rainbowdash98
Rainbowdash98

i just play this mod with cheats is a very hard, but cool

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Rainbowdash98
Rainbowdash98

Damn your mod look greats here i'm busy to much for distributor and contributors some Half-Life skin here.

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PLut_RU Creator
PLut_RU

"Damn your mod looks great..."
Thanks!

"...here i'm busy to much for distributor and contributors some Half-Life skin here."
I didn't really understand this part of sentence.

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RomnyHasagawa
RomnyHasagawa

Game has been empty and rather "boring" since Geckon's server disappeared for unexplained reasons.

Hope things for Geckon pick back up so we can have the server again!

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GeckonCZ
GeckonCZ

Sorry, the server is down for maintenance at the moment. But don't worry it will be back online this weekend.

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RomnyHasagawa
RomnyHasagawa

That's fantastic!

As a side note, have you considered adding Complex to the list of maps? A few of us would like to play it together and we don't exactly have the liberty of playing it LAN or starting our own server currently. Unless there is something fatally wrong with the map itself!

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Cybermancer2077
Cybermancer2077

whats the best set up for singleplayer?

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PLut_RU Creator
PLut_RU

I guess it's a story how war of good and evil turned to alien invasion war.

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Mort_Brain
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A-D-D IN STEAM PLEASE!!!!

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Great mod, really made the traditional Half-life mechanics feel modern in-tune with the Horde-style systems we see in most shooters and stays fun throughout. Alot of balance problems though, most noticeably the AI-pathfinding which is so horrendous at finding players hiding in spots that its game-breaking at times. However with 4 players running around the map proper, its a blast.

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