SMOD: Tactical is a modification of the single-player SMOD(Super Mod) for Half-Life 2. This mod takes advantage of SMOD's robust customization capabilities to offer players realistic, tactical gameplay with real-world equipment and firearms in the style of games and mods like Rainbow 6, Operation Flashpoint, Red Orchestra, and Infiltration. SMOD: Tactical also allows you to play the Half-Life 2 campaign with SMOD: Tactical gameplay and weapons, with new events and enemies added to offer a different experience for those who have already played the campaign.

The CS:S Conversions of the Combine are by Tokotoko
Weapon and NPC models, sounds and more are community replacement models (see credits folder) or Valve Defaults
Script mods, model/texture alterations, and configuration tweaks are by mod authors Phatcat and Onemanshow.

For more information on this mod check out the website.
The downloads can be found here : DOWNLOADS

Questions and suggestions should be directed to the SMOD: Tactical Forums. You can also check there for the latest information and updates.

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23 comments by Onemanshow47 on May 28th, 2010

This news post is to inform our players of the recent problems with SMOD: Tactical caused by the May 26th update to Half-Life 2. No new screenshots or gameplay video is included in this news post.

Valve released an update for Half-Life 2 on May 26th that, among other changes, made it use the Orange Box (Episode 2) engine. However thanks to the changes of this update SMOD and several sub-mods of it, including Tactical, have been broken. Because no member of the SMOD: Tactical team has the source code to SMOD, the issues introduced by the new update are proving difficult to properly address.

We have identified two different issues. First, any mod that loads the AppID of Half-Life 2 or Episode 2 through the mod's gameinfo.txt file will fail to load properly. Mods now must load the Source SDK Base in order to function as intended.

The second issue is that a handful of Half-Life 2 maps were recompiled with HDR lighting with the new update. These maps will have broken lighting when played in SMOD as it does not support the HDR lighting used in these maps. While it is possible for a player to fix this by extract the pre-update maps into their SMOD installation, this is by far the most challenging issue for us as we cannot simply include the pre-update maps in a public release due to possible legal issues.

A temporary fix for the first issue has been posted on our forums here:

The fix included within will allow SMOD: Tactical to play as intended once more. Fixes for SMOD 40a and SMOD Redux are also provided in the same post. Make sure you carefully read the instructions within the post to ensure minimal install issues. You must have the Source SDK Base installed to use the patches. Also note that the patch will likely not fix the "server too busy" errors some have experienced.

We are considering our options for addressing the map lighting problem in Version 1.0 and are doing what we can to fix this problem for its release. Please understand that as we do not have the source code to SMOD, we are put in a difficult position to properly address these issues. We hope that Valve will update Half-Life 2 to be fully compatible with pre-Episode 2 engine mods again soon.

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SMOD: Tactical Delta 5.56 Texture Fix

SMOD: Tactical Delta 5.56 Texture Fix

Aug 1, 2008 Full Version 49 comments

Adds missing textures fro Delta 5.56. This should fix issues with "purple checker boards" on some faces.

SMOD: Tactical Delta 5.56 Full Install

SMOD: Tactical Delta 5.56 Full Install

Aug 1, 2008 Full Version 151 comments

This update fixes a number of critical issues, assorted problems, and adds features. This version does not need Day of Defeat, or Lost Coast to play...

SMOD: Tactical Delta 5 Full Install

SMOD: Tactical Delta 5 Full Install

Jun 27, 2008 Full Version 30 comments

Latest version of SMOD: Tactical has been released. Delta 5.5 contains several fixes

Zombie Fix for 5.5

Zombie Fix for 5.5

Feb 4, 2008 Full Version 11 comments

If you see big, red error models instead of zombies, please use this patch to fix. Place this in the mod directory. Be sure the "npc_replace_model.txt...

SMOD: Tactical Delta 5 to 5.5 Patch

SMOD: Tactical Delta 5 to 5.5 Patch

Feb 1, 2008 Patch 24 comments

Update for Delta 5. Fixes several bugs with loading, random crashes, and adds new features and guns.

SMOD: Tactical Delta 5 Full Install

SMOD: Tactical Delta 5 Full Install

Dec 20, 2007 Full Version 63 comments

SMOD: Tactical Delta 5 Full Install, This has everything you need to play!

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JamJam4 Aug 7 2015, 10:52am says:

My game starts then it crashes the background is white plzzz help!!!!

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MoonzWolf Feb 28 2015, 2:54pm says:

I'm sorry but, even with my knowledge of HL2 and modding, I could not get this game to work no matter what I did. A constant 'missing console/startup_loading.vtf' error kept appearing, even when I got the missing file and manually put it in the game. Absolutely nothing worked, and I see no excuse for this. I'd have an easier time manually modding Half Life 2 than i would just getting this game to work.

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Robeloto Jul 8 2015, 9:43am replied:

This can be fixed. Locate cstrike_pak_dir.vpk that is located in your Counter-Strike-Source folder. Open and extract the files from the vpk using GCFscape. Then take all the files and move them to your Smod Tactical Delta folder. DO NOT OVERWRITE ANYTHING THOUGH. Now it should startup.

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SweetMelon Jan 22 2015, 8:34pm says:

Hey guys, if you miss this as much as me you can get SMOD Standalone now.

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vova-chuma2002 Jan 3 2015, 12:57pm says:


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danielapaulinafiguer Nov 14 2014, 11:22pm replied:

Hello, the fix in the description is very old and no longer works due to the recent vpk format change in valve games, if you still wish to play smod-tactical i recommend you look up Smod standalone it's a major smod restoration effort which actually works. Cheers!

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Whitemike20052 Apr 4 2014, 2:46pm says:

I downloaded a different mod i guess that started updating Source SDK 2006. I stopped it and now SMOD Tactical doesnt work again after i fixed it the first time.

I let the Source SDK finish updating and now i can launch the game and all but de_urbanwarfare and other maps are purple and have errors everywhere. What can i do? Someone please help me.

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Keystrokes Feb 11 2014, 7:35pm says:

My copy is missing a texture that makes it instantly crash.

Materials/console/startup_loading.vtf is what's missing. Does anybody else have this issue?

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Uchiha.ItAchI. Apr 3 2014, 2:29pm replied:

go to gamebanana and download any Counter strike source startup image(i ve fc3 startup img) , it ll be a vtf file and paste it the folder specified (/materials/console) , rename it to startup_loading.vtf . So easy :/

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LeGrandHonker Feb 17 2014, 5:08pm replied:

I have the exact same problem, lets hope the devs of this mod can help.

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LeGrandHonker Mar 28 2014, 6:02pm replied:

Yeah, ADMIN/DEV, we are still waiting for help on our problem.

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