The Specialists is an action mod created by Filippo "Morfeo" De Luca and Lorenzo "John_Matrix" Pasini, built on by a strong willed community and the first multiplayer game ever featuring slowmotion.

The standards of the First Person Shooter still apply but are augmented by an intuitive stunt system, slow motion action, hand to hand combat and an array of melee weapons, customizable firearms, particle effects and the ability to play from a third-person camera.

Credits:

- Filippo "Morfeo" De Luca (co-creator, main coding, animation, texturing, additional modelling, level design)
- Lorenzo "John_Matrix" Pasini
(co-creator, main modelling)
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Matthew "Schmung" Carter Coding (level designer, additional modelling, voice of reason)
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Jorge "Vino" Rodriguez (linux porting, beta 2.1 coding)
- Menso "Atomic Shiva" von Ehrenstein (sounds)

Level designers:
- Matthew "Schmung" Carter
- Doeke "Clan-Killer" Wartena
- WillSchnevel
- Andreas "EviLTaxi" Braunagel
- Mazy
- Brady "Crackerjack" Keehn
- Casimir "Stratesiz" Tuomi
- Brian "Lois_Must_Die" Petty
- 3D Mike
- Bram "Pericolos0" Eulaers
- Jan "Squad" Huygelen
- Brady "Crackerjack" Keehn
- Casimir "Stratesiz" Tuomi
- Cayle George
- X-Tender
- Scott "Dredd" Winchester
- Manah
- Sm0lders
- Kruxus

- Filippo "Morfeo" De Luca

Contributors:
- Fabrizio "WarFox" Bernardi
- Pierpaolo "Quakeman" Greco
- Giulio "Maik" Redina

- Francesco "Guybrush T." Degrassi
- Marco "Omega" Capone
- Michele "Supernovae" De Luca
- Flakk
- Ben "Nashwan" Whitingham
- Cliff "Sjet vs. Kerrigan" Nordman
- Tempyst

- Tom "Rifter" Leaman

- Xanthi
- Creeping Jesus
- X-Convict
- Kissle

- Graham “Cheshire Cat” Conzett
- Chris "BaronFelX" McMahon
- Greg "Oreo" Barboza

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After a very long waiting period, the team behind the creation of the Half-Life mod “The Specialists” have unveiled the latest version of their game, TS 3.0.

For those unfamiliar with The Specialists, it’s an action mod created by Filippo "Morfeo" De Luca and Lorenzo "John_Matrix" Pasini, and built on by a strong willed community. The standards of the First Person Shooter still apply, but are augmented by an intuitive stunt system, slow motion action, hand to hand combat with fists and an array of melee weapons, customizable firearms, and the ability to play from a third-person camera.

The Specialists 3.0 has a number of interesting gamplay modes. It features the traditional Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, but also contains several unique play types. The One Mode, for example, pits one super-powered player against an onslaught of other players, who try and kill “The One” and take his place. Last Man Standing works like regular DM, but players sit out when they die until only one player remains. And, new to 3.0 is Capture the Briefcase, which puts a new TS-style spin on the old favorite, Capture the Flag.

The new version modifies the way TS’s unique Kung Fu system works, creating the most efficient and exciting hand to hand battles yet. This release also brings weapon balance more into line, and fixes bugs that existed in the past, which people familiar with the older versions will be glad to hear.

The Specialists 3.0 is not just about fixing the old, however. TS 3.0 has a whole host of new features. Two entirely new guns, the Contender G2 and the Skorpion, have been added to the lineup, giving the game more than 30 customizable weapons to choose from. In addition, many of the old maps have been updated with improved textures and layouts, and five brand new maps have been added. This updated map list makes use of new map entities, such as snow and rain, as well as a unique set of particle effects created specifically for use with The Specialists to create visuals effects unheard of in the Half-Life engine.

- Download the Specialists 3.0 client
- Download the Specialists 3.0 linux server

The Specialists Mod 2.1 Has been released!

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Here's the list of what you'll be finding in 2.1: New thrown weapon physics. Weapons will fall and tumble in a realistic manner. - Updated particle...

The Specialists Release

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WoW! What can I say the intro for the new release of the Half Life mod The Specialists is just amazing. Than you have the mod to play! So get your "game...

The Specialists mod interview

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Since I did the interview and the dns changed and caused many not to notice this mod and interview I am reposting this! The Specialists mod interview...

The Specialists mod interview

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The Specialists mod interview is ready for your reading pleasure! Moddb.com: Describe the best feature in the mod in your opinion? What should the person...

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The Specialists v3.0 Server (linux)

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This is the server software required to host a dedicated version of this game on a linux machine. The Specialists, it’s an action mod created by Filippo...

The Specialists v3.0 Client (Windows)

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The Specialists, is an action mod created by Filippo "Morfeo" De Luca and Lorenzo "John_Matrix" Pasini, and built on by a strong willed...

The Specialists 2.1

Full Version 12 comments

The Specialists v2.1 Full Install

The Specialists 2.1

The Specialists 2.1

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The Specialists v2.1 Full Install

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Blue199
Blue199

How come I've never heard of this one before? D:

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Guest
Guest

This mod was AWESOME. Used to play it a ton back in the day. I also really liked "The Opera" because you could do flips and the camera would actually spin as you rotated in the air.

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Kifru
Kifru

4 Words as to why.
Ded not big surprise.

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Rhodeder
Rhodeder

I'm on a mac and can't install because it's an EXE can you just zip up the mod folder and upload?

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Guest
Guest

It won't work regardless. TS uses its own .dll libraries which aren't compatible with Mac.

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Nemesisurvivorleon
Nemesisurvivorleon

Still one of the best gameplay experiences ever made.

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emruemru1
emruemru1

Is bots for TS 3.0 Dedicated server?

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thonglover
thonglover

do you need HL in order to play this mod?

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emruemru1
emruemru1

Yes

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SPOON22
SPOON22

i think you might be able to get away with having condition zero but just get half life its a great game

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