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.

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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"

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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

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zidane55387
zidane55387

I've had this for like 2 days, little late on this one :P

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c4Menace
c4Menace

woooooooot

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Hau
Hau

Ohh this is so nice.. I remember playing this years ago! The next question is if there will be a TS Source ? That would be really cool!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Looks like it

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zombieOnion
zombieOnion

Good lord! That is awsum!

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Spera
Spera

Played a few hours earlier. Very fun.

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(DNC)Dante
(DNC)Dante

Wow, I didn't even know you guys still working on it. TS is my favourite HL-Mod. I usually play it alone with bots to kill some time cinema style. I'm going to try it immediately.

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loligo
loligo

YAY!! Downloading :D

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y0da
y0da

never thought they would bringt 3.0 out! goddamnit this is great!

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BaronFelX Author
BaronFelX

The Specialists: Source is not going to happen. That mod entry has been locked, I believe, at the request of the original TS team. The actual TS development team does not have the time to rebuild the entire game in the Source engine, and will not entrust other people to build their vision, for fear of it not coinciding with their intentions.

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TwwiX
TwwiX

^^^Ya but they trusted the current team to **** up the original though.
Might as well let someone do it right on the source engine.
Seriously,the mod has lost it's substance once 2.0 came out.

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Hau
Hau

I would like to see it on Source though.. I can't see why they are so much against letting some team bring their game to the new HalfLife engine...

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zasd2412
zasd2412

Oh my lord! It's finally here!!! This mod will never die!!!

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JangoFett21
JangoFett21

Aaaaw, no pretty pictures to look at in te news update.... very rare these days :S

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Makenshi528
Makenshi528

kinda butchered the gameplay a bit. Slower gameplay isnt to great.. everyone has kevlar too? arg. But yes. Nice job. Definatly had work put into it.

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John845
John845

Slower gameplay? The gameplay is actually twice as fast now. The movement speed has been increased a bunch over 2.1. And kevlar can be removed. Theres a setting in advanced options which lets you disable auto kevlar buying on spawn.

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Akujin
Akujin

It was about time this was released!

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Hunt77
Hunt77

The two new weapons are a lot of fun and now the swords work! TS FOREVER!

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BarryC
BarryC

That's complete ********, BaronFelX and you know it.

If they entrusted someone to make a Source version of it and it did suck balls on release, does that automatically mean everyone will stop playing the original? No... It won't make the original suck any more if there is an updated version of it. The only thing to lose by trying is nothing, but there's a lot to lose without trying.

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playerslaye
playerslaye

STAP NOOO DARGH! HUUEE

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