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.


- Filippo "Morfeo" De Luca (co-creator, main coding, animation, texturing, additional modelling, level design)
- Lorenzo "John_Matrix" Pasini
(co-creator, main modelling)
Matthew "Schmung" Carter Coding (level designer, additional modelling, voice of reason)
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

- 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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19 comments by BaronFelX on Jun 21st, 2007

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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The Specialists v3.0 Server (linux)

The Specialists v3.0 Server (linux)

Jun 23, 2007 Full Version 6 comments

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)

The Specialists v3.0 Client (Windows)

Jun 23, 2007 Full Version 85 comments

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

The Specialists 2.1

Sep 30, 2006 Full Version 12 comments

The Specialists v2.1 Full Install

The Specialists 2.1

The Specialists 2.1

Jul 22, 2005 Full Version 6 comments

The Specialists v2.1 Full Install

Post comment Comments  (320 - 330 of 351)
Quackzilla Aug 1 2003, 12:58pm says:

whens the next update?

the recoil is too realistic. in action movies all guns have the recoil of a 9mm pistol.

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Stona4Ever Jul 31 2003, 7:12am says:

well, im speachless, ive downloaded at least 40 mods similar to what i like, witch is good graphics, awsome gameplay, and real-life similarities, and i will never have to download another again :)

Consider this my letter of resignation from cs, desert crisus and FA lol

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TwwiX Jul 30 2003, 11:22am says:

The first version was great.This one is just ...awsomelicious!Deserves alot more awards.Ya hear?Wolfey!:D

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Pengus Jul 25 2003, 5:06pm says:

This mod is the greatist mod ever im never playing CS agian .....
In fact im gonna delete it

i hope they make a new one for HL2

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CerpinTaxt Jul 25 2003, 3:46pm says:

Wow... this mod is awesome. I love it.
So my new favorite mod.
If you haven't tried it... try it NOW!

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CowzGo{MoO} Jul 25 2003, 12:06am says:

*cries in all the beautiful glory*
i love you guys

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SlipTap Jul 24 2003, 12:09am says:

Any PPL played Release 2? Im gonna download it... I was very impressed with the first Release and i pleased that BlueWolf72 chose this mod for Dedication....

Anyway, I congrats the Design team for an awesome job and i am pleased with their work and i hope that they keep up the good work

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lillbrorsan Jul 22 2003, 5:15am says:

I dont think that this mod is "great" and i dont play it much. But i play it sometimes when i have nothin to do. Its for Matrix fans, and im not one of em. Excistence i play cuz it got more of gameplay.

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ssjThamuz Jul 15 2003, 6:14am says:

Love this mod it is great, Nothing hardly wrong with haven't got it get it

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Neo-Reloaded Jul 12 2003, 12:28am says:

this mod pwns

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