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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Metal_Sac
Metal_Sac

This is so much better than CS! Unbelieveable mod! From the beautiful visuals and sweet effects to the quality bots and great stunt and powerup system, it couldn't get any better!

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ShortCutMan
ShortCutMan

This is fun as!!! And plus, a Half Life mod with BOTS?! Thats a first. :D

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Friendly_Garg
Friendly_Garg

I got permission to use the maps and models for my stories, but how to remove the HUD? Deleting sprites causes errors... what else?

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Master_chief
Master_chief

Wow, this mod is friggin incredible, and then, when i only found out its still beta, i thought it would be even more amazing when the officila 1.0 comes out and then a steady stream of patches after that, great job on this mod

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chis
chis

do servers with kung fo only there cool :D (for about 5 minutes)

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Quackzilla
Quackzilla

it gets boring when people ***** the raging bull and berett m82a1
it turns the specialists into UT2k3 instagib in slo-mo

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chis
chis

this mod is ******* awsome :)

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IcyHam
IcyHam

Action HL is better

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IcyHam
IcyHam

Action HL is better

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Quackzilla
Quackzilla

it needs a running jump kick, where you can jump up and forward, kick, and fly into someone

and the one hit wonders need to go
knife and shotty are okay, because they have a weakness (short range) but the sniper rifle can be used in CQC as easily as a pistol
and the raging bull is a long range shotgun, plus the deagle needs to be toned down
also, the katana has about a 10 foot hit radius, it should be shortened down to the lenght of the sword
and the no-damage fall distance should be the height of a high jump plus 12 feet (only when high jumping)

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