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

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macdaddymario Apr 19 2012, 2:40am says:

Wish someone would run a DM/TDM 2.1 server :\.. was the height of the game IMO

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schmatzler Jun 4 2012, 1:50pm replied:

There is one running at - it is listed on the WON2 network.

All others (3.0 version) are running via Steam and have more users.

+1 vote     reply to comment
ThatPolyDude Mar 30 2012, 12:18pm says:

hands down to this mod!

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cookiesrgood Feb 27 2012, 4:11pm says:

play this.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Ramlapa Feb 22 2012, 7:14pm says:

All Servers That Are Left Are Running On 3.0. There Are Approx. 20 Servers Left. RP, DM & Zombie Servers Are Alive.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Bragoz Jan 1 2013, 10:11am replied:

What? I didin't see any...

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reniah Dec 25 2011, 10:01am says:

Still a great mod after all these years.

+2 votes     reply to comment
John_volkov Dec 22 2011, 6:31am says:

any news to what happend with this mods main page ?

+2 votes     reply to comment
heepox Nov 13 2011, 5:17am says:

Win32 minidump helper keeps crashing the game when i try to join a server

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Level-X Nov 3 2011, 7:58pm says:

I am N3xus of the equipment of remasterizations Level X. We are interested in doing an honoring to this mod with a remasterization in HD under the graphical engine FireXshader of our authorship, supporting the compatibility with the original, alone game as " a one mode graphical option " to people. We dont need a SDK of game.

I hope that they are interested, please send a MP to this profile.

Thank you very much for reading!

-2 votes     reply to comment
HetfieldBG Oct 30 2011, 7:59am says:

Is it just me or there are no active servers anymore?

+3 votes     reply to comment
No.1-Predator Jan 4 2012, 9:38pm replied:

Just you

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