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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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 83 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 11 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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Mocotaugan_RMJ
Mocotaugan_RMJ Apr 19 2011, 6:54pm says:

As a member of Moddb since 2003 I bow to creators of this mod, wonderful memories this game has given me. I have played many mods and this one beats them all. I hope it is not all forgotten and that a remake or similar genre is in the making. Hell I would buy it if I could.

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Far-East
Far-East May 7 2011, 10:45pm replied:

I want a remake of the specialist too :(

+2 votes     reply to comment
MARiN3
MARiN3 Apr 11 2011, 2:44pm says:

nice dl it again

+3 votes     reply to comment
ThisIsVegas
ThisIsVegas Apr 15 2011, 7:34am replied:

Best Half-Life Mod of all time!!!!!

+3 votes     reply to comment
ADTeam™
ADTeam™ Apr 17 2011, 2:56pm replied:

you 2 guys, thinks exactly as i do... i like CS, but i love TS!

+2 votes     reply to comment
MNeMiC
MNeMiC Apr 7 2011, 6:09am says:

I found an old LAN-machinima from back in the days.

Youtube.com

+3 votes     reply to comment
REDtooth
REDtooth Mar 30 2011, 2:33pm says:

one of the best mod for hl1!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Justin123991
Justin123991 Mar 13 2011, 3:59pm says:

Capture the Brief Case is like copying Timesplitters Series with Capture the Bag

+1 vote     reply to comment
RickTheStickman
RickTheStickman May 26 2011, 1:10pm replied:

Not "one of" the best mods. THE BEST mod. :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
yarow12
yarow12 Mar 25 2011, 9:43pm replied:

Should great ideas and innovations not be further developed and incorporated by others? If not then what's the point of even having them?

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