1. Post #1
    Gold Member
    ntzu's Avatar
    August 2005
    977 Posts


    [HR][/HR]

    The Specialists is a HL1 mod that is a fast-paced shoot-em-up matrix style death-match game, with more than 30 weapons and corresponding attachments/styles (laser sight, scope, flashlight, silencer, and akimbo) for each, plus the choice of going at people completely unarmed with nothing but your adept knowledge of kungfu, the game certainly isn't lacking in variety. Along with that, the game has a decent amount of nicely crafted default maps and a hell of a lot more custom ones from the now dead community.
    But, what does this game have for you?

    For the {[uLtRa1337QuAkEpRoS]} the game can reach ridiculous levels of speed, and if you take the time to learn all the little tricks of the game, you can dominate an entire server of people with just your hands and feet, and then fly with your stunt skills across the map with others probably calling you a hacker at that point. (Its even recommended to set your FOV to tunnel-vision mode!)

    For the Call of Duty bro, you can handle alot of awesome guns, you can 360 no-scope scrubs with your Barret .50, or wreck shit with your USAS-12, plus you can put lasers and shit on them, cool! (DISCLAIMER: You can't put camos on your guns, lame bro!)

    For the Role-play people, the game even has a plethora of addons that make it possible to role-play, the addons have all you'd expect from an RP script (along with a large amount of really good RP maps, for gold-source anyways) plus more, ever wanted to trade and sell stocks on a matrix game? Now you can! Though I don't know how you can keep a stable RP when one of the most powerful weapons in the game (kungfu) is hard-coded in, but hey, good luck!

    Even if the above doesn't really apply to you (WoW Nerds) you can still have great fun on the game by just playing with friends or messing around (I.E. DMing on RP servers).

    Now to the bad parts...

    1. The Specialists is understandably old, so if you can't find a working link to one of those cool RP maps, don't shit yourself, its pretty common for links to die after 5 or so years.
    2. Most of the people left over from the dead husk of the community are A) Extremely good at the game, B) Massive Trolls, and C) Amazingly Elitist, its easy to avoid them once you learn of them though.
    3. The game is dead, that's the point of me advertising it, because I think the game is still pretty good. Regardless, if you see something like 8 servers with only 2 populated, don't be surprised. (Who knows, it may become populated again)
    4. The main web-site itself is dead, the people who supported the mod have probably died or something, so don't expect a miraculous update.
    5. If you're into that ~~super serious tnb rp~~ stuff, you won't like TSRP (The Specialists Role-Play), as most of it is gang wars, cops vs robbers, and etc.

    Thats basically it, hope to actually see people playing!
    (DISCLAIMER2: You'll probably get your ass kicked until you either learn how to play the game, or stop playing with the aforementioned elitist pros.)
    (DISCLAIMER3: If you are one of the aforementioned elitist pros, I really didn't mean to offend, but personal experience has shown me as such.)

    [HR][/HR]

    Links:
    Mod-db page - http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-specialists/
    Apollo RP's Forums (Main RP script is here, plus a place to get RP maps.) - http://apollorp.org/
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  2. Post #2
    OFFICIAL DEAN of MAX PAYNE
    Dennab
    July 2009
    9,002 Posts
    The Specialists is really just Max Payne multiplayer.

    Edited:

    aka best mod
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  3. Post #3
    NO MOTIVATION TO DO ANYTHING
    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,063 Posts
    I love this, especially playing on the lobby map with friends and a shit ton of bots.
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  4. Post #4
    BenJammin''s Avatar
    December 2010
    6,151 Posts
    Best half-life 1 mod of ALL TIME. That old zombie mod server was seriously one of the most entertaining things ever. The mod kind of had a large learning curve surprisingly.
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  5. Post #5
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    Drak_Thing's Avatar
    May 2005
    420 Posts
    I use to play this all the time, until the DM server i played shutdown and all that was left was empty servers, and RP servers. Defiantly glad to see this on here tho, it was so much fun.
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  6. Post #6
    A cardboard cut-out of a man.
    Mac2468's Avatar
    March 2007
    13,603 Posts
    TSRP and Zombie Mode was the coolest part of The Specialists.
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  7. Post #7
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    DEMONSKUL's Avatar
    August 2005
    8,758 Posts
    used to play the shit out of the zombie mode......well it was either that or RP.....2 servers....

    Now it's dead, right?

  8. Post #8
    OFFICIAL DEAN of MAX PAYNE
    Dennab
    July 2009
    9,002 Posts
    There's still a couple servers.

  9. Post #9
    Sometimes i fall down :(
    green bandit's Avatar
    July 2008
    3,172 Posts
    Hours of fighting bots in rp_Mecklenburg with friends, great mod
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  10. Post #10
    OFFICIAL DEAN of MAX PAYNE
    Dennab
    July 2009
    9,002 Posts
    I ported Max Payne and one of the bosses from Max Payne into The Specialists. The boss is the one you fight while he was getting a blowjob and his pants were down. In case you guys want them:
    http://filesmelt.com/dl/ts1.zip
    If you want to play as them, you have to add max and muerte to that thing when you start the server.

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  11. Post #11
    krunchy's Avatar
    August 2005
    90 Posts
    Trolling on RP servers with my bud was always fun, miss those days :( Fucking job and life and etc..

  12. Post #12
    Certified Catgirl Maid
    slayer20's Avatar
    January 2006
    8,744 Posts
    Used to RP on this all the time. I can't help but feel though that the last update it had really hurt it.
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  13. Post #13
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    Bird's Avatar
    August 2010
    974 Posts
    I used to play this a bunch with my brother, one of the best HL mods
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  14. Post #14
    :-)
    Phycosymo's Avatar
    December 2007
    4,132 Posts
    God I had so much fun with this game.
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  15. Post #15
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    niko2410's Avatar
    July 2005
    247 Posts
    3.0 killed it, but I have so many fond memories of this mod

  16. Post #16
    [GRiM]'s Avatar
    December 2010
    3,183 Posts
    I just nostalgia'd all over my keyboard.

  17. Post #17
    I still have this installed and occasionally play a bit, either with bots or online if I can find an active server. I find it surprising that it's still a lively-ish mod, relatively speaking.

    So much fun. I played absurd amounts of deathmatch on ts_lobby. Many great kung-fu duels were had. The few zombie servers were also pretty damn fantastic.

  18. Post #18
    Mod of the year all years
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  19. Post #19

    October 2011
    9 Posts
    Theres still a quite a few servers up, I would say about 25 - 30 and only about 2-3 are populated greatly. Anybody know what happened to their official website and team?

  20. Post #20
    PM ME FOR /TWO\ RUST KEYS!!
    MisterSjeiks's Avatar
    April 2011
    5,497 Posts
    I'm addicted.

    Edited:

    This mod deserves to be revived again.
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  21. Post #21
    NO MOTIVATION TO DO ANYTHING
    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,063 Posts
    I'm addicted.

    Edited:

    This mod deserves to be revived again.
    Nice bump, For gameplay videos Check out this thread http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1166356
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  22. Post #22
    PM ME FOR /TWO\ RUST KEYS!!
    MisterSjeiks's Avatar
    April 2011
    5,497 Posts
    Nice bump, For gameplay videos Check out this thread http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1166356
    You can play with crosshairs? I always thought they removed the entire hud and shit because it would take more skill

  23. Post #23
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    gbtygfvyg's Avatar
    November 2006
    10,509 Posts
    You can play with crosshairs? I always thought they removed the entire hud and shit because it would take more skill
    Crosshairs were always there...
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  24. Post #24
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    Sub-Zero's Avatar
    May 2008
    2,395 Posts
    Oh man I feel so old just looking at the half-life 1 mods and feeling all nostalgic and shit.I used to play this mod a lot back in the day.
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  25. Post #25
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    Seibitsu's Avatar
    January 2009
    5,112 Posts
    Can you play with bots? Do people still play it? In that case, I will try it.

  26. Post #26
    NO MOTIVATION TO DO ANYTHING
    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,063 Posts
    Can you play with bots? Do people still play it? In that case, I will try it.
    Some people play, but me and some facepunchers play like 3 times a week. Also Bots work.

  27. Post #27
    PM ME FOR /TWO\ RUST KEYS!!
    MisterSjeiks's Avatar
    April 2011
    5,497 Posts
    Crosshairs were always there...
    And I never knew and always played without them

  28. Post #28
    NO MOTIVATION TO DO ANYTHING
    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,063 Posts
    I just learned how to do Dragon Kicks and Backward kicks.

  29. Post #29
    CAPT Opp4's Avatar
    August 2011
    1,063 Posts
    Aw man...This mod brings back so many old memories.

  30. Post #30
    Crash15's Avatar
    July 2011
    6,504 Posts
    But people only play rp, i want to dm with people :c

  31. Post #31
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    Terragen's Avatar
    October 2008
    1,618 Posts
    Does anyone still play this? Started downloading it, I used to love this game!

  32. Post #32
    Crash15's Avatar
    July 2011
    6,504 Posts
    Does anyone still play this? Started downloading it, I used to love this game!
    I play it c;

  33. Post #33
    AidanCKY's Avatar
    September 2010
    446 Posts
    I cant find the Half-Life folder to put the mod in. Its not in the usual place, and searching various plays on HL and Half-Life, only the shortcut comes up. Halp.

  34. Post #34
    Gold Member
    Falchion's Avatar
    May 2009
    7,855 Posts
    Right click shortcut, click open file location or something along those lines.

  35. Post #35
    Gold Member
    kaskade700's Avatar
    January 2008
    5,956 Posts
    Man I used to be the boss at this game

    50 .cal barret and lazersight

  36. Post #36
    AidanCKY's Avatar
    September 2010
    446 Posts
    Right click shortcut, click open file location or something along those lines.
    That would usually help, but games on steam launch via steam, the shortcut is just a link to

    steam://rungameid/70

  37. Post #37
    TheJoey's Avatar
    June 2010
    4,308 Posts
    you have to load up a half-life map/chapter in order to make the folder appear.

    like, start playing the game, then quit. not just the menu btw

  38. Post #38
    ALPHA MALE
    Dennab
    January 2012
    1,541 Posts
    I used to play this and Svencoop a whole lot. I nostalgia'd entering the thread, then I realized how much it sucks that I'll never have those days back. At least I got to enjoy them.
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  39. Post #39
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    Terragen's Avatar
    October 2008
    1,618 Posts
    Too bad this was never brought to the source engine :sad:

  40. Post #40
    funion is gay
    Zukriuchen's Avatar
    September 2009
    14,717 Posts
    Too bad this was never brought to the source engine :sad:
    There was a mod based on it, the last time I played it (2009 or 2010) it was still in the beta phase

    Edited:

    well there were 2 mods, but I was playing the one that had more potential. One of them was called "The Specialists: Source" or something else, but just as obvious, and the other one was just based on it.