The Specialists, or TS, is a multiplayer action movie mod/total conversion for Valve’s best selling first person shooter Half-Life.
No, although since the Matrix is an action movie, portions of the mod are influenced by the Wachowski brothers hit film.
TS was concieved by the minds of Filippo “Morfeo” De Luca and Lorenzo “John_Matrix” Pasini. It has since been worked on by a large number of talented mappers, modelers, and the like from around the world. Read more about the history of TS in the official manual.
The original Half-Life, not Half-Life Source, or Half-Life 2.
Make sure you have installed TS to your Half-Life directory using the following tips:
for steam users
Don’t forget to restart steam after installing
for non-steam users
You must either collect a slow motion powerup to get three seconds of slow motion or, if the server you are on has the ‘Slowmatch’ option on, get a frag to collect one second of slow motion. Your slow motion time will appear in the top left corner of your HUD.
You can either hit your ‘use’ button twice (E by default), or hit the ‘use powerup’ button once (Z by default).
Stunting is as simple as pressing the stunt button (Mouse3 by default). More advanced stunting is covered in the manual.
Double tapping jump (Spacebar) will allow you to flip. To flip and land on your feet you need to be very light and look up before you jump. For more on slots and weight refer to the manual.
Face the wall and tap the jump button (Spacebar) and your character will begin to climb the wall. He will get three ‘climbs’ before he falls.
On your third and final ‘climb’ press the stunt button (Mouse3 by default) and you will flip off the wall. You can also run up to a wall and press the stunt button and flip off of it without climbing. You will need to be very light to flip.
Yes, instead of just hitting the stunt button on one of your ‘climbs’, quickly turn around 180 degrees and hit the stunt button. You will push off the wall with your feet and go into a dive.
Go up to an opponent and quickly tap the jump button next to them (Spacebar). This should kick them and disarm them if they are facing you.
You need to either collect a superjump powerup (foot) or become the specialist first. Then, to do the jump, press crouch (Ctrl by default) followed quickly by pressing and holding jump (Spacebar). You will ascend until you reach the max superjump height or until you let go of the jump button.
No, though servers had the option of doing so and this server option was removed for balance issues. Superjump can be given to all players at the mapper’s discretion.
Centering your gun or turning it does nothing to affect game play (it just looks cool), although some people prefer this mode because the guns don’t obstruct their view as much.
This server is running weapon restrictions. In TS, weapons can be restriced from the ground up starting with kung fu only, then the addition of all melee weapons (kung fun included), melee plus pistols, melee, pistols and shotguns, and then finally the default and most common mode where everything is allowed.
Please refer to the manual for a proper description.
They weigh less than you. See the manual to learn about weight and the slot system.
No, it would be too much to make a source version of the game that would live up to the original. Plus, the original creators are both busy with real life and work. TS should survive for quite some time though.