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The Specialists mod UPDATED 10/16 w/NEW GUN!
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August 31, 2003, 7:47 pm
This is a new mod I'm working on based on a Half-Life mod I play called The Specialists ( http://www.specialistsmod.net/ ). I am converting the weapons into their respective weapons that would be in the mod. Note: the SPAS will be the Mossburg 500.
OK Alpha testers are almost full! I need 1 or 2 more.
About alpha testers. I know I may have sent a few of you outthere the weapons, but from now on I am not sending any more people just the weapons. So far there are 3 alpha testers:

Serial Killer!!!!! [:D]

NEW News (10/16/03
Ok, I know its been almost a month since the last update, but school has been keeping me busy and so have other things. This weekend I will probably get 2 or 3 more weapons done. Look below for the new Baretta Centurion that is replacing the usscom.

OLD (9/28/03) news!
Ok SK gave me a BUNCH of sounds, so now all the gun sounds and a few other sounds are all custom! It sounds like TS itself [:D]. Everyone give a round of applause(not applesauce) to SK! This mod just keeps getting better and better!

I am looking for three or four more testers. I will ignore all people that want to alpha test that IM me on AIM or MSN. You must email me and tell me about your modding experience(I would like atleast some knowlage under your belt).
Thanks to SERIAL KILLeR who will now be helping me with the mod. He made a VERY nice Raging Bull! Heres the screen of it.
Thx SK!!!!! Also the pdw sounds and the raging bull sounds are from SK too!

Game Screenshot.
http://www.deviantart.com/view/3172851/ (Warning 152kb [:D] but its worth it!)
Shows what weapons I have done how they look on the weapons selection screen. [:D] PDW r b teh pwn [:D]. ENJOI!

NEW Baretta Centurion
Here you go guys![:-devil][:-devil]

M16 is now the baretta! Ruger is raging bull!






Enjoy. I REALLY need help with sounds, and some other misc graphics (smoke, fire, explosions).

Sam's(me!![:D]) Photoshop Tips

1. Start out with the pencil tool at about 800 zoom. A tablet (can be seen here http://www.wacom.com) is VERY handy at this point. If you dont have a tablet I would reccomend atleast 1200 zoom.
2. Find a reference.
3. DON'T trace the reference image. Do your own interpratation of the weapon.
4. Use the square marquee + channels to block out major parts of the gun. Ex. Grips, Midsection, Stock, and Barrel.
5. Use the pencil tool at about a 2-3 px size for large fill jobs. Then use it around 1-2px in size for shading.
6. When you colour DON'T ( I don't know how much I can stress this ) use plain colours. Colours always have some type of tint to them. In real life, black is never black. Remember, black always has some colour. If there is a black part on the gun its usually a shade of teal and/or blue. When you go to select the colour the lil circle that shows what colour is selected should be in the lower right section. To get lighter values move it up and to the LEFT. Then with the 1px pencil tool shade. Remember there should almost always be a darker value above and below your highlight value.

Hope that helps ENJOI!

If anyone knows some good gun reference sites please please please tell me. If anyone else wants to help with this mod please feel free to contact me. I would like some help on the players, and/or weapons.
E-mail: sjcoles@charter.net
MSN: mad_ninja_skills@hotmail.com

August 31, 2003, 10:18 pm
LOL! I am not god at all. I have a question for all you modders out there. Can I increase the size of the weapons just a tad about 2-3px height wise?? I had the mossenburg done, but then photoshop crashed on me.... GRRRR! Oh well I'll have it done in like 3 hrs prolly. Depends when I restart it. Also I was thinking about changing the mp5k into the H&K pdw because the mp5k is already kind of wrong. Heres what the PDW looks like http://www.specialistsmod.net/media/weapons/smg/pdw.html . I REALLY need somone who has some sounds. I will try to contact the developers of the mod and ask permission to use the sounds.

Also, I will be posting works in progress on my server you can see them here: http://halffull.arch-nemesis.net/SD/ .

One more thing. TRY THE WIP'S AT YOUR OWN RISK they generally have stray pixels ;)

August 31, 2003, 11:17 pm
Ok I have the mossenburg 500 about 2/3 done. Heres a quick WIP!!!!!!!

Give me feedback. The mossenburg is kinda blueish because of the metal used. And the teal is the real mossenburg's pump color!

If you want me to I can write a tutorial on how I do my guns ;) I would LOVE to!

[EDIT] as for the weird kind of shading. I am trying to cut down on the number of colors used :)

August 31, 2003, 11:54 pm
I am VERY pleased to bring you..... *drum roll* The Mossenburg 500 shotty!
It took about 3hrs of constant work (not kidding), but ITS DONE![:D][:D]

Heres the high res!!!![:-devil][:-devil]

Heres the ingame!!!![:D]

Comments PLEASE![:D]

I tested it in game it looks AMAZING! :D

September 1, 2003, 12:39 am
It looks like someone in here is making a superb mod...

The people who never had the ability to play HalfLife (despite their crappy hardware), like me, can finally have the intense feeling of a halflife-battle experience !

4 faded roses, a fine beaujolais and a Tiroler hat for this man !

September 1, 2003, 1:15 am
Thanks, well I hated the normal muzzle flash it looked like CRAP. Sooooo I made a sweet ass realistic one! Next up I am going to make one for the desert eagle.
ZIP FILE (extract into the weapons-gfx folder and overwrite both files)!

Tell me what you think of them. Next up will be the mp5k into the H&K PDW Give me a while this one is hard. As it is pretty tall and I have to get it all to fit.... Should be interesting. Also, if you want the weapons so far contact me.
E-mail: sjcoles@charter.net
MSN Messenger: mad_ninja_skills@hotmail.com

September 1, 2003, 2:49 am
I now give you, the H&K PDW!!

This is the full res![:-devil][IMAGE]

This is the ingame!

I'm now going to shower, pop another caffine pill and prolly make another gun.

September 1, 2003, 3:02 am
its what i say, YOU'RE GOD!!!!!!

September 1, 2003, 3:13 am
Ok, I didn't shower yet but I got the urge to make a kick arse muzzle flash for the desert eagle!

Desert Eagle[:-devil][IMAGE]

All other guns (avalible at the previously posted ZIP file):

With the five-sevens as the desert eagles its pretty damnd cool cause the five-sevens are longer then the desert eagle so it looks like the fiveseven's tips are engulfed in flames!

Questions? Comments? Want to help?
Contact me!
E-mail: sjcoles@charter.net
MSN Messenger: mad_ninja_skills@hotmail.com

September 1, 2003, 4:18 am
hehe this mod makes all my insides tingly I can't wait to download it.

September 1, 2003, 7:08 am
Kick arse can't wait to dl this man ^_^ oh hi there kkazican.

September 1, 2003, 7:08 am
i dont think u can have that big interface weapons...i guess...

September 1, 2003, 9:28 am
ZeRo I know, They will be scaled down.

Ok I now present you, for the first time ever, the AK!!
Here it is High Rez!!

Here is the in game!
The in game one fits the character perfectly :) And it looks awesome too!

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Want to help?
Contact me!
E-mail: sjcoles@charter.net
MSN Messenger: mad_ninja_skills@hotmail.com

September 1, 2003, 10:48 am
Ohhhh! Now this looks good! I can't wait to see the finished version! Good work Smurf, hope the final version is as good as it seems it will be!

September 1, 2003, 11:34 am
Nice, although some weapons are almost the same as the original ones.
Anyway Smurf i suggest edit your main post instead of making 30k posts in one thread or i'll smurf ya -.-

September 1, 2003, 9:27 pm
Hopefully the size of weapons doesn't ake it so you can't play online

This mod is looking good.... keep up the good work SMurfy

September 1, 2003, 10:11 pm
you are the pwnage! keep going man

September 1, 2003, 11:21 pm
yayyy a smurf is actuallly doing something naw good job Smurf :P talk to me on mSN about the mod

September 2, 2003, 1:02 pm
The Mossenburg looks very cool, as do the other weapons.

You're definately staying true to The Specialists mod. Can't wait to d/l this!

The Humanoid Typhoon
September 2, 2003, 7:03 pm
those guns are prity cool

September 3, 2003, 9:16 pm
5 sevens and ak look amazing well done and i hope u finish it soon so we can all download and the humanoid typhoon just a note i dont think u are allowed to have animations in your signature

September 4, 2003, 11:59 pm
Sorry guys, shcool has made me VERY busy and so has this :) http://halffull.arch-nemesis.net/tab/ My new wacom intuos2 9x12

September 5, 2003, 9:33 pm

you some kind of rich kid or something?

September 5, 2003, 11:20 pm
No, I just chose to spend my money on it.

September 12, 2003, 5:10 am
zZzZZzz [8D]

September 14, 2003, 10:51 am
GRRR why can't I view these pictures! Everyone likes em and I wanna see too >=(

September 20, 2003, 5:36 am
Yeah, I don't have a host anymore... also school keeps me really busy.

September 21, 2003, 1:44 pm
The weapons look realy nice
But at deviantart the images arent displayed at the right size and then they look kinda wierd.
Does anyone else have this?
U know u can upload the images to this forum:

September 21, 2003, 2:26 pm
Hey smerf, i could help you out with some sounds, i have over 500 from different games etc. Im packed chock a block.

September 22, 2003, 10:45 pm
wtf m16 replaceing Ruger wut happend military can only afford 4 round clips????

September 23, 2003, 7:48 am
I spose its better than 4 square clips :P

Nice wrk smurf. Im gettin tired of all the mods with realistic weapons, they are all morealess the same.
You guys need some imagination. Just you wait for my special project :)

September 23, 2003, 8:17 am
skip school :p and continue the good work =)

September 23, 2003, 5:46 pm
School suckz, just go chill at home ay =/
With all the money u make with this mod from michal wanting 2 adopt it, u won't need school no more....
Maybe michal aint that rich, nore will he buy your mod. :/ Sorry

September 23, 2003, 6:00 pm

September 25, 2003, 8:35 am
quote:Im gettin tired of all the mods with realistic weapons, they are all morealess the same.
You guys need some imagination.

Not true. There is a vast difference in quality between all the 'realistic' weapons mods. I don't think it shows lack of imagination, just an appreciation of real weapon models.

September 28, 2003, 7:15 pm
the mod is awesome!! :D

September 28, 2003, 9:39 pm
ya this mod is cool i love the feeling of Ripping up soldats with that beastly sounding and looking Mp5 o wait maybe because i am rippin them up :P

September 29, 2003, 11:02 pm
here is a little tip for you, outlined the weapon on the weapons selection menu with black.

September 30, 2003, 5:31 am
I like the idea for the Raging Bull in place of the Ruger, I just hope it feels right when the mod is released. ;p

Is the M16 going to remain in the Barret position? It seems wierd to me.

October 15, 2003, 8:25 pm
why can't i download this mod?

October 16, 2003, 7:52 pm
why can't i download a thing? not

October 16, 2003, 7:53 pm
omg i love the Specialists mod for HL now its coming to my other fav game!

October 19, 2003, 3:15 am
The stocks on almost all of your guns are either to big or too small. Work on all the stocks. Shotguns and rifles...

October 19, 2003, 6:41 am
Yeah, I know that most of them are short. When your in game you really can't tell.

October 24, 2003, 5:06 pm
That looks cool as hell! (Dont know what hell looks like though.)

November 14, 2003, 6:39 pm
when will this be ready for download?

January 2, 2004, 8:48 am

Although, it's Mossberg not Mossenburg ;)

January 4, 2004, 1:01 am
Nice update. Can't wait for this to come out man.

January 12, 2004, 6:06 pm
nice mod..o.o im hungry..|goes to find food|

January 14, 2004, 1:59 am
I'm anxious already!

January 14, 2004, 6:35 pm
i want to dl and get it ready for my modchanger

January 15, 2004, 1:32 am
This mod looks great, and, is the fourth mod i've ever seen with the five-sevens
in it. Two of the other ones were mine, and I cant remember the third. =) One of the first mods I've wanted in a long time.

January 24, 2004, 1:07 am
Can I beta test ?
necromaster510 (AT) hotmail

January 24, 2004, 1:10 am
Im guessin this mod is never coming out...

February 18, 2004, 1:12 am
Still working on this?

February 18, 2004, 4:35 am
quote:Originally posted by Real-Killer
Can I beta test ?
necromaster510 (AT) hotmail

Im a beta tester for this mod and its pretty sweet even though the kids never gonna finish it i dont think[:D]

February 20, 2004, 7:26 pm
he'd better finish it! Its looking pretty good compared with a lot of other mods ive seen.

March 10, 2004, 5:05 pm
Goddammit throw me some frikkin screenshots i wanna see it too. and havent this mod been going on for like a half year now?

March 20, 2004, 5:50 am
does anyone know if he is still doing the mod because it looks so good and i just wanna play it as ASAP

March 20, 2004, 11:59 am
Locked, until this actually comes out. If it ever will be finished =d