The Specialists

Not including a full changelog, this is a shortened version taken from the TS website.

- Reworked slow motion (for extra awesome)
- New weapons
- New game modes
- New maps
- New stunts
- New kung fu attacks
- Motion blur
- Enhanced visual effects and graphics
- Throwing katanas
- Improved particles and physics
- A ton of minor tweaks that make TS 3.0 a whole new game
- The version number was increased by .9

Application Details:

Version: 3.0
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc7

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Test Results

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What works

Basic gameplay works.  Rendering seems to work fine.  Joining games and downloading mods works.  Sound appears to work (it is difficult to say for sure, because I am using PulseAudio for sound and wine sound does not work well in general).

What does not

Speech does not work - moreover, having it enabled seems to 


What was not tested

I played a standard game session: while I do not guarantee that I tested everything, I also cannot think of a major game feature that I did not test.  Except speech, which I had turned off, because it appears to crash the game.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The game has several crash conditions - it frequently crashes as you join a round, seemingly as the MOTD is rendered. Disabling team speech greatly reduces the crashes - shifting it from something that always happens to something that only happens every fourth or fifth game you join, which at least makes the game playable. The game works fine once you actually join into a game.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 22 20194.0-rc7Yes Yes NoGarbageMark J Austin 
ShowGentoo LinuxMay 17 20172.7Yes Yes BronzeMark J Austin 
ShowGentoo LinuxAug 08 20161.9.15Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 14 20101.1.40Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 13 20101.1.35Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
8859 The Specialists 3.0 (TS3) game loading issue CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes

Workaround for low fps

Symptom: While playing the game the FPS drops periodically

Workaround: This seems to be a scheduling issue. After launching the game use "renice" and change the priority of the process to higher. Ex:

$ps -a | grep hl.exe
4477 pts/0    00:00:03 hl.exe

$sudo renice -20 4477


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