|SMOD:T's big, bad Overwatch soldier. Art by Shakken.|
|Latest version||Delta 5.56 (July 31, 2008)|
|Project Leads||Onemanshow (5.56 - )|
|Phatcat (1.0 - 5.5)|
SMOD: Tactical is a mod aimed at providing a challenging tactical shooter experience for SMOD players. It accomplishes this through a reduced HUD, a limited player inventory, the inclusion of real-world weapons, and a number of other tweaks to its source material.
Tactical began life as a weapons pack for SMOD, featuring a handful of conventional weapons like the G36 carbine and Mossberg shotgun. Since then, it steadily grew to become more of a full-fledged realism mod and develop its own community.
During that growing period, the SMOD: Damage side-project was born with the aim of creating a multiplayer incarnation of Tactical. However, due both to a slew of unfixable glitches and problems with its former leader Houston, it was eventually scrapped. Its aim was later carried by "Close Contact" but that project too is on ice for now, as of July 13, 2009.
On June 26, 2008, Tactical's creator Phatcat handed the reins to Onemanshow of the SMOD: Redux project. Not long after, the new lead released the Delta 5.56 patch version. The next major release was eventually slated for Summer 2010.
Tactical remained in development until late June 2010. Because of the May 2010 update's complications, persistent community tension, and a leak of Delta 6's development version, Onemanshow quit and offered to hand the project back to Phatcat. This offer was refused and Phatcat decided to shut down the SMOD: Tactical forum indefinitely.
Prior to the shutdown, Onemanshow talked about several things planned for the next version of Tactical, both through regular SMOD:T forum posts and occasional "progress reports". Among the expected changes:
You can grab the latest full archive (Delta 5.56) here from Filefront. Since the May 2010 Half-Life2 update, it's necessary to switch over to the Source SDK Base to make it usable, though some campaign maps will still have issues. Alternatively, you can download Project Life, a fan project that seeks to patch Tactical for the update and resolve other problems with the game. The beta of Version 1.0 (mentioned above in "Future Plans") was also leaked, and you can download it here. Just remember, it's a leaked beta version and it shouldn't be expected to have full functionality.
|CSS SCI FI||Outbreak||Redux||Tactical||Troopers|