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TO4: Tactical Operations, the upcoming free first-person shooter that's planning Linux support is gearing up for a release with a new teaser video.

As a reminder, TO4: Tactical Operations is a game we wrote about back in August last year as they announced work towards a Linux version. Work has continued on since then and it's looking quite good and it will remain free too, check out their new teaser below:

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From what one of their team told me over email, they will be handing out some testing keys in their Discord Channel in a few days time to help test it before it enters Early Access. I was also told "As soon as we open the game a Windows and a Linux version is available."—nice!

You can follow it along on Steam.

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Geppeto35 30 September 2019 at 9:08 am UTC
So many memories and hours spent on those maps (nearly 20 years ago...I'm so old!). Would love to test it.
ixnari 30 September 2019 at 9:36 am UTC
Oh hey, I remember this game! I played it back when it was a mod for UT99. I really like the map with the huge dam.

That said, I feel that this game is going to have a rough time, because it doesn't seem to differentiate itself enough from its main competitor: CS:GO. Looking at the Steam page, there are a few nuances here and there like the player moving at the same speed regardless of the weapon he's carrying (why the knife makes you go faster in CS:GO, I'll never know), but will it be enough to convince Joe Average to get this instead of playing CS:GO? I'm interested to see how this pans out.


Last edited by ixnari on 30 September 2019 at 8:01 pm UTC
tuubi 30 September 2019 at 11:22 am UTC
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ixnaribut will it be enough to convince Joe Average to buy this instead of playing CS:GO for free?
liamdaweTO4: Tactical Operations, the upcoming free first-person shooter
This is free as well.
fagnerln 30 September 2019 at 12:54 pm UTC
A tactical game with bunny hopping? Well...

I loved the first one, it was really great, I played another, it's an ut 03/04 mod, really beautiful, but impossible to find a match.
14 30 September 2019 at 1:13 pm UTC
Why did they make this game? Graphics, animations, gameplay, even the text in the game look exactly like Counter-Strike.
Interknet 30 September 2019 at 2:02 pm UTC
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14Why did they make this game? Graphics, animations, gameplay, even the text in the game look exactly like Counter-Strike.

Not really.
It looks like Tactical Ops, which actually is what this game is inspired by.


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Geppeto35 30 September 2019 at 3:10 pm UTC
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14Why did they make this game? Graphics, animations, gameplay, even the text in the game look exactly like Counter-Strike.
Not really.
It looks like Tactical Ops, which actually is what this game is inspired by.

Indeed. and to add, counter strike and Tactical ops were developed and released nearly on the same time (counter strike released in Beta in June 1999; T.O. as a complete non-beta mod in dec 1999). CS was finished and became a game in itself in Nov 2000.


So T.O. was not a copy of CS.
The main specificities of TO versus CS was the speed of the game that poorly matched gameplay based on camping and snipers, it rewarded more rushers, constructed collective actions because you can't die with just one bullet in the feet (like with AWP in CS); it has bots (not CS, only through PODbot -Ping of Death- and those bots were far less entertaining); Guns were more different (eg 2 of the shootguns had very different damages and dispersal); maps had a lot of side-paths; you can fight underwater (in the dam map for example); ... I can go on for lines. I never understood why teenagers at that time preferred CS (may be because to win, you must have a real team play, not a selfish behaviour?).
So the bunny jump may be there to get those TO specific speed/dynamics?
Liam Dawe 30 September 2019 at 6:38 pm UTC
Just a note, I got an early key and the Linux build is there.
Para-Gliding 30 September 2019 at 7:38 pm UTC
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Liam DaweJust a note, I got an early key and the Linux build is there.
So, looking forward to your return (even review) ;-)
ixnari 30 September 2019 at 8:00 pm UTC
tuubi
ixnaribut will it be enough to convince Joe Average to buy this instead of playing CS:GO for free?
liamdaweTO4: Tactical Operations, the upcoming free first-person shooter
This is free as well.

Whoops, right you are. Edited.
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