Posted by Guest on Dec 15, 2011

The Ultimate Game Mod - Team Fortress

Written and designed by Ian Caughley, Robin Walker and John Cook in 1996, Team Fortress is considered as the best and most popular game mod ever made. This game mod caught a large and solid following thus spurring the interest of other game developers to come up with various versions but still using a similar gamemode.
Made to be a class-based battle game, Team Fortress consists of two teams – red and blue. Players in Team Fortress are defined by classes. They can be a Heavy Weapon Guy, Engineer, Scout,  Demoman, Sniper, Soldier, Medic, Spy, or Pyro. Each class selection comes with its own strengths as well as weaknesses. Moreover, they are also equipped with unique abilities and weapons.

Players are prompted to choose whether they want to be on Blue team or Red team. Game objectives vary from map controlling to flag capturing. It is also possible to choose another game mode in Team Fortress where players will have to deliver payload to the base of the enemy while the opposing team will be tasked to defend, or both teams will have to race each other as they deliver the payload.

Following the success of Team Fortress, various versions of the original mod came to being. The extreme popularity of Team Fortress turned it into a new genre in which loyal followers of the original mod created a slew of mod versions for different games, which include the following:

  • Team Fortress Classic – This is a great mod for the popular game, Half-life. The mod was created in April 1999 but until today there are still gamers using this mod up to this day.
  • AdminOP – Drunken Fool created this Team Fortress Classic modification in 2002. This mod introduces new elements in the game thus turning into an entirely different gaming experience. Later, the mod was extended to alter Team Fortress 2, and SourceOP was born.
  • Quake 3 Fortress (Q3F) – This mod had a solid initial following when it was originally developed in 2001. In 2005, Q3F is developed further into Enemy Territory Fortress and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.
  • MegaTF – This is a popular mod for Team Fortress which feature enhancements like laser drones, airMirvs, and proximity mines to each class.
  • Quake 4 Fortress – This game mod features the fast-paced action of Team Fortress’ original game. It was first created as a mod for the game Doom 3 but because it lacks network support the modders just move on to developing Quake 4 instead.

Undoubtedly, Team Fortress is the ultimate game mod ever created and introduced. In fact, up to this day, it still attracts attention in the gaming community. Even modern gamers find Team Fortress interesting so this just goes to show how successful this game mod has become..

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