Valve's class-based toon-shaded multiplayer hat simulation with an FPS minigame around it. Announced in 1998, it was released in 2007 as part of the Orange Box.

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What does a red icon mean in TF2 on the killboards?

Sometimes on the killboards, there's an icon like this: Normally the background isn't red: What does red mean?
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How can I be an effective engineer on Blu team without resorting to the Gunslinger?

Engineer is a useful class to play on Attack, with teleporters being indispensable for getting heavy-hitters onto the front line, and dispensers being...dispensable for health and ammo on the front ...
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What type of kill do I need to get a fully recharged charge meter with the Tide Turner?

I checked the patch notes recently on the new Tide Turner, and according to the notes, shield bash kills are now supposed to recharge your meter as well as kills from the critical hit with your sword. ...
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How close do I have to be to get mini-crits with the BackScatter?

Scout's new primary, the Backscatter, proports to do Mini-Crit damage when shots are made to the back and at close-range. So far, I've gotten plenty of mini-crit experience from backshots, but not ...
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TF2 taunt bundle: clean or dirty

i'm just writting this to know if I buy a taunt bundle , they come clean or dirty (craftable or not).
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TF2 Black Screen on launch?

Whenever I boot up TF2, I get a black screen but can hear the audio. I am using a Benq external monitor. If I unplug the monitor and use my laptop screen and reboot TF2, it loads fine. I can, however, ...
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Can a cloaked spy be detected by watching the network graph?

This is just out of curiosity. Is there anyway to detect when a cloaked spy has entered a room using net_graph? Assume net_graph shows a constant pattern in a room only occupied by you, and a cloaked ...
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Are the new weapons available as random drops?

It's been awhile since the last weapons-including update, and I cannot recall if new weapons are immediately added to the randomly dropped weapons the game gives out during play. Are the 5 new ...
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What unusual effects can taunts come in?

What effects can Unusual Taunts come in? Couldn't find anything on the wiki, and the TF2 wiki hasn't been updated yet.
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Remove the “You are now attacking/defending!” message

I'd like to remove this message whenever I join a server. If that is not possible, I'd like to shorten the length it shows there for. It's very distracting and makes it harder to play while it's up. ...
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how do i bind my decline vote tf2 key to my enter key

I want to bind my decline vote key to my enter key in team fortress 2 , but I cant figure out where to go or how to do it.
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Vanilla dedicated server, can I configure a list of bot names

I have a dedicated TF2 server set up for in-office breaks which our department uses to play together. We use tf_bot_quota_mode fill and tf_bot_quota 24` to make sure we have plenty of things to shoot ...
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Strangified Cosmetic Items?

What exactly are the properties of Strangfied cosmetic items in Team Fortress 2? I am not rich enough to afford one to figure it out on my own. I also don't understand what the 'point' value on the ...
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In TF2 do strange parts move the other strange parts down on your weapon?

I'm afraid that if I apply multiple strange parts to my strange minigun that they'll be moved down after I apply the other parts and it will look bad. Example: I apply the dominations part. I then ...
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Do strange parts apply retroactively?

For example, let's say I have a Strange Scattergun with no parts attached and no kills. I kill 5 medics, then apply a 'Medics Killed' part to the Strange Scattergun. Then, I kill 5 more medics. ...
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What was the urine joke all about?

I read this comic about Team Fortress 2, but I did not get the joke. What was in the bottle? Urine? if so, what's the point of the last panel? why is the spy consoling the sniper?
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How much ammo will a Medic see on their HUD while healing a spy?

In a relatively recent update, Medics gained the ability to see how much ammo their heal target has for their currently selected weapon. This got me thinking about a medic healing/ubering a spy, ...
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More Character Dialog in TF2?

I love hearing the voices of the classes in TF2, but I feel like I never hear many of the sound clips. Is there any way to increase the incidence of character speech in TF2? Mods and such are ok. ...
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Screen Tints Blue when playing Team Fortress 2 on OSX

Ever since I downloaded tf2 the screen is tinted blue whenever I launch it. I'm on a Macbook Pro 13" early 2011. The same problem has happened to a friend of mine who also has an MBP, but it doesn't ...
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How do I get Team Fortress 2 to span multiple monitors?

I'm trying to run TF2 at a custom resolution. I have 3 monitors at 1024x1280 (all together 3072x1280). When I run Team Fortress 2 it only gives me one monitor as the max resolution. I tried setting ...
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Replays - Switch YouTube account that movies are uploaded to?

I have recently (and finally!) been able to save takes of replays as movies. I'd like to upload them to my YouTube channel, but I'd also like to track them in Team Fortress 2, especially for the ...
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Team Fortress 2 - Multiplayer works perfectly but Singleplayer is very glitchy. (Video Included)

When playing multiplayer I have no issues, but when I play singleplayer via 'Create Server' I get graphical and physics glitches. I made a video to demonstrate, because it's hard to explain well. ...
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Why don't some demomen suffer from afterburn?

I've noticed lately (maybe the last couple of months), playing as Pyro, that sometimes I'll light a demoman on fire and he doesn't suffer any afterburn. As soon as I stop hitting him with flames, they ...
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How do custom skins work in TF2?

In TF2, my friend subscribed to a skin pack for scout to become femscout. The person tried loading the game, but the game was not changed. How would my friend cause the changes to occur?
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Odd mouse issue with TF2 on OSX

I recently fired up TF2 for the first time in a while and I noticed an odd issue. Quite often, I will need to click Mouse1 twice in order for my character to shoot. Also, at times I will notice the ...
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TF2 - Update server version through FTP?

I have rented a server that is out of date and I have tried restarting the server through a web interface. That did not update the server. I have access to the FTP and can edit and remove files on ...
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Questions regarding killstreak kits [closed]

I recently got into trading killstreak kits and fabricators. However, before I do so, I want to clarify some questions regarding how these kits work. Are eye effects for professional killstreak ...
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Un-Known Crafting Recipe?

I am currently trying to get my hands on the new huntsman reskin. I decided that I would do a Sniper random primary weapon craft to try and get one. But, when I go to the page and insert the ...
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What is the TF2 crate drop rate?

Now I have been searching a while now for an answer to this question. One particularly helpful site was this: LINK However, all this site told me was that: Mann Co. Supply Crates and other usable ...
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When you kill someone, do you get his hat?

I don't know if it's just my own misinformation, but I've always believed that if you kill an enemy wearing a hat, you have a higher chance of receiving his hat in the next drop. Does this have a ring ...
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What do these strange parts mean?

As you guys might know, there are things in TF2 called strange parts, add-ons to your weapons that count specific things. For example, the amount of damage you have dealt, number of allies you have ...
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How to get TF2 Bots to move?

I have followed a thing for how to get bots to move. I chose a gamemode that bots support(PL) and it has a navmesh. The only thing is they stand still like they don't have a navmesh. PLease help.
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What's a good way to get items quickly?

I have always wondered what I should do to get items quickly in TF2 without paying any money?
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What factors decide which team wins when the clock runs out in Capture the Flag/Control Points?

I was in the map Doublecross and we just barely managed to tie the score at 2 as the clock ran out, but we still got the Humiliation mode, instead of both teams getting it. Also I think Control ...
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Can I pick up weapons dropped by enemies in TF2?

In online games it says other people are finding guns on the map and other people in chat tell me to pick up guns from dead bodies. From what I've tried though, none of these work and I have played 7 ...
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How do you get a border on TF2?

I have a Mac Pro and I would like to idle on TF2. The problem is that there is no toolbar so I can't get out of TF2 unless I disconnect from the server I'm on and I quit TF2. I would like to know how ...
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Do craft nubers and hat levels affect the cost of the item?

Every time I see people trading, some of them seem to highlight the fact that their hats are of 'collector's level'. Either that, or they are selling crafted hats with special craft numbers on them. ...
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What is a gib/gib kill? [duplicate]

In TF2, I have heard of a term known as "Gib" What exactly does this term mean? There is even a strange part called: "gib kills" What does that mean? Low health kill? Adrenaline kill? Could I please ...
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Why is the first map load slower than the others? [closed]

Maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure. Whenever I start up a Source engine map, whether it'd be a private or public server, the first map load (Receiving Server info --> Sending Client info) takes ...
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Do TF2 purchases make me eligible for Steam trading?

When using the Steam Community Market, it says I am unable to sell items because "...we require that users have made any purchase on Steam in the last year, the first of which mus have occurred more ...
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Rebinding Developer Console

I like to have the developer console, but whenever I play i have to turn it off because I keep hitting it mid-battle. Is there like a "toggle_console" command I can bind to a key?
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How to automatically update a Team Fortress 2 server with SteamCMD?

I have a Windows server running Team Fortress 2 (TF2) with SteamCMD and I would like to enable auto-updates. For the moment, I have to do it manually with SteamCMD using the app_update command but ...
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What are my chances at uncrating an Unusual?

I have just been playing TF2 for a while now and I am still wondering what the unusual drop chance is. I understand that unusuals in TF2 can only be found through uncrating. However, when I tried to ...
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How do I find the IP address of the server I'm currently on?

First off: I use the server finder tool in the game, so I can't use the server browser to find my server unless there's something else I'm missing there, it's entirely possible. The "add current ...
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How do you spawn weapons from the console?

I was recently on youtube checking out the awesome STAR_ when I came across this video with TF2 shenanigans where he put in some console commands to add in the valve rocket launcher and other weapons ...
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Cannot connect to own Team Fortress 2 server

I have been following this tutorial to make my own TF2 server. And have gotten to video Sechs (six), and I have tried to connect to my own server by going to the server browser in TF2, but it says ...
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How can I get multiple lines in a Description Tag?

I have a gun I'd like to name "xxx" with a Name Tag, which is fine. However, the description I'd like to use is: "xxxx, xxxxx" Is there any way to get two separate lines using a description tag, ...
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Kills During Setup

It was possible at one time (I believe it has been patched) to shoot through a tiny crack in Blu spawn on pl_upward during setup (see images). Are there still ways on other maps to get kills (either ...
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The Better Banner Battle - When to use each Soldier Banner

The solider has three different types of 'banner' items that, when charged by dealing damage, allow him to 'buff' himself and his nearby teammates in different ways. The Buff Banner - Bestows all ...
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This isn't the fast weapon switch, but how do I disable this menu?

This is not the fast weapon switch setting. How do I disable this menu when I use the number keys to switch. Seriously, it showed up out of nowhere, I changed no settings, and it's really irritating ...