Valve's class-based toon-shaded multiplayer FPS, and a sequel to the mod of the same name. Announced in 1998, it was released in 2007 as part of the Orange Box. Questions using this tag should be about Team Fortress 2.

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Trading stock items in Team Fortress 2

If you go to the steam marketplace, and you apply the normal filter, you immediately see that the first items are stock items, or the items that you start with. How does a player get those items in ...
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Custom TF2 v_ and w_models not showing up in-game

Short version: I made a custom TF2 stock Scattergun model, and I'm trying to get it to work in-game. I'm modifying the v_model for the Scattergun (models/weapons/v_models/v_scattergun.mdl), and it ...
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How many voice lines are in tf2?

Between all of the character voice commands and responses, how many individual voice lines/files are in tf2?
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What's this thing on my scattergun?

Here is a screenshot of my Scout loadout: Inside the red circle there's a very small icon that appears to be some sort of counter. I have a 1080p screen and it's so small that I can't read the ...
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Why did my campaign pass expire?

I bought a Gun Mettle campaign pass a while ago, and, as far as I know, it's supposed to last until September 30th. Mine appears to have disappeared though; did I complete all the contracts I can so ...
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Do Killstreak Kits for Stock Weapons also work on 'Australium' versions of weapons?

I recently got an Australium Minigun and I want to apply a Specialized Killstreak Kit to it (one I found on the market). The one I found on the market is called a "Specialized Killstreak Minigun Kit", ...
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Is it still possible to use the Spectral Flame spell?

Recently I played with a player which had a flamethrower that shoots green flames. The only item I know about that is able to apply such green flames is the Spectral Flame spell from the Halloween ...
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Why has my Team Fortress 2 inventory vanished and then reappeared on Steam?

I want to sell some tf2 items on the Steam Market, however, my inventory seems to have vanished, that is, the tf2 tab is no longer there. After I noticed this, I decided to try selling through the tf2 ...
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Which update to Team Fortress 2 added cosmetics and the inventory?

Around 2008, Team Fortress 2 had the addition of cosmetic items, and an inventory. Previously, you unlocked weapons via completing milestones. What was the last game version before this major update? ...
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VTF File Error: Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server

I recently installed MetaMod and SourceMod on a Windows 7 Home Edition Team Fortress 2 Dedicated server and correctly generated a VDF file. However I see this message in the client console: ...
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Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server Reports all Maps are Missing?

Recently, I installed MetaMod and SourceMod. Since I installed these I have been having the server report that it cannot find any maps. This is strange because when I go on the server as a client, ...
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Multiple Strange Errors when Starting TF2 Dedicated Server

Before I ask this question, note that I am referring to a strange error in the console when starting my server, not a strange kill tracking weapon in Team Fortress 2! When I start my server, I get 2 ...
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Sending Private MOTD messages to Users from Server

I have recently started a small Team Fortress 2 dedicated Windows Server on my PC for just a few friends to join. However if it may start to get popular, how would I send I private message to a user ...
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TF2 keeps crashing when attempting to use a sound mod?

I've recently downloaded a mod that allows 3 of the TF2 character models and voices to be changed. I've looked up on the wiki with my previous problem of making the voices work wile the models were ...
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Items show up as blank spaces when trading with friend over steam

Playing Team Fortress 2 Premium, I am trying to send my friend a Pip-boy, for the engineer. For some reason, hey can not receive items for Team Fortress 2. He can receive Steam Trading Cards, and ...
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How do I use a custom weapon with custom stats in a private game?

In TF2, if I wanted to get a custom weapon with special qualities (such as Valve quality), how would I do it? (See Karma Charger's videos on youtube concerning weapon demonstrations)
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What happens to gun mettle keys after the promotion ends?

The question is a two-parter. 1) What happens to the keys in your inventory? The wiki states: During some special events, specialized keys are made available. These keys can be used with ...
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Are all bot killer weapons strange?

So I got my first botkiller today as a gift from a kind player whom I kept saving from pyros on an enemy team. Incidentally enough we were both playing as a red spy. So when the next round started he ...
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What does the train symbol represent in the Snowplow map?

I have been playing Team Fortress 2 for two weeks, and I often play the new map "Snowplow". At the bottom of the HUD, there is a train, which holds values from 10...100. It counts down during game ...
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Is there a way to reduce or eliminate the damage taken from rocket jumps?

I'm relatively new to Team Fortress 2 and currently play as Soldier, which is new to me. Normally I play Heavy, Medic or Scout. I'm playing Soldier, as I need it for a mission for the Gunmettle ...
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Are there any differences in the drop system for Free and Premium accounts?

So recently I got a premium account in tf2. Does that change what type of items I get now in the weekly random drop? If so, what type of items should I expect?
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How do I get the last bonus points in Gun Mettle

I get up to 28 or 29 bonus points on my contract, but can never seem to get the last point or two. Is there something specific that you have to do or something special you need to do to finish the ...
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What should I make my highest priority as sniper in mvm

I do not really play a lot of Mann vs Machine as Sniper but I decided to give it a try. I am using the Urban Professional loadout with a strange ks Tribalmen's Shiv. What is my highest priority as a ...
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What are the unbox rates for the new Weapon Cases?

I attempted at one point to unbox a new Weapon Case in TF2, but I had mixed opinions about doing so in the first place and I didn't end up with a desirable item. So that got me thinking. What exactly ...
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My loadout isn't loading on most of the servers I go to

Most of the servers I go to says that they have lost connection with something (I can't remember) And that includes my taunts, hats and weapons! IS there any way I can fix this?
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Strategies on flanking enemies as Scout

Whenever I play TF2, I tend to main Scout a lot, and the way I play it is more like a fast stealth class, by flanking enemies. However, sometimes I find that I don't fully know my way around some ...
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Can I put black paint on a cow mangler?

So I am currently debating buying black paint from somebody in tf2. However, the main reason I want it is so i can put it on either my cow mangler or my eureka effect. Am I able to put "A Distinctive ...
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I can't trade tf2 items with my friend, but I can trade Gmod items. Help please!

I'm trying to trade tf2 items with my friend, but it only lets me trade Gmod items, (Melon race, physics gun, etc) Also, it says that I've been friends for only 12 days, so how long do I have to wait? ...
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How do I score contract bonus points?

This one has me stumped, how do I score bonus contract points as the demo? (Gunmettle) The instructions were to kill enemies while performing the objective, or something to that effect. I was pushing ...
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How to upgrade weapons and especially, why?

I'm relatively new to Team Fortress 2 and I see that all of my weapons have a own level and some of them differ from each other. Sometimes in matches, I see that some people get an level up on their ...
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Why should I collect the bonus too?

There is a new gameplay element int Team Fortress 2 - Gun Mettle Update, so called contracts. I know that I can get 2 of them per week and I can collect weapons after completing the contract. But ...
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Contract Coin failed to track a contract

So since the Gun Mettle update rolled out, I have completed four different contracts, three of them for specific classes and one for a specific Gun Mettle map. Although, something isn't quite right. ...
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Can I wear the Law, Blighted Beak and the Bruisers Bandanna?

So I don't know if I want the blighted beak or not yet. it all depends on whether I can wear it with the bruiser bandanna and the law. Am I able to wear the law, bandanna and the law hat in tf2?
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Do professional killstreak effects show up on hats?

Due to a recent bug in the Gun Mettle update (which has since been patched), Specialized Killstreak and Professional Killstreak kits/fabricators can be found in MvM and applied to any item (including ...
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How often do new contracts appear in the TF2 gunmettle update? [duplicate]

It saids it on the tin, how often do new contracts appear if you've purchased the coin in the new Team Fortress 2 Gunmettle update?
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How do I switch my HUD view in tf2?

On YouTube I see a lot of people whose HUD shows the whole weapon without it in their face. The weapon was a bit more away from the screen. How do I use this option?
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Gun Mettle update and Killstreaks

Can killstreaks be applied to the gun mettle skins for tf2? I'm trying to add a specialized kit to my skinned smg, but it won't let me. I'm just making sure it's even possible.
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How do I make the train go forward and take damage in Snowplow?

I recently played on the new 'Snowplow' map for TF2, and while it seems easy enough to make the train go forward for Blu team, I wasn't actually making it go forward myself - I assume my teammates ...
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How far do I need to sticky-jump for the 'Highland Fling' achievement?

I've been trying to earn the achievement 'Highland Fling' by sticky-jumping as far as I can, however the description is a little vague as to how far I need to travel: So how far exactly do I need ...
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What are all the items you get from achievements?

I am going to buy some stuff for a premium account. However, I do not want to buy an item that is possible to get through achievements because then that is a waste of money. What are all the items ...
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When are new contracts available? [duplicate]

I have a Gun Mettle campaign coin and have currently done 3 contracts. Two right when it came out then a third yesterday. I think I read something stating two contracts will be available per week, but ...
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Which TF2 items are marketable? [closed]

Is there a list of all community marketable items in Team Fortress 2? Or does anyone have a list already?
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I cant see reskins in new update in Team Fortress 2

I can't see the new reskins in the new update. it says that DirectX 8.0 is the reason. But how to I update DirectX to 9.0?
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I've completed my contracts. Now what?

I completed the two contracts I was given (Scout and Heavy), and earned two of the 'Teufort' weapons for turning them in. I expected to get some new contracts so I could continue to earn some more of ...
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Does picking up a weapon give any stored/leftover criticals?

With the Gunmettle update it is now possible to pick up weapons from fallen foes (provided you are playing the same class as them). There are also some weapons that stockpile crits through certain ...
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How do I “activate” a Gun Mettle contract?

I bought into the Gun Mettle campaign. My HUD says I have 2 “inactive” contracts. I'm already on the class and map specified in them. Clicking on them gives me objectives and a misformatted tooltip: ...
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What are the unusual weapons?

TF2's recent update, the Gun Mettle update, says you can get Unusual weapons. But it doesn't clarify anything about what choices you have for Unusual weapons. What are the unusual weapons I can get? ...
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How many name prefixes can be stacked onto one weapon?

A lot of weapons aren't just your standard weapon. Certain 'Qualities' can be applied to make them stand out or increase their rarity. For example, Strange weapons count kills (or otherwise ...
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How do I smash open a Bottle?

In TF2, I noticed that you can smash open the Demoman's Bottle when this tip showed up: The Demoman's Bottle does the same amount of damage regardless of whether it is smashed open or not. ...
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Why does swapping .ctx files not fully convert the weapon?

I wanted to mess around with TF2's weapons, so I extracted the files, and tried to modify the .ctx files. I don't have a converter, so I decided just to swap some around. I copied the file ...