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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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Which Debuff Effects Stack/Interact?

There are five debuffs that exist in TF2 (that I can think of at the moment, that are player-caused and not Fear). They are: On Fire: you take damage over time. Jarate: You take Mini-Crit damage. ...
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How rare are Chemistry Sets?

I've been playing TF2 as a premium player even before Chemistry Sets came out, and I literally haven't found a single one. Are they even rarer than hats, tags, paint, and the works?
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How does TF2 determine the “Best Available Server”?

When I choose to play a multiplayer game on TF2 (without manually picking a server), after choosing the map type, the game informs me that it is searching for the "Best Available Server". To say ...
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What steps am I missing to make TF2 render a demo as h264?

I have a demo file created with record ... and I wish to convert it to a movie. I can render as numerous TGA files. I have downloaded and installed latest version of QuickTime Player and rebooted the ...
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How much resources does a team fortress 2 server use? [closed]

I'm wanting to know how much bandwidth, CPU, and RAM it takes to run a dedicated or listen server that 24 people can connect to. Like, does it max out one of the cores on my 3.4GHz CPU and uses 2GB ...
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What does disabling/enabling Windows Aero extensions do?

See the bottom right option, under DirectX? I still haven't figured out what it does, and changing the setting and clicking OK yields no visual change. Is disabling it critical to any game ...
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What happens if you delete random models in a game (specifically TF2/LoL)? [closed]

Say you deleted the entire set of models for Varus in League of Legends, and tried loading a game with him. What exactly would happen? Additionally, what if you deleted the sniper from TF2? Would ...
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What type of competitive gaming is available to the public TF2 Community?

I'm semi-interested in the TF2 competitive community, possibly even getting involved in playing in a league at the entry level. As such, I am looking for a competitive group that allows pub-level ...
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Can I use a professional killstreak kit on a killstreak weapon?

I put a killstreak kit on a named strange weapon. What would happen if I were to use a professional killstreak set on it? Would the strange and/or name still stay but the effect would change?
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Use joystick in linux-native Valve games (tf2, css, …)

I have a simple joystick: A stick with two buttons. It is usually connected to my soundcard, and it works in many linux games. However, I see no options in tf2 to activate/use it (only: "gamepad"). ...
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How can I see the status of my favorite servers without logging in to the game?

I have a short list of servers that I visit whenever I play TF2. Sometimes these servers are well-populated, other times completely empty. When I unwind at my computer, I'd like to check to see the ...
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Does being launched by an enemy soldier's rocket crit-boost your market gardener?

The market gardener deals critical hits during a rocket jump. Now the question is: What if the rocket doesn't belong to the jumper? So essentially what would happen is, an enemy soldier shoots at ...
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Will I be banned for using mods or skins?

I downloaded TF2 yesterday. I am liking this game. I found out that there are mods and skins available online. I also found tutorials to use these. But I am not sure if I will get banned for using ...
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When is it a good idea to punch people?

As a Heavy, I have in my posession what is arguably the most powerful close-range weapon in the game. One that can shred through an enemy in fractions of a second. I am also in posession of the ...
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What is the best strategy for a Deadringer and a “Your Eternal Reward” spy on 2Fort?

So here is the scenario, I'm a spy on 2Fort and the match starts. My load out is the Deadringer with Your Eternal Reward. When I try to get past enemy lines undisguised (I have eternal reward),but I ...
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Can a Demoman's charge be back blasted?

With the Chargin' Targe or the Splendid Screen the Demoman can charge causing a variety of effects, but mostly propelling the Demoman forward. Recently while playing Hightower I charged a Pyro ...
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Reducing/Turning Off Particle Effects

After spending much time with a laggy game experience, I've come to the conclusion that certain complex particle effects, particularly those of the Hu-Long Heatmaker minigun for Heavy, and multiple ...
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Can I buy TF2 items with my credit card?

Well this morning, I was going to buy a mann.co supply crate key. Which costs £1.49. But when I try to buy it, it only lets me pay with steam wallet. I mean I could add some money to it, but the ...
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How do I play Parkour Fortress?

So far I've played a little bit of Parkour Fortress, but I've seen others using moves that I can't seem to know how to use. I know the basics, wallrunning, sliding, and rolling after a long jump, but ...
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How can you spectate a player with non-standard characters in their username?

I'm trying to spectate a player with non-standard characters in their username. How can I do this? I've tried mouse-selecting and copying the username, but even when pasting it into the console ...
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How do you get craft numbers in hats?

I have crafted several hats recently, all of which don't contain any craft numbers but only states that it was crafted by me. Not even in the 20,000 range. So I was wondering, what number do craft ...
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Is it possible to airblast needles in TF2?

I know that you can airblast arrows from the sniper and any projectiles. I believe needles are projectiles, but I have never seen or tried to ariblast needles. Does it work?
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How can I tell if an item is duped in TF2?

I am a big fan of trading in TF2 and I have seen people report that some items in the game are duped, which considerably lowers the price of the item. Thus, I want to be able to know how to tell if an ...
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Where do I get my tf_server_identity_account_id?

Where do you find or get your tf_server_identity_account_id in Team Fortress 2? I need it not to complete achievements, but to remove the error that said invalid account id.
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No hit sounds in Team Fortress 2

When I shoot an enemy in team fortress 2, there's no hit sound, and in the advanced options I turned it on and off multiple times and get the same result, please help.
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Do I have to complete another map to make progress on my Mann Up tour?

So I'm doing the tour called "Operation Mecha Engine" and I have completed one map, and now my progress is 1/3. And so I was wondering do I have to complete the other 2 maps to make progress, or do I ...
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What are the exact strengths and weaknesses of each TF2 class? [closed]

I know that everyone class in Team Fortress 2 has a strength and weakness but I could not find a list on the internet at all. I know that by default, there are three sections: offensive, defensive and ...
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Can you choose who you disguise as when disguising as a class with more than 2 players?

In TF2, when I'm trying to sneak up on an enemy's sentry nest, my favorite thing to do is disguise myself as a friendly engineer, so that they expect me to help them fix the place up, before breaking ...
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How long does the teleporter particle effect last?

I love teleporters. They're convenient on nearly every map, whether you're attacking or defending. And secret teleporters are the best, because as long as they're secret, they're safe. But, a ...
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Can you use a gift wrap on tradable items?

I have recently noticed that there are many gifted unusuals, and I was wondering if people purposely put gift wraps on unusuals. I believe that if you uncrate an unusual, it should be tradable. ...
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If I applied an untradable nametag onto a tradable weapon, does the weapon become untradable or is it still tradable?

During winter in TF2, everyone got a stocking that included several items. One of the items was an untradable nametag. I was wondering if I applied that nametag onto a tradable weapon, would it still ...
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Can Kill streak kits (Professional and Specialized) be applied to Strange weapons?

I want to make some of my strange weapons kill streak weapons, but do I need to find a specific kill streak stating Strange, or do I just need to input a strange weapon into the list of items needed ...
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The time left for the map is not on my HUD, how do I put it back?

I've been screwing around with the game console (I'll never do that again) and now the time limit of the match isn't showing up for me on any map, can you help me and tell me the command to to enable ...
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How do you get horizontal movement with a rocket jump?

Both this and this question provide good advice for various types of rocket-jumping, and I have followed these jumping techniques to the best of my ability, but there is one technique that continues ...
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What can I do with all these crates?

I've got roughly a thousand of these useless Mann Co. crates, all of different numbers and seasons and styles, and they are taking up an insane amount of space in my inventory. What can I do with ...
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Cosmetic items unequipping from loadout

Ever since they removed the set loadout of Hat/Misc/Misc to Whatever/Whatever/Whatever, mostly cosmetics have been disappearing from my loadout when I play the game. Is there any fix for this? It's a ...
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How to generate bot paths in Team Fortress 2

How do I generate paths for the offline bots in Team Fortress 2?
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Re-doing a MVM mission on Mann Up mode

Let's say for example, that's I'm on my second tour of MVM for the Mecha Engine Tour. If I completed the first 2 missions for the tour, and I used 2 TOD tickets, and I play the first mission again, ...
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TF2 Scripting: Action Slot

I'm trying to make a script that spams the snow-flake noise maker but couldn't get it to work nor any I found on google. I tried figuring out what was wrong and it seems that "use_action_slot_item" is ...
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What's the best strategy for jumping on grenades?

Consider the following scenario: as a pyro, I turn a corner and notice an enemy grenade on the ground. I know there's not enough time to run. Will I take less damage by reflecting it or by leaving it ...
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Team Fortress Server Bots - Does nav_generate persist?

I run my own TF2 server for my friends and we occasionally balance the teams with bots. Unfortunately, the process of generating nav paths for the bots (rcon nav_generate) is a sad experience for any ...
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Which hand should I punch people with?

Heavies have the option to punch people with either their right or left hand. Does it make any difference which hand you punch with as a heavy?
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What is Collector's Quality?

Recently TF2 had an update and it added chemistry sets which give you a collector's item when completed. What's the point of the collector's quality, is it just for people who like to collect things, ...
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More than 1 Specialized or Professional Killstreak set

If you have more than 1 professional killstreak set (say one for the market gardener and one for the rocket launcher) and you have 5 or more kills, will your eyes show 2 effects? Similarly will your ...
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Scripting a pause in steam

Is there a way to make a steamscript wait/hold for a certain time before the next action/command gets executed? I found the wait command and apparently it was used in TF2 scripts. I tried using it ...
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Tracking sentry kills in MvM

What item or strange part would I need to be able to count sentry kills in MvM? I currently have the Strange Construction PDA but no strange parts can be applied to it. And I've done a search on ...
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What to do with the Naughty and Nice Winter Crates?

Last year in Team Fortress 2, there was a random occurrence that you would get a Naughty or Nice Winter crate, which you could unlock with a specific key for that. This year, I have almost a full page ...
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How to favorite a server in-game?

Is there a way to easily favorite a server while a match? I've looked through the list of console commands but haven't found anything of much use. The closest commands I have found are: ...
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Can you gain achievements while in Offline Practice Mode?

Can Steam Achievements in Team Fortress 2 be awarded if you are playing in Offline/Training mode, or is it just training? (I am online, it's just that the Offline Practice is playing with Bots.)
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Can a gift wrapped item be traded more than once?

On TF2, my friend is trying to transfer a headtaker from an alt account to his main one. I will be moving it. Will I be able to trade it to him, or will I have to unwrap, then rewrap it?