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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How to make source games launch onto a specific monitor via launch options

I hate running games in traditional full screen, because when you click away the game gets minimized. I understand why it's done, but my computer can handle rendering it at all times when I'm running. ...
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How do I level up a TF2 character? [closed]

I was looking at some achievement items in TF2, and I found that for a hat, you have to 'level up' your character. What does that mean?
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Über display in Team Fortress 2

I'm using Chinese software and I changed system locale Language for non-Unicode programs in Region and Language (Win7x64, Control Panel) from English-US to Chinese (Simplified PRC). While I'm playing ...
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I keep getting gunned down by an invisible sentry

In TF2 (in the 2014 Halloween map, where I have to deliver the tickets, for what it's worth), I keep getting destroyed by a mini-sentry, but when I die, instead of zooming in on the sentry that ...
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TF2 Resistance Sound Cue

I've been looking through the audio files of Team Fortress 2 but I am unable to find the sound that plays when using the Vaccinator and the resistance type matches oncoming damage. The sound also ...
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How do I use a magic spell in TF2?

Halloween 2013 and 2014 events feature magic spells, which can be cast if the player equipped a Spellbook. I've done so, but how does one actually cast a spell?
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What is the point of people doing this?

Recently, I unboxed a new Unusal Hat, and a couple of people have tried doing this to me: Never tell your password to anyone. ME.: hello THEM: hey THEM: how much for your unusuals ...
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How do I enable bumper cars on any map?

How do I enable the bumper cars function on my map? What command would let me use bumper cars on any map? I've heard sometimes that if you try to add bumper cars they won't show, is this actually an ...
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Is there any other way to get the special halloween items for Scream Fortress 2014?

This year for Scream Fortress 2014, each player recieved a special cauldron that dispenses 3 special items for the update. Is there any method, besides, natural item dropping and trades, to get more ...
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What Does the Jump Key Do in Bumper Cars?

Pressing the jump key during the bumper car games causes the car to bounce slightly. What is the purpose of this maneuver?
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Are the Items out of the Achievement Item Cauldrons giftwrapable?

I know they are untradable, but can you giftwrap them, then trade them?
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How do I control these bumper cars?

It's so confusing, I'm trying to turn and it does it really horribly, someone said you can fly in bumper cars, I can't figure out how. Also once I turn into a ghost how do I respawn? It seems I can't ...
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What are the new unusual effects for Scream Fortress 2014?

Does anyone know what the new effects are? I also heard there are 2 new effects for taunts.
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Can rocket projectiles can go through teammates?

When playing TF2 as a Soldier, I noticed that some of my rockets fired at the enemy exploded on the backs of teammates who were also focused on killing them. However, the rest of my rockets just ...
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What is the max amount of achievements I can get by performing any one action?

As most are probably aware, Team Fortress 2 has a ton of achievements, most of which are seemingly unrelated to each other. But I've been curious about this for a long time. If I was a new player, ...
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Is there any way to re-obtain deleted achievement items?

A few months ago, I finally made my first purchase in TF2 and my backpack expanded accordingly. However, during my years as a F2P, I accumulated a large number of achievement items. Since I only had ...
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Mouse is freezing randomly in TF2 and Civ5

My mouse keeps freezing in place at random times when I'm playing a game. It's happened in TF2 4 times already, and it's happened once when I was playing Civ 5. The mouse cursor moves to the middle of ...
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What are Mann Co. Stockpile crates?

Shortly after I started playing TF2, my backpack filled up with items, many of which were "Mann Co. Stockpile crates". Because I didn't want to buy a premium account straight away, I deleted my crates ...
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How to disable Pyrovision effects

Ive recently purchased a Collector's Professional Killstreak Rainblower but I am unable to see the effect due to pyrovision. Is there any way to disable pyrovsion effects but still see the eye effect? ...
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Why did I get a bunch of items from just logging in?

I logged into TF2 for the first time in about 6 months today and received almost 15 items, mostly genuine, upon arrival. I was under the impression that you needed to spend time in game in order to ...
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Open/Fill MVM Lobbies from command line or url

As has already been answered and should be common knowledge, you can join servers using steam://connect/ip:port or as viewed here. However, I would want to know if the same is possible for ...
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As a Sniper, how can I deal with being ambushed by a Pyro?

Whenever I'm on a killstreak as a Sniper, there's always one vengeful Pyro who comes my way and burns me within a couple of seconds. Obviously, when he comes behind me and sets fire to me, there's not ...
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Why is cp_gullywash on the Attack/Defense mappool instead of Control Points mappool?

On the Attack/Defense playlist, there's a map called Gullywash. However, it has a control points format rather than an attack/defense format. Why is it on the attack/defense mappool rather than the ...
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Does 'overcharging' a sniper increase its damage?

As a Sniper, I know that if I charge my sniper rifle, it will do more damage, but does the time for which it is 'overcharged' (i.e. scoped in when the charge meter is already full) affect the damage ...
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What do I use the Classic strangifier with?

I just unlocked a Mann Co. Supply crate key and got a "Classic strangifier", which apparently changes normal items to strange items. However, when I click "Use with...", it says that I have no ...
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Friend cannot connect to my TF2 server

Yesterday, one of my friends started playing TF2 for the first time, so I thought it would be a good idea if we played a game against bots together before we play the mayhem that is multiplayer. So, I ...
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How do I effectively use the market gardener? [closed]

I know the best loadout: Rocket Jumper, B.A.S.E Jumper, Market Gardener (duh). But what are the best ways to approach someone? What angle?
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What do weapon prefixes like “Botkiller” and “Killstreak” mean?

When playing TF2, I sometimes see people with weapons such as "Botkiller Killstreak Black Box" and then a number of kills that this person has with this particular weapon. How do I enable killcounts ...
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How do I play well as a scout?

Being fairly new to TF2 (about 100 hours play time) I am becoming steadily proficient in most classes, and am having a great time with them. However, one class, the scout, is eluding me. When I play ...
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What determines whether or not there's overtime?

In TF2, in the Domination Control Point mode, there's sometimes overtime, which (to my frustration) can last from a couple of seconds to a good few minutes. My question is What determines ...
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Bots added to server are getting autobalanced

I am trying to make bots fight each other on my private TF2 server, but when I add a bot, the game adds other bots to balance out the teams. How can I stop it from doing that?
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What type of quality combinations exist?

What type of quality combinations exist? In TF2, there are Strangifiers which can add the Strange Quality to an item. I have seen Strange Genuines, but what other types of combinations exist?
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Is there a “Hold to Zoom” option for Sniper Rifles?

In TF2, when I'm a Sniper, is there a way that I can hold down (MOUSE2) to zoom in (and release MOUSE2 to zoom back out again), rather than toggling zoom with MOUSE2? There doesn't seem to be an ...
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When should I use the Vaccinator?

When would I want to use the vaccinator, specifically over the default medigun? The vaccinator has an almost negligible 10% resistance to one damage type during regular usage, which to me does not ...
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How do I avoid un-equipping weapons I want to craft with?

When I go to create metal out of duplicate items in TF2, I often find that the duplicate item I want is an item I have equipped. Invariably, even though I have multiple copies of this weapon, it will ...
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How do I taunt specifically with my weapon?

Team Fortress 2 recently introduced a number of changes to taunts, including a menu to choose among taunts and the ability to perform “partner taunts” with members of the opposing team. The problem ...
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How does the Soda Popper's Hype ability work?

I've recently unlocked the soda popper for the scout class. I love the weapon and use it as my go-to scattergun. In the weapon description it mentions that when hype has been built up, pressing ...
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Will all items not currently tradable become tradable if I upgrade to Premium?

I am thinking of making my TF2 account premium, I have a couple good weapons I want to trade. These weapons currrently are "Not Tradable". If I upgrade, will these weapons become tradable?
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I want to sell a non-marketable hat in TF2. Is there any way to go about it? [closed]

I just crafted a SUPER EPIC NEW HAT! Unfortunately I just did it for cash as I've pretty much quit TF2. I wanted to know, how can I get money from this hat?
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Why am I unable to smelt my frying pan in TF2?

I can't smelt my frying pan with another sniper class weapon. The pan doesn't display in the crafting window, but it displays in my backpack.
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Are all weapons in Team Fortress 2 unlockable?

By which I mean is it possible to unlock every weapon in the game without ever paying for one, or can some weapons only be obtained through micro-transactions?
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Can I set myself on fire infinitely?

How do you set yourself alight for an infinite amount of time? I've tried all the conditions and the closest I've come is condition 22, which only makes your character complain about fire for a split ...
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Meaning of Bronze, Silver, etc. in regards to competitive TF2

I am currently looking for a team in TF2. I've look on different forums, and I have noticed that people often speak about "bronze, silver" etc... when they present themselves for joining a team. I ...
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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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Are TF2 taunt bundles clean or dirty?

I would like to know if I buy a taunt bundle, will they come clean (craftable) or dirty (uncraftable) condition?
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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 ...