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 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?
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What's the difference between killstreak, specialized killstreak, and professional killstreak weapons?

I've been playing a fair bit of the new MVM tours, and have seen killstreak kits, specialized killstreak fabricators, and a couple professional killstreak fabricators. Based on the update notes, ...
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Make TF2 connect to a particular server when launched from command line

I need some help with starting TF2 using the command prompt and having it connect to a server. Something like the external protocol request when you click "Join Game" on the Steam community website. ...
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How do I obtain a Golden Frying Pan?

Is it strictly from MvM or is it for the upcoming Ready Steady Pan tournament participants only? How can I get one of these beauts?
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What's so good about the Bazaar Bargain?

When I see it on TF2 wiki, I could only find info about its disadvantages from missing people. What makes the Bazaar Bargain so good that I would rather pick that than the stock sniper?
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Best Way to Get a backpack Expander in TF2

My backpack is constantly filling up. This requires me to turn items into scrap that I wanted to save or even throw items away. I researched online and found that there is a Team Fortress 2 item ...
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Framerate chug every second or so in Team Fortress 2?

I have a fairly old gaming computer (5 years old or so) that I built, and used to play TF2 just fine. Starting about a year ago, I started getting a consistent framerate chug/freeze every second or ...
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Streaming Team Fortress 2

I need some help in streaming Team Fortress 2. I installed Open Broadcaster and selected 'Game Capture' and the TF2 process, but when I preview the stream all I get is a black screen. The Game Capture ...
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What Chemistry Sets come with the “Collector's” quality?

Just came out today, but nothing in the schemas point to what chem sets would have the "Collector's" quality. What chem sets come with the "Collector's" quality?
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Can you drop your current spell without using it?

In the TF2 Halloween update this year, you can pick up spells, that when cast do various things. You can only hold one type of spell at a time, and you can pick up more spells (when empty) as you roam ...
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What are all the new Tf2 spells and what do they do?

I am wondering what all the tf2 spells from the new Halloween 2013 update do including the fancy book ones exactly do and what they are called officially.
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How the fancy spellbook pages system work?

There are 4 types of pages: Tumidum, Audere, Gratanter, Congeriae I have 15 pages but only 1T 7A 7G and 0C this cant be random so how this work? What should i do to get Congeriae page?
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Does adding pages to the spellbook do anything?

For the Halloween 2013 event, TF2 added spellbook and spellbook page items. The pages can be added to the spellbook, and the book shows what pages have been added to it. However, I have not noticed ...
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What is the Witching Hour?

From the wiki update today: Added New Halloween Map Helltower Equip a spell book and cast spells against your enemies Spells can be found by pushing the cart, killing enemies and during the ...
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What's the difference between the Spellbook Magazine and the Fireproof Secret Diary?

What's the difference between these two, game-play or cosmetic wise? It seems you can equip both in the Action slot, but I can't tell if there's really any difference. Is there a gameplay difference ...
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How can I preview a Halloween paint on an item?

Halloween paints are still working. There is a program called TFMV which lets you preview loadouts and paints on TF2 classes by scanning the VMT files for each item and making an easy interface for ...
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As a Heavy, who should I prioritize my fire at?

Based on this question. I'm aware that there are certian priorities in taking down particular classes in TF2. Medics obviously are to be taken out first. Engineers and their buildings are a high ...
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Tracking Aim As A Heavy [closed]

As a player going up against a Heavy, I find myself getting shredded to bits within seconds. As a Heavy going up against another player, I more often find myself completely unable to take down ...
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TF2 stutters with high FPS, low ping

I recently acquired a second monitor and installed it with an HDMI cable. Since then TF2 has been choppy, even though I have high FPS and a low ping. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? My ...
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Is it possible to bind Domination/ÜberCharge lines or not?

Is it possible to bind Domination/ÜberCharge lines to a specific key? Usually domination lines are only played when you are domination someone (clearly), but I'd like to bind them to a key. I'm not ...
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How to trade for an unusual hat in TF2 [duplicate]

I have some spare keys that I want to trade for an unusual hat. What are the prices of all the unusual hats? And is there an unusual within the price range of 5-10 keys?
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How do you air strafe to the right in team fortress 2?

Playing as a soldier, air-strafing to the left is easy - all you need to do is shoot to the right, jump and hold the crouch button while turning left. On the other hand, strafing to the right seems ...
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Do points revert faster if defenders stand on them?

If a team starts capturing a point but fails to get it converted, it starts reverting back to the team that owns it, making the attacking team lose their progress. If you stand on your point while ...
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How low does your health need to be to activate the “low health” part for a weapon?

I put a low health part on my kunai for my spy. I was wondering how low my health needs to be in order to activate it. Also in general, what is the number for other classes too? Is it a number or a ...
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What building(s) should I save in the event of any enemy ubercharge?

Of these buildings, what building(s) should I save in the event of any enemy ubercharge (Medi Gun/Kritzkrieg/Quick-Fix/Vaccinator)? 1) Sentry Gun Level 1/2/3 2) Dispenser Level 1/2/3 3) Teleporter ...
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In what circumstances is a calling card dropped on kill?

Since the major update that removed gameplay-altering item set bonuses, a calling card is now left behind "when a player is killed by another who is using a specific item set." This sounds simple ...
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Is there a Chemistry Set for every hat/misc in game?

It seems the last update added some interesting stuff, chemistry sets to be specific. Do these sets that can strangify hats/miscs exist for every iteration of a hat/misc in the game?
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How can I tell what level an enemy sentry is without entering its line of fire?

Commonly when roaming, I hear the familiar beeping sound of a sentry. Sometimes I know exactly where it is (such as around a corner right where it was destroyed last time), sometimes not. Is it ...
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Do items drop based on class used or most used?

After accuiring my third 'Dead Ringer' in as many hours while playing tf2, I was wondering, does the item dropped correlate with: Absolutely nothing (completely random) The class you have been ...
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I don't have a round timer on TF2?

I've been playing TF2, and have realised that my game doesn't have a timer like some other peoples. I asked another player playing on my server and they had a timer (in the top of the screen). How do ...
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Are there separate body-part damage modifiers for Team Fortress 2?

I know headshots are a critical if you're a sniper, or if you're a spy using the Ambassador, because it's labeled in the weapon description. I can probably assume it is the same for any other weapon, ...
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How do I obtain the Fishcake?

I've seen a few players who had the fishcake, and though I'm aware it is just a reskin of another food item, I still would like to have it. I checked the Mann Co. Store, but it's not available for ...
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What determines the spawn wait time in Team Fortress 2?

Every time I die in TF2, I see that the spawn wait time changes... sometimes, it's a quick 7-10 seconds and another time it's a hefty 17-19 seconds. What determines this? Is it how far you are from ...
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What is the splash range for Jarate and Mad Milk?

The wiki doesn't seem to have much on the two splash weapons in game, Mad Milk and Jarate, in terms of splash radius. What's the splash radius on these two weapons in terms of units? Is the splash ...
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Weapon switch on the right side of the screen on Team Fortress 2?

When I play TF2, when I switch weapons, the weapon switch menu used to be on the left. Now, I turn on my TF2 (On PC btw) and when I switch weapons, the weapon switch menu is on the right side. I have ...