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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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 I used to play TF2 a lot just fine. Starting about a year ago, however, I get a consistent framerate chug/freeze every second ...
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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 ...
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How to airsuck and deal with airsuck?

As you know, pyros have the ability to airblast, or push things away with a jet of compressed air for 20 ammo. You might not know that sometimes you can apparently use a jet of compressed air to suck ...
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How do I effectively use the Beggar's Bazooka?

In TF2, I was wondering how, as a soldier with a Beggar's Bazooka, you would you kill a scout effectively. Since it takes such a long time to load all three rockets, the scout usually has already ...
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What unusual effects work with the slider?

It seems that only a select set of effects work with the slider, because whenever I try to adjust my Time Warp Unusual hat, it won't budge one bit. Yet, when I try to adjust a Nuts n Bolts Unusual ...
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How can I take out a Heavy using the Huo-Long Heater?

I was wondering if there was any way for a spy to stab a heavy who had the Huo-Long heater deployed without getting set on fire. The ring of fire seems to come out at intervals of flame no-flame, but ...
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What does the “dxlevel” config setting do in the TF2 Linux client?

Linux doesn't have DirectX. I don't know if Valve made some kind of compatibility layer, or did a proper port to OpenGL (I expect the latter). Either way - does this setting do anything for the ...
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When idling in Team Fortress 2, do items build up?

I have been idling for a couple of weeks now, and I would like to know if when you idle overnight, and receive drops, do they build up on the "You have received a new item" page, or do you have to ...
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How can I optimize the performance of the TF2 Linux client on an old / low-spec machine? [closed]

I've been trying to get the TF2 client to run on my machine. It starts and runs, but so slowly that even navigating the menus is pretty painful. I've searched around a bit and tried some of the ...
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Why can't I drop trading cards while playing TF2? [duplicate]

On a friend's Steam account, while he didn't drop a single TF2 trading card so far, the badge page says "No card drops remaining" for Team Fortress 2. And indeed, we've been playing a few hours this ...
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What does “Leave a calling card on your victims” do?

The new update today removed all item set bonuses and made them slightly different. The wiki pages for each set's effect reads: Leave a calling card on your victims What exactly is this calling ...
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What counts as an “assist”?

While the TF2 Wiki does state: A kill assist is awarded to a player dealing a fair amount of damage to an enemy before another team member finishes the enemy off. It is ambiguous however. ...
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How do Medics gain points on Team Fortress 2?

I'd like to play as a Medic on Team Fortress 2, but I could not find anywhere on the official wiki how they can earn points. I know that if you use the secondary weapon and kill someone with it (of ...
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What TF2 items can I sell to the Steam Market?

I have over 150 items in my TF2 inventory, but all I can sell are my crates, keys, and Genuine Items. How do I know what is eligible for selling, and what is not? Is it actually possible to sell any ...
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How do I disable time limit in TF2?

I've looked quite a few places now, and can't seem to find an answer, so I'm turning here. I often like to mess around on the various TF2 maps (usually Payload maps, such as Upward, Badwater, ...
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Can't start game (app already running)

I just installed TF2 and launched it. A steam pop-up said the app already was running. That weird because I haven't played it on that computer. There is no task called team fortress 2, and the game ...
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Viewing TF2 server-side replay blocks

I'm sure another TF2 admin has tried to view the replay files stored on his server, to investigate a cheater. But I can't figure out how to do that myself or find any instructions about it. Isn't it ...