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 different kinds of rocket jumping techniques are there?

I've seen countless jump map videos where players effortlessly glide in midair, through long distances as a soldier. How do these players perform these jumps? What different kinds of rocket jumping ...
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What is a Strafe-n-Snap?

In this video, Stabby stabby (a very famous comp spy player in TF2) mentions a technique called the strafe and snap. How do I execute this technique? Is there a diagram or video that can show me what ...
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How can I effectively airshot enemies?

How can I effectively airshot enemies (i.e., hitting them while they are in midair) as a Pyro, a Soldier, and a Demoman? I find it hard to predict where enemies will travel in midair. Are there ...
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How do I practice Pyro rocket reflect with non-standard rocket launchers?

There are training maps out there that can be used to practice rocket reflect timing. However, training maps spawn soldier bots using the default loadout. The standard rocket launcher is probably ...
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Can I reset my TF2 statistics?

My "friend" (AKA me) wanted to have some fun, so he went onto an achievement idle server and murdered everyone several times. As a result of that, my "friend"'s statistics now show that he has earned ...
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An effective counter to spawn camping?

Occasionally when playing TF2, the other team pushes us all the way back to spawn and camps there. I am fairly experienced with the game, and have a mic to help coordinate with my team. Is there an ...
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Is it possible to toggle ÜberCharge visual effects?

Is it possible for me to toggle ÜberCharge visual effects on my end only - so that only I can see the first person effects? or better yet can I bind a key to toggle it on and off? Note: this is for ...
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How do I “spray” an image properly? [duplicate]

In Team Fortress 2 how do I "spray an image"? I thought that I had to download (or make) the spray, then within the game bind a key, or something like that. I also wanted to know if I can use sprays ...
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How can I reduce the amount of particle effects on the screen?

I play TF2 on a laptop and I get about 15-20 fps out of it. It's very inconsistent however, and it can jump to 60 in one sitting, then drop to 1 extremely quickly. I know that there are a lot of ...
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How exactly does the Gunslinger work?

I've recently noticed that people have been referencing the Gunslinger's mini-sentry with the fact that it regenerates HP. What is this regeneration of HP? I know many players regard the Gunslinger ...
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File Validation stuck at 100%

I recently restored my computer back to factory settings (clean os) after screwing it up, but I kept source 2007 shared materials.gcf, source 2007 shared models.gcf, source 2007 shared sounds.gcf, ...
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What are the order of kill taunts, from fastest to slowest?

Question says it all. I'm trying to create a montage of kill taunts. What are the fastest kill taunts, and to which class do they belong?
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Does wearing hats make it harder for others to shoot you?

So I'm considering selling my anger because every last sniper in tf2 has one, and I don't want to look like everyone else...I thought about buying a cold killer, but then I realized I want a hat that ...
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Do Painted Cowmanglers actually exist?

I've been getting into TF2 trading a lot more now, and I heard of something called a paintable Cow Mangler 5000. Apparently, applying paint to the Cow Mangler would give it a unique color of fire. ...
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Team Fortress 2 won't install on custom location [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t I install TF2 in a non-default game library location? I am running a system with one 128GB SSD (used for my system and programs installed) and a couple of ...
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As a Pyro, how can I go up against rocket-jumping Soldiers?

As a pyro, I have no idea what to do against a soldier that rocket jumps over my head and rains rockets down from above. For some reason, aiming at very high angles or nearly straight up feels ...
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How can I change my name in TF2 without having to change it in the Steam overlay?

Apparently, they removed the command setinfo name "your name" and it doesn't do anything anymore. Is there another way to change your TF2 name while in-game?
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What happens when you get backstabbed while being buffed by the Battalion's Backup?

The backstab is a guaranteed critical hit from behind for 600% of your maximum health. The Battalion's Backup, when activated, makes you immune to critical hits and minicrits (you receive regular ...
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How much damage does a backstab do?

I was playing TF2 and I turned on a setting so I can see exactly what damage I am doing. I noticed after back stabbing a few enemies the number ranges from 100 to 1000. So why does the game say I am ...
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Do spies get damage resistance when cloaked?

I've noticed often that as a Dead Ringer spy, when I'm cloaked, damage that should kill me instead doesn't, and often I'm left with enough health to get to a nearby health kit. That being said, is ...
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What is a pocket medic?

I've heard this term somewhere in TF2, and it also goes along the lines of "pocket soldier", or "pocket scout", or something like that. What does the "pocket" mean?
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Bot manipulation using the console in TF2

When in offline practice, how can you manipulate bots so that they will follow rules when picking their classes (and thus allowing the player to enable / disable classes etc) Namely I'm wanting: To ...
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How do you use sprays in Team Fortress 2?

I've been trying to hit the "T" key (also made sure it's the one designated as "Spray"), but nothing ever happens! What am I doing wrong? Are there some prerequisite I need to fill?
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How can I get the TF2 logs to show Steam IDs?

Previously my TF2 log showed Steam IDs when players connected or when I issued the "users" command. Now it's only showing usernames without the Steam ID. Is this a change in the log format or is ...
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Is there a way to disable scrolling to the Spy-disguise & Engineer Build/Demolish menus?

With most other classes I can quickly switch between weapons easily with the scroll-wheel (with the option to Auto-switch instead of menu-switch turned on), and this is quite helpful. However, when ...
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How can I deal with Scouts as a Medic?

As a Medic, I find that Scouts are very hard to kill, as they spin around in circles and shoot me while I'm spinning around trying to keep up with them. How do I deal with them?
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Can one take damage from getting shot in the hat?

In TF2, I usually wear smaller hats, especially as Sniper, to reduce my visual profile, so that I'm less likely to be seen. But that leads me to another question: what if one is wearing a tall hat ...
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What items do I need to play MvM?

I keep getting whined at because when I play scout I don't use the Mad Milk and when I play Soldier I don't use the Buff Banner. It's not like I don't want to use them, I just don't have them! What ...
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Transfer steam app data (TF2) from Mac to PC

I've downloaded a Steam game on my Mac (Team Fortress 2), and I'd like to install it on my PC as well, but I'd like to know if it's possible to avoid re-downloading it (even in part) by copying the ...
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Are there any easy ways to find a seller of a particular crate series?

Recently I've been looking for a particular set of crates series so that I can try and get a few particular strange weapons for my wife and I. The interesting steam community market opened recently, ...
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What are the main differences between the Flare Gun and the Detonator?

The item descriptions don't give away much, and the only difference, on paper I can see is that you can actually Detonator jump (alt fire with Detonator). What are the main differences between the ...
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How do I change the location of the Killfeed in the HUD?

I play Team Fortress 2 and I have a heads-up display installed. However, the kill feed and chat are in in the same spot. How can I change the killfeed position?
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What cvar or mod is required to increase max players in TF2 MvM

I have noticed that a few community MvM servers allow more than the default 6 players per team. What cvar needs to be set or what mod needs to be installed on the server to set the max allowed ...
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What weapons can deal damage over time?

What TF2 weapons deal Damage over Time? What DoT effects are in game (ie fire, etc.)?
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Where does a new Team Fortress 2 player start?

Some of my friends have told me that TF2, or Team Fortress 2, is a fun game. I figured that I would get it in Steam since it was free. However, I have no idea where to start and would like some help. ...
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Why disguise as scout?

I've seen quite a few videos on Youtube where spies repeatedly switch to a scout disguise after each kill. Slow scouts seem like obvious spies. Why not choose a Pyro, Engineer, Medic, or Sniper?
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Getting keys for starters

I have been trying to get a key for ages. I really want some items from crates. As a starter, what would be a recommended way for me to get keys quick?
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Why is it not recommended to trade hats for weapons or vice versa?

I've often traded a hat for 4-5 weapons, and afterwards people told me I shouldn't do that, and that it isn't recommended. I wasn't given an explanation. Could anyone shed some light on this? Why ...
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How does the Vaccinator work?

How exactly does it work? The description states that by using "special fire" it change resist types. What are these resist types? How exactly does its ubercharge work? Compared with the other 3 ...
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How does the Rescue Ranger work?

The description of the weapon states that it uses metal to pick up long distance weapons from far away, and its regular shot shoots bolts that heals friendly building. How does this weapon work? Are ...
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TF2 account not premium anymore and most items not tradable

I didn't log into my second steam account for about a year, and today I discovered that I can only trade limited use items, like keys, duels, paints and tags. All other items are marked as ...
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Is the contents of a Mann Co. Supply Crate set before it is opened?

The only items I can market are Mann Co. Supply Crates. And, if I have a look at the description of the crate, I can see a list of possible items: Does this mean that if I try to open the crate a ...
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How do I unsubscribe to the multiplayer quick search beta?

I accidently clicked yes on the popup and now I'm stuck using this slow quick play search and I don't know how to turn it off. The new search takes exponentially more time than the old one. I've been ...
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Why can't I install TF2 in a non-default game library location?

I've set up 2 non-default game library locations. One in C:\Games and the other D:\Games. Steam is installed on C: so I have 2 libraries on C and one on D. When I go to install most games it lets me ...
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Does a dispenser tether cloaked spies?

I know that, as a cloaked spy, I can recharge my watch from a dispenser. In fact, a L3 dispenser can recharge my watch faster than it drains. However, I know that dispensers display a glowing tether ...
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Does paint change the value of a painted hat?

I currently have some "Indubitably Green" paint in my possession, and I'm trying to figure out which hat to paint. I have one hat that I am considering, that I want to keep and never trade away. ...
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How do I determine what my TF2 items are worth?

As someone who doesn't play Team Fortress 2, I occasionally get people asking me to trade, but I have no idea what's a "fair" price for these items. I don't really get this whole trading thing (I've ...
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How to avoid 6GB download after restoring current TF2 backup on another PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I copy Team Fortress 2 to other computers? I have a current copy of TF2 on Steam in my main PC. I have successfully moved copies of Steam games to my other PC. ...
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Segfaults under Linux

I run Steam natively on Linux. I installed Team Fortress 2, and when I try to start it, I get the normal "Preparing to launch Team Fortress 2" dialog. Then the screen goes black for about 15 seconds. ...
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Does crouching decrease spread? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does crouching improve accuracy with most ranged weapons? Does it reduce the spread in which any gun is fired? For example, in the case of the Heavy, does crouch firing ...