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 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 ...
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How to tell if server has all talk turned on?

How can I tell if the server I am playing on has all talk turned on?
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Is there an option/plugin that shows a player's Steam ID upon exit?

I was wondering if there was a configuration option, or plugin that showed a player's Steam ID upon exit. I'm having issues with a particular player who disrupts the server, then immediately leaves ...
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How can I get full color using a decal tool on “Decal-able” items?

I've seen some player's inventories, in which their Flair has a full set of colors, allowing them to put a lot of cool images on them (like Pokeballs). I'm trying to do this with a decal tool, but ...
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Max over heal number flickering?

I noticed when I was playing medic once I was healing a Heavy and I over healed him. His max (with over heal) is 450, but I noticed that when I was over healing him the number kept flickering from 449 ...
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Is it possible to make Team Fortress hats on a Linux box? [closed]

I have an idea for a cool hat that I would like to make and all the tutorials I see are based on having Windows but I use Linux (Arch Linux distro) only. So my question is if it is possible to make ...
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Can you receive more items while items are queued?

I'm idleing in textmode and with other such launch parameters. Apparently, I received items. Items are queued until death, at which time they will be presented to the player. If I don't die, will I ...
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How to charge the grenade launcher of Demoman?

When I was playing Team Fortress 2 I got to charge the grenade launcher of the Demoman class. When I hold the left button, Demoman puts a lot of ammo on the launcher and release them all at once. But ...
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How do I connect to a listen server I made with another client via batch files?

"C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" /box:username F:\Steam\Steam.exe +login username password +applaunch 440 +nosound +novid +textmode +sv_lan 0 +mp_idledealmethod 0 +sv_password "serverpassword" ...
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What are some tips on being one of the first people to craft an item?

Team Fortress 2 updates rather frequently, and along with it come new cosmetic items. Within a matter of minutes after the update, you see these new items/weapons with single-digit craft numbers on ...
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Which maps support bots?

I want to play a couple of TF2 games with a friend to get them interested in the game, but I don't want to have them go up against human opponents as players tend to be harsh on newbies. I know that ...
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How can I use other weapons in offline mode?

Sometimes, I'll find myself without internet, and I'll play offline TF2 to brush up some skills. What I don't like is how I get stuck with stock weapons, and that means I can't work on my Huntsman ...
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What map was used for the Mann vs. Machine trailer?

What was the map was used for the Mann vs. Machine trailer? I'm guessing it was just for the trailer, but I'm sure it exists.
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How can I make the “High Five!” taunt togglable?

Recently I got the "High Five!" taunt and according to the wiki description you have to hold down the "action" key and then wait for another player to come over to you and press their taunt key. ...
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Will using a tool change the quality of an item?

I have a Genuine Ham Shank from pre-ordering Don't Starve on Steam: I'd like to know what would happen if: I applied paint to my Ham Shank and/or I used a Name Tag to change the item's name ...
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Is it possible to stab an enemy before the hand goes into the ready position?

As stated in the title is it possible to stab an enemy before the hand goes into the ready position? For those who don't know already: This is the "ready" position that the hand goes into before you ...
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Does the Rescue Ranger do damage to sappers?

I was wondering if a spy starts sapping my building if I shoot it with my Rescue Ranger will it damage and eventually remove the sapper?
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What is a 'crab', and how does one perform/obtain one?

Ok, so there I was playing TF2, as a Spy (and doing quite well, at least by my low standards). When the other team begins with the usual friendly greetings, racial/sexual orientation slurs, as well as ...
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How to restore TF2 item server connection?

Occasionally I will get a message from TF2 about being unable to connect to the item server, and I will be stuck with a pure stock loadout. What is strange is everyone else on the same server will ...
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Bind installed team fortress 2 game to steam [duplicate]

I've downloaded and installed tf2 from the internet, but it couldn't connect to online servers. So I've also installed steam after that. Now when I want to play tf2 from inside the steam, it doesn't ...
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Are seasonal Unusual hats limited to seasonal effects?

I'd like some clarification on some things Unusual hat related. Some Unusual effects are "Halloween themed", for ex. Secret to Everybody, Stormy 13th, Knifestorm, etc. Some Unusual hats are ...
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How to determine the giver Steam profile / id on a gifted item?

The Gift Wrap is a Team Fortress 2 item that can be used on another item. When unwrapped, it adds a "Gift from: " description to the wrapped item. However, Steam names are not unique, whereas ID's ...
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How does the Oculus Rift affect TF2 gameplay? [closed]

For those who don't know, the Oculus Rift: http://www.oculusvr.com/ I've seen multiple videos of the OR in action in Team Fortress 2, but I'm very confused as to how you control it and/or how it ...
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How can I get the reddit hat?

I've taken part in the 2013 April fool's reddit event and now it's finally payday for this old tired mercenary. How can I disgrace my forehead by donning that ridiculous homewreck of a headgear?
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How exactly does the “Strange Part: Domination Kills” count?

I have a couple weapons with the domination kills strange part, however haven't fully understood the exact circumstances in which those kills increase. The description of the part states: Adding ...
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How can I tell what glowy-ring buffs the enemy team currently has?

To my knowledge, all the following buffs have identical effects of glowing rings around the players' feet, as shown in this picture: Deploying a Buff Banner Deploying a Battalion's Backup ...
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How can I host a TF2 server with idle bots being advertised in the browser?

I'd like to host a TF2 server with bots. By default, there are no bots if I do not join, which is cool, since the server can idle. However, there are no bots advertised if I look up the game in my TF2 ...
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Effectively countering an enemy's unbalanced team

Today while playing TF2 on a lighthearted (but experienced) game server, a large majority of the other team went spy and proceeded to mass revolver everyone. Their aim was quite accurate and was able ...
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Does “Bonk! Atomic Punch” cancel out fall damage?

When under the effect of "Bonk! Atomic Punch" will the player still take fall damage?
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Are enemy models looking at what they look or at what they shoot?

In first person shooters, normally, there's no difference between "what you're looking at" and "where you're shooting." Your weaponry is "head mounted" and you're always aiming at the center of your ...
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How does the huntsman's projectiles work?

I've had the Huntsman for a while, and it's still confused me. The projectiles seem to be affected by gravity, most definitely. But sometimes, when I stretch out the bow, the arrow seems to barely ...
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How can I get medics to pop ubers early?

Are there any mental or physical tricks I can use to get medics to pop ubers early? Normally in pubs, this wouldn't be such a big deal, but when playing competitively, it can turn the tide of battle ...
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Disable balloons in Pyrovision / Pyroland

Is there any way to disable the balloon particles that appear on damage in Pyrovision? The problem with the balloons is they are opaque and huge and block everything, making it impractical to equip ...