Valve's class-based toon-shaded multiplayer FPS, and a sequel to the mod of the same name. Announced in 1998, it was released in 2007 as part of the Orange Box. Questions using this tag should be about Team Fortress 2.

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What causes replays to come out very dark?

Using the built in replay editor, replays look fine (as they do in gameplay): But after saving the replay to a file, they come out very dark: Note it doesn't look too bad here since it's small, ...
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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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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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How to capture the last point in Junction?

Some areas in TF2 are just horrid to attack. Two come to mind: Egypt, fourth point and Junction, last point. This question is about the latter. There are five ways to approach the point from and they ...
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Is the Scottish Resistance useful in TF2?

Is the Demo man's high capacity Scottish Resistance sticky bomb thrower useful in TF2? What tactics does it encourage, and what does it discourage?
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Does gifting items in TF2 to another player give them Premium status?

Concurrently me and my friends are F2P players on TF2, and I'm planning to upgrade to Premium soon (by buying a key from the shop). If I gift him an item from the shop, like a key, or a hat, or ...
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Tactics versus new “updated” engineers

With the new engineer update, some old tactics seem to no longer work against certain sentries. Specifically I'm talking about a level one with a shield. The only ways we found to bring them down ...
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What does the server tag 'nodmgspread' mean in Team Fortress 2

When you search for TF2 games there are a variety of server tags, many of them simply announcing the name of the server. One I see that I can't figure out is 'nodmgspread' I assume that ...
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Is there a way to reduce or eliminate the damage taken from rocket jumps?

I'm relatively new to Team Fortress 2 and currently play as Soldier, which is new to me. Normally I play Heavy, Medic or Scout. I'm playing Soldier, as I need it for a mission for the Gunmettle ...
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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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How can I craft the Golden Wrench?

Soon Valve is announcing the Engineer Update. There is a lot of hype about "The Golden Wrench", an item that can be crafted and used by the engineer class. What I did not understand is which item ...
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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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What's so special about the Fishcake?

Recently I had bought SpaceChem and upon completing all the research challenges, I was able to craft 2 items in TF2 and one of them was the Fishcake. The stats of the Fishcake are identical to the ...
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Is the range and damage of all melee weapons the same in Team Fortress 2?

It seems that most weapons have the similar ranges and damage spreads. Are a majority of these weapons exactly the same, or are each classes default melee and upgrades totally different?
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Can rockets be deflected multiple times?

Normally, without hesitation, as soon as a soldier launches a rocket my way, I (as a Pyro), (try to) deflect the rocket back at him. As a Soldier, if ever there's a chance that one of my rockets will ...
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How can I see the status of my favorite servers without logging in to the game?

I have a short list of servers that I visit whenever I play TF2. Sometimes these servers are well-populated, other times completely empty. When I unwind at my computer, I'd like to check to see the ...
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What happens when you use a name tag on a strange weapon?

If I use a name tag on a strange weapon in Team Fortress 2, does it keep the kill count and name changes? So that it becomes "strange description"+"name" Or does the name tag over write the name ...
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In Team Fortress 2, which melee weapons have the longest attack range? shortest?

While it's easy to find damage data for melee weapons in TF2 (this question for example), it's difficult to find the range of melee weapons. The eyelander is described as being longer than the ...
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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 do I get items in Team Fortress 2?

I picked up the Orange Box, mostly to play Portal, but I've played TF2 a bit here and there. In all my playing, I've never seen an item drop. Am I just not looking properly? Do I have to run up and ...
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Is there a way to know which achievement to go for next?

Is there an Achievement tool that tells me which achievements I should go for next in Team Fortress 2? e.g. the easiest one or the one that that will give me my next milestone. A similar service for ...
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Is it possible to obtain a set of the Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys?

I have a few crates in my inventory that I would like to open. I wondered if it was possible to have a pack of keys? I am not talking about trading. I'm talking about one item that gives me X keys. ...
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Why was a drop immediately discarded?

I failed played some more TF2 today, and reached Medic milestone 3. I thus got a ubersaw. However, it was automatically discarded for some reason. What happened? Is my backpack full? Is this item ...
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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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What is the “Set Style” button for?

What is the Set Style button for in the TF2 backpack?
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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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What are the typical nest placements of Yukon?

I've been trying to play on Yukon, but I haven't had much luck yet in joining a team that didn't get steamrolled by the other team. Large areas full of rocks and other nasty things, many small tight ...
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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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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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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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Does Pyrovision give the wearer an advantage in TF2? [closed]

I've really enjoyed the Pyromania Update and Pyrovision in particular. Meanwhile, my game has improved. I used to be slaughtered on public servers and now I'm regularly getting a kill/death ratio ...
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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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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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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 prevent specific class scripts from transfering to all classes?

I just started scripting and have a bunch for spy (to modify the cursor, remove view model, modify sensitivity, rebind keys, etc.). How do I prevent scripts in the spy.cfg class file from spreading ...
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Steam Trading Error - “Your Inventory Is Not Available At This Time”

I am having trading issues very often in Team Fortress 2. I get a message stating Your Inventory Is Not Available At This Time in the area where your items are then quickly closes and says: "Oh ...
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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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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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Recreation of murderball in TF2?

Has anybody seen or played in any murderball style maps in TF2? I remember this quite fondly from the TFC days, but for some reason it never really seemed to catch on with the community. I always ...
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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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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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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 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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Are there any other “negative” achievements in TF2 besides Consolation Prize?

Typically an achievement is something to work for and forces you to modify your play style to get it. However, in TF2, Consolation Prize (get back-stabbed 50 times) isn't exactly something to boast ...
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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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POOTIS POW! But what is Pootis?

I always hear the word 'pootis' when someone is heavy. I know Heavy is of russian background, but is pootis even a real word? What is pootis supposed to mean? It's so dang fun to say I would like ...
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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 does “Suicide after choosing a player class” mean?

In Options -> Multiplayer -> Advanced there's an option called "Suicide after choosing a player class". What does it do? Is it a good idea to check/uncheck?
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Which classes and weapons are best for countering Combat Mini-Sentries and how?

Looking for strategic advice on how to deal with these buggers.
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PC hangs for 1 second, every 30 seconds, while playing TF2. Does not occur with newer games

Last week I bought a new PC with these specs: Mem: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX CPU: Intel Core I5 2500K Boxed MoBo: Asus ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC ...