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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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 ...
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How do I transfer items between two accounts on the same computer?

I have one premium steam account that I play TF2 on, and another F2P account that I idle in. I don't know how to transfer my items from my idle account to my main account on the same computer. I ...
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How do I organize my inventory?

How do I arrange my inventory in TF2? I've noticed some people's backups have a page for stranges, a page for uniques, etc. Everytime I sort my backpack based on Quality though, when I view my Steam ...
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What is the difference between sharking and lowballing?

I've heard of these two terms, and I know they're both somewhat correlated with scamming. What are differences between these two?
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TF2 Voting Options

I run a TF2 server, and I want to customise the in-game vote menu, without using sourcemod. The reason is, I want to add extra MVM maps (not official ones) and I want the players to be able to select ...
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What is the secret to surfing?

What's the trick to surfing? I've seen many surfing maps, yet I can barely complete any of them because I don't know how to surf. Also, is surfing different in each of the source games you can play ...
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What's the secret to playing Sniper?

I enjoy playing TF2, and I've been spending the past half year trying to touch up on my skills. The only problem I have is playing Sniper. A lot of professionals tell me it's an easy class, that ...
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Why don't my spawned TF2 bots move?

I know how to spawn bots with the command tf_bot_add, but when I spawn the bots, they just stand there. How do I get them moving?
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What different backstabbing techniques are there?

I'm sure most people know about backstabs, where you run up to people's backs, and you....well, stab them. In the back. But I've heard about other stabs as well, and since I'm trying to be a lot ...
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Do Mini-Sentry Guns count for the Gun Down achievement?

The Gun Down achievement is a Scout achievement that says: Destroy an active sentry gun using your pistol. Does the sentry have to be full-sized though? Would a Mini-Sentry work too?
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How does the Strange PDA track “kills”?

How does the Strange PDA work? I've heard conflicting reports that it tracks health dispensed and allies teleported, but it also seems that it counts sentry kills. If so, how is the Strange prefix ...
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Are uncraftables more valuable?

If you go to http://backpack.tf/pricelist?category=all and search for the Hetman's Headpiece and it says unique is 1.33 ref but uncraftable is 18 KEYS! I thought uncraftable made it less valuable. How ...
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What does the Mann Co. Painting Set do?

What does the Mann Co. Painting set do? Is it like normal paint? Does it allow paint to be changed on hats?
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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?