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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Team Fortress 2 Server Supporter

Whenever you are in the process of connecting to server, there is always a small list of top server supporters, along with a number. What exactly makes someone a "supporter" of a particular server, ...
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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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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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How does a sentry pick its target?

I know my question is worded horribly... H {o} D S The S in this case is the sentry. The D is a demoman, running towards sentry with Grenade Launcher. The H is a ...
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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 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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More info on TF2 free account limitations

Valve published a FAQ page to describe the differences between free and premium accounts. It is written that free account has Limited blueprints, but what does it mean? Which are the items that a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Has Team Fortress 2 sped up?

This may seem like an odd question, but have any of the general speed stats of TF2 changed? It's been a while since I've played TF2, but when I had a game earlier tonight, it seemed somehow quicker, ...
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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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Is the Rocket Jumper droppable?

Does the Rocket Jumper weapon drop randomly as other weapons? Or is it only obtainable trough crafting and buying?
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Team Fortress 2 Beta Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 with an updated version of Steam installed. I recently downloaded the Team Fortress 2 Beta to this Mac and then removed it via Steam's "Delete Local Game Content." ...
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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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Is it possible to set item “loadouts” to a hotkey in TF2?

With all the new items that have been added recently to Team Fortress 2, I find myself spending a lot more time at the item screen than I ever used to. Some of my weapon slots now have 5 choices ...
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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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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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What's the range of the wrangler?

How much extra range does the Engineer's sentry gun have when using The Wrangler? I know that its range is increased, but not the extent...
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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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Is there a way to quickly open the loadout menu?

Is there a quick way to directly jump to the loadout menu in Team Fortress? Right now it seems you have to Press , to load the change class menu, then click EDIT LOADOUT, then select the class, and ...
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What good are the class config files?

Everytime I see somebody type a script for TF2, even if it is a script specifically for one class, I see people put it in the autoexec.cfg. It seems as though the best place to put a rocket jump ...
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What is the best strategy for a Deadringer and a “Your Eternal Reward” spy on 2Fort?

So here is the scenario, I'm a spy on 2Fort and the match starts. My load out is the Deadringer with Your Eternal Reward. When I try to get past enemy lines undisguised (I have eternal reward),but I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do you create a graffiti in Left 4 Dead 2?

I was playing Left 4 Dead 2 and I saw a player paint a graffiti on a wall (I also saw it done on Team Fortress 2) How is this done? What is it purpose? Is it different on those two games or is it ...
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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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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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Will I be banned for using mods or skins?

I downloaded TF2 yesterday. I am liking this game. I found out that there are mods and skins available online. I also found tutorials to use these. But I am not sure if I will get banned for using ...
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What types of kills are counted on Strange Flamethrowers?

When playing Team Fortress 2, I noticed that my Strange Flare Gun had more than double the amount of kills my Strange Degreaser had (I started using both of them at about the same time). Even though ...
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Is there a way to combine multiple takes in a TF2 Replay?

I had an awesome double kill when I was playing as Pyro tonight; ...
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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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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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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 ...