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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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 ...
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How can I get rid of Jarate?

In what ways can I get rid of Jarate? It seems to be quite annoying when I get hit by one; I end up dying very quickly because enemies do a ton of damage to me.
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Do dispensers decrease the recharge time of throwables (like Jarate, Mad Milk, etc.)?

For some projectiles, like the Flying Guillotine, or the Shortstop's Ball, etc., upon use these items will "recharge", with a bar indicator in the lower right hand corner of the hud. What I've ...
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Which items in TF2 allow for self-healing?

What items/weapons in TF2 allow for self-healing or health regeneration?
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What's the difference between Critical Hits and Mini-Crits?

In simple terms, what are the differences between Critical and Mini Critical Hits? Is it the damage multiplier, or is it just chance of getting one? Thanks.
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Does the Frying Pan knockback enemies

Using the Frying Pan as a melee weapon is definitely one of the high points TF2 has. But one thing I'm curious is the fact that everytime I hit someone, they seemed to be knocked into the air. Even ...
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Which class has the Highest DPS against tanks on wave 666? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: For each class, what are efficient methods to destroy the Tank Robot? Wave 666 has a lot of tanks and often many at a time. My team always loses due to lack of dps on ...
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How does the Pyromancer achievement work?

In Team Fortress 2, I was checking the Pyro achievements and I noticed that my progress for Pyromancer shows 0/1,000,000 points of fire damage, even though I know for a fact that I have dealt fire ...
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How many times do I have to kill a player before I am dominating them?

I've observed that sometimes I just have to make two kills in order to dominate a certain player, sometimes thrice or is there any other factor that matters? This will be helpful to unlock certain ...
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How to kill Merasmus, and where are the typical prop spawn points?

If you don't know what you're doing, Merasmus is a tough nut to crack. He's got plenty of HP, wide range attacks, he hides as a prop at half and ~10% health and a short timeout. Where does he hide? ...
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How can I start trading as a free to play TF2 player?

I'm a free to play Team Fortress 2 player and was wondering how can I start trading? I want to to trade some of the items for games (max $15) at some point and hopefully without spending a dime. I ...
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How do you craft the freedom staff?

On TF2, I would like to know how to craft the freedom staff. Can it be a random melee for all class besides engie and spy?
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How do I trade my friend's genuines?

My friend got some genuines, and he wants to give them to me, being that he does not play TF2. I got on his account and got them, but they are untradable, even though some of them are from older ...
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How do I get the new Total War promo items for TF2?

This weekend (27th Sept to 1st October 2012), there's a promotional deal offering Team Fortress 2 items to owners of Total War series games on Steam. Can I claim the items if I already own the games, ...
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Aside from the damage-over-time effect and spy checking, does being set on fire have other effects on robots?

Aside from the damage-over-time effect and spy checking, does being set on fire have other effects on robots? e.g. Are Sniper robots unable to fire their primary weapon if they are set on fire? ...
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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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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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What are effective roles for each class in Mann vs Machine?

Having played a few rounds of MvM with a Heavy, I decided to try out some of the other classes. Reading that Snipers can charge up the headshot and take out the bigger guys, I think - what the heck, ...
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Is there a purpose in trading time-limited crates?

Some crates (like the Fall Crate) are supposed to be a limited time item, set to disappear at a given date and time. Yet those that acquired the crates during the event and didn't log back in the game ...
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For each class, what are efficient methods to destroy the Tank Robot?

For each class, what are efficient methods (like which weapons to use) to destroy the Tank Robot? I asked this question so that I could know how to help quickly destroy the Tank Robot regardless of ...
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How do I deal with turrets as a Scout?

Playing as scout I try to flank my enemies. My biggest problem is turrets. I cant get close enough to take them out with a scattergun, but I cannot ignore them as they kill me so quickly. What ...
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How can I ensure a successful Degreaser + Axtinguisher combo?

Every intermediate Pyro knows the puff-and-sting technique: Ignite opponent (Optional) Airblast them to a wall or corner Hit them with the Axtinguisher ???? PROFIT! The Degreaser with its fast ...
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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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Does a crit boosted backstab do more damage against giant robots?

Backstabs do massive damage in the normal game, only an uber or play dead watch can allow someone to survive a backstab. Another feature of the backstab is that it is often described as an automatic ...
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Does a sapper affect a large robot beyond disabling his allies?

The spy's sapper can be a fairly decent fair to disable a large group of robots, though usually only have to leveling it up. It's also great for holding targets still for back-stabs. The only ...
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Loadout unavailable on dedicated TF2 LAN server

When I’m playing on my dedicated Team Fortress 2 LAN server, I am unable to access my load out, because my server cannot connect to the item server: WARNING! The server you are playing on has ...
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TF2 dedicated LAN server not found in game’s server browser

I’m running a dedicated Team Fortress 2 server on my LAN to which I can connect through my TF2 client’s console. However, it does not show in my TF2 client’s server browser. When I go to Servers > ...