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 can I get rid of Jarate?

I hate snipers. And I hate Jarate. This vile container of concentrated substances is the bane of every class, especially spies. When I get hit by Jarate, what can I do?
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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 > ...
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What is the command to call a vote to change Mann Missions?

In my previous question What is the server command to change Mann Missions? I ask how to change Mann Missions, and I learn that one must normally call a vote. Unfortunately I can't figure out how ...
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What exactly constitutes a “flawless victory/defeat” in TF2?

I'm just curious as to what these messages "actually" mean. In one case, we played a long hard battle of Dustbowl, and eventually the timer ran out. Then, the Administrator said: "Flawless Defeat! ...
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How does Mann Up mode affect item drop rate?

Since the Mann Up mode alters the item drop rate somehow, I'd like to know how the "regular" Mann versus Machine's drop system works. Is it working like for any other map or mode? Or is the drop ...
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What is the server command to change Mann Missions?

In TF2's new Mann Mode, each of the levels has at least 3 different missions that the team can play against. I assume the various Missions are different robot wave templates. Lately my wife and I ...
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Item Attributes

In the new mode of MvM, the population files have a place for CharacterAttributes, where you can add attributes from Item Attributes - TF2 Wiki. The question I have is, on the Wiki, most of the ...
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How do you drop the intelligence/Australium?

I used to think this wasn't possible, but I think I saw someone simply drop the intelligence on the ground without using the Dead Ringer or running back to spawn or dying. Is there a way to manually ...
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How much health does the tank have?

In some waves of the Mann vs Machine gamemode, a tank slowly rumbles towards you to deliver its own bomb. How much damage does it take to destroy this monstrosity?
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How to update out-of-date TF2 Server in Linux

I have a TF2 server which was working, up until recently. When I try to connect, it always says this: The server you are trying to connect to is running an older version of the game. I have ...
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What is Mann-Up Mode?

The Mann vs. Machine update for Team Fortress 2 has revealed something called "Mann-Up" mode, which plays the new maps on official Valve servers, and requires a "Tour of Duty" ticket. However, the ...
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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 do I buy Team Fortress 2 items outside of the game?

In the last year, Valve implemented a way to buy in-game items in Steam. On this page you can see a link to buy keys on the right side, which links to here But going to that link gives an error: ...
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How can I copy Team Fortress 2 from Steam to another computer?

I've just downloaded Team Fortress 2 from Steam on another PC and I would really like to copy it on my home PC. So, I copied the "steamapps" folder and compressed it with 7zip, it went from 12 GB to ...
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Which classes and what moves allow for higher jumping than normal?

For Team Fortress 2, which classes and what moves/weapon loadouts/ allow for higher jumping? I know of the most basic, rocket jumping, but can other classes do something similar?
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Can the Samur Eye be Painted?

I have a Samur Eye, I and don't know if I can paint it. The TF2 wiki does not help me. Can I paint it? If I can, what types of paint can be used (team paint, normal paint, ect, ect).
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What does TF2 mean by “obtained by activating a retail version of Team Fortress 2”?

I want to get the Proof of Purchase, but i didn't buy the game on steam. I got an item for the Mann Co Store. I bought the orange box on XBOX 360 though. Is there a way I can get the Proof of ...
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Is it ever more profitable to craft or uncrate items than to buy them via trading?

Based on the TF2 Spreadsheet, and my experience in trade servers and trade websites, it would seem that most craftable items sell at much lower than the cost of crafting them or uncrating them. For ...
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As Heavy, should I be aiming for the body or the head?

When playing as Heavy in TF2 and using the minigun, should I be going for body shots or head shots? Does the distance matter?
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Do weapon stats only apply when the weapon is active?

For example, I'm carrying an axe with 20% damage bonus. Does that only apply to the axe when it is active, or also to the flame thrower, my primary weapon?
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How can I re-enable unicode support?

A recent patch, I'm not sure which, has broken the unicode support within my Steam copy of TF2. Server names with non-Roman characters don't show. I don't even have umlauts which is silly considering ...
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How do you get a Team Fortress 2 server started?

I recently purchased a Team Fortress 2 server. It (at the time) featured mostly control points maps with a few maps intended to act as breaks mixed in (sd_doomsday, cp_gravelpit). Voting was enabled ...
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What are the differences between levels of the Vintage Pyrovision Goggles? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the item level in Team Fortress 2 affect the particular item? Is there any difference in functionality between levels of Vintage Pyrovision Goggles, or are the ...
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Do my brothers have to download or have another 10GB worth of files to play TF2 on their account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 2nd Steam Account on the same Computer? They use the same computer that I do, but they use different Steam and computer accounts. I have already downloaded and installed ...
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How can I automatically restart TF2 servers that are prone to crashing?

I've set up two Team Fortress 2 servers on my dedicated server, both have custom maps. The second TF2 server crashes a lot, so FireDaemon cannot restart it. As a solution I set it to auto restart ...
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Can I enforce a time limit window on Steam games, notably Team Fortress 2?

My 10 year old loves Team Fortress 2 but spend too much time playing it. I looked for whether Steam has a parental control system allowing me to say "max X hours over the last 14 days", but could not ...