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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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 ...
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What are the drop rate of Pyromania miscs?

What are the drop rates for the 6 items added in today's update? Is the chance to receive each item the same?
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How do I get to these “unreachable” places in Viaduct?

Playing in the koth_viaduct map, I've often found Engineers building their nests in apparently unreachable spots, like these roofs: or this catwalk here: How do they get there?
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How do I use a script without having to type it in the console row by row?

Ive seen plenty of simple scripts, such as "toggle crouch" and etc. that are basically a single row of a bind command. Ive also seen 30+ rows of command that have something to do with some script ...
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TF2 wants to download an 4 gig update file

I recently had an bad shutdown and had to run chkdsk. When I ran Tf2 again, Steam started to verify the cache files. After that it now wants to download a freaking 4.3 gig update(WTF). I had already ...
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How to install custom hit beep sounds for TF2? (aka dingaling)

I've just reinstalled TF2 and I used to have the Quake 4 sounds playing when hitting people, which was great. Now I'm back to vanilla. I've found the hitbeep I wanted, how do I go about to installing ...
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Does the Misc Item drop rate conflict with the Hat drop rate?

I read the wiki, and it stated that for premium players, the drop rate for hats is between 1-6 months, and after a certain period of time, it resets. Then I read another article for Misc. item drops, ...
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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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How can I craft Misc slot items?

How do you craft Misc slot items in TF2? I have seen some players who have crafted miscs, but the only recipe I can find in TF2 is one that "builds headgear". How does one craft a misc item?
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When fabricating class weapons, is the chance to receive all weapons equal?

For example, when crafting a Demoman Slot token + Secondary Slot token + a scrap, the possible output is: Sticky Jumper Scottish Resistance Chargin' Targe Splendid Screen Is the chance to get any ...
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How does a sentry prioritize targets?

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 heavy, firing at the sentry. The o is a scout, ...
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What is a “Pally”?

Frequently, playing the Scout in TF2, I hear this phrase: Thanks pally! What does the pally in this sentence indicate? Is it his imaginary friend? A paladin? Is it a nickname for something?
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Playing the game with Wingman RumblePad (OS X / Mac)

I would like to know how I can connect my Logitech WingMan RumblePad to my Mac so I can play TF2 with it, using CoD-esque controls (Left Thumb = Move, Right Thumb = Aim). I have tried editing the ...
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Why is my map stamp particle effect not visible?

Yesterday I bought a map stamp for the map CP_Steel, but when I visited that map I didn't see any special hat effect.
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Which weapons are considered “upgrades” in TF2?

I've been looking for weapons that are upgrades from the default weapons in TF2. Ex. Third Degree. It's techinically an upgrade since there are no downsides and it hits players via Medigun beams. ...
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What is the range of the Heavy's taunt kill?

I've seen videos where players kill others with the taunt kill from a couple meters away , kill others from on top of them, to killing them below them. Ex 1: Player A = Heavy Player B = Enemy Player ...
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What is the default weapon switching time?

How can I calculate with the help of the numbers in the TF2 wiki how long does it take, in seconds, for any class to: Fire with one gun (start stopwatch) Switch to another weapon Fire with the ...
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Skip TF2 file validation in Steam

Steam want to validate the cache of Team fortress 2, everytime I launch it, pretty darn irritating. Frag at 0%, Running it in Win 8(VHD) Any way to skip it? P.S:-It is nowhere related to HDD ...
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Why do games perform better after restarts?

I like to play Team Fortress 2. My computer can run it fine on the recommended settings, but I like the best performance possible. I use a custom configuration that makes the textures look like they ...
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Do high ping kickers do anything for the server performance?

I'm talking about a plugin that kicks a player if their ping is too high/lagging. Does their lagging cause the server to lag more when they're connected or something?
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Why do I get “Error: Reliable snapshot overflow” while loading maps?

This happens to me about 80% of the time. The error appears right at the end of the map loading screen—when it says, "Loading client..." I get a popup: "ERROR: Reliable snapshot overflow". So I have ...
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Does the Widowmaker reward metal when the sentry is actively shooting?

Recently, I received the Widowmaker, and thought that initially it was a very useless weapon. It required metal to shoot, and did the same damage as a normal shotgun. However, on one server I played ...
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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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Is there a way to transfer a free game downloaded on one Steam account to another?

I downloaded Team Fortress 2 for free yesterday off Steam. I used my account to download it. My brother has set up his own now and would like to play TF2 on his, that way we could also have separate ...
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What do these numbers represent in trading?

I'm really new to trading. People make offers and ask something in return. Sometimes they ask for 5.66 ref, or 1.33, or 0.66, or 0.55, or 2.66 What do they all mean? I understand it is for metal but ...
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Capture replays in Team Fortress 2 without QuickTime

In order to save Replays in TF2, one needs Quicktime. I have several other codecs installed on my system, is there any way to make TF2 use them?
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DeGroot Keep - Why can the Scout use liquids, but not the Sniper? [closed]

On DeGroot Keep, the Scout can use Mad Milk (or Crit-a-Cola or Atomic Punch) but the Sniper can't use Jarate. Why is this?
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What is the purpose of disguising yourself as your own team?

In Team Fortress 2 as the spy, when you change to your Disguise Kit, you are presented with an option to change the team you are disguised as. Why would you ever want to disguise yourself as someone ...
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2nd Steam Account on the same Computer?

Will Creating a second steam account work on the same computer? Will I be able to play TF2 with the already downloaded version as an F2P on the new account, or will I have to download a 2nd version ...
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Show full disguise in replays?

If I have a replay in the new replay editor and I'm a Spy, how can I switch it so I show up as the actual class I'm disguised as? Even if I change to the enemy team from their view, I still show up as ...
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What does the “Eliminating The Impossible” item set really do (if it does anything at all)?

So a new update brought us the "Nine Pipe Problem" and the wiki tells me that if you equip the "Private Eye" and the "Nine Pipe Problem" you complete the "Eliminating The Impossible" item set which ...
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Bonus points (specifically) and how to get them

Is there a comprehensive list of ways to earn bonus points in TF2? I have seen here and there one way to do it with this class or the other, but there seems to be no complete list that I've found. ...
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2fort: Sentry at the intel, or at the spawn?

Playing as an engineer on TF2's 2fort, what is the best location for my sentry? Hayroom spawn? One sentry can cover the grate, battlements and courtyard (every path to intel is blocked), and you can ...
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Native class limiting

I remember someday it became possible to limit classes on tf2 server without using plugins, but now I cannot find any reference for that. Any hints variable names for class limiting?
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Is there anything I can do if I get ripped off?

I recently got scammed in a trade in Team Fortress 2. I know the person who did it. Is there any way for me to get my items back? Or will I have to live with the shame of my ignorance forever?
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How can I tell if a teleporter exit was picked up when I'm at the entrance?

When the other end of an active teleporter is destroyed or picked up by its builder, the end I'm facing will stop glowing and spinning. If the teleporter is destroyed, it will show up in the kill ...
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Are there disadvantages to activating auto-reload in TF2?

In Team Fortress 2, there is an option to automatically reload your weapon as soon as you stop firing. Furthermore, reloading can be interrupted by firing, and (except for the Force-a-Nature) ...
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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 can I more consistently pop enemies into the air as a soldier?

Now that I (finally) have The Reserve Shooter I've become interested in aerials, the ability to launch an unsuspecting player into the air and then do horrible mini-crit related things to them before ...