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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PC hangs for 1 second, every 30 seconds, while playing TF2. Does not occur with newer games

Last week I bought a new PC with these specs: Mem: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX CPU: Intel Core I5 2500K Boxed MoBo: Asus ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC ...
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Do AFK players earn items?

In game, I see a lot of AFK (away from keyboard) players. Does being AFK allow you to get items from the item drop system?
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How to change my HUD?

I have seen some videos of people with HUDs that look a ton better then the default, so my question is how do I change my HUD in TF2? Is it something I have to do manually or is there some place where ...
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Are there any other unique items in TF2 other than Top Notch?

Top Notch is an item currently existing as only a single copy, owned by Notch (of course). Are there any other limited or unique items in either TF2? ("Limited" meaning items which were only ever ...
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How is my disguised loadout determined if I disguise as a class that's not in play?

Say RED has no sniper. I'm a BLU spy disguised as a RED sniper. This means my apparent nick will be determined at random. IIRC, I might even get my own nick. What about my loadout? Will I be using ...
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How do you properly sticky jump?

I've taken a sticky jumper for a test run from the store as I have to admit I'm not really good at sticky jumping. (It also makes a great combo with the pain train for back capping purposes.) What I ...
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Is there a way to know which achievement to go for next?

Is there an Achievement tool that tells me which achievements I should go for next in Team Fortress 2? e.g. the easiest one or the one that that will give me my next milestone. A similar service for ...
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How do I automatically skip the valve loading movie on Steam/TF2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to automatically skip the intro videos in Left 4 Dead? Each time I open TF2 I see the wonderful valve loading movie, I remember there was an option of ...
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Do map stamps take inventory space?

If I were to purchase the Map Stamps Collection, would I need eighteen inventory slots?
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Is it possible to obtain a set of the Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys?

I have a few crates in my inventory that I would like to open. I wondered if it was possible to have a pack of keys? I am not talking about trading. I'm talking about one item that gives me X keys. ...
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With proper aim can an Ambassador always one-shot a sniper?

I'm working on my Skullpluggery achievement for Spy. For a while I thought it was straight-forward -- just point, pause (for accuracy), and fire. Worked everytime, until lately, where my lucky streak ...
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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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Problems connecting to a friend's server in Team Fortress 2

I can connect to other people's servers in Team Fortress 2 fine. I only have problems when I try to connect with a friend's dedicated server over the internet. Usually a message comes up and says that ...
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Where do gifts spawn in Eyeaduct?

Dual to the question for Mann Manor, where can gifts spawn in the 2011 Halloween map Eyeaduct? The couple I've found have just been in the middle while fighting for the point, never seen them "behind ...
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How to tell if there is a spy on my head?

Without looking up, how can I tell if there is a spy on my head?
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Can I still get the Haunted Metal Scrap?

Is Haunted Metal Scrap being awarded during the lead-up to this year's Halloween event? Is haunted scrap under the same restrictions as haunted gifts (i.e. they're only awarded during a special time ...
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What are the possible Mann Manor gifts spawn places?

So I've been playing on a couple 24/7 Mann Manor servers (I know!) to get some of the ghostchievements and scarechievements I missed from previous years. I got the pumpkin hat, the paper mask, the ...
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“ERROR” displayed on head items

In game, instead of hats (any other than default) a big 3D red "ERROR" is displayed. It used to work well till the update (the one when everyone got that paper boat hat). After loading a character's ...
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TF2 crashing during map transition

I was playing TF2 last night and I managed to get in to game fine. When the match ended and a new map was loaded, the game crashed for a minute but when it restarted, everything on the screen was ...
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What's so special about the Fishcake?

Recently I had bought SpaceChem and upon completing all the research challenges, I was able to craft 2 items in TF2 and one of them was the Fishcake. The stats of the Fishcake are identical to the ...
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What does scrap banking mean?

I hear it all the time. They're looking for scrap? Crafting scrap? Trading scrap?
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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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Should I sneak before stabbing?

The following graph is representative of my experience when playing spy in Team Fortress 2. In English, sometimes when I play spy I notice some people seem distracted (say, a demo or a heavy ...
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Can I add numerical building health to the corner HUD?

I already know how to add a number to the target ID box so I can point at teammates and buildings to find out exactly how much health they have. But I can't find a way to do it for the Engineer's HUD ...
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Is there a way to retrieve a list of items which you have more than one copy?

The backpack examiner oddly doesn't do that. Is there any other site which offers that service, or maybe even an in-game interface I have somehow missed?
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Do you need to take damage during warmup to let your medic charge faster?

What I've seen many people do is equip the gloves of running urgently, or rocket jump, or flarejump, or sticky jump, for the only reason of letting the medic charge faster, guaranteeing a uber being ...
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Can I get a premium TF2 account that's able to trade if I receive an old gift copy?

I picked up TF2 when it became free. I want to be able to trade, and my friend got a copy of TF2 from the Potato Sack Pack. If I get that copy, will I get a premium account?
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Can you manually change your health as a disguised spy?

I just got the Dead Ringer, and one of its effects is that you cannot cloak on demand. What I like to do to get behind enemy lines and start backstabbing my way forward is to run screaming medic, in ...
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How to quickly select other weapon for a slot in Team Fortress 2?

I often want to select a different weapon in a slot, but often I'm too lazy, or don't have time to go to the menu and do it. For example, when I play as Demoman, if I want to quickly get to the ...
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How to reach the area right outside BLU's final spawn point in Barnblitz as a RED spy?

I've had multiple times my teleport entrances sapped when I built them on BLU's final spawn point, but when I play spy, there's no obvious way to get there, so I have to resort to the revolvers. While ...
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What do people mean when they say “Craftable Hat”

When someone says "Trading x for a craftable hat" (generally comes in the form of "Trading one refined per craftable hat), what exactly is it that they mean?
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What hats in TF2 are, or were, available for free?

What hats and miscellaneous wearables (like sunglasses and badges) in TF2 are available for free, without crafting, buying, un-crating, random drops, trading, or buying a game on Steam? Aside from ...
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Does the Powerjack give you health when you kill enemies with the flamethrower?

Does the Powerjack give you health when you kill enemies with the flamethrower? The description isn't very clear.
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Does an ÜberCharge last longer if the patient is taking damage?

We know that there are a few rules about the rate you build an ÜberCharge at, such as: You build ÜberCharge faster if the patient isn't fully overhealed. You build ÜberCharge faster if the patient ...
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Is there a way to increase the number of items displayed in the kill feed?

So I'm getting a little tired of seeing my reflect multi-kills being quickly dequeued by other players' kills and even revenges/dominations I attain, like this revenge kill out of 4 kills in total: ...
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Does crouching improve accuracy with most ranged weapons?

In many FPSes one can crouch to improve accuracy, in TF2 it's not clear if crouching improves accuracy. Does crouching improve accuracy for any of the classes? What about a spy's pistol? What about ...
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How do I play successfully as a medic?

I keep dying as a medic. I don't run directly into the battle, I just stay behind my allies, but I'll still die before I can deploy an Übercharge. Do you have any tips for me? How should I defend ...
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Can I get hats in random drops?

I think I read somewhere that with a premium account you could get hats in drops as well as weapons. I have now 50 hours of premium gameplay, and I never received one. Was I mistaken? Or are the odds ...
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How can I bind keys in Team Fortress 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to map keys in Half Life 2/Team Fortress? How can I bind keys in Team Fortress 2? I tried to Google it, but I can't find any results I can understand (because I am ...
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How can I improve my accuracy?

If I play a class, such as scout, I often have times where I was right next to an enemy medic, at point blank, but I miss completely and get killed. At times like this I feel I am not credit to team. ...
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How can I be a good combat engineer?

After reading C4Cyphers post here I've been wondering. I need some tips on how To use all my tools effectively Kill, don't die Which weapon which situation? VS Class etc. Simply put, How can I ...
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Pyro Tactics and Tips? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the secret to playing Pyro? Jump into pub. Select Pyro. Die. Die. DIE. I would like to know as many tips as possible for playing Pyro, I'm decent with every ...
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Whats the difference between Team Fortress 2 and Team Fortress 2 Beta?

In Steam I haven't played TF2 for a while and when I loaded Steam there was an available game for download: Team Fortress 2 Beta. I know this sounds stupid...but what's the diff between the two? ...
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How does the demoman charge?

I've read some of the demoman's weapon descriptions, and some of them affect "charge rates". How do you do it? I saw some players doing what I think was a charge (running fast to perform a melee ...
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TF2 - Shotgun vs Sandvich

I was wondering which one is the better choice for certain situations. Sandvich can heal me, but Shotgun is an able backup. Which one?
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How wide is the arc which the Spy can perform a backstab?

Can anyone provide facts or stats on how wide at the back of an enemy player which a Spy can perform a successful backstab? Personally, I manage to inflict one at the side (90 deg, side-stab?).
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What does the “Enable Glow Effect” checkbox do?

I'm about to render a replay, and amongst the advanced options in the modal dialog there is a checkbox to "Enable Glow Effect". What is this, and what effects will it have on my replay if I enable ...
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How can my friend and I play TF2 against bots?

How can I setup TF2 so that two players (myself and someone inexperienced with FPS) can both play in a map against bots, but not people. I guess I need to hunt through the internet list trying to ...
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TF2 map download hanging

I'm not sure if anybody else has had this issue, but I've noticed lately that I seem to be having problems downloading custom maps while TF2 is loading. Case in point, yesterday I tried to join a ...
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How do I execute well-timed taunt kills?

I want to know if TF2 taunt kills can be done during the heat of battle. I have looked it up TF2 wiki but I cannot find anything satisfactory. The closest thing is a YT demo of a Scout stunning a ...