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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Framerate chug every second or so in Team Fortress 2?

I have a fairly old gaming computer (5 years old or so) that I built and I used to play TF2 a lot just fine. Starting about a year ago, however, I get a consistent framerate chug/freeze every second ...
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How can I be an effective engineer on Blu team without resorting to the Gunslinger?

Engineer is a useful class to play on Attack, with teleporters being indispensable for getting heavy-hitters onto the front line, and dispensers being...dispensable for health and ammo on the front ...
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How to set yourself alight for an infinite amount of time

How do you set yourself alight for an infinite amount of time? I've tried all the conditions and the closest I've come is condition 22, which only makes your character complain about fire for a split ...
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Team Fortress 2: Meaning of Bronze, Silver, etc.?

I am currently looking for a team in TF2. I've look on different forums, and I have noticed that people often speak about "bronze, silver" etc... when they present themselves for joining a team. I ...
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TF2 Black Screen on launch?

Whenever I boot up TF2, I get a black screen but can hear the audio. I am using a Benq external monitor. If I unplug the monitor and use my laptop screen and reboot TF2, it loads fine. I can, however, ...
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What unusual effects can taunts come in?

What effects can Unusual Taunts come in? Couldn't find anything on the wiki, and the TF2 wiki hasn't been updated yet.
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Where do I get my tf_server_identity_account_id?

Where do you find or get your tf_server_identity_account_id in Team Fortress 2? I need it not to complete achievements, but to remove the error that said invalid account id.
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How do I transfer items between two accounts on the same computer?

I have one premium steam account that I play TF2 on, and another F2P account that I idle in. I don't know how to transfer my items from my idle account to my main account on the same computer. I ...
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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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What steps am I missing to make TF2 render a demo as h264?

I have a demo file created with record ... and I wish to convert it to a movie. I can render as numerous TGA files. I have downloaded and installed latest version of QuickTime Player and rebooted the ...
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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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Can't start game (app already running)

I just installed TF2 and launched it. A steam pop-up said the app already was running. That weird because I haven't played it on that computer. There is no task called team fortress 2, and the game ...
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How can I change my name in TF2 without having to change it in the Steam overlay?

Apparently, they removed the command setinfo name "your name" and it doesn't do anything anymore. Is there another way to change your TF2 name while in-game?
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What does a red icon mean in TF2 on the killboards?

Sometimes on the killboards, there's an icon like this: Normally the background isn't red: What does red mean?
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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 building(s) should I save in the event of any enemy ubercharge?

Of these buildings, what building(s) should I save in the event of any enemy ubercharge (Medi Gun/Kritzkrieg/Quick-Fix/Vaccinator)? 1) Sentry Gun Level 1/2/3 2) Dispenser Level 1/2/3 3) Teleporter ...
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How can I get multiple lines in a Description Tag?

I have a gun I'd like to name "xxx" with a Name Tag, which is fine. However, the description I'd like to use is: "xxxx, xxxxx" Is there any way to get two separate lines using a description tag, ...
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How do you spawn weapons from the console?

I was recently on youtube checking out the awesome STAR_ when I came across this video with TF2 shenanigans where he put in some console commands to add in the valve rocket launcher and other weapons ...
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How do you get a border on TF2?

I have a Mac Pro and I would like to idle on TF2. The problem is that there is no toolbar so I can't get out of TF2 unless I disconnect from the server I'm on and I quit TF2. I would like to know how ...
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How can I reduce the amount of particle effects on the screen?

I play TF2 on a laptop and I get about 15-20 fps out of it. It's very inconsistent however, and it can jump to 60 in one sitting, then drop to 1 extremely quickly. I know that there are a lot of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Screen Tints Blue when playing Team Fortress 2 on OSX

Ever since I downloaded tf2 the screen is tinted blue whenever I launch it. I'm on a Macbook Pro 13" early 2011. The same problem has happened to a friend of mine who also has an MBP, but it doesn't ...
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Reducing/Turning Off Particle Effects

After spending much time with a laggy game experience, I've come to the conclusion that certain complex particle effects, particularly those of the Hu-Long Heatmaker minigun for Heavy, and multiple ...
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What was the urine joke all about?

I read this comic about Team Fortress 2, but I did not get the joke. What was in the bottle? Urine? if so, what's the point of the last panel? why is the spy consoling the sniper?
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What type of kill do I need to get a fully recharged charge meter with the Tide Turner?

I checked the patch notes recently on the new Tide Turner, and according to the notes, shield bash kills are now supposed to recharge your meter as well as kills from the critical hit with your sword. ...
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How close do I have to be to get mini-crits with the BackScatter?

Scout's new primary, the Backscatter, proports to do Mini-Crit damage when shots are made to the back and at close-range. So far, I've gotten plenty of mini-crit experience from backshots, but not ...
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What is a good strategy to deal with lots of engineers turtling on the other team?

Now that the Engineer update has come, there will be lots of Engineers building up everywhere. How should this best be handled?
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TF2 taunt bundle: clean or dirty

i'm just writting this to know if I buy a taunt bundle , they come clean or dirty (craftable or not).
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Can a cloaked spy be detected by watching the network graph?

This is just out of curiosity. Is there anyway to detect when a cloaked spy has entered a room using net_graph? Assume net_graph shows a constant pattern in a room only occupied by you, and a cloaked ...
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Are the new weapons available as random drops?

It's been awhile since the last weapons-including update, and I cannot recall if new weapons are immediately added to the randomly dropped weapons the game gives out during play. Are the 5 new ...
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How do you avoid bumping into players as a spy?

Every now and then when playing TF2, I see a spy who seems to be able to stand right in the middle of a small group of enemies, whether in disguise or in stealth, and doesn't seem to have any problems ...
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Tips for playing Spy in low player count matches

In trying to get practice for the upcoming 9v9 TF2 competition, I'm interested in seeing if there's any insight on how to play a spy against a lower number of players. Spies tend to work better the ...
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What is the TF2 crate drop rate?

Now I have been searching a while now for an answer to this question. One particularly helpful site was this: LINK However, all this site told me was that: Mann Co. Supply Crates and other usable ...
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how do i bind my decline vote tf2 key to my enter key

I want to bind my decline vote key to my enter key in team fortress 2 , but I cant figure out where to go or how to do it.
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Remove the “You are now attacking/defending!” message

I'd like to remove this message whenever I join a server. If that is not possible, I'd like to shorten the length it shows there for. It's very distracting and makes it harder to play while it's up. ...
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Cosmetic items unequipping from loadout

Ever since they removed the set loadout of Hat/Misc/Misc to Whatever/Whatever/Whatever, mostly cosmetics have been disappearing from my loadout when I play the game. Is there any fix for this? It's a ...
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Vanilla dedicated server, can I configure a list of bot names

I have a dedicated TF2 server set up for in-office breaks which our department uses to play together. We use tf_bot_quota_mode fill and tf_bot_quota 24` to make sure we have plenty of things to shoot ...
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Does adding pages to the spellbook do anything?

For the Halloween 2013 event, TF2 added spellbook and spellbook page items. The pages can be added to the spellbook, and the book shows what pages have been added to it. However, I have not noticed ...
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Strangified Cosmetic Items?

What exactly are the properties of Strangfied cosmetic items in Team Fortress 2? I am not rich enough to afford one to figure it out on my own. I also don't understand what the 'point' value on the ...
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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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In TF2 do strange parts move the other strange parts down on your weapon?

I'm afraid that if I apply multiple strange parts to my strange minigun that they'll be moved down after I apply the other parts and it will look bad. Example: I apply the dominations part. I then ...
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How to map mutliple keys to a button in Half Life 2/Team Fortress 2?

I'm sick of trying to get my rocket jumps accurate enough to actually jump places, that I'm left trying to jump instead of killing the enemy. This would be helpful in Half Life 2 too. As they have ...
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Do strange parts apply retroactively?

For example, let's say I have a Strange Scattergun with no parts attached and no kills. I kill 5 medics, then apply a 'Medics Killed' part to the Strange Scattergun. Then, I kill 5 more medics. ...
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Does being launched by an enemy soldier's rocket crit-boost your market gardener?

The market gardener deals critical hits during a rocket jump. Now the question is: What if the rocket doesn't belong to the jumper? So essentially what would happen is, an enemy soldier shoots at ...
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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 ...