Valve's class-based toon-shaded multiplayer FPS, and a sequel to the mod of the same name. Announced in 1998, it was released in 2007 as part of the Orange Box. Questions using this tag should be about Team Fortress 2.

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TF2: system requirements: Windows vs Linux

Why does the linux version of tf2 require over 1ghz more cpu speed to run than windows?! Is it because valve uses something like wine for tf2 on linux (wine is a wrapper to run windows guffins on ...
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Why can't I use my custom loadouts in training?

Whenever I start a training match against bots, the item server doesn't work and I can't access my loadouts. I've tried everything I can think of, such as the heartbeat command, restarting TF2, ...
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Do Mini-Sentry Guns count for the Gun Down achievement?

The Gun Down achievement is a Scout achievement that says: Destroy an active sentry gun using your pistol. Does the sentry have to be full-sized though? Would a Mini-Sentry work too?
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What Strange parts track sentry kills in MvM?

What item or strange part would I need to be able to count sentry kills in MvM? I currently have the Strange Construction PDA but no strange parts can be applied to it. And I've done a search on ...
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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 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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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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What is a Strafe-n-Snap?

In this video, Stabby stabby (a very famous comp spy player in TF2) mentions a technique called the strafe and snap. How do I execute this technique? Is there a diagram or video that can show me what ...
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Cloak and Dagger or normal Invisibility Watch?

What do I use for what situation? Also, could you give me some general tips for cloaking with the spy?
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What should I be doing as a scout in the opening seconds of an arena match in Team Fortress 2?

I absolutely love playing arena. One class that I don't end up playing very much is the scout. Since arena maps are smaller, running to the front lines once the round starts and finding all twelve ...
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What is strafe jumping?

I've seen people rocket and sticky jump, but make incredible turns in the air. In Team Fortress 2, for example, I've seen people on 2Fort jump out of one side of the battlements, do a 180, and land ...
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How do you triple jump with the Force of Nature?

How does one accomplish this while avoiding skyboxes?
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Do teleporters make for a good early warning system?

I've been sitting on my engineer's arse for a while now carefully crafting my dispensers and sentries to the state of the art in area denial duties near mission critical top-secret intelligence ...
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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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Do Painted Cowmanglers actually exist?

I've been getting into TF2 trading a lot more now, and I heard of something called a paintable Cow Mangler 5000. Apparently, applying paint to the Cow Mangler would give it a unique color of fire. ...
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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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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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What is the splash range for Jarate and Mad Milk?

The wiki doesn't seem to have much on the two splash weapons in game, Mad Milk and Jarate, in terms of splash radius. What's the splash radius on these two weapons in terms of units? Is the splash ...
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Voting in TF2 opens an optimisation menu instead. How can I change this?

I'll be brief about this. Whenever a vote kick or vote change map comes out I press the voting keys (F2 and F3 I believe) so I press them, and it gives me an optimization menu. How can I change ...
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How exactly does the Gunslinger work?

I've recently noticed that people have been referencing the Gunslinger's mini-sentry with the fact that it regenerates HP. What is this regeneration of HP? I know many players regard the Gunslinger ...
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How does the Strange PDA track “kills”?

How does the Strange PDA work? I've heard conflicting reports that it tracks health dispensed and allies teleported, but it also seems that it counts sentry kills. If so, how is the Strange prefix ...
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What map was used for the Mann vs. Machine trailer?

What was the map was used for the Mann vs. Machine trailer? I'm guessing it was just for the trailer, but I'm sure it exists.
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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 ...
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How do I play well as a scout?

Being fairly new to TF2 (about 100 hours play time) I am becoming steadily proficient in most classes, and am having a great time with them. However, one class, the scout, is eluding me. When I play ...
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How can I disable the Rainblower's Pyrovision effects?

I've recently purchased a Collector's Professional Killstreak Rainblower but I am unable to see the effect due to Pyrovision being active. Is there any way to disable Pyrovsion effects but still see ...
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What are the chances of tools like Paint and Killstreak Kits dropping?

I've been playing TF2 for a while now and I would like to ask if tools like paints, killstreak kits and so on drop randomly, I've checked the wiki but I didn't find anything there.
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Does the Iron Bomber's projectile travel faster than the stock?

For some reason I can't quite place my hand on, the Iron Bomber's projectile seems to travel much faster than a normal pill the stock grenade launcher. Is this a placebo? Does the Iron Bomber's ...
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TF2 Backpack items not showing up — stuck on loading

I can't access any of my items in my TF2 backpack when I'm in the game. This happens on every page of my backpack: Is there any fix to this?
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Does Jarate apply to enemies under an Ubercharge?

I was curious if Jarate covers enemies who are under Ubercharge. Has anyone done some experimentation with this and if so, does this also apply to the other 3 Mediguns' Ubers?
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Can I rocket jump with a controller on pc?

I often see soldiers flying by overhead to get to the control points quicker. Sometimes I have seen Demomen (though this is really no hard task with Demoman) and sometimes even engineers doing this ...
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How do I smash open a Bottle?

In TF2, I noticed that you can smash open the Demoman's Bottle when this tip showed up: The Demoman's Bottle does the same amount of damage regardless of whether it is smashed open or not. ...
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Why can't I trade TF2 items if I can trade Gmod items?

I'm trying to trade TF2 items with my friend, but it only lets me trade Gmod items, (Melon race, physics gun, etc). It says that I've been friends for only 12 days, is this a factor? If so, how long ...
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How can I avoid fall damage while Sticky-jumping?

I have seen many tutorials on how to sticky jump effectively. I have been able to go great distances with the sticky jumper, however I an unable to stop fall damage. There aren't any thorough YouTube ...
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Is there a trick to the surfing map surf_rookie Stage 18? [closed]

I am looking for tips on how to complete the 18th stage on surf_rookie. I'll begin by saying I am alright at surfing and have beaten surf_rookie several times, I can generally make the first 17 stages ...
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Why does the Soda Popper take 2 bullets when I have 1 loaded?

I was playing with the Soda Popper and noticed something interesting - if I reloaded when I had 1 bullet, I lost 2 from my off-hand ammo anyways. I made sure mods were disabled on the server I was ...
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When do I get new Contracts on the Team Fortress Tough Break Update?

So a few days ago, the Tough Break update was released for Team Fortress 2, and I bought it on the first day. I have completed 3 contracts by now, and since yesterday morning I don't get any new ones. ...
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Why did TF2 suddenly spike in file size?

I've been cutting down on disk usage recently, and I recall TF2's file size to be about 9 GB (C:\\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2) My total free disk space was about 11 GB. ...
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Why don't I seem to get any random drops after Team Fortress 2 crashes?

I was playing TF2 and suddenly the game crashed. I restarted the game again, however I didn't get any random drops afterwards. Even after the weekly drop reset time had passed (for me its on Friday, ...
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My screen goes partially black after closing a menu item in Team Fortress 2?

The first time I ran the game it ran nicely, however from the next day I began to see this black box (not the weapon) whenever I open and then close any of the popup windows: Any window, such as ...
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How can I make non-Strange weapons count kills?

I would like to know how can I make my "not strange weapon" to count kills. Do I have to use any "strange module" or something like that? If so, where do I get this module from?
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What is a 'Pocket Medic'?

I've heard this term somewhere in TF2, and it is also sometimes used for other classes, such as 'Pocket Soldier', or 'Pocket scout', although most notably 'Pocket Medic'. What does the "pocket" mean? ...
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How does the damage for a Rocket Launcher work?

I main Soldier, so I want to know my weapon to its fullest capability. To do that, I want to know about how much damage each shot will do before it hits, or before I even fire it. What is the damage ...
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How do I use the medic's shield on Mann vs Machine?

For a while now I have been playing Mann vs Machine on TF2. I see everybody using these large shields as Medic, which I can also see in the upgrade menu. So I was wondering, how do I activate this ...
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How do I activate my canteen Ubercharge?

I'd like some help with the Mann vs. Machine controls. Thanks to Studoku I now know how to activate my Shield as a Medic, but how do I activate my power-up canteen for the extra Ubercharge?
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How do I effectively use the Beggar's Bazooka?

In TF2, I was wondering how, as a soldier with a Beggar's Bazooka, you would you kill a scout effectively. Since it takes such a long time to load all three rockets, the scout usually has already ...
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How do you air strafe to the right in team fortress 2?

Playing as a soldier, air-strafing to the left is easy - all you need to do is shoot to the right, jump and hold the crouch button while turning left. On the other hand, strafing to the right seems ...
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Multiple Strange Errors when Starting TF2 Dedicated Server

Before I ask this question, note that I am referring to a strange error in the console when starting my server, not a strange kill tracking weapon in Team Fortress 2! When I start my server, I get 2 ...
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What does it mean when the Spy Callout is wrong?

Sometimes when I look directly at a certain class such as a demoman, and press "X-2" the command to say "[class] is a spy!" my character will say the wrong class. Example: Looking at Demoman Press ...
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Will I be banned for using mods or skins?

I downloaded TF2 yesterday. I am liking this game. I found out that there are mods and skins available online. I also found tutorials to use these. But I am not sure if I would get banned for using ...
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Avoiding cheap deaths in TF2

Often when I play TF2 (usually as spy/scout, but sometimes as other classes), I'll find myself suddenly [blasted/incinerated/insert your own favorite way to die] by something I never saw coming. Many ...