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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How many voice lines are in tf2?

Between all of the character voice commands and responses, how many individual voice lines/files are in tf2?
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Where can I find an item value guide for TF2?

I have been ripped off a couple of times recently trading for hats and weapons in Team Fortress 2 - is there a price guide available anywhere that I can reference to stop this from happening? ...
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What's this thing on my scattergun?

Here is a screenshot of my Scout loadout: Inside the red circle there's a very small icon that appears to be some sort of counter. I have a 1080p screen and it's so small that I can't read the ...
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Why did my campaign pass expire?

I bought a Gun Mettle campaign pass a while ago, and, as far as I know, it's supposed to last until September 30th. Mine appears to have disappeared though; did I complete all the contracts I can so ...
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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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Do Killstreak Kits for Stock Weapons also work on 'Australium' versions of weapons?

I recently got an Australium Minigun and I want to apply a Specialized Killstreak Kit to it (one I found on the market). The one I found on the market is called a "Specialized Killstreak Minigun Kit", ...
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Is it still possible to use the Spectral Flame spell?

Recently I played with a player which had a flamethrower that shoots green flames. The only item I know about that is able to apply such green flames is the Spectral Flame spell from the Halloween ...
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What are Mann Co. Stockpile crates?

Shortly after I started playing TF2, my backpack filled up with items, many of which were "Mann Co. Stockpile crates". Because I didn't want to buy a premium account straight away, I deleted my crates ...
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Why has my Team Fortress 2 inventory vanished and then reappeared on Steam?

I want to sell some tf2 items on the Steam Market, however, my inventory seems to have vanished, that is, the tf2 tab is no longer there. After I noticed this, I decided to try selling through the tf2 ...
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Which update to Team Fortress 2 added cosmetics and the inventory?

Around 2008, Team Fortress 2 had the addition of cosmetic items, and an inventory. Previously, you unlocked weapons via completing milestones. What was the last game version before this major update? ...
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How can I tell teammates from spies?

I'm going through the painful trial and error process of determining whether or not a player on my team is a spy or not. So far what I thought was the most successful procedure was dealing some ...
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Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server Reports all Maps are Missing?

Recently, I installed MetaMod and SourceMod. Since I installed these I have been having the server report that it cannot find any maps. This is strange because when I go on the server as a client, ...
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Do spies get damage resistance when cloaked?

I've noticed often that as a Dead Ringer spy, when I'm cloaked, damage that should kill me instead doesn't, and often I'm left with enough health to get to a nearby health kit. That being said, is ...
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Cannot Trade in Team Fortess 2

Team Fortress 2 is not letting me trade. It says, "Your account cannot trade right now". I waited for 6 or 7 days but I still can't trade, what do I do?
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VTF File Error: Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server

I recently installed MetaMod and SourceMod on a Windows 7 Home Edition Team Fortress 2 Dedicated server and correctly generated a VDF file. However I see this message in the client console: ...
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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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What are the advantages of using the Wrangler?

I've just found the Wrangler weapon for the Engineer, and, after reading its description, I'm not sure in what situation is could possibly be better than letting the Sentry automatically do its thing. ...
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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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How do I use a custom weapon with custom stats in a private game?

In TF2, if I wanted to get a custom weapon with special qualities (such as Valve quality), how would I do it? (See Karma Charger's videos on youtube concerning weapon demonstrations)
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Sending Private MOTD messages to Users from Server

I have recently started a small Team Fortress 2 dedicated Windows Server on my PC for just a few friends to join. However if it may start to get popular, how would I send I private message to a user ...
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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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What TF2 items can I sell to the Steam Community Market?

I have over 150 items in my TF2 inventory, but all I can sell are my crates, keys, and Genuine Items. How do I know what is eligible for selling, and what is not? Is it actually possible to sell any ...
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TF2 keeps crashing when attempting to use a sound mod?

I've recently downloaded a mod that allows 3 of the TF2 character models and voices to be changed. I've looked up on the wiki with my previous problem of making the voices work wile the models were ...
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Items show up as blank spaces when trading with friend over steam

Playing Team Fortress 2 Premium, I am trying to send my friend a Pip-boy, for the engineer. For some reason, hey can not receive items for Team Fortress 2. He can receive Steam Trading Cards, and ...
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What are all the items you get from achievements?

I am going to buy some stuff for a premium account. However, I do not want to buy an item that is possible to get through achievements because then that is a waste of money. What are all the items ...
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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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What happens to gun mettle keys after the promotion ends?

The question is a two-parter. 1) What happens to the keys in your inventory? The wiki states: During some special events, specialized keys are made available. These keys can be used with ...
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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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What does the train symbol represent in the Snowplow map?

I have been playing Team Fortress 2 for two weeks, and I often play the new map "Snowplow". At the bottom of the HUD, there is a train, which holds values from 10...100. It counts down during game ...
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Are all bot killer weapons strange?

So I got my first botkiller today as a gift from a kind player whom I kept saving from pyros on an enemy team. Incidentally enough we were both playing as a red spy. So when the next round started he ...
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What are the unbox rates for the new Weapon Cases?

I attempted at one point to unbox a new Weapon Case in TF2, but I had mixed opinions about doing so in the first place and I didn't end up with a desirable item. So that got me thinking. What exactly ...
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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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I've completed my contracts. Now what?

I completed the two contracts I was given (Scout and Heavy), and earned two of the 'Teufort' weapons for turning them in. I expected to get some new contracts so I could continue to earn some more of ...
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Strategies on flanking enemies as Scout

Whenever I play TF2, I tend to main Scout a lot, and the way I play it is more like a fast stealth class, by flanking enemies. However, sometimes I find that I don't fully know my way around some ...
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Is there a way to reduce or eliminate the damage taken from rocket jumps?

I'm relatively new to Team Fortress 2 and currently play as Soldier, which is new to me. Normally I play Heavy, Medic or Scout. I'm playing Soldier, as I need it for a mission for the Gunmettle ...
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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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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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Where does a new Team Fortress 2 player start?

Some of my friends have told me that TF2, or Team Fortress 2, is a fun game. I figured that I would get it in Steam since it was free. However, I have no idea where to start and would like some help. ...
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Are there any differences in the drop system for Free and Premium accounts?

So recently I got a premium account in tf2. Does that change what type of items I get now in the weekly random drop? If so, what type of items should I expect?
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How do I get the last bonus points in Gun Mettle

I get up to 28 or 29 bonus points on my contract, but can never seem to get the last point or two. Is there something specific that you have to do or something special you need to do to finish the ...
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What do weapon prefixes like “Botkiller” and “Killstreak” mean?

When playing TF2, I sometimes see people with weapons such as "Botkiller Killstreak Black Box" and then a number of kills that this person has with this particular weapon. How do I enable killcounts ...
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What should I make my highest priority as sniper in mvm

I do not really play a lot of Mann vs Machine as Sniper but I decided to give it a try. I am using the Urban Professional loadout with a strange ks Tribalmen's Shiv. What is my highest priority as a ...
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As a Pyro, how can I go up against rocket-jumping Soldiers?

As a pyro, I have no idea what to do against a soldier that rocket jumps over my head and rains rockets down from above. For some reason, aiming at very high angles or nearly straight up feels ...
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Contract Coin failed to track a contract

So since the Gun Mettle update rolled out, I have completed four different contracts, three of them for specific classes and one for a specific Gun Mettle map. Although, something isn't quite right. ...
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Can I put black paint on a cow mangler?

So I am currently debating buying black paint from somebody in tf2. However, the main reason I want it is so i can put it on either my cow mangler or my eureka effect. Am I able to put "A Distinctive ...
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How to stop bots from attacking me in TF2?

How do I stop bots from attacking? I accidentally typed in nav_generate so I don't know if this affected anything but if yes, how do I reverse it?
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My loadout isn't loading on most of the servers I go to

Most of the servers I go to says that they have lost connection with something (I can't remember) And that includes my taunts, hats and weapons! IS there any way I can fix this?
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How do I score contract bonus points?

This one has me stumped, how do I score bonus contract points as the demo? (Gunmettle) The instructions were to kill enemies while performing the objective, or something to that effect. I was pushing ...
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I can't trade tf2 items with my friend, but I can trade Gmod items. Help please!

I'm trying to trade tf2 items with my friend, but it only lets me trade Gmod items, (Melon race, physics gun, etc) Also, it says that I've been friends for only 12 days, so how long do I have to wait? ...
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How to upgrade weapons and especially, why?

I'm relatively new to Team Fortress 2 and I see that all of my weapons have a own level and some of them differ from each other. Sometimes in matches, I see that some people get an level up on their ...