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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How do I fire a Giftapult?

So I saw that Giftapults can be crafted cheaply, and I thought I'd use this as a nice way to get rid of some items I'm never going to use that might be valuable to others (no, not crates). I crafted a ...
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Unable to find majority of TF2 textures in hammer editor

While using the Valve's Hammer editor to create a team fortress 2 map I've run into a problem finding TF2 texture. Theres a lot of accessible tf2 textures by typing in the filter "wall" or " ...
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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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Is there any way of hiding the rank-up of my Strange weapons?

Normally, I couldn't care less who sees when one of my Strange weapons has ranked up, but, I've recently got a Strange Dead Ringer, and, whenever its rank increases, it notifies everyone on the ...
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How to automatically heartbeat a TF2 listen server?

I am running a listen server from time to time to play with friends, i get annoyed that in order for the server to be lsited on the internet i have to manually "map " in the console. Is there a way to ...
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How do the Blutsauger's and the Amputator's passive health regeneration modifiers stack?

The Medic, by default, passively regenerates +3 health per second. The Blutsauger decreases this: –2 health per second. When active, the Amputator increases this by +3 health per second. Now, I ...
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Is there a difference between craftable squad surplus vouchers and uncraftable ones?

Can someone explain to me the difference between these 2 Squad Surplus Vouchers for Mann vs Machine Mode on TF2? and Do these 2 vouchers work differently? How is it possible to even acquire an ...
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Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server Replays

I am running a dedicated server for Team Fortress 2 and I have SourceMod installed. I would like to include replay support, which is presently almost functional. By almost functional I mean that it ...
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Will all items not currently tradable become tradable if I upgrade to Premium?

I am thinking of making my TF2 account premium, I have a couple good weapons I want to trade. These weapons currrently are "Not Tradable". If I upgrade, will these weapons become tradable?
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Why disguise as scout?

I've seen quite a few videos on Youtube where spies repeatedly switch to a scout disguise after each kill. Slow scouts seem like obvious spies. Why not choose a Pyro, Engineer, Medic, or Sniper?
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Why can I sometimes not change weapons as a Heavy?

I know that the Heavy requires some cool-down time (before switching weapons) after spinning his Minigun, but, sometimes, even if I wait a good 10 seconds, I still get the can't-change-weapons sound, ...
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How do I disable time limit in TF2?

I've looked quite a few places now, and can't seem to find an answer, so I'm turning here. I often like to mess around on the various TF2 maps (usually Payload maps, such as Upward, Badwater, ...
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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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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 used to play TF2 just fine. Starting about a year ago, I started getting a consistent framerate chug/freeze every second or ...
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Steam/Tf2 crash

After the last Team Fortress 2 update, i can't exit steam, i can't play the game, i can't uninstall the game and it seams like my account is gone: when they ask for account information(username and ...
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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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Can I convert a specialized killstreak weapon to a professional one without losing strange progress?

I have a specialized killstreak Australium sniper rifle with ~3000 kills. I'de like to make it professional, but ideally without losing the kill counter. Am I able to just apply the professional kit ...
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Do Pyros have any fire resistance?

Normally, when I'm blasting fellow Pyros with my flamethrower, they take no less damage per second from my flames than non-Pyros (ignoring afterburn). However, I've noticed that, when I shoot a ...
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How can the Panic Attack be used effectively?

This Smissmas update introduced the Panic Attack to TF2 - a shotgun with a four-round clip that loads like the Beggar's Bazooka, and becomes more dangerous but less accurate as your damage goes up. ...
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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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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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Über display in Team Fortress 2

I'm using Chinese software and I changed system locale Language for non-Unicode programs in Region and Language (Win7x64, Control Panel) from English-US to Chinese (Simplified PRC). While I'm playing ...
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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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Killing a heavy-medic pair solo

So, suppose that you're starting your favorite server with a couple of friends/strangers/mortal enemies (Basically, the number of people on the server is 4 on 4 or less). Anyway, you've been doing ...
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How to disable Pyrovision effects

Ive recently purchased a Collector's Professional Killstreak Rainblower but I am unable to see the effect due to pyrovision. Is there any way to disable pyrovsion effects but still see the eye effect? ...
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How to automatically update a Team Fortress 2 server with SteamCMD?

I have a Windows server running Team Fortress 2 (TF2) with SteamCMD and I would like to enable auto-updates. For the moment, I have to do it manually with SteamCMD using the app_update command but ...
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Why does the Huntsman seem to be more accurate/powerful than a sniper rifle? [duplicate]

I've noticed that I do far more damage with the Huntsman than I do with the standard sniper rifle, and, not only do my arrows hit enemies more often than sniper bullets, but they also head-shot far ...
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How do I avoid TF2 servers loaded with bots?

It seems like whenever I choose to play TF2 at dead-ish times (when my favorites are all empty) all the servers I join are 90-100% bots. Is there some easy way to avoid joining those servers?
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What are the new unusual effects for Scream Fortress 2014?

Does anyone know what the new effects are? I also heard there are 2 new effects for taunts.
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Why do my single-jumps sometimes count as double-jumps?

As a Scout using the Baby Face's Blaster, I need to conserve my double jumps for when I really need them. Now, sometimes, I've noticed that, when I do a single jump off the edge of a ledge, that jump ...
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Open/Fill MVM Lobbies from command line or url

As has already been answered and should be common knowledge, you can join servers using steam://connect/ip:port or as viewed here. However, I would want to know if the same is possible for ...
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How do I upgrade my duck?

So the new TF2 EOTL update features a thing called a duck, which you can equip. It says you can find ducks from fallen enemies and use them to upgrade your duck. Now i"m a little confused because ...
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How can I use other weapons in offline mode?

Sometimes, I'll find myself without internet, and I'll play offline TF2 to brush up some skills. What I don't like is how I get stuck with stock weapons, and that means I can't work on my Huntsman ...
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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 are the new 2014 Festive Weapons?

What are the new 2014 Festive Weapons? I can't seem to find any other information out there on the internet
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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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Does grappling speed depend on the class?

In the new Mannpower update, we're given grapple hooks, which allow the player to grapple onto almost any surface in the map. However, does the speed at which the player grapples from one place to ...
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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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Up to how fast can the Panic Attack's reload and firerate be?

Is there a cap at hp so that eventually you will lose enough health to gain the most optimal firerrate and reload speed? Or does it still scale, even when you are down to 1 hp?
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Best Way to Get a backpack Expander in TF2

My backpack is constantly filling up. This requires me to turn items into scrap that I wanted to save or even throw items away. I researched online and found that there is a Team Fortress 2 item ...
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Does blacklisting a server prevent quickplay from matching me into a server on my Blacklist?

If I block Server A via my Blacklisted Servers menu will quickplay avoid that server, or does it ignore the Blacklist? I would think it would unless it just stops it from showing up in the server list ...
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What does TF2 coaching involve?

I've read the wiki articles on the subject of TF2 coaching, but none of them detail what is actually involved and what is expected of a coach. Can someone explain this in more detail please, as I feel ...
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What to do with the Naughty and Nice Winter Crates?

Last year in Team Fortress 2, there was a random occurrence that you would get a Naughty or Nice Winter crate, which you could unlock with a specific key for that. This year, I have almost a full page ...
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What do these strange parts mean?

As you guys might know, there are things in TF2 called strange parts, add-ons to your weapons that count specific things. For example, the amount of damage you have dealt, number of allies you have ...
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What's highest speed at which I could possibly travel?

I'm trying to determine (preferably in %, where 100% is the standard speed for the Pyro, Spy, Engineer, and Sniper) the highest possible speed at which I could travel in TF2 (on a VAC-secure server, ...
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What exactly do ducks do?

In the new End of the Line update, TF2 has a Duck Journal available to buy, as well as a Duck Token, which increases the level of the Duck journal, claiming to increase the number of ducks dropped. ...
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What is the slowest running speed?

As somewhat similar to the Fastest Running Speed question, I'm curious what the slowest running speed possible would be. I've been thinking a Soldier at crouching speed, moving backwards, while ...
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Can I legitimately get any hats for free?

Are there any hats that I can get in team fortress 2 without spending money. I don't want a cheat or a hack that does this. Are there any free hats and how can I get them?
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Can I pick up weapons dropped by enemies in TF2?

In online games it says other people are finding guns on the map and other people in chat tell me to pick up guns from dead bodies. From what I've tried though, none of these work and I have played 7 ...
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Do flamethrowers do damage around corners and through walls?

In order to avoid being gunned down by a sentry gun (especially one placed in the corner of a room), I often try to hide around corners, fire my flamethrower and gradually "worm my way in" to ...