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 do I clear Steam Cloud Sync files for a specific game?

I have some bad config data stored in Steam Cloud Sync for TF2. I've tried clearing all local files, passing in -autoexec as a launch option, and even doing a complete reinstall of the game and while ...
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Mousewheel is bound to defaults, yet I can't scroll to change weapons? [duplicate]

So this bug is rather simple: I don't have the ability to mouse wheel my items. I've checked to see if somehow it got rebound, but no its set to default settings. I also can't see the wheel map; I ...
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TF2 weapon switch scroll not working

I cannot switch weapons with my scroll wheel. I checked the controls and it still says that it is bound to the scroll wheel but every time I want to switch it doesn't work.
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What does disabling/enabling Windows Aero extensions do?

See the bottom right option, under DirectX? I still haven't figured out what it does, and changing the setting and clicking OK yields no visual change. Is disabling it critical to any game fucntions (...
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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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A tf2 glitch that I need help with

Theres a glitch when I go on TF2 I go on a server then I click 1 2 or 3 but nothing the weapons do not appear the sound can be heard but no weapons and when I scroll same thing please help
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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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Would this be a good PC to purchase for games such as Minecraft, CS:GO, etc? [closed]

So this may not be the right website, but I just wanted to ask if the PC I am thinking about buying is good for what I would like to use it for. I'm a total newbie to PC buying, building, etc. (This ...
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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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Can I still trade if I am F2P?

On TF2 I have just gotten some weapons I am not fond of, or just cannot use. Can I still trade even though I am considered Free to Play?
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What's the secret to playing Sniper?

I enjoy playing TF2, and I've been spending the past half year trying to touch up on my skills. The only problem I have is playing Sniper. A lot of professionals tell me it's an easy class, that it'...
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How do I meet fractional amounts of Refined Metal for trades?

I saw a trade for an item but it was listed as costing 1.27 refined metal. I don't know how to trade with him because I cant find a conversion rate for the fractional amount. Does anyone know what it ...
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Can I remove some of the strange attributes from a strange cosmetic?

I have a strange haunted Templar's Spirit that I like, but it has pre-existing strange attributes. They are carnival kills, carnival game wins, and carnival underworld game kills. But I can't access ...
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Does wearing hats make it harder for others to shoot you?

So I'm considering selling my anger because every last sniper in tf2 has one, and I don't want to look like everyone else...I thought about buying a cold killer, but then I realized I want a hat that ...
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How can I automatically restart TF2 servers that are prone to crashing?

I've set up two Team Fortress 2 servers on my dedicated server, both have custom maps. The second TF2 server crashes a lot, so FireDaemon cannot restart it. As a solution I set it to auto restart ...
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Do the Invasion weapons have killstreak kits?

With TF2's invasion update, they introduced four new reskins: Batsaber, Giger Counter, Shooting Star, and C.A.P.P.E.R. All of them function identically to existing weapons in the game, some with just ...
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Is the Amputator taunt useful?

I recently crafted the Amputator, mainly for the set bonus. I've tested the taunt and it certainly seems to heal people, but is it really useful when you have unlimited healing with the medi-gun?
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How can I configure a TF2 server for bots vs. humans?

I would like to configure my TF2 server so that whenever a new user joins, they are assigned to a team without bots, only humans. The opposite team should be all bots are on the reverse team. Is ...
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Can't hear anything when I launch TF2?

I started up TF2 and was playing, when suddenly, my sound cut out. I've tried snd_restart however it also effects YouTube videos in the background. I can hear sound fine when TF2 isn't running. I ...
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For each class, what are efficient methods to destroy the Tank Robot?

For each class, what are efficient methods (like which weapons to use) to destroy the Tank Robot? I asked this question so that I could know how to help quickly destroy the Tank Robot regardless of ...
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How do I unlock Sniper's “The Last Wave” TF2 achievement?

I'm currently attempting to achieve TF2 achievements, and I can't seem to obtain "The Last Wave": The Last Wave Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you waving to them. I am under the ...
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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, and he is ...
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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 this?...
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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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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 ...