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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Difference between cl_interp_ratio 1 and 2

There's plenty of forum posts on the perfect cl_interp but no one has really mentioned cl_interp_ratio. Most players set it to 1 (as it is the default), but some YouTubers, like FUNKe and MrPaladin, ...
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What is a good TF2 server for beginners? [on hold]

I am a noob at TF2, and I need someplace easy. I've tried to use an idle server, but that's gotten boring now. Can somebody help?
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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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Plan B for spy (What spy revolver?)

Many times, I have had to go to Plan B: The Revolver. But there are 3 to choose from! The standard revolver seems to be the all rounder, however the Ambassador is like a long range assassination ...
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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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What is the crafting recipe for these taunts?

On team fortress 2 I just finished a test run for the compound bow for sniper. Well I tried to see if I could test run taunts. Sadly, you can't. But I noticed that a lot of the taunts are craftable. ...
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What are the pros and cons of the spy knives?

I really want to know what the pros and cons of the spy knives are. The normal knife gives you all your health, disguise kit, and backstabby goodness and all, but YEH (Your Eternal Reward) is perfect ...
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Steam Trading Error - “Your Inventory Is Not Available At This Time”

I am having trading issues very often in Team Fortress 2. I get a message in the area where your items are stating: Your Inventory Is Not Available At This Time Which quickly closes and says: ...
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Most efficient targets for the Sydney Sleeper [closed]

When playing as Sniper, I often use the Sydney Sleeper (which already causes enough banter from my teammates) for its reduced charge rate and Jarate effect. The 25% faster charge speed allows me to ...
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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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How do I find the IP address of the server I'm currently on?

First off: I use the server finder tool in the game, so I can't use the server browser to find my server unless there's something else I'm missing there, it's entirely possible. The "add current ...
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Why do my friends get Tough Break contracts every 15 minutes and I don't?

So I've had the campaign pass for a while now and I'm on about 15/26 contracts with the Tough Break campaign pass. I get 2 contracts per week, as it says here: When do I get new Contracts on the Team ...
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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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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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Does the Duck Journal still count Killstreaks?

The Duck Journal used to count killstreaks (as well as ducks). Is this still the case? I want to buy it for fun but I'm worried it won't count the killstreak. I've checked everywhere I can think of, ...
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Transparent viewmodels on TF2

As a sniper/spy main, it is important to know your surroundings whether it is to avoid backstabs or create opportunities for them. But an opaque weapon (along with hands during reloads) in your ...
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How do I tell if I'm playing on a Valve server?

I always hear people refer to certain servers as 'Valve servers', and I can only assume that this refers to servers officially hosted by Valve. I have no idea, though, what I'm supposed to look for to ...
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If I trade items through backpack.tf, will I be able to sell them on the community market?

I've stopped playing TF2 after the Tough Break update, and I want to sell all my items on the community market. Some of my items are not marketable, but they are tradable. If I were to trade items ...
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How can I reset all my TF2 achievements?

So I stopped playing TF2 for a while and would like to start up again. I played a little bit and it doesn't seem as fun without the achievements. How can I reset these? Ive tried reset statistics ...
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How to reach the area right outside BLU's final spawn point in Barnblitz as a RED spy?

I've had multiple times my teleport entrances sapped when I built them on BLU's final spawn point, but when I play spy, there's no obvious way to get there, so I have to resort to the revolvers. While ...
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How do I unforce bot classes in TF2?

So, I forced the bots to have a certain class, but now I want to UNforce it but I don't know how to. I don't want to keep fighting soldiers in every training session I do. So how do I Unforce the bot ...
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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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with a Team Fortress 2 server, where do I put my map specific config?

so far I've tried putting the map config in the following locations tf/cfg/cp_process_final.cfg tf/maps/cp_process_final.cfg tf/maps/cfg/cp_process_final.cfg I execute rcon changelevel ...
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Team Fortress 2 voting buttons

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. Please help.
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How do I change my Field of View?

I know that I can kind of adjust my field of view by switching from a 4:3 resolution to a 16:10 or 16:9 resolution. Is there any way that I can just set the field of view to the maximum allowable ...
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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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Do I have to stick to a class throughout an entire MvM campaign?

I have bought 4 MvM tour tickets. Enough to get a botkillers, or I have been told at least. Anyway, so I have a few questions. I plan on playing one of 3 classes: Engie Pyro Soldier Now, do I have ...
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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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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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Team Fortress 2 wont start after installing custom GUI and content?

I have recently experienced some problems with starting Team Fortress 2. Yesterday I installed a few sprites, skins, adn GUI's, but ever since I did that the game says Failed to Start Game ...
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Is it possible to completely disable voice chat in-server?

I have some TF2 servers, but I don't want voice chat to be enabled in certain servers. For example one of the servers is an achievement server running the achievement_idle map and due to its nature, I ...
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How can you spectate a player with non-standard characters in their username?

I'm trying to spectate a player with non-standard characters in their username. How can I do this? I've tried mouse-selecting and copying the username, but even when pasting it into the console ...
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TF2 files not changing on reinstall

On Steam, I uninstalled TF2. A while later, I reinstalled it. However, when it finished, it keeps validating the game over and over again. I've tried many things; reinstalling it countless times, ...
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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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How many name prefixes can be stacked onto one weapon?

A lot of weapons aren't just your standard weapon. Certain 'Qualities' can be applied to make them stand out or increase their rarity. For example, Strange weapons count kills (or otherwise ...
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If I use a Killstreak Kit on a Strange weapon, will it remove the Strange modifier?

I just bought a Tomislav Killstreak Kit (Not professional or specialized; I use directx 8.1) for my strange Tomislav just to give it a bit more appeal. However if I use it on my strange Tomislav, will ...
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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 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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How can I set up my server so the teams are always balanced?

I'm setting up a TF2 server, and I want to set it up so that when a player joins the server, they have to join the side that has less players. This way, the teams will stay fairly even. What commands ...
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Which maps support bots?

I want to play a couple of TF2 games with a friend to get them interested in the game, but I don't want to have them go up against human opponents as players tend to be harsh on newbies. I know that ...
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What is this glow over some players' weapons?

When watching some gameplay videos, I noticed that a green/purple glow will occasionally pass over the player's weapon. What is this? I don't remember any special weapons with a glow effect, just ...
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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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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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How do I obtain a Golden Frying Pan?

Is it strictly from MvM or is it for the upcoming Ready Steady Pan tournament participants only? How can I get one of these beauts?
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How can I determine what weapons I'm missing?

Is there some quick and easy way to determine which TF2 weapons I'm missing?
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Cannot connect to own Team Fortress 2 server

I have been following this tutorial to make my own TF2 server. And have gotten to video Sechs (six), and I have tried to connect to my own server by going to the server browser in TF2, but it says ...
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When should I use the Vaccinator?

When would I want to use the vaccinator, specifically over the default medigun? The vaccinator has an almost negligible 10% resistance to one damage type during regular usage, which to me does not ...
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What are the advantages of using the Huntsman?

I have recently acquired the Huntsman when playing as a sniper and I have been wondering why should I use it in Team Fortress 2, other than completing some Achievements.
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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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Playing games from a USB3.0 external hard drive [closed]

So I use my Mac to play games, but unfortunately the memory on the Mac runs out very very quickly. I have a USB3 external hard drive and I've been wondering if I could it to store all the game files. ...