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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What unusual effects can taunts come in?

What effects can Unusual Taunts come in? Couldn't find anything on the wiki, and the TF2 wiki hasn't been updated yet.
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TF2 server connection problems

Yesterday, one of my friends started playing TF2 for the first time, so I thought it would be a good idea if we played a game against bots together before we play the mayhem that is multiplayer. So, I ...
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Remove the “You are now attacking/defending!” message

I'd like to remove this message whenever I join a server. If that is not possible, I'd like to shorten the length it shows there for. It's very distracting and makes it harder to play while it's up. ...
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Gullywash on attack/defense

On the Attack/Defense playlist, there's a map called Gullywash. However, it has a control points format rather than an attack/defense format. Why is it on the attack/defense playlist rather than the ...
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Does 'overcharging' a sniper increase its damage?

As a Sniper, I know that if I charge my sniper rifle, it will do more damage, but does the time for which it is 'overcharged' (i.e. scoped in when the charge meter is already full) affect the damage ...
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TF2 Classic strangifier

I just unlocked a Mann Co. Supply crate key and got a "Classic strangifier", which apparently changes normal items to strange items. However, when I click "Use with...", it says that I have no ...
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Why is the Team Fortress 2 install so huge?

I notice that Team Fortress 2 is almost 10 gigs when downloaded via Steam. Why is that? Since the game's graphics are very simplistic, and I assume there's not like an hour-long 1080p movie embedded ...
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How do I effectively use the market gardener? [closed]

I know the best loadout: Rocket Jumper, B.A.S.E Jumper, Market Gardener (duh). But what are the best ways to approach someone? What angle?
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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 I used to play TF2 a lot just fine. Starting about a year ago, however, I get a consistent framerate chug/freeze every second ...
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How does the demoman charge?

I've read some of the demoman's weapon descriptions, and some of them affect "charge rates". How do you do it? I saw some players doing what I think was a charge (running fast to perform a melee ...
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TF2 weapon names

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 do you spawn weapons from the console?

I was recently on youtube checking out the awesome STAR_ when I came across this video with TF2 shenanigans where he put in some console commands to add in the valve rocket launcher and other weapons ...
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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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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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How to favorite a server in-game?

Is there a way to easily favorite a server while a match? I've looked through the list of console commands but haven't found anything of much use. The closest commands I have found are: ...
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How to determine the giver Steam profile / id on a gifted item?

The Gift Wrap is a Team Fortress 2 item that can be used on another item. When unwrapped, it adds a "Gift from: " description to the wrapped item. However, Steam names are not unique, whereas ID's ...
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What determines whether or not there's overtime?

In TF2, in the Domination Control Point mode, there's sometimes overtime, which (to my frustration) can last from a couple of seconds to a good few minutes. My question is What determines ...
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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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An effective counter to spawn camping?

Occasionally when playing TF2, the other team pushes us all the way back to spawn and camps there. I am fairly experienced with the game, and have a mic to help coordinate with my team. Is there an ...
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Questions regarding killstreak kits [closed]

I recently got into trading killstreak kits and fabricators. However, before I do so, I want to clarify some questions regarding how these kits work. Are eye effects for professional killstreak ...
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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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Having Trouble on Adding Bots

I am trying to make bots fight each other on my private TF2 server, but when I add a bot, the game adds other bots to balance out the teams. How can I stop it from doing that?
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Sniper- hold down to zoom in, rather than toggle?

In TF2, when I'm a Sniper, is there a way that I can hold down (MOUSE2) to zoom in (and release MOUSE2 to zoom back out again), rather than toggling zoom with MOUSE2? There doesn't seem to be an ...
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Pistol vs Wrangler

I was wondering which is better for different situations. I used to think that the Wrangler was easily the better choice, until I noticed that the Wrangler is useless without a sentry. Do I go with ...
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What type of quality combinations exist?

What type of quality combinations exist? In TF2, there are Strangifiers which can add the Strange Quality to an item. I have seen Strange Genuines, but what other types of combinations exist?
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2fort: Sentry at the intel, or at the spawn?

Playing as an engineer on TF2's 2fort, what is the best location for my sentry? Hayroom spawn? One sentry can cover the grate, battlements and courtyard (every path to intel is blocked), and you can ...
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What building(s) should I save in the event of any enemy ubercharge?

Of these buildings, what building(s) should I save in the event of any enemy ubercharge (Medi Gun/Kritzkrieg/Quick-Fix/Vaccinator)? 1) Sentry Gun Level 1/2/3 2) Dispenser Level 1/2/3 3) Teleporter ...
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What is the optimal position of a sentry gun?

Often, maps feature alcoves or corners in which one can comfortably fit a sentry gun, usually with a nice inviting ammo box with it. I wonder, however: what's the optimal sentry placement? The main ...
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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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Upgrading to premium: Will all items not tradable become tradable?

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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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 is the server command to change Mann Missions?

In TF2's new Mann Mode, each of the levels has at least 3 different missions that the team can play against. I assume the various Missions are different robot wave templates. Lately my wife and I ...
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How do I taunt specifically with my weapon?

Team Fortress 2 recently introduced a number of changes to taunts, including a menu to choose among taunts and the ability to perform “partner taunts” with members of the opposing team. The problem ...
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How do I avoid un-equipping weapons I want to craft with?

When I go to create metal out of duplicate items in TF2, I often find that the duplicate item I want is an item I have equipped. Invariably, even though I have multiple copies of this weapon, it will ...
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What steps am I missing to make TF2 render a demo as h264?

I have a demo file created with record ... and I wish to convert it to a movie. I can render as numerous TGA files. I have downloaded and installed latest version of QuickTime Player and rebooted the ...
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Cosmetic items unequipping from loadout

Ever since they removed the set loadout of Hat/Misc/Misc to Whatever/Whatever/Whatever, mostly cosmetics have been disappearing from my loadout when I play the game. Is there any fix for this? It's a ...
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Soda Popper Hype feature

I've recently unlocked the soda popper for the scout class. I love the weapon and use it as my go-to scattergun. In the weapon description it mentions that when hype has been built up, pressing ...
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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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I want to sell a non-marketable hat in TF2. Is there any way to go about it? [closed]

I just crafted a SUPER EPIC NEW HAT! Unfortunately I just did it for cash as I've pretty much quit TF2. I wanted to know, how can I get money from this hat?
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Why am I unable to smelt my frying pan in TF2?

I can't smelt my frying pan with another sniper class weapon. The pan doesn't display in the crafting window, but it displays in my backpack.
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What does a red icon mean in TF2 on the killboards?

Sometimes on the killboards, there's an icon like this: Normally the background isn't red: What does red mean?
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Are all weapons in Team Fortress 2 unlockable?

By which I mean is it possible to unlock every weapon in the game without ever paying for one, or can some weapons only be obtained through micro-transactions?
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How can I be an effective engineer on Blu team without resorting to the Gunslinger?

Engineer is a useful class to play on Attack, with teleporters being indispensable for getting heavy-hitters onto the front line, and dispensers being...dispensable for health and ammo on the front ...
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How to set yourself alight for an infinite amount of time

How do you set yourself alight for an infinite amount of time? I've tried all the conditions and the closest I've come is condition 22, which only makes your character complain about fire for a split ...
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Team Fortress 2: Meaning of Bronze, Silver, etc.?

I am currently looking for a team in TF2. I've look on different forums, and I have noticed that people often speak about "bronze, silver" etc... when they present themselves for joining a team. I ...
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How do I transfer items between two accounts on the same computer?

I have one premium steam account that I play TF2 on, and another F2P account that I idle in. I don't know how to transfer my items from my idle account to my main account on the same computer. I ...
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How can I be a good combat engineer?

After reading C4Cyphers post here I've been wondering. I need some tips on how To use all my tools effectively Kill, don't die Which weapon which situation? VS Class etc. Simply put, How can I ...
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Why can't I install TF2 in a non-default game library location?

I've set up 2 non-default game library locations. One in C:\Games and the other D:\Games. Steam is installed on C: so I have 2 libraries on C and one on D. When I go to install most games it lets me ...
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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 ...