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I'm sure another TF2 admin has tried to view the replay files stored on his server, to investigate a cheater. But I can't figure out how to do that myself or find any instructions about it. Isn't it possible?

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IIRC, All you need to do is download the replay file from your server and place it in your TF2 replays directory. You should then be able to view it from the TF2 replay editor. (A restart of TF2 will likely be required)

Important: Make sure you backup your other replays -- if there is a name conflict, you could lose your own replays.

  • That is the first thing I tried but the parts never get converted to a *.dem ... I also made sure the client had all the game assets related to the replays. – Syranolic Jun 25 '13 at 4:45
  • You meant I should copy the files there: steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\replay\ on my client, right? – Syranolic Jun 25 '13 at 4:54
  • The server files are not compatible, apparently. The *.dmx file is binary (and not compressed) on the server while the client uses text descriptions. – Syranolic Jun 26 '13 at 10:34
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Have you tried this? http://didrole.com/Replay2Demo/

OMG it just works! You open the demo player in tf2 with shift-F2 an load the demo. Press shift-F2 again to regain camera control.

and stop answering your own questions, stupid.

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