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a free-to-play team-based first person shooter by Valve, originally released in 2007 as part of the Orange Box. Boasting a cartoonish, whimsical game style compared to more serious shooters, players can choose between 9 unique classes, compete in teams across a variety of objective-based combat scenarios, and collect a variety of equippable weapons and cosmetics.

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Find out why I am getting network-Wifi Lag on TF2?

I have been playing TF2 over wifi on my pc for years without problems with a very low ping. Recently, I started getting lag spikes with the game showing the red "timeout countdown in 30 seconds&...
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Will mouse enhanced pointer precision affect my aim if I have mouse acceleration turned off in tf2?

I have the setting for mouse acceleration disabled in tf2, but I see a lot of guides recommending that I disable enhanced pointer precision in windows. Are these two things different and do I need ...
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How do I disguise as a teammate using console commands?

I have some key binds set up in order to make disguising more efficient. As of now I only have a means of disguising as a member of the opposing team. I want to make it so I can disguise as a member ...
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My dedicated TF2 server will not connect to Steam servers. (Error = 8)

I am trying to set up a dedicated TF2 server on one of my computers and I cannot figure out what the issue is. I am using Linux (Debian 11) and the computer is wired to my router. Upon starting the ...
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Which loadout is best at destroying tanks in tf2 MvM?

Which loadout can stop a tank the fastest in MvM? How economical are the loadouts in terms of credits spent? How difficult are the lodouts? I'm answering my own question again, as I'm mindboggled by ...
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How are damage resistances calculated in tf2 MVM?

Do weapon damage upgrades stack with purchased damage resistances? How is crit damage calculated with resistance upgrades? Which upgrades should we upgrade first?
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How can I setup a dedicated LAN server with no Internet connection?

A bit of background and equipment being used: several laptops (all the same type); a Router; ethernet cables and wifi; no Internet. What I have managed so far with the same setup: Unreal 2004 - ...
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TF2 Private Server won't work with friends

So I was looking at a tutorial on how to play with friends in a private server but and my friends are still unable to join. How do I let my friends join my private server?
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How can you sell Team Fortress 2 items instantly in the Steam Market and what's the best/easiest way?

I want to sell TF2 items and successfully sell them instantly in the Steam Market. How can I do it and what's the best/easiest way?
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How can I make my TF2 server public?

I've looked into this for a while and I have no idea what I'm doing. I tried to port forward but it only let me play on LAN, and all the guides I've looked through said to type sv_lan 0 into the ...
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How can I spawn in an item I don't have for testing purposes?

I have a new Steam account. Because I'm new, I currently do not have anything found for the soldier. I want to spawn in a Market Gardener to test with it, but I don't know how. I also don't want to ...
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Why don't my items show up?

Can anybody tell me how to solve this please? The items' icons don't show:
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TF2 Server Error: memory could not be read

Environment: Team Fortress 2 dedicated server, latest version OS: Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3 CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.80 GHz CPU Usage by TF2 Server: 20-50% RAM: 4 GB RAM Usage by TF2 Server: ~450 ...
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Specific server not responding specifically for me

There are a few community servers, in specific three from the same host, that I want to connect to badly but the game always says "Server not responding". I'm not banned from them and everyone else ...
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Can I get achievement items multiple times, or be banned for using achievement servers?

Say I were to theoretically use an achievement server and get the achievement hats, items, etc, and I were to use them in crafting, could I get them back? Either by emailing Steam support or using ...
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Can an Unusual weapon be made a Strange Professional Killstreak weapon?

Can I use make an Unusual weapon (that doesn't have a Killstreak, nor a Strange part) a Professional Killstreak and Strange? Can I then apply war paint on top of that? Will that work?
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Item Drop Alert Disappearing and not coming back in TF2?

I got an item drop, but when I clicked on it, it disappeared. I tried going into the backpack to click on the alert but it didn't work either, and now I can't have my item. I've tried: Restarting ...
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RCON refuses to connect to Vultr Server - Team Fortress 2 server

I made a server for TF2 on a Vultr instance, running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. Everything went well, except that when I try running the RCON commands, it hits me with this error: Unable to connect to ...
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How do Killstreaks affect Mediguns?

Mediguns such as the default Medigun, the Kritzkrieg, the Quick-Fix and the Vaccinator can have Killstreak Kits attached to them. This includes Basic, Specialized and Professional Killstreak Kits. ...
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A while ago, I stopped earning trading cards and such. What happened?

Quite a bit ago, I stopped earning trading cards. Now, I use Steam a whole lot, so don't give me that,"You have to actually play the game" garbage. For example, I've played TF2 for over 1k hours, but ...
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My Team Fortress 2's userconfig.cfg has gone AWOL

For whatever reason, I do not have a userconfig.cfg file. Nothing I have done so far has completely restored the file (in order): Taking another game's userconfig.cfg file and putting it into the TF2 ...
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How can I have my own MvM server to play with my friends?

I want to create it, because I've made my own MvM wave and I want my friends to try it out. How do I load my custom MvM wave into a server that my friends and I can play?
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On a two monitor setup how can I keep the game (TF2) open when I click on a tab in the other monitor?

If I have TF2 open on one monitor if I click on any other tab in the second monitor it minimizes the game. Is there any way I can fix this?
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Do Scout achievements regarding 'stun' mechanics still work following changes to The Sandman?

In TF2, a good bit of the Scout's achievements involve stunning enemies. With the change to the Sandman, do these achievements still work? An example of one of these achievements is "Brushback," ...
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Is there a way to see casual rank of other players like you can see ping as numbers instead of bars?

All you can see is these badges/medals and it's not clear from the colors what the number of Tiers they have is. The advanced menu has an option to change how the scoreboard displays ping of all ...
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Is it possible to create a script that outputs text to chat whenever I build a sentry?

I was curious if it was possible to make a script where when I build a sentry it says something like "Sentry up" in chat?
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How can other players view my individual Kills & Deaths?

Somebody pointed out my exact kills and deaths while playing on a casual server. How could they see this? Was it a custom scoreboard that shows kills and deaths of all players, or how else would he ...
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Having difficulties creating a custom command in TF2

So, in TF2 I like to play on cheat-enabled servers sometimes and I've been trying to create a command that would allow me to pick up an object and "wear" it on my head like a hat, for example a tiny ...
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How to fix random crashes with Linux+AMD on Vulkan & Source Engine games?

Problems: TF2 crash after 30 minutes of gameplay with random texture or dx8 errors Source games like Portal 2 (and mods like Thinking with Time Machine) or Insurgency does not start or crash Vulkan ...
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Team Fortress 2: What is the purpose of "Support Points"?

They don't contribute to the overall score in MvM nor in normal maps. Do they have any purpose? Blue arrow:
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TF2 Mann vs Machine POP files - what can you do with a Tank?

When designing wave patterns for MvM, you can create a tank thus: Tank { Health 1000 Name Tank Speed 75 StartingPathTrackNode boss_path_1 OnKilledOutput { ...
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How do I play Team Fortress 2 with custom monitor refresh rate?

I managed to create a working custom display resolution using Nvidia control panel. The refresh rate is set to 68Hz instead of the maximum default 60Hz. The OSD (on-screen display) says it's working ...
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Is there a way to move multiple items at once in my backpack?

In Team Fortress 2, is it possible to move more than one item at a time while sorting my in game inventory? I want to sort all of my items, but doing it one at a time feels very inefficient.
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How do I make it so that its me vs. 10 enemy engineers on the blue team?

How do I make it so that its me vs. 10 enemy engineers on the blue team? I tried this sv_cheats 1 mp_autoteambalance 0 tf_bot_keep_class_after_death 1 tf_bot_add 10 engineer red easy but it did ...
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Bonus points after turning in contract for the second time

I completed a contract but missed some bonus points, so I did the contract again to get them all. Each time I turned in the contract after getting the bonus points, the number of stars I have didn't ...
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How to set maximum allowed ping in matchmaking?

Another Valve game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive allows setting the highest allowed ping for connected servers in options, but I haven't found a corresponding option in the Team Fortress 2 settings ...
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How to bind Spy disguises to keys?

I'm trying to create binds to disguise as all nine classes, but I can't find the commands. "disguise_Class" (for example "disguise_Scout") doesn't work. Because bind "key" "disguise 8 -2" can be used ...
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Which disguise should I pick as Spy?

Unless I'm chasing Engineer buildings or a specific player, I practically select the disguise at random to save time, avoiding slower classes. Is it possible to make informed disguising decisions at ...
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How to counter Pyro as a Scout?

I feel that Scout against Pyro is perhaps the most difficult confrontation between classes. Scout has the lowest amount of health in the game (alongside Engineer, Sniper and Spy) and Pyro's ...
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Can the server owner disable cosmetic items?

Valve designed Team Fortress 2 classes with distinct silhouettes to effectively convey visual information to the player. Hats and other cosmetic items can greatly hamper visibility and may change the ...
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Should I avoid rocket jump "scripts" and "binds"?

Because you also have to crouch — in addition to jumping and shooting at your feet — in order to reach the highest jump length as soldier, some people have resorted to scripts or binds to streamline ...
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What to do during setup as the offensive team?

Setup lasts a little over one minute in the asymmetric game modes. The defending team moves into positions, but when playing on the offensive side with casual players I'm not aware of any constructive ...
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Is there a way to save a casual mode map selection for reuse?

I usually pick the same maps in casual mode, is there a way to save it so I don't have to select them every time I start Team Fortress 2?
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How many days per ref in TF2?

In TF2, I get an item about every 45 minutes. So how many days would it take for me to get enough weapons to smelt up to one refined metal, considering I'm playing for about 45 minutes a day?
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Consistent disconnection by VAC in Linux, despite verifying local file integrity

I got disconnected from an official Team Fortress 2 server by VAC using my Linux machine, even though I have not changed the game files in anyway nor have I added any modifications. Yet, after ...
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How can I apply TF2 Conditions to bots in MvM?

I'm creating a custom population (.pop) file for Mann vs Machine, and want to be able to apply condition codes (like the TF2_AddCondition function, or the addcond cheat command) to a specific bot when ...
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Does buying a TF2 key unlock the community market?

I need access to the community market in order to sell some trading cards, does buying a TF2 key from the TF2 store unlock the community market?
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What happens if more than one cosmetic with footprint spells is equipped?

If I have multiple footprint spells equipped, what happens? Do both happen together, or does one take priority? I did some tests, but I want to make sure the results were not just me.
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Expert Spy Contract Glitch

So, one of the objectives in the Expert Spy Contract from Jungle Inferno is to get 5 kills in a single life without dying. I have gotten seven or eight kills in a single life, with no progress towards ...
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Is it still possible to earn hats through random drops?

Looking at my Steam account, I have 412 hours played on Team Fortress 2. My friend gifted me a premium account, but to this day, I have never had a hat or a item drop for me. I read on the wiki that ...
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