Fortress Forever is a Source mod inspired by the earlier versions of the Team Fortress series (Team Fortress Classic and QuakeWorld Team Fortress).
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Mostly Positive (31 reviews) - 77% of the 31 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (722 reviews) - 89% of the 722 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 13, 2007

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Community-Made Mod

Fortress Forever is a free, Community-made Source mod inspired by the earlier versions of the Team Fortress series (Team Fortress Classic and QuakeWorld Team Fortress).

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June 5

Fortress Forever v2.6 Released (June 2016)

Fortress Forever v2.6 Release 5th June 2016

New scout movement weapon: The JumpGun

Jumpgun - YouTube

  • When fully charged it can be fired to produce an upwards thrust like a mid-air powerful jump
  • Whilst the weapon is out, it'll charge up; switching weapons loses charge
  • We don't have a weapons modeller at the moment, so it's using the railgun model for now. If you'd like to model us a new gun, please get in touch!
Dispenser changes:
  • Wrenching a dispenser now recharges 5 cells per whack; you can no longer insert your own ammo with your wrench
  • Dispensers are now cheaper, down from 100 cells to 30 cells
  • Dispensers have less maximum capacity, down from: 400 to 100 cells; 500 to 100 nails; 400 to 100 shells, 250 to 50 rockets, 500 to 100 armor. NOTE: It's explosion size is based on what percentage full it is, not the total ammo number. This means the explosion size has not changed, but it reaches full detonation size quicker.
  • Dispenser health reduced from 150 to 75
  • Dispensers no longer eat backpacks when they are full

Ragdoll and gib changes
  • Ragdolls are no longer affected by concussion grenades
  • Ragdolls are pushed less by explosions
  • Ragdolls last for 5 seconds, down from 15
  • Gibs are now more frequent from deaths with explosions (>30 dmg overkill rather than >50)
  • Dropped player weapons are now tied to cl_gib_lifetime

Bugfixes
Misc
  • Railgun now glows more dramatically when it's fully charged

We look forward to seeing you in game!

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About This Game

Fortress Forever is a Source mod inspired by the earlier versions of the Team Fortress series (Team Fortress Classic and QuakeWorld Team Fortress). Our all-volunteer team has created this mod entirely from scratch and continued to develop it since late 2004. It was originally released in September of 2007.

Fortress Forever involves two or more teams, each with 9 available classes, competing in a variety of map-determined objectives (capture the flag, territorial control, invade and defend, etc). Each class has its own unique abilities and strengths that offer extremely varied playstyles. The gameplay ranges from fast-paced, competitive, and deep to absurd and chaotic.

  • Totally free
  • Fast paced, team- and class-based gameplay
  • Faithful to the spirit of Team Fortress Classic (TFC) and QuakeWorld Team Fortress (QWTF), meaning Fortress Forever includes offhand grenades, bunnyhopping, etc
  • 10 Classes (9 + Civilian)
  • Training level and in-game hints
  • Extensive map scripting/customization using Lua

FAQ


Q: How is this related to Team Fortress 2?
A: It isn't at all. Fortress Forever was in development before the current incarnation of Team Fortress 2 was announced and was released before TF2. The gameplay and goals of each are vastly different and are hard to compare directly. Fortress Forever is far more similar to Team Fortress Classic and QuakeWorld Team Fortress than it is to Team Fortress 2.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 7 level Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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russians op xDDD
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
good alternative if you're feeling like an old school punk rockstar who only plays the poor's grand classic adventures
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Super_Spaghetti_64 #TeamHeavy
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Fortress Forever is an almost dead game that is like the older versions of Team Fortress before Team Fortress 2. Too bad nobody plays it anymore.
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mr dog shoe
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
The game is good but it needs some improvements and nerfs. Pyro is too op and it should be nerfed also SHOULD NOT have this feature ''- The Flamethrower can be used as a jetpack. Face down, jump and hold down the fire button. If you keep it down for too long, you'll start to head back to the ground. ''. The demoman should have 2 different animations for both weapons and the pipe launcher should have longer distance projectile (pipe) traveling. Also movement is kinda op (in my opinion) little nerf I guess won't harm anyone. Plus you should make rocket jumping and grenade/sticky (idk how to call it for the demo) a thing. So for now I can give this game 6/10 if these changes/nerfs are made I will give a full 10. Needs more players so I recommend people to try it out. Also good work on the crosshair option!
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Metromann64
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
a remastered version of the Original Grand-daddy of Multiplayer mayhem. if you're waiting to get money to buy the original, this is a great alternative.
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[GCAE] Plat
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
It's about as dead as my family.
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DryD
( 41.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Really fun game :)

Its so sad that the community is dead :(
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-[FF]- [G.E.W.P] [DFS] G-Boy
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
its a combination of quake team fort and goldsrc team fort. and its training mode is too complex for my tf2 infected mind.
10/10
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Jahalaa
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Forever isnt that long...
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josh
( 112.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Great shooter game where you can play with Venezuelan men who sound funny on the microphone because they speak broken english
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
124.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Love it and Hate it. First off let me start off by saying if you grew up playing TFC like I did, then this game is a must play. This game is more or less the modern version of TFC. Updated graphics, perfecting the bunny hop, and over-all just really fun to play. What I love about it is how well they did with keeping things real and true to TFC, but while adding dynamics to the game that make it so much fun. Grenade jumping is better in Fortress Forever. What I dislike is how small the community is. I wish there were more players playing this game all the time. The Fortress Forever community needs growth and promotion.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
112.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Great shooter game where you can play with Venezuelan men who sound funny on the microphone because they speak broken english
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
This Is Great. the Community in this game have a potential to. as long as this game keeps getting updated. i love it. Its a fun game which you can play for hours.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
If you're a fan of Team Fortress Classic or even Team Fortress 2, this is a must play for you. When I first played, I had that feeling of addiction, that feeling that made me want to play more. My one complaint is that multiplayer is dead. I come on time to time and see 3 players or 2 players ( sometimes I see 1 or 2 servers full ). Sometimes I come on only to notice no one is playing the game. If this game had much more players, i'd get a better kick out of it. But still, this is an experience a TF fan won't forget.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Fortress Forever is a free Source mod version of Team Fortress meant to update and refine the TF Classic/TF Quakeworld experience for the present day. It has a nice nostalgic feel and fast-paced gameplay, but unfortunately also a tiny community - a serious problem for any competitive multiplayer game.

While ostensibly geared towards multiple playstyles à la Team Fortress 2 and managing to provide a similar diversity of class gameplay, in practice the game is more balanced around the movement techniques of concussion grenade jumping and bunny hopping, meaning veterans who have mastered these skills will almost always have a definite advantage over newer or less dexterous players. These skills also usually require more dexterousness and skill to even pick up than TF2's equivalent Scout movement and explosive jumping. Expect to see FF Scouts and Medics literally zooming through your base with your team's flag, dropping grenades at your Engineer's sentry nest to boot. (Also, grenade spam is still annoying. It's harder to detect grenades than in TFC and you're still able to time throws for maximum surprise.)

What's alternatively neat and concerning is that concjumping and bhopping were emergent: they weren't intended by the developers of TFC, but arose out of the game engine's quirks due to its similarity to Quake's engine and its movement tricks, which the original Team Fortress mod used. FF on the other hand makes them central game mechanics to appeal to a niche of die-hards who were dissatisfied by TF2, for better and worse.

There's still a solid game here, don't get me wrong. It's not bad, though it's more of an offshoot of Team Fortress than an evolution. For the average TF2 player I'd recommend this more as a piece of history, and as an entertaining diversion with friends. The community just isn't there nowadays, and most of what is there will probably run rings around you. Compare to Team Fortress Classic, which despite serving as the conceptual base for FF has a less demanding skill floor and a small yet serviceable community that hangs around to this day.

Also the announcer is this guy who sounds like a pirate and it's weird.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
It's about as dead as my family.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
a remastered version of the Original Grand-daddy of Multiplayer mayhem. if you're waiting to get money to buy the original, this is a great alternative.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Very good graphics (in my opinion), gameplay is good, but since the servers are mostly empty, needs offline bots.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Much, much fun. Don't think of TF2 when you get into this, because the only similarity is the class names and the general class ideas, but that's it.

Sadly, it doesn't have much fame, and is quite unheard of, so there aren't exactly many lively servers.

Also doesn't need a low ping, I played at 100+ and I didn't even notice much.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
its a combination of quake team fort and goldsrc team fort. and its training mode is too complex for my tf2 infected mind.
10/10
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