TF2 Blog
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed a material system client crash for the Linux version
Team Fortress 2
  • Added a new promo item
  • Fixed not seeing Medigun particle beams while healing players in DirectX 8
  • Fixed the Blue team Stickybomb Launcher using the Scottish Resistance material when dropped into the world
  • Fixed the Black Rose and the Botkiller Wrench using the Red team arms skin while on the Blue team
  • Updated the Faerie Solitaire Pin so it can be crafted, traded and gift-wrapped
TF2 Blog
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed a client crash related to the audio system
  • Updated controller support for the Linux version
Team Fortress 2
  • Added new Linux promo item
  • Added new ETF2L, ESH, and UGC tournament medals
  • Added new multicolored-lights style to the Festive Stickybomb Launcher
  • Fixed Botkiller Medigun, Botkiller Flamethrower, Stickybomb Launcher, and Half-Zatoichi using the Red team arms skin while on the Blue team
  • Fixed a client crash related to the HUD control point maps
  • Fixed "Low-Health Kills" strange part also counting kills after the player had died
  • Fixed "Buildings Sapped" strange counter sometimes incrementing when buildings were destroyed without a sapper attached
  • Fixed a teamkill exploit that used the Crusader's Crossbow
  • Fixed not being able to view different styles while previewing items in the Mann Co. Store
  • Fixed the paintability of the Mann Co. Cap and the Mann Co. Online Cap
  • Increased the particle limit
  • Updated The Map Maker's Medallion to be paintable
  • Updated the Engineer's Cap so the Red team version displays the correct color when paint is applied
  • Updated Mvm_Bigrock to fix a server crash when all players are dead
  • Updated several backpack images to fix issues caused by mat_picmip
  • Updated the localization files
TF2 Blog


In 1991, Linus Torvalds left a ham sandwich in his bathroom, and when he came back two weeks later, discovered that he'd accidentally invented penicillin and Linux. Just think what would have happened if Linus Torvalds hadn’t waited two weeks to go to the bathroom. It’s thanks to his enormous digestive tract that we have Linux today.


But of course, anybody who’s gone to history class knows that story. What’s less well known is Linus Torvalds’ last words as he lay dying from septic necrosis: “I decree Linux free to all, with no rules! Save one,” he whispered, his voice becoming raspy and Sarumanesque. “NEVER, EVER allow Team Fortress 2 on my precious operating system! Keep it secret from them! Keep it safe!” (Note: start playing this now.)


And so TF2 fell into shadow. Or so Linux Torvalduman thought. Luckily a band of hobbits snuck past his ghostly burning eye-building and did something important, and wept and cradled each other and swore oaths of fealty, and there was some lava and, anyway, Team Fortress 2 is now on Linux and we're giving away items to anybody who tries it, bringing to a close this epic trilogy of paragraphs.




TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
  • Added an option to the Advanced Options dialog to support viewing Steam Community Market-listable items, including current sell prices, from inside the game
  • Fixed Red Pyro and Red Demoman action figures not granting Genuine-quality versions of the in-game items. Players who have already redeemed codes will have the correct items granted to them the next time they launch the game.
  • Fixed Gullywash being in the wrong matchmaking category
  • Fixed exploit where players could be pushed into enemy spawn rooms by the payload cart
  • Fixed a client crash related to the scoreboard
  • Fixed the Heavy using incorrect melee animations
  • Fixed Brock's Locks not being paintable
  • Fixed team paint previews not showing the colors in the backpack/store icons
  • Fixed uploading replays to YouTube™ on Linux
  • Fixed a bug with item sets incorrectly applying their bonus when using Mann Vs. Machine upgrades of the same type
  • Fixed a ConVar exploit that allowed malformed values to circumvent range checks
  • Fixed MOTD sometimes not displaying HTML contents
  • Updated the Barnstormer to fix LOD clipping issues
  • Updated the localization files
TF2 Blog


Hey, Scout superfans! Scout here. Some doll-makin' company called NECA told us they were gonna make action figures based on the best, most popular team member in TF2. Well, I just opened the box they sent us, and not to tell NECA their business, but MAN these two dolls do not look anything like me.


Don't get me wrong, logically they GOTTA be ME. Right? I just dunno why they didn't start with my traditional outfit, or at the very least Scuba Scout or Kung Fu Fortress Scout or whatever. I guess they're tryin' the most obscure variants first to whet your appetite for the good ol' Classic version.


Still, the way I see it, Chubby Firefighter Scout and for some reason One-Eyed Black Scout are better than no Scout at all. So be sure to hit up your favorite retail establishments (Toys 'R' Us, FYE and Hastings) or online (Amazon and the Valve Store) because these odd-lookin' Scout dolls are gonna sell like odd-lookin' hotcakes.


—Scout


TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
  • Fixed a client crash during demo playback
TF2 Blog
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing some crashes from being reported
  • Fixed the chat window not accepting characters for some languages
Team Fortress 2
  • Added raw mouse input for the Linux version
  • Fixed missing text in the recipe descriptions for The Rescue Ranger, The Loose Cannon, and The Vaccinator
  • Updated the equip_region setting for The Bootie Time
  • Updated The Menpo to be paintable
  • Updated The Last Straw to be paintable
  • Updated The Digit Divulger with new styles
  • Updated The Rescue Ranger so it can be used as an ingredient when crafting
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated the Item Import Tool
    • Improved UI layout
    • Added support for facial animations
    • Fixed skins sticking after a different DMX was loaded
    • Added support for LOD testing
    • Hats will automatically add an Unusual attachment point to bip_head
  • Vintage-quality items and Botkiller items that are otherwise tradable can now be listed on the Steam Community Market
TF2 Blog


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TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
  • Added The Robo-Sandvich, The Festive Sandvich, The Festive Buff Banner, and The Festive Huntsman to the list of items allowed in Medieval mode
  • The Prize Plushy can now get assists in Pyrovision
  • Fixed a server crash caused by players bleeding to death
  • Fixed spectator bots picking up the bomb in Mann Vs. Machine
  • Fixed The Bazaar Bargain counting crit-boosted body-shots as headshots
  • Fixed The Festive Holy Mackerel using the wrong sounds
  • Fixed Strange Buff Banner and Strange Sandvich not always tracking usage
  • Fixed seeing the fire texture on The Soldier's Stogie in DirectX 8
  • Fixed missing style names for The Barnstormer
  • Fixed the achievement "The Great Deflate" not counting certain Balloonicorn and Reindoonicorn items
  • Updated paint effects for The Hot Dogger, The Salty Dog, The Counterfeit Billycock, and The Cold Killer
  • Updated the localization files
TF2 Blog
Kritzkast is throwing a 12 hour Team Fortress 2 livestream on Saturday fundraising for Cancer Research UK. 12 hours! During the fundraiser various Team Fortress personalities will be making an appearance throughout the event. More details can be found here.

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