TF2 Free to Play
Despite the many misgivings people have, this will surely bring a wealth of brand new players to the game, injecting some much needed fresh blood into both competitive and public play alike.
Read on to find out more on getting the most out of your TF2 experience!
Maximise your FPS
First of all, you’ve got to be prepared to tweak TF2 a bit,
especially if you’re not running a great computer setup. However, for those of
us who aren’t technically minded, the lovely Chris has built an entire set of
configs, with great instructions, that will get you enjoying the game with the
minimum of fuss, and the maximum of FPS. You can find these configs over at: [Link] – but please
make sure you follow the instructions carefully.
Although TF2 has struggled with competitive play, and whilst
there are people that feel the need to constantly complain about the state of
competitive TF2, the majority of players still play and are keen on this game
reaching the player base wanted. The map pools are varied and clans can choose
pretty much any competitive map. It is relatively easy to get into playing
competitively, with the recruitment function on top of the website, and we also
have steam group for players seeking a clan but do not know the means to [link]. Even creating your
own team is relatively painless, as long as you know 5 other players!
Some great resources to get into competitive play can be
found on this website. If you have any questions just start a thread on the
Finally, if you want to jump straight into learning to play
competitively, join the IRC channel, !add to a pickup and play!
While the default HUD is pretty nice, there are alternatives
out there – there is a thread here that covers most of them, but to single out
a few of the more commonly used ones – broeselhud, Community HUD, PVHud, gmang
Hud, M0reHUD. These are all used to a certain extent by the community as a
whole. Here is a [Link] to all the possible huds out there.
If you needed more persuasion to download and install a free
game, there is a huge selection of videos showcasing the game available.
Some of the best(Europe league):
LAN Trilogy – by far and away one of the most epic TF2
movies, featuring frags and action from insomnia 40, one of the largest UK LANs. [Link]
7 brothers who aren’t brothers – widely accepted by many as
the definitive TF2 frag video, this contains footage from one of the longest
running teams (now defunct), broder.
Auto Aim – A great sniping video by one of the best snipers
in TF2, Jh. [Link]
Some local vids:
Kaboos’s pugstar(s) vol1
Headshot’s Wreckless Video [link]
Goldfox’s – The vestige [Link]
There is more to choose from so just have a look under the
Some information and ideas taken from a post by Trell/Darn.
Have fun and lets play some TF2!!