Team Fortress Classic

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Team Fortress Classic
TeamFortressClassicCoverBox.jpg
Developers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
April 7, 1999
OS X
March 29, 2013
Linux
March 29, 2013
Team Fortress Classic at SteamDB
 Team Fortress Classic at Wikipedia
Team Fortress
Team Fortress (mod) 1996
Team Fortress Classic 1999
Fortress Forever (unofficial mod) 2007
Team Fortress 2 2007

This page is for the GoldSrc remake. For the original Quake mod, see Team Fortress.

General information

More information Official wiki - Run by the TF2 community and hosted by Valve
More information GitHub Issue Tracker for Team Fortress Classic and other GoldSrc-based games
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail DRM details are not known
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Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix -nointro

  1. Find Team Fortress Classic in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -nointro
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

File Consistency for models/w_grenade.mdl[edit]

Fix Disconnected from servers with the message: "You have been disconnected from the server. Reason: Bad file Server is enforcing file consistency for models/w_grenade.mdl"

  1. Launch Team Fortress Classic
  2. Click Options, then the Video tab, then uncheck Enable HD models if available.
  3. Re-join the server

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\Half-Life\tfc\
OS X <path-to-game>/Half-Life/tfc/
Linux <path-to-game>/Half-Life/tfc/

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support
Multi-monitor No native support
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable Use cvar gl_aniso to configure. Restart required.
Anti-aliasing (AA) No native support
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Hackable See High frame rate.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Fix Field of view

Information When running at widescreen-resolutions adjusting the fov is probably necessary.

First Method:

  1. While in game, push ~ to open the developer console.
  2. Type default_fov 106.270273206 and press Enter.

Second Method:

  1. Alternatively you can also open config.cfg located in Sierra\Half-Life\Valve\.
  2. Add the following to the bottom of it.

For 16:10: default_fov 100.39487232

For 16:9: default_fov 106.270273206

If the new fov doesn't stick try creating an autoexec.cfg-file in the same folder and adding the line to it.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Fix -window -noborder

  1. Find Team Fortress Classic in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -window -noborder
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

High frame rate[edit]

Fix Setting FPS higher than 100

Information Increasing the FPS is necessary to make the game seem less choppy without vsync enabled.

First Method:

  1. While in game, push ~ to open the developer console.
  2. Type developer 1 and press Enter. This enables developer mode, going past the video standards of when TFC was first released.
  3. Type fps_override 1 and press Enter. This enables entering in FPS levels higher than 100.
  4. Finally type fps_max 200 and press Enter. Setting to 200 is recommended, higher values will feel floaty.

Second Method:

  1. Alternatively you can also open userconfig.cfg located in the game folder (see above).
  2. Add the following to the bottom of it.
developer 1
fps_override 1
fps_max 200

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse/joystick settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration Native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller
Controller support Native support
Full controller support No native support
Controller remapping Native support
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support Enable option "Reverse mouse" to invert Joystick Y-axis.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support
Surround sound No native support Lost with Linux update.[1]
Subtitles No native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support No native support
French Native support Unknown No native support
German Native support Unknown No native support
Italian Native support Unknown No native support
Spanish Native support Unknown No native support

Network[edit]

In-game general multiplayer settings.
In-game advanced multiplayer settings.
Information For more information, see the "Half-Life Dedicated Server" section of our GoldSrc article.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Native support 32
Online play Native support 32

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking No native support
Peer-to-peer Native support
Dedicated Native support
Self-hosting Native support
Direct IP Hackable Open the console (~) and use connect followed by the IP and port.

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP (outbound) 6003, 7002, 27010, 27015, 27025

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7 Lost with Linux update.[2]
OpenGL 2.1
Software renderer Native support
64-bit executable Native support OS X and Linux only.[citation needed]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer WON (retail)
Steamworks (Steam)

Console commands[edit]

Information Games running on the GoldSrc engine can utilize GoldSrc Engine Console Commands for various tasks.
Information The console is enabled by default in GoldSrc games, press ~ to open it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 95 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
400 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
32 MB of VRAM
OS X
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8xxx series
ATI Radeon X1600
Intel HD 3000
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600/9600GT
ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600
(Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11)
OpenGL 2.1 compatible

References

  1. Steam HL1 5.1 sound - Steam discussions forums.
  2. Steam HL1 5.1 sound - Steam discussions forums.