I’m a big fan of the game Team Fortress 2 (TF2) ever since the first version of Team Fortress Classic came out back in 1999. It was possible to get a head-shots using a 56k modem connected to the internet back then, but sadly those days are long gone. Seeing as I’m currently using only 0.3% of my monthly bandwidth on my server, I will hopefully make better use of the massive bandwidth that I’m allocated. With over 12 years passing since playing Team Fortress for my first time, I’m proud to say that I now have my own TF2 server today.
If you don’t know what TF2 is, watch these teaser trailers that I conveniently posted below for you. But before you watch the video’s below, let me tell you the best part about the game… It’s completely free for anyone to play. I’m serious, that wasn’t a joke. All you have to do is go to Steam’s Website, download the software and install, after which you need to create an account that is completely free and finish by clicking install TF2 in the tab labeled “Games” and after few hours of downloading your set.
If those videos didn’t get you pumped to play Team Fortress 2 then this post is lost on you, because I re-watch those video for fun from time to time. But anyway, to get back to reason for this post I have my own server now and you can connect to it by going typing in this IP Address 126.96.36.199.
A fun thing to do in game is to upload a custom “spray,” which is basically allows you to put a picture of your choosing on any flat wall in the game that you’re close to for everyone to see. The sprays are not easy to create on your own because you need to use some custom software to do it. Where as installing ready made spray is as easy as dragging and dropping two files into a particular folder. Which is why I decided to make some Team Fortress 2 sprays in celebration of my new server just for you by just clicking the images below.
Once you have finished downloading the folder it will contain two files for each spray and another folder called UI with 1 more file for each spray. Right click on the logos folder and choose copy. Now you need to navigate to the proper folder on your Hard Drive. For most people this folder will be located at: C:Program FilesSteamsteamappsUSERNAMEteam fortress 2tfmaterialsvguilogos (Of course, USERNAME will be YOUR Steam account name). If you don’t have the folder logos, create it. Then paste the files and folder into the logos folder into the VGUI folder. Click ok when asked if you want to copy over the files/folders that already exist. That’s it. Next time you load up TeamFortress 2 you can go to your Multiplayer options and choose your new spray from the drop down menu.
See ya on the server!