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"Happy Anniversary... to Us!" 2.0.3 Patch Release

July 4, 2021 - druidlyclean
Happy birthday, Team Fortress 2 Classic! We sure hope you weren't celebrating the anniversary of anything else today, because the official release of TF2 Classic, along with The Death & Taxes Update, dropped exactly one year ago! It's been a long year for all of us, and while we're still hard at work on future content, we appreciate that so many of you have stuck around since release, and that so many more have trickled in this past year.

As a show of appreciation, we've gone back on the only unpopular update we've ever released: changing the VIP variant of Badwater from night to day! That's right, Badwater is night time once again! Originally, we brought back daytime to address visibility issues; some parts of the map, especially outdoors and under cliffs and balconies, were too dark and muddy without a strong source of natural light, and players' team colors could get lost in the shadows. With help from Savva (one of our community contributors), we've lit Badwater up enough to make players stand out, without ruining what made it look special. Below are example comparisons of each version, in order of when they were changed.

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We know this isn't much on its own, and we can tell you're eager for more content. With our next update, you'll be seeing some proper new weapons and overdue quality-of-life features. Here's an album of sly teaser pictures, as if to say, "We promise we're working on stuff, please don't leave!"

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And don't worry, we're still working on maps. Do you love Four-Team, but find you've grown numb to Hydro and Flask? Then we've got bad news: between its freezing temperatures and its broken, mercenary-sized air duct system, this Antarctic map will probably leave you numb to the core!

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Let's be clear, again, the only content being added with this anniversary update is night-time Badwater. Everything else shown today is just a little taste of our mod's future. Happy birthday!

As far as future game-modes go, we're working on things internally, but we aren't ready to release any future plans or a road map yet. (This means "don't ask the developers about it when you see them in-game!") Just know that we haven't started work on the "Overpowered" game-mode yet. First, we want to drop a big update with content that'll last; we don't want to start working on Overpowered until we know that we can dedicate ourselves to it long-term, and that the community can be left alone for a while with the content they've got. With that in mind, stay tuned.

Here's to many more years, and many more updates, for Team Fortress 2 Classic. Thanks for being a part of this, and we hope you continue to be a part of our community while we work on future updates!

2.0.2 Patch Release

May 21, 2021 - MaartenS11
Tags: patch
The 2.0.2 Patch to Team Fortress 2 Classic has been released. To apply this update to TF2 Classic, open the TF2 Classic Launcher executable within the tf2classic folder, press the Update button, and the files will automatically be downloaded. The major changes include:

Weapons:

Updated the Nailgun:
  • Reverted back to its 2.0.0 stats

Updated the Flamethrower:
  • Afterburn length is now 25% shorter, though total damage output is unchanged

Updated the Stickybomb Launcher:
  • Now consistent with live TF2's stickies
  • Fixed stickies not suffering from damage falloff
  • Damage rampup changed to 100% (from 70%)
  • Explosion radius rampup to 100% (from 80%)
  • Projectiles no longer bounce off friendly buildings

Updated the Dynamite Pack:
  • Added the ability to taunt kill your enemies while holding the weapon

Updated the Mine Layer:
  • Increased clip size & max stickies to 4 (from 3)
  • Max charge time decreased by 50%

Updated the Bottle:
  • Added particles upon breaking the bottle

Updated the Minigun:
  • Reduced the bullet spread to 0.08 (from 0.1)

Updated the Coilgun:
  • Fully charged shots are now 100% accurate

Updated the Syringe Gun:
  • Lowered the reload time to 1.2s (from 1.5s) to match the reload animation

Updated the Uberspritze:
  • Health penalty has been lessened to -10 (from -25) health

Updated the Shock Therapy:
  • 15% slower heal rate on all Mediguns when equipped
  • Decreased the amount of healing done on hit to 100% (from 150%) of a classes health
  • Health is given to the target instantly
  • No longer uses Knife impact sounds when hitting players
  • Removed guaranteed crits against wet enemies

Updated the Hunting Revolver:
  • Removed the visual recoil
  • Lowered the fire rate to 0.675s (from 0.75s)

Updated the Fishwhacker:
  • Removed -20% slower fire rate
  • Replaced "Marked for Death while active" with "On Miss: Marked for Death for 3s"
  • Updated the description and item type
  • Added particles on impact to add to the new description

Updated the Tranquilizer Gun:
  • Tranquilized enemies now take full crits from Knives

General:

  • Jittering atop certain props has been fixed (primarily noticable on capture points)
  • Added the London asset pack - for more info, see https://london.tf2maps.net/
  • Added "Voice Commands" to the Chat Filter
  • Added tf2c_domination_uncap_factor, which makes control point progress recede faster in Domination
  • Added burning and backstab animations for the Civilian
  • Updated Domination's HUD to show which team is in the lead
  • Updated damage rounding to match Live TF2 (I.E. Minigun minimum damage has been rounded from 4 to 5)
  • Updated players who have just spawned to now recieve the full heal-rate from Mediguns
  • Updated explosions to pass through friendly Engineer buildings
  • Updated highlighted dropped ammo to be a clientside option
  • Updated the round timer to no longer clip through the Arena and Domination HUDs
  • Updated tf2c_spy_gun_mettle to include updated Sapper damage modifier
  • Updated dropped Sandviches from dead Heavies to give points on pickup
  • Updated tf_arena_override_team_size to 64, so players don't have to sit out
  • Updated two team Arena to have before-round queues turned off, consistent with Four-Team
  • Updated the description for tf_dingalingaling
  • Updated gibs to be compatible with custom class textures
  • Disabled random bullet spread by default
  • Disabled Arena queue in two team, to be consistent with Four-Team
  • Restored custom map description .txt files
  • Fixed bullets from Sniper primaries not ignoring teammates
  • Fixed the Edit Loadout button not working on the class select screen
  • Fixed being able to freely respawn in Arena
  • Fixed newly connected players not getting DOM scores until they update
  • Fixed KOTH HUD not properly flashing when a team is highlighted
  • Fixed Lunchbox items not named "The Sandvich" being inedible
  • Fixed recent kill, killstreak, and achievement voicelines not playing when triggered
  • Fixed Sappers being hard to place on top of buildings
  • Fixed Spywalk not being applied clientside
  • Fixed lastdisguise to now remember enemy vs. ally disguise, rather than absolute team color
  • Fixed the tranquilized debuff being near instantly removed by healing, now halves duration as intended
  • Fixed death animations playing at the world origin
  • Fixed flame impact sounds on friendly buildings
  • Fixed a bug where flames would linger between round changes or restarts
  • Fixed tranquilized particles from staying on the player after immediately switching weapons
  • Fixed an exploit where Huntsman arrows could be used to give players large health pools
  • Fixed not being able to pick up dropped flags in spawn rooms that allow them.
  • Fixed HLTV/Replay players being able to join teams
  • Fixed crash related to giving yourself an invalid attribute ID via give_econ
  • TFBot: GRN/YLW spawn doors now properly block bots in 4team
  • TFBot: Added basic support for GRN/YLW invasion areas
  • TFBot: Lowered the amount of VIP escorting bots
  • TFBot: Civilian and Scout bots will be less likely to destroy Sentries
  • TFBot: Adjusted Demoman bots from preparing sticky traps if enemies are nearby
  • TFBot: Adjusted Engineer bots to place Teleporter entrances more reliably
  • TFBot: Snipers are able to find the opposing teams better in Four-Team
  • TFBot: Improved Spy bots by retreating when revealed, no longer targeting Sentries from long distances, using the Revolver to finish low-health targets, and backstabbing enemies that come in range whom are not the initial target
  • TFBot: Bots now spend less time retreating
  • TFBot: Bots now spend less time holding the fire button

Maps:

Updated arena_flask:
  • Updated a few displacements to prevent mobility classes from camping above the battleground

Updated cp_amaranth:
  • Added localization strings
  • Time has shifted, and sunlight covers more of the map
  • Updated the lighting in point A
  • Adjusted the visual clarity of point A, so it's easier to locate
  • Improved clipping around the map
  • Updated the train bells to play a few seconds before the train actually arrives
  • Allowed projectiles to pass through railings on the map
  • Removed the train gate doors near the far exit of caves to B
  • Removed the nobuild area on the traintracks at B
  • Fixed a few minor visual issues
  • Fixed a few soundscapes to work properly

Updated dom_hydro:
  • Added localization strings
  • Added a small room to BLU side to give Engineers and Spies more utility
  • Added a new route from the caves between RED and BLU to connect to YLW
  • Combined the two caves between RED and YLW into one larger cave

Updated ctf_casbah:
  • Fog has settled into the seas, to match the world fog
  • Improved visuals and details across the map
  • Added an extra spawn door for each team's spawn
  • Added detail doors to BLU's intel room entrances, to be consistent with RED base
  • Added cover for BLU side's balcony route
  • Added an extra resupply cabinet to each team's spawn
  • Adjusted each spawn point to directly face the exit from spawn
  • Adjusted the windows in front of RED's intel room to close off a window, while also adding a new route to RED intel
  • Adjusted the windows leading into BLU side to be larger
  • Adjusted clipping to prevent mobility classes from camping up above the battleground
  • Adjusted the full ammo and small medkit at mid to be easier to see
  • Adjusted pickups around RED and BLU side to be somewhat consistent
  • Adjusted a few wooden planks to be easier to walk on
  • Replaced a few models at Mid with crates
  • Updated the stairs near BLU side of mid to be easier to move around
  • Fixed a visual bug when falling beneath the water
  • Fixed up the concrete doorways to prevent players from getting stuck when walking against them
  • Removed the setup timer
  • Removed a few pickups from each team's intel room
  • Removed the fence in RED spawn to allow for better movement
  • Removed a pipe near RED side's entrance, for the same reason
  • Removed a pillar near RED spawn, for the same reason
  • Removed a pillar in BLU spawn, for the same reason

Updated vip_badwater:
  • Removed capture point C, due to its redundancy in actual play
  • Bumped the round timer's max limit from 6 minutes to 10 minutes, to compensate for point C's removal
  • Updated the visual design of each point's platform
  • Added a nobuild to stop Engineers from building out of bounds

Updated vip_harbor:
  • Shrunk RED's window on capture point C's building
  • Removed some props to open up the play-space
  • Adjusted the nobuild on the shed in front of First RED spawn to only be on the roof
  • Adjusted some Item Pickups
  • Added a small medkit near point C's upper flank route
  • Improved the visuals of the maps lighting a bit
  • Fixed the water cubemaps

2.0.1 Patch Release

August 14, 2020 - druidlyclean
Tags: patch
The 2.0.1 Patch to Team Fortress 2 Classic has been released. To apply this update to TF2 Classic, open the TF2 Classic Launcher executable within the tf2classic folder, press the Update button, and the files will automatically be downloaded. The major changes include:

Weapons:

Updated the Nailgun:
  • Damage rampup increased to 175% (from 150%) to match Scattergun (Max damage now 20 up from 17)
  • Increased fire rate to 0.1s (from 0.115s)
  • Clip size & max ammo reduced by 20%

Updated the Flamethrower:
  • Made flames and airblast register more reliably

Updated the Dynamite Pack:
  • Recharge time slowed to 10s (from 7s)
  • Decreased throw charging time to 2s (from 4s)
  • Airblast, bullets, and melees push the main Dynamite Pack slightly further
  • Airblasting Dynamite Bomblets now extinguishes their fuse

Updated the Mine Layer:
  • Mines of losing team no longer detonate

Updated the Coilgun:
  • Fixed the Coilgun's alt-fire preventing reloading when empty

Updated the Hunting Revolver:
  • Fire rate slowed to 0.75s (from 0.6s)

Updated the Tranquilizer Gun:
  • Effect duration is now affected by distance falloff
  • Effect reworked: Colorblinds victim, and slows their movements by 33% for up to 5s
  • Slowing affects: Move speed, reload speed, weapon switch speed, melee attack speed, and Minigun spin-up and spin-down speed
  • No longer affects mouse sensitivity

Updated the Umbrella:
  • Plays a sound when alt-fire is unsuccessful

Updated Teleporters:
  • Are now 50 metal by default, and can be reverted back to 125 with tf2c_building_gun_mettle 0

Updated nail/syringe projectiles:
  • Are now consistent with the server's projectile position

General:

  • Enabled vote kicking by default
  • Enabled vote kicking players in spectator
  • Enabled rate-limiting on ClientCommand 'voicemenu' (voice command spam has been limited to 0.3s, minimum)
  • Allowed custom items_game.txts to now allow PDA items in Medieval Mode
  • Fixed voice chat being quiet (if you've changed voice_scale, revert it back to 1)
  • Fixed an oversight that allowed achievements to be earned in Randomizer
  • Fixed a crash related to Arena queue
  • Fixed a crash related to disguising
  • Fixed a crash related to winning in Payload
  • Fixed a Linux crash related to CTF
  • Fixed broken sounds on Linux builds
  • Fixed the GRN flamethrower particles
  • Fixed being able to push stickybombs only once
  • Fixed the 'Bounced Betty' achievement being unachievable
  • Fixed loading item schemas packed inside maps
  • Adjusted Demoman bots to use stickies more often
  • Adjusted Heavy bots to not eat Sandviches while ubered
  • Adjusted Sniper bots to fix a case of picking bad spots
  • Adjusted Civilian Bots to stay behind the frontline, and retreat to spawn if no cover is found
  • Adjusted Randomized loadouts from being preserved on intentional deaths
  • Increased the building placement trace, to prevent some out-of-bounds exploits
  • Updated players to say "Thanks" when extinguished from afterburn
  • Updated dropped ammo (i.e. dropped weapons) to glow
  • Updated map icons for simplified server browser
  • Updated the changelevel vote issue to respect the map cycle
  • Updated the options menu to lower sensitivity as much as legacy options can
  • Updated the list of medal recipients
  • Updated the voting icons
  • Updated navigation files for Mineside and Badwater
  • Updated the localization files

Maps:

Updated vip_badwater:
  • Time has passed within Badwater, and it is now brighter outside

Updated vip_harbor:
  • Fixed a bug where RED's respawn time was shorter than BLU's respawn time, after capturing B
  • Updated the respawn time after B's capture to be 10 seconds for RED, and 2 seconds for BLU
  • Changed some models

Updated vip_mineside:
  • Added a new second route to the escape zone
  • Made some areas brighter
  • Added a small ammo kit to upper balcony at mid
  • Added more cover for upper balcony at mid
  • Adjusted respawn time for RED to be longer when escape gates are open
  • Other various changes

Updated vip_trainyard:
  • Updated the respawn time to be 2 seconds for BLU
  • Shortened the round timer to 4 minutes and 30 seconds (from 6 minutes)
  • Changed some models

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Here's a small tutorial on how to use our launcher + updater program for usage in updating the mod for yourself, and for server owners:

  1. Open the 'tf2classic' folder, in your Sourcemods folder.
  2. Find and open the 'TF2ClassicLauncher' executable.
  3. In the "Launch game" tab, there's a button labeled "Update". Click this button to update the game. If it is faded out, you're up to date.
  4. After everything has installed, press the "Launch" button, or locate the game in your Steam Library.

If you need any further help, please reach out on our public Discord, and we can try to help.
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