We are playing TF2! #275 (336/500)
How can I connect to the server?
First, make sure you have TF2 launched. Go to the main page, click on the blue "Connect to server" button, and enter the correct password. A Steam popup should appear; click on "Join" to connect.
Alternatively, type in connect; password [insert password here] inside the TF2 developer console and press enter.
What are the rules of this server?
There are only three official rules on this server:
  • Keep micspam pony-related, and do not talk over existing micspam;
  • Political discussions are not allowed in in-game chat;
  • Cheaters and non-pony enjoyers will be permanently banned.
As long as you abide by these rules, you are free to play here. Note that these do not include the unwritten customs of the server. Like any community you're unfamiliar with, lurk more before typing.
Sprays are not working in-game. How can I get them to show up?
First, make sure you are using this website to export your spray as a VTF file. Do not directly load in your spray from an image file while in-game. Next, make sure that under "Advanced Options", the option "Disable sprays" is unchecked. Alternatively, type in cl_spraydisable 0 inside the TF2 developer console and press enter.
If that doesn't work, you may have an FPS config that automatically disables sprays. Copy paste the following into the TF2 developer console:
r_spray_lifetime 99999;
r_decals 99999;
r_decal_cullsize 1;
r_decalstaticprops 1;
r_drawmodeldecals 1;
r_drawbatchdecals 1;
cl_allowdownload 1;
cl_allowupload 1;
mp_decals 99999
If the above commands work, create a file called autoexec.cfg in your tf/cfg folder and copy paste the above commands into that file. If you already have a file called autoexec.cfg, paste those lines at the bottom of your autoexec file.
Note that if you are using Mastercomfig, your autoexec.cfg should be placed in the tf/cfg/overrides folder, not tf/cfg.
How can I get the HorseTV demo file of a match I played in?
Request the demo in the thread, and make sure to include the exact date and map of the match in your request. An admin will upload the demo file to this link.
How can I micspam in-game?
Check out this micspam guide. Note that micspamming over someone else's micspam is considered taboo aside from very rare exceptions.
How can I download maps quickly?
If the in-game map download is stuck for you, go to this link and download the correct file with the name of [insert map name here].bsp.bz2 (don't confuse this with the file ending in .bsp.size; that file is useless). Extract the .bsp map file using a file archiver like 7-Zip or WinRAR, and place the map file in your tf/download/maps folder. After that's done, simply reconnect to the server.
Where can I find some pony TF2 mods?
Why do I see giant red ERRORs on some maps?
On certain maps, we use a plugin that spawns pony models around the map. If you are seeing big red ERRORs, that means your game didn't automatically download the pony models required to see them. To fix this, you must download the pony models manually. Go to this repo and download its contents. Inside the SpawnPony-master folder, copy the models and materials folders, and paste them into your tf/download folder. Restart your game and reconnect to the server.