Team Fortress 2

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Team Fortress 2 is a free-to-play online video game developed and published by Valve.


Mumble overlay not working[edit]

When using Mumble, the overlay does not display itself.


  1. Right click on Steam and click Libraries
  2. Right click on Team Fortress 2 and click Properties
  3. Click Set Launch Options
  4. Type in -nod3d9ex
  5. Click OK
  6. Click Close

Mouse cursor showing up in cross hair[edit]

The mouse cursor appears on your cross hair and stays focused on the center.


  1. Open the console (usually with the ~ key)
  2. Type in cl_software_cursor 1 and press enter
  3. Close the console

Your inventory is not available at this time. Please try again later.[edit]

While trying to trade, you get the above error message.


  1. Go to
  2. Navigate to your Profile
  3. On the right hand side, click Edit my Profile
  4. Change the Custom URL and save the page

Nvidia driver crash[edit]

While playing TF2, the game will suddenly freeze causing the sound to be looped and a black screen is seen following the freeze. A message will appear in the taskbar tray stating 'display driver has stopped responding and has successfully recovered'.


The only known prevention method at this point is to run the game in DirectX 8.1 mode.

  1. Open Steam and navigate to the Library
  2. Right click Team Fortress 2 and select Properties
  3. Click Set Launch Options
  4. Type in -dxlevel 81
  5. Click OK
  6. Click Close

Solution 2 When the nvidia driver crashes and you can hear TF2, but can only see the desktop you can use this to see TF2 again:

  1. Go to the cfg TF2 folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\[your username]\team fortress 2\tf\cfg)
  2. Open autoexec.cfg.
  3. If there is no autoexec.cfg then right click anywhere in the blank space -> New -> Text Document
  4. Open the new text document, click on File, Save As, then at the bottom where it says Save As Type change it to All Files (*.*). For the file name type in autoexec.cfg
  5. Copy and paste the follow into the autoexec.cfg file:

alias res_sw "res_low"
alias res_low "mat_setvideomode 1024 768 0; alias res_sw res_normal"
alias res_normal "mat_setvideomode 1280 1024 0; alias res_sw res_low"
bind "o" "res_sw"

Whenever the nvidia driver crashes press the o button to be able to see TF2 again.