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Posts Tagged ‘tutorial’

Inviting people to play Team Fortress 2 with you. Sometimes it pays to go away.

Posted on: March 15th, 2009 by octo dhd

Since the inception of the TF2 Newbs server (a stock rotation server) on the first day of beta one of the challenges has been to keep the server full, or at least populated enough where I don’t have to sit there for 6 hours by myself.   Unfortunately due to things outside of my control we’ve had to change the IP addresses of our servers a couple of times, combined with our rapid expansion in total servers (currently we have 8 maintained by me + 2 donated to the community by others) early in the day its common to find the servers empty, requiring people interested in playing to sit on an empty server waiting for those first few people to join.   When I have time, this would be me. Oh how I yearned for a way to easily invite my friends who were around to come play too. Once in a blue moon I could hit shift-tab, bring up the overlay pick a friend, and invite them to the game I’m in.  But most of the time the option just wasn’t there.  I then learned from someone very very smart, that all you need to do in order to get the invite option to come back is to change your ‘status’ on steam, and it’ll magically reappear.


Here are some non-resized pictures to help.

Oh look no invite

Lets go change our status

Oh yay! I can invite now

Build Your Own: Plush Demoman Sticky Bombs

Posted on: August 16th, 2008 by Newbs Staff

Ever felt the need to warn others of the danger of entering your room or office? What better way to show that a doorway is being actively camped than with these plush stickies. With this tutorial you too can build your very own Plush Demoman Stickies by following the 14 mostly easy steps.

Huge thanks go out to {TF2F} Dingo for the excellent step by step break down detailing exactly what to do in order to have proper sticky goodness.

The instructions are complete with pictures to illustrate what each stage should look like. So get out your felt and your sewing needles and get at it. If you have any questions about any of the steps please leave a comment and Dingo (and maybe myself) will try to help.

complete plush demoman sticky bomb

Here is an example of one of the simple 14 steps:

Step 9) Turn the strip yellow side out and fit it over
your sphere. It should fit snugly over the seam
highlighted in step 5. (If you didn’t use a hidden stitch in
step 5, this will cover it) sew along the edges of the strip.

Personally, I use a whip stitch, but a blanket stitch
would also work well.

The parts list is:

4 sheets of craft felt. Either:
Blue Team (Light Blue, Dark Blue, White, Yellow)
Red Team (Bright Red, Burgundy, Dark Grey, Yellow)

Thread to match each sheet of felt
Sewing Stuff (Needles, Pins, Etc)



See The Entire Sticky Bomb Making Tutorial Here



As a bonus I’ve included some links to some descriptions of the terms mentioned above.