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How-To Idle in TF2 Automatically After the Textmode Disable Update

Updated on July 17, 2013

Idling Is Now Officially Dead

WARNING: On July 17th 2013 TF2 Team posted a new Blog Post “An Active Solution to an Idle Threat” which makes it clear that idling is not supported by Valve/TF2 Team.

DO NOT IDLE using the methods posted in this article or you will most likely be banned!

I am leaving the information posted here for educational and historic reasons, as before this date the methods outlined here did not violate any known policies or information regarding idling in TF2. TF2 community openly idled and it was considered part of the game, however everything has changed starting on July 17th 2013.

TF2 idling is DEAD.

Introduction

A recent update to Team Fortress 2 has disabled idling for items automatically. Textmode no longer works, each item that is dropped must be confirmed or subsequent items will not drop and sv_lan must now be set to “0”. Here is a workaround using VJoy & AutoHotkey to continue idling automatically in regular TF2. This method also works under Sandboxie with multiple instances of TF2 running.

Note: Before you try this, please understand that there is a risk with using external programs. You may get banned and it is unknown at this time if Valve is enforcing a non-idling policy or not. Generally speaking AutoHotkey is a simple marco program and should in theory not cause any problems, as it does not hook into the process.

Software Required

* Scroll to bottom of page, do not download the SDK or Driver Only, get VJoySetup.exe

VJoy, AutoHotkey & Autoexec.cfg Configuration

Step #1: Install VJoy, start VJoy Virtual Joystick Settings and configure them as follows:

a) Check mark next to Enabled

b) Make sure Joystick Device is set to: VJoy Virtual Joystick 1

c) Assign Scroll Lock to Button 1

d) Click Save Ini

e) Click Ok

f) Make sure VJoy icon appears in your taskbar

Make sure you configure VJoy the same as this image.
Make sure you configure VJoy the same as this image.

Step #2: Install AutoHotkey

1. Create a new text document using Notepad

2. Paste contents of the following AutoHotkey script inside:

Loop
{
	Send {ScrollLock down}
	Sleep 500
	Send {ScrollLock up}
	Sleep 60000
}

3. Save the script anywhere you want with File > Save As in Notepad, make sure Save as type is set to All Files (*.*) and name the file vjoy.ahk


Step #3: Configure Autoexec.cfg

a) Go to your Steam directory and to ...\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\cfg

b) Create a new text document using Notepad

c) Add the following inside:

sv_lan "0"

joystick "1"

bind JOY1 "kill"

d) File > Save, make sure Save as type is set to All Files (*.*) and name the file autoexec.cfg

So you would normally have autoexec.cfg in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\cfg\auotexec.cfg

Keep in mind that SteamPipe has changed the cfg directories from /SteamApps/username/... to /SteamApps/common/...

If you are having problems with autoexec.cfg try typing the commands manually in console

Running Everything

1. Make sure VJoy is running.

2. Start TF2 in non-textmode, you can use launch options if you want for example: -novid -sw -w 640 -h 480 +sv_lan “0” +map itemtest

3. Open vjoy.ahk

You can select a team and class, but in theory the script will automatically assign you to a team and class because it's the same as pressing space on every screen. Because JOY1 is bound to “kill” you will die every 60 seconds, which will cause an item drop screen to appear if you had a drop, after another 60 seconds the script will press JOY1 again and this will cause the item to be auto accepted and placed into your backpack.

The reason why this works is because Joystick buttons are automatically processed by the game engine and input and can be issued when the game is not in focus. If you are using Sandboxie, this will work for multiple TF2 instance windows. Windows can be minimized and do not have to be active.

Post a comment if this is working for you or if you have any problems.

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How to Start TF2 & Sandboxie Using Batch Files

Here is an example how to startup TF2 & Sandboxie using several batch files, I don't really idle this was more of a technical challenge for me so I leave sv_cheats at 0, you can turn it to 1 if you want to use commands which lower memory usage.

To create a batch file in Windows all you need to do is make a text file using notepad and save it with .bat extension, make sure Save as type is set to All Files (*.*)

server.bat

start /low C:\"Program Files (x86)"\Steam\Steam.exe -login username password -applaunch 440 -dev -windowed -width 640 -height 480 -dxlevel 90 -sw -low -heapsize 131072 -novid -nosound -noipx -nopreload -nohltv -tvdisable -replay_enable 0 -maxplayers 4 +sv_lan 0 +sv_cheats 0 +map "itemtest" +mp_timelimit 0 +mp_idledealmethod 0 +mp_forceautoteam 1


client.bat

start /low C:\"Program Files (x86)"\Steam\Steam.exe -login username password -applaunch 440 -dev -windowed -width 640 -height 480 -dxlevel 90 -sw -low -heapsize 131072 -novid -nosound -noipx -nopreload -nohltv -tvdisable -replay_enable 0 +sv_lan 0 +connect 0.0.0.0


startup.bat

start C:\"Program Files (x86)"\VJoy\VJoy.exe
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 2000 >NUL
start C:\Idle\server.bat
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 30000 >NUL
start C:\"Program Files"\Sandboxie\Start.exe /box:Idle "C:\Idle\client.bat"
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 30000 >NUL
start C:\Idle\vjoy.ahk

  • Change the -login portion and fill in your user/pass.
  • Change the 0.0.0.0 ip to your server ip.
  • I don't use Sandboxie to start the server, only the client.
  • PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 30000 >NUL is a timer technique in batch files. 30000 = 30 seconds, 2000 = 2 seconds.
  • startup.bat works as follows: start vjoy, wait 2 sec, start server, wait 30 sec, start client, wait 30 sec, start autohotkey script.

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      alexmk 2 years ago from Canada

      Here is an update, this method still works. There is always a risk of being banned yes, but because idling has dropped off so significantly, it really doesn't seem like Valve is going after people. I would say TF2 is also declining in userbase and key prices are once again insane. If you average 6 weapon drops a week (1 rec) for 1 account, and price of a key is say 17 ref. It will take over a year to get 1 key. Now of course maybe you'll get lucky and get a few more expensive drops, but it doesn't seem all that likley.

      CS:GO idling seems to be a bit more profitable with the new crate drops and far easier, just connect to an idle map wait 10-14 hours and you would get 3-4 drops. A newer crate can fetch 25-75 cents or more depending how new it is. Or just play the game :p

      As far as running TF2 in vmware or virtualbox, it still works as well. However linking steam data doesn't. Which means that each install of TF2 in vmware or virtualbox must be done inside the vmware environment and not system linked. I don't believe Sandboxie works anymore.

      Anyway I don't recommend idling, because it is a waste of time at this point. But if you still want to do it, then that's your call and technically this guide mostly works.

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      Ninja Hurrdurr 2 years ago

      actually, there's another way to auto accept drops, much more easy and much more better than this, i've managed to create a loop on autohotkey, you just need to bind any key on console for the command cl_trigger_first_notification and put on tf2 to press that key and press esc 2 times, i can't share here, because i don't want to get banned and i don't want to see it being fixed, but i already told how to do

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      anonymouse 3 years ago

      Is there tutorial for this?

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      anonymouse 3 years ago

      Can I get ban for using this method?

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      makmoo 3 years ago

      Thanks for the answer.

      I just threw a space command in the ahk script. So its accepting them now.

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      Tested it recently, It still works but you'll need to mess around with Virtual Joy and configure it as a second controller.

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      makmoo 3 years ago

      I guess you don't monitor this anymore. But on the off chance you do.

      Everythings working fine. Except the ahk script working in the menus.

      eg scroll lock will make the button flash, but not do anything else.

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      alhemik 3 years ago

      another thing - i can't trade with new idling accounts - do i really need to buy a game and stuff to transfer idling items?

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      alhemik 3 years ago

      nvm, just tried to launch Big Picture - can't.

      looks like Big Picture can't be launched in Windows XP, and I have WinXP. So.... any fix for that?

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      alhemik 3 years ago

      I tried this but there seems to be a problem:

      autohotkey works and sends commands to TF2 etc. but TF2 does not react to "ScrollLock down/up", even when they are bound to Button 1. Tried it with both Joystick 1 and 2. I haven't tried it in Big Picture mode yet, but I thought it was optional.

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      ComatoseCraig 3 years ago

      I have tried using Joystick 2 and tried this outside of sandboxie neither seem to work, any chance of an updated guide ?

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      alhemik 3 years ago

      so you are using this guide and receiving drops and haven't been penalized so far? i.e. it works fine?

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      The guide is outdated, you need to use VJoy Virtual Joystick 2 not 1.

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      luna 3 years ago

      I set up my vjoy on big pic steam, and already have the loop set. so why does this not work? It does keep turning on and off the scroll lock, but it has no effect ingame. Why is this happening?

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      My Name & Jevuner: set VJoy Virtual Joystick 2 not 1 like this guide says.

      kokole: While interesting, interacting directly with TF2 like that is so risky.

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      kokole 3 years ago

      If you're a reverse engineer, you can bypass all checks except the VAC one (why would you bypass it anyway).

      - Is responding to in-game drop notifications while not utilizing external programs to do so.

      ^ You can call Button::DoClick from the game.

      - Is running only one instance of the game.

      ^ Lame check using CreateToolhelp32Snapshot...

      Is not in textmode.

      ^ Obfuscated g_bTextMode check (See class IClientPurchaseInterfaceV2 from https://github.com/ValveSoftware/source-sdk-2013/b...

      Happy idling! (im saying that to myself).

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      Jevuner 3 years ago

      Can't set these keys in bigpicture mode

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      Steven 3 years ago

      Could you make an updated guide on idling?

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      My Name 3 years ago

      hi, yesterday i tried to also use vjoy BUT it looks like its not workign anymore its not detected by steam/tf2 at all maybe they patched it cuz a lot people used it to get the beta tester badge could you may try if its still working for you somehow?

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      My Name 3 years ago

      Thank you very much im using vmware and autohotkey now :)

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      But if you still decide to idle, vmware seems to be the best option combined with ahk or vjoy method. Also reports that newer versions of sandboxie may work, but I have tested it myself so unsure.

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      It's probably not worth the trouble, but essentially it's possible to use the same steps outlined here + a windows install in VirtualBox or VMWare to idle.

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      shaba7 3 years ago

      can u tell me what is virtualbox and if it's a programe can you tell us how to use it and idle plzzz :)

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      The only other method is to use virtualbox or multiple computers.

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      shaba7 3 years ago

      tf2 now detect sandboxie and any help please :(

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      3 years ago

      Well, i know that's somewhat "off-topic" but, what would i have to change to mek the script press mouse2?

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      Here is what I can tell you.

      Currently Sandboxie doesn't work, you will only get drops for 1 account because a new update is scanning for any additional TF2 processes running. Therefore Sandboxie is now useless.

      I do not idle myself, and only have a couple of older steam accounts with TF2 and haven't really tested mass idling or any have intention to do so. But I do test general stuff to see what works and what doesn't, VirtualBox works without problems for 1 account, I assume it is possible to run multiple VirtualBox environments. However this will require a ton of resources and by default each instances puts heavy load on the CPU around 20%, not to mention the space required for each instance to have Windows & TF2 installed and the RAM required to have everything running. It's also very easy for Valve to block VirtualBox or similar software by checking the specific video drivers virtual machines use, they can also implement methods to stop drops for the same ip address. Therefore attempting to run a cluster of virtual machines is probably a waste of time & can potentially damage your computer if you keep your CPU at a high load. It is possible to limit CPU usage by reducing available resources for the virtual machine inside VirtualBox, however this slows down the performance of the virtual machine, including long delays for booting, starting programs and may interfere with accepting drops.

      In my opinion Valve has pretty much ended mass idling, I don't recommend idling for the risk of any further steps they may take in the future, especially mass idling, but that's your own choice.

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      MDR 3 years ago

      Alexmk what does it mean? Only drops on one sandboxie account even if I sit in front of computer and do not use any other programs/scripts?

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      idlegod is correct, it doesn't work with Sandboxie as they scan for any extra processes. However VirtualBox should work in theory.

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      idlegod 3 years ago

      Don't bother, it has been patched again, you cannot idle more than one instance.

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      Ted 3 years ago

      I have the same problem as johnas. I left 2 tf2's running and no items.

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      johnas 3 years ago

      Hello, i did everything that you explain, i have actually 4 TF2 running with sandboxie and they get killed each minute, but i left pc turned on last night and i don't get any item. Any suggestion?

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      gouzz 3 years ago

      I don't understand the last thing about changing controllers :s Can you explain better? Big Picture and that settings

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I got every thing working perfectly except for one thing it won't click past the dropped item screen or however it's supposed to work when you get a new weapon

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      You would still need to have bind joy1 kill, so the autoexec.cfg would be the same.

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      idlegod 3 years ago

      alexmk what happens with autoexec.cfg is that removed now?

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      Looks like VJoy still works if you use VJoy Virtual Joystick 2 & Big Picture Mode, you need to bind at least 6 keys.

      Inside VJoy for "Virtual Joystick 2"

      Button 1 = Scroll Lock

      Button 2 = Numpad 1

      Button 3 = Numpad 2

      Button 4 = Numpad 3

      Button 5 = Numpad 4

      Button 6 = Numpad 5

      1. Inside Big Picture mode you need to go to Settings (Gear Icon)

      2. Select Controller, it should say "Controller Detected: VJoy Virtual Joystick"

      3. Select Edit controls

      Then you need to assign at least 6 keys

      Primary Action = Scroll Lock (Button 0)

      Go back = Numpad 1 (Button 1)

      Tertiary Action = Numpad 2 (Button 2)

      Secondary Action = Numpad 3 (Button 3)

      Left Stick X = Numpad 4 (Button 4)

      Left Stick y = Numpad 5 (Button 5)

      4. Click Save, and choose No thanks for sharing configuration & exit Big Picture Mode.

      Scroll Lock should now work inside of TF2 as before.

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      Dan 3 years ago

      alexmk, what now? VJoy no longer works! :(

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      Cat and Mouse 3 years ago

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      alexmk 3 years ago from Canada

      VJoy has been patched. Also they are now logging multiple instances of TF2, very bad idea to run Sandboxie if you are still using it.

      New update however appears to have fixed VirtualBox, you can now run TF2 in VirtualBox at least with -dxlevel 80.

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      ty 3 years ago

      no longer works for me! dang

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      Ted 3 years ago

      Yesterday it worked great but now (after the aug 27 update) it doesn't. It's like it's not sending the scroll commands anymore.

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      idlegod 4 years ago

      Oolong that means you did not scroll to the bottom of the page as instructed, you must have downloaded the first thing you seen. You must scroll down and you'll see 2 options;

      VJoy Virtual Joystick Driver v1.2

      VJoy Virtual Joystick Driver v1.2 (Driver Only)

      Download the none driver only one

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      Oolong 4 years ago

      I can't launch vJoy. After installation it says laucnch via icon installed and there is no icon,

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      Kevin 4 years ago

      Im having trouble getting this to work in sandboxie. I got it to work unsandboxed, but when it comes to sandboxie, i can't. please help!

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      teko344 4 years ago

      fixed u.u

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      This method still works but it is in violation of the official policy.

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      E. 4 years ago

      Nope. It is VAC-banable. That is the problem with public hacks - VAC Team will know and take actions. I heard a story that letting them know about private hack is quite... beneficial.

      At the moment the best way to idle with max 6 acc is to start the game and move the windows to another monitor and then do your job on the main screen. You can also buy your younger brother/sister big bag of sweets and let them "play".

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      Xamila 4 years ago

      Man, this trick still work?

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      Stilian 4 years ago

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      Necro 4 years ago

      So I did everything as far as I could, but I only got 1 item from each account, which makes me think that something isn't working so it's not accepting items, just getting the one. Any suggestions?

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      c0w 4 years ago

      lol my bad, i should sleep more... just forget it :D

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      c0w 4 years ago

      hey, nice tut so far. but if i see it right, i should press spacebar and die every 60 seconds? im pretty sure i did everything right, but what the heck do u mean with "open vjoy.ahk" what is ahk, because it wants me to chose a programm to open it with

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      AcedBalde my intention with this guide was not to hide from Valve, I made this guide before the July 17th blog post by TF2 Team. Prior to this date it was my understanding that idling was not violating any policies and that Valve was not directly against people who idle. Since idling was very active and done in the open from 2009 to july-2013.

      However since that date, it is very clear that they are against it and that recent changes were not unintended but purposely done to eliminate idling. Hence the notice above this article.

      The -dev parameter simply provides detailed information in the console. This is not a command that would create any problems.

      You can check a list of launch parameters here: https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Command_L...

      "-dev - Enables developer mode. Also disables the automatic loading of menu background maps and stops the quit dialog from appearing on exit. "

      I'll repeat myself one more time, I advise you don't try this method. I don't believe in censoring information and therefore I have left this article up for educational and historic purposes, but as it currently stands the method described here is in violation and you may get banned or flagged by VAC if they enforce their current anti-idle policy.

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      AcedBalde 4 years ago

      I don't understand why you used -dev as a command, wouldn't that further get the attention of valve?

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      AcedBalde 4 years ago

      Everything works but can you run the tf2 instances minimized?

      also can you will it continue idling and confirming drops if you're logged out?

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      This method is now in violation of the official TF2 policy which is against automatic idling so I do not recommend you do this or you will possible be banned in the future.

      But yes when minimized it still works, but again you will probably get banned if they enforce their policy so I advise not to automatically idle anymore.

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      AcedBalde 4 years ago

      One question I got everything working and it is working, but can you minimize the all of the tf2 games and will it still autohotkey?

      Also why is -dev mode running?

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      4 years ago

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      The methods outlined in this article are now considered in violation of the official policy regarding idling. Please see the following blog post: http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=11105

      TF2 idling is now dead, you will most likley be banned if you attempt to idle using any methods which automatize the process.

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      Try alt+tab and make the window out of focus.

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      4 years ago

      Hey i have some problems the scroll lock works but doesn't kill in TF2

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      There could be many reasons why you are not getting drops, like sv_lan not being set properly or you used up your drops or other issues.

      Go into regular TF2 game and play for an hour, see if you get drops and start troubleshooting from there.

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      Robert 4 years ago

      Hello!

      I've been trying this idle method but it seems that it isn't working for me. Downloaded vJoy, autohotkey. Booted it up and went into my own server with those autoexec parametres entered in console. Left the game running on but didn't find any item.

      Could you explain what's wrong for me or create a video tutorial, please?

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      Verify that pressing Scroll Lock manually registers a joystick1 press using the joy.cpl

      As outlined here: http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1250564&...

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      Leonard 4 years ago

      ok thx for help

      so far getting windowed screen and iemtest map to work

      added new autoexec lines to existing autoexec

      autohotkey seems to be working according to script reading, but not dying every 60 secs

      tried changing Bind joy1 "kill" to bind "joy1" "kill" still nothing

      tried both in console also nothing

      @l I think I read after 11 or so hrs of idling, you no longer qualify for drops that week, even if you only got the 1st drop

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      Are you certain that sv_lan is set to 0? Also I think vac has to be enabled to get drops. Furthermore check the console and see if you are getting any errors.

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      4 years ago

      I don't think so, i have couple accounts and i tried a lot of them... hmmm

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      L: Maybe you used up your drops or there is some other issue.

      Leonard: Bind kill to JOY1. You don't need to remove the old autoexec.cfg you can just add the commands in there.

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      Leonard 4 years ago

      ok got the windowed mode to work

      but not dying after 60 secs

      Question? if I already have an autoexec.cfg, do I delete old one and create new or just add new files to old one?

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      4 years ago

      seems to work but yet no drops.

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      I don't think sv_cheats disables item server. Cheats can be useful for testing stuff.

      http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Cheats

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      4 years ago

      @ PL sv_cheats 1 disables the item server right? every time i turn on sv_cheats i get a message saying item server gets disconnected. Is that normal? what's the purpose of sv_cheats to be on?

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      Gman: That sounds odd, does not happen to me. Not sure why you are having that issue.

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      Gman 4 years ago

      hey bro! thanks for the tutorial. I set it up a little differently where there was one host account and the rest connected to the server that one created. However only the one that hosted the server got the drops?

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      mark: I don't have the issues you describe, if you run the game in windowed mode you can hold down ALT and using your mouse & click minimize instead of alt+tabbing. Scroll Lock doesn't do anything for me in Firefox, maybe check your browsers hotkeys and see if you can disable Scroll Lock as a function key. You can always use a different key, Num Lock is another one but will disable/enable your numpad. You maybe able to use a special media key on your keyboard if you find out how to reference it in AutoHotkey. Anyway best of luck.

      hi: Please share how you fixed your problems so people can reference it in case they have issues as well.

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      hi 4 years ago

      i finally got it working.........thankx for the help and for the guide

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      pl 4 years ago

      L, sv_cheats have to be "1"

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      Leonard 4 years ago

      Question? to run in non-textmode, I change my command line in my TF2 shortcut from :

      steam://rungameid/440 to

      steam://rungameid/440 -novid -sw -w 640 -h 480 +sv_lan “0” +map itemtest

      Having trouble running TF2 in window mode

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      mark 4 years ago

      2 comments:

      first, set up BOTH your virtual joysticks the same. my computer decided to reorder the joysticks; just set them both up and you wont have that problem

      second, I am getting a "]" character in the console when the console is open, rather than the kill message. this ONLY happens when the console is open, but the console opens if I alt tab out of the active window. but fyi, as it took me a while to figure out that's that was happening.

      one more issue; using scroll lock has become a pain when browsing web pages. it keeps moving the page around. ill probably change it to some other unused character on the keyboard, but at least the method is sound.

      thanks for all the work you did on this

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      4 years ago

      @ alexmk I have vjoy running with sandboxie everything seem to be running find. All the accounts die after 60 sec but ive yet to see any items. here is what my settings look like:

      My server: -dev -windowed -width 640 -height 480 -dxlevel 90 -sw

      -low -heapsize 131072

      -novid -nosound -noipx -nopreload -nohltv -tvdisable -replay_enable "0"

      -maxplayers "24" +sv_lan "0" +map "itemtest" +sv_cheats "0"

      +mp_timelimit "0" +mp_idledealmethod "0" +mp_forceautoteam "1"

      +sv_password password

      my idle accounts:

      -applaunch 440 -dev -windowed -width 640 -height 480 -dxlevel 90 -sw

      -low -heapsize 131072

      -novid -nosound -noipx -nopreload -nohltv -tvdisable +sv_cheats "0"

      +connect 192.168.1.149:27015 +password password

      any idea?

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      hi 4 years ago

      nope it dosent have any issues with that ........i have done every thing in the trobleshooting guide and everything looks fine......but when i run tf2 and run the autohotkey it dosent do anything

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      There is clearly an issue, find out if pressing scroll lock manually issues joystick button 1 press as outlined in troubleshooting guide.

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      hi 4 years ago

      i have done that as well everything is running fine but my tf2 dosent do anything when the autohotkey presses scroollock

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      Matt: Joystick 1 is bound to kill yes, but Joystick 1 also does a confirm automatically when pressed. Same as space, you can bind space to anything but it will still work to confirm or accept inside menus.

      hi: Check my second comment from top, you need to troubleshoot your VJoy setup if having issues.

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      hi 4 years ago

      when i run tf2 autohotkey is running but it dosent do any thing in tf2

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      hi 4 years ago

      hello

      i tried this but it didn't really work for me....i know that vjoy and autohotkey are working fine but when i run tf2 and then run the script it dosent work.

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      Matt 4 years ago

      Thanks for responding, so I don't need to confirm drops?

      Because joystick 1 is meant to kill yes? Will this keep my drops without me confirming them?

      Anyway thanks for this guide, it's great!

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      Hey Matt, this doesn't use space because it uses joystick button 1 which is FAR better as it doesn't interfere with your system and joystick button is read across all instances of TF2, so you can have many windows open press joystick 1 and it will be read by all windows.

      Hope that makes sense to you.

      You can plugin a controller and press joystick 1/button 1 or A on 360 and you will see the same effect.

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      Matt 4 years ago

      Because when the notification comes up saying 'You found x!' pressing space should confirm it but it never presses space.

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      Matt 4 years ago

      Hey, how is it meant to keep on spamming space?

      I couldn't find anything in this guide to show how to do the keep on pressing space thing.

      Thanks!

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      4 years ago

      Make sure your computer detects vjoy and big picture detects it as well. if your using sandboxie change the configuration so it can access vjoy or else it wont work :)

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      caaa: Check praetorus's guide to get Sandboxie working. I don't use Sandboxie myself but it should work across all TF2 windows. http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1250564&...

      nnn: Sorry not sure why you are having issue with one system, could be the keyboard or setting.

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      nnn 4 years ago

      forgot to mention: Im using my PC with cheap USB keyboard.

      Im not sure but I think the issue's from kb side because I installed vJoy on my laptop and it works just fine.

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      nnn 4 years ago

      joy.cpl check failed. Key 1 doesn't flash when I hit Scroll Lock on kb. What should I do?

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      caaa 4 years ago

      Works great without sandboxie. How to use with sandboxie?

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      alexmk 4 years ago from Canada

      @mark: It does say sv_lan 0, it's font rendering. I will modify the font, thanks for letting me know.

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      ???!!! 4 years ago

      Someone make tutorial on youtube please.

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      mark 4 years ago

      it should be sv_lan 0, not sv lan 0