I do this all the time,
its usually a good explanation why I would suddenly leave a game, especially a good one XP. . .
I pull up my Steam community console using SHIFT+TAB
, now out of habit I use the command ALT+TAB
alot to switch between applications. . .this is bad for when im in the middle of a really awesome TF2 game and suddenly I switch to my desktop.
I dont know if this issue has been addressed yet, but everytime I do that, there's a 90% chance that I wont be able to switch back to TF2, it would lock up and do nothing for a very long time... so I have to close it and open it back up again, and usually by that time the whole server's full.
So I decided to do something about it. sorta.
I just took a screwdriver (not the one pictured here, who would pull out a key with a phillips anyway?) and pulled out the left ALT key when im playing and put it back when im done.
While we're on the subject, Im just gonna quickly describe my machine here for a minute ^^;
The easy button doesnt make anything easy. it just says it was XP
Sony VAIO VGC-RB60G
Intel Pentium-D Dual-Core processor at 2.8GHZ
2GB DDR2 RAM
EVGA/NVIDIA e-GeForce 8800GT graphics card
Creative Audio Blaster X-Fi Sound Card
Three HDD (one is in there temporarily until I get my other computer running again)
disk 0: (system) 250GB
disk 1: (other computer drive) 200GB
disk 2: "Phoenix" 500 GB
Logitech Laser mouse
Logitech 5.1 speakers
large Plantronics Headset
temporary Dual-Monitor setup (until I get one big monitor)
ITS A MESS.
when my other computer died, the one that originally had all my games and art and pretty much ALL of my real data, I took everything and hooked it up to my other machine (this one) I gotta get my data off the hard drive so I wont LOSE IT when I system restore the other computer >w<;
anyway enough about my computer and how messed-up-awesome it is, here are a couple recent TF2 shots that I believe would interest you.
Scout's lookin' good!
"I SAID FRENCH FRIES!!"
You'd be worried too if you saw doom. . .
Heavy's have been know to have the whitest teeth you'll ever come across. . .
eheheh-heh. . .
Lazy Engi. . .
"SPY DISGUISED AS FIRE!!"
Sniper's gonna have serious vertigo after this. . .
"DOC!! i'm coming! i'm coming!"
Queue Gratuitous Explosion
"I have the feeling my sentry's gonna get sapped. . ."
another gratuitous explosion. read