This console variable is for Team Fortress 2 only.
This was introduced as of the 188.8.131.52 update on Feb 28, 2008.
Added "Custom" tab to the server browser * Servers can now specify metatags describing the custom rules they've adopted * Players can use tag filtering to find servers running the custom rules they want to play * Added options for servers who want to become custom games: Disable critical hits * tf_weapon_criticals), eliminate respawn times (mp_disable_respawn_times), and raise maxplayers above 24
Note: Since the introduction of the sv_tags cvar, the custom tab has been removed from the server browser, thus adding custom tags using the sv_tags cvar will no longer cause a server to be added to the custom tab or removed from the internet tab.
Custom server tags can be added by supplying the sv_tags cvar with a comma-delimited list of tags:
Providing a value for the sv_tags cvar will result in the value being appended to the automatically set tags. For example if you set sv_tags to "foo" and you have alltalk on, the server tags will be displayed as "alltalk,foo".
This is a list of the official tags, but servers are allowed to use additional tags.
|alltalk||sv_alltalk 1||Yes||Voice chats are not team specific|
|bots||N/A||Yes||Serverside bots are used (both tf_Bot and bot)|
|birthday||tf_birthday 1||Birthday mode, birthday themed gibs as well as the birthday ball|
|fadetoblack||mp_fadetoblack 1||Dead players will have their screen faded to black instead of spectating|
|friendlyfire||mp_friendlyfire 1||No||Teammates can hurt each other|
|gravity||sv_gravity not equal to 800||No||Lower or higher gravity than normal|
|highlander||mp_highlander 1||No||Teams are limited to only one player per class|
|increased_maxplayers||maxplayers > 24||Gradual penality||More players than the valve recommended maximum|
|nocrits||tf_weapon_criticals 0||No||Weapons do not crit|
|nodmgspread||tf_damage_disablespread 1||No||Weapon damage is not randomized|
|noquickplay||tf_server_identity_disable_quickplay 1||No||No quickplay users allowed|
|norespawntime||mp_disable_respawn_times 1||No||Respawn waves are disabled|
|replays||replay_enable 1||Yes||The server supports replays|
|_registered||Multiple||Mandatory||The server is registered with Valve|
|respawntimes||mp_respawnwavetime not equal to 10.0||No|
|suddendeath||mp_stalemate_enable 1||Yes||Heavy boxing occurs instead of stalemates|
|mvm||N/A||Separate pool||Mann vs Machine mode|
- If you set mp_respawnwavetime to 10, you will still get the tag. It must be 10.0.
- tv_enable 1 will also cause increased_maxplayers to activate, even if maxplayers is set to 4. As soon as the bot joins, you get the tag.