Fortress Forever is a Source mod inspired by the earlier versions of the Team Fortress series (Team Fortress Classic and QuakeWorld Team Fortress). Our all-volunteer team has created this mod entirely from scratch and continued to develop it for over 5 years now. It was originally released in September of 2007. Fortress Forever involves two or more teams, each with 9 available classes, competing in a variety of map-determined objectives (capture the flag, territorial control, invade and defend, etc). Each class has its own unique abilities and strengths that offer extremely varied playstyles. The gameplay ranges from fast-paced, competitive, and deep to absurd and chaotic.

  • Totally free; only requires a Steam account with Source SDK Base 2006 installed.
  • Fast paced, team- and class-based gameplay
  • Faithful to the spirit of Team Fortress Classic (TFC) and QuakeWorld Team Fortress (QWTF), meaning Fortress Forever includes offhand grenades, bunnyhopping, etc
  • 10 Classes (9 + Civilian)
  • Training level and in-game hints
  • Extensive map scripting/customization using Lua

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5 comments by squeek502 on Oct 18th, 2014

It's been nearly a year since Fortress Forever was Greenlit, and there's been a total lack of updates since then. To remedy that, here are two things that will be happening in the coming weeks:

  • The current version of Fortress Forever will be released on Steam
  • The Fortress Forever code will be made open source on Github

Why did it take a year for this to happen?
We didn't think it was possible to release the current version of FF on Steam because we thought that the version of the Source SDK that FF uses was too old. Neotokyo proved otherwise, and we are able to follow their lead and finally release FF on Steam.

What does 'released on Steam' mean?
It means that you'll be able to install Fortress Forever directly through Steam and that you will receive updates automatically. As always, Fortress Forever will be completely free.

Why go open source?
Fortress Forever's development has been largely opaque for a huge majority of the playerbase for a very long time, and the reason for that opaqueness has not always been intentional; attempting to keep everyone informed can be pretty labor intensive. By moving our development entirely into public view, it will be easier for everyone to stay in the loop with what will be happening with the game, and will give everyone a chance to participate directly in the development process.

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FF 2.46 Patch Installer (2.45 to 2.46)

FF 2.46 Patch Installer (2.45 to 2.46)

May 6, 2013 Patch 0 comments

This exe file will update Fortress Forever 2.45 to 2.46

Fortress Forever 2.46 Full Installer

Fortress Forever 2.46 Full Installer

May 6, 2013 Full Version 9 comments

This exe file will fully install Fortress Forever 2.46

Fortress Forever 2.45 Full Installer

Fortress Forever 2.45 Full Installer

Dec 9, 2012 Full Version 3 comments

This exe file will fully install Fortress Forever 2.45 for client players

FF 2.45 Patch Installer (2.44 to 2.45)

FF 2.45 Patch Installer (2.44 to 2.45)

Dec 9, 2012 Patch 1 comment

This exe file will update Fortress Forever 2.44 to 2.45 for client players

Fortress Forever 2.44 Full Installer

Fortress Forever 2.44 Full Installer

Dec 16, 2011 Full Version 3 comments

This exe file will fully install Fortress Forever 2.44 for client players

FF 2.44 Patch Installer (2.43 to 2.44)

FF 2.44 Patch Installer (2.43 to 2.44)

Dec 16, 2011 Patch 1 comment

This exe file will update Fortress Forever 2.43 to 2.44 for client players

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Kryllic May 22 2013, 9:52am says:

so uh, does anyone even play this? Because I got on and there's no servers running...

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WiFiDi May 26 2013, 3:06am replied:

yes and there are servers running. whether there i sanyone on at the moment is the question.

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cutterjohn42 May 23 2013, 5:58pm replied:

There's a little clique that plays now and again, probably EST, which makes it fun and not fun depending upon, I guess, their "mood". Even then not very many players, maybe 4 or 5 in the core clique then 1 or 2 others maybe...

Still the mod itself is fantastic as it's what TF2 SHOULD have been rather than the dumbed down crap that it turned out to be. I'd've even preferred a source port of TFC straight OVER TF2, which I bought, but haven't played in years as it's nowhere close to as much fun as TFC was an FF was in the early days.

IF they can get on steam as regular updateable option, I'd expect to see more players given the hopefully expanded exposure, but right now FF is just rotting in virtual anonymity.

I'm getting what seems to be a phantom upgrade from Desura for this now as well. Indicates upgrade available then claims no upgrade when going through the "upgrade" process, but OTOH Desura is super flakey at best.

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thepotheadrabit May 27 2013, 2:20pm replied:

ff is way unballanced... THAT is why no one plays, also maybe you should try out tf2, it HAS been years since you played it, and i'm sure you'll agree that it's not as dumbed down as you'd like to think. just as fun if not better than tfc. (i'm sure that as i once was, you're just being biased cause of the cartoon style tf2 has, trust me, everyone has this bias at first)

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battle19945 Jun 9 2013, 8:59am replied:

agree with that ff is unbalanced, like the scout his nailgun can easely destroy a sentry and the sentry deals to less damage while in tf2 this isnt the case

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BerserkCore May 19 2013, 2:56am says:

Official Fortress Forever site has 1.46 released 5-6-2013 and as usually someone forgot to update the mod files on Desura from 1.45.

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WiFiDi May 21 2013, 6:23pm replied:

ill mention that to someone also FF now has an auto updater built in which is something they should have made some noise about but no they didn't...

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W0rldEmperor May 14 2013, 2:21pm says:

Hey why all dat rage on TF2 players?
I play both TFC and TF2.
Both are good and each one have its special features and play styles.

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Milanium May 11 2013, 1:55am says:

Will there be a Linux version?

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WiFiDi May 17 2013, 5:09pm replied:

i don't think so given that this is on source 2006. if FF had more devs maybe but i doubt right now.

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Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10

This mod makes me feel as if I was playing Team Fortress Classic!

Jun 6 2011, 4:02pm by nikorasu_san

Lowest Rated (8 agree) 5/10

Instead of taking team fortress classic and improving it in a new original way without it being a copy paste of TF2... instead they decided to remake team fortress classic... exploits and all. Scout still feels weak, medic is still unusually powerful. The maps are rather underwhelming.. Bunnyhopping, all I want is a option to disable it. Any server that has disabled bunnyhopping would automatically have a tag that says "bhop off" so it wouldn't hurt anyone. Quake was designed for strafe jumping…

Dec 9 2012, 3:38pm by TheUnbeholden

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