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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12 comments by squeek502 on Mar 25th, 2015

As weeks turn into months, we are finally ready to make some more announcements.

Fortress Forever will be released on Steam March 27th

On Friday, Fortress Forever will be available to download (for free) on Steam.

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Fortress Forever is now open source on Github

The code, scripts, and maps of Fortress Forever are publicly available and open to contributions. Check out the Contributing to Fortress Forever page to see how you can help.

Additional resources:

Fortress Forever has a new website has been redesigned and updated to be more relevant to the current state of the game.

The dedicated server files are publicly available

The Fortress Forever dedicated server is now available via steamcmd with anonymous credentials. Server owners that are running a Fortress Forever 2.46 server should migrate to the Steam version before Friday (preferably sooner, to allow for adequate testing).

Mapping Contest: ff_volleyball makeover

ff_volleyball is a fun little map that needs an aesthetic upgrade before it can be included with the game. Check out this thread for all the details.

The Steam Store page and Community Hub have launched

Migrating your settings to the Steam version of the game

For all those with Fortress Forever 2.46 installed, here's a guide to migrating your settings over to the Steam version:

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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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xXRevModdXx Jun 14 2013, 8:37am says:

i dont think this will go to green light becuase theres already tf2
and also few years this wont go green light?

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damnmav May 18 2014, 12:10am replied:

If you compare TF2 with FF you are talking about 2 totally different games.

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Rhayt6 Jun 11 2013, 5:29am says:


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battle19945 Jun 9 2013, 8:56am says:

there is some bug with the nail gun, when you shoot then the bullets come slightly from above the nailgun instead of inside the nailgun and because of that, the bullets doesnt go perfectly were the croshare is

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xXRevModdXx May 27 2013, 8:39am says:

does this game works with tf2 and source sdk base 2007

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WiFiDi Jun 1 2013, 9:04pm replied:

you need source sdk 2006 not 07. and yes if you download tf2 you should have access to source 2006.

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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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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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