Team Fortress 2
tomate045 Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:02am
How to Fix: TF2 crashes when taking screenshots
2/12: How to Fix (Thank you,Snowy Ninja!)

1.Go to Help->About Steam and make sure that "Build" section is Jan 25 or later.
2.If it's not, then go to Steam->Settings And opt into the beta testings (the client update opted you out of the testings).
3.After that Steam should automatically update itself and the issue should be fixed.


From 1/24,
Team Fortress 2 crashes if take a screenshot during the match.

For example,
1) Take a screenshot of the BackPack → Doesn't crash
2) Take a screenshot of the Scoreboard → Crash
3) Take a screenshot of the BackPack during the match → Crash

Please comment if you are same symptoms.
Also, please let me know if there is a solution.
Last edited by tomate045; Feb 16, 2013 @ 5:22pm
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duck Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:18am 
This happens to me too, and its really anoying, because i forget it all the time and take a screenshot, and my game crashes.
Harley (Banned) Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:21am 
It only happens when you're on a server.
Waiting for a fix is the only solution.
Silver Lining Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:11am 
Same thing. And that's quite a shame - I see so many bugs or awesome ragdolls, but can't screenshot them.
duck Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:16am 
girdurloins Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:17am 
It happened to me about a week ago and I swear I saw something the next day about an update to to fix it. I guess not.
Wampa Stompa Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:15am 
i'm getting this. very serious bug, especially since most people tend to take screenshots when awesome things are happening.
OH HI MARK Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:38am 
Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling tf2 then "verify integrity of cache" afterwards?
duck Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:10pm 
I've done it twice.
Speary Jan 30, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
Same problem here, perhaps it's an update issue.
OH HI MARK Jan 30, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
Probaly need to wait for a official fix. In the meantime you can always download a third party snapshot taker. I'm sure many exist that will work with any ingame images.
QUE? Jan 30, 2013 @ 2:57pm 
I have that same problem, nice to see Im not alone with that.
tomate045 Jan 30, 2013 @ 8:37pm 
Originally posted by Hungry Pumkin:
Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling tf2 then "verify integrity of cache" afterwards?
Of course! But did not get rid of this bug. :(
SaSSolino Feb 1, 2013 @ 7:30am 
same for me D:
hostolis Feb 1, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
Same here.
e k s d i Feb 1, 2013 @ 2:58pm 
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