haise 5 fév 2013 à 18h45
How to block Pinion Ads/Skip MOTD Waiting Time
was under the impression that the majority of players knew about the Tf2adblock, but based on the few times I post it, I seem to be wrong.


Anyways, if youd like to go to any server without the fear of "Pinion ads" or "You may close the motd in x seconds", then get the file below


Its just a .cfg file that protects against server side exploits, fairly simple actually.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to post/pm me but make sure you follow the Readme file which is basically:

1: Paste the Protect.cfg file into your Steam/steamapps/username/teamfortress/tf/cfg folder.
2:In that same folder, there should be a file called "autoexec.cfg". Open it with notepad and type "exec protect.cfg" into it and save it.

Here are the contents of protect.cfg
// TF2 Anti-Virus by Casual v1.0

// Protection against server_can_execute bypass
// Make your cfg/config.cfg read-only for extra protection
cl_allowupload 0
alias cl_allowupload "echo Blocked cl_allowupload!"
alias clear "echo Blocked clear!"
alias unbindall "echo Blocked unbindall!"

// Adblock for motd, extra protection:
// > Create an empty file in your tf directory named textwindow_temp.html and make it read-only (this prevents the motd from being saved & loaded)
// > Add ' motd.pinion.gg' to your hosts file. This prevents a well known motd advertising network to load
cl_disablehtmlmotd 1
alias closed_htmlpage "echo Blocked pinion!"

// Gets rid of servers playing annoying sound files
alias play "echo Blocked play!"
alias sndplaydelay "echo Blocked sndplaydelay!"
alias playgamesound "echo Blocked playgamesound!"
alias soundfade "echo Blocked soundfade!"

// Servers don't need this
alias cl_spec_mode
alias rpt_connect
alias r_screenoverlay

[url=http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3057308]Original thread by gomixy on spuf, if you have any questions, post in that thread or here.
Dernière modification de haise; 5 fév 2013 à 18h46
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haise 5 fév 2013 à 20h42 
Zyroxeon 5 fév 2013 à 20h43 
Hold down enter

problem solved
Conor From The Crypt 11 fév 2013 à 14h32 
what if i dont have an autoexec.cfg?
haise 11 fév 2013 à 14h36 
what if i dont have an autoexec.cfg?

This is my (preferred) method of creating autoexec.

1. Make a copy of one of the class cfgs.
2. rename it autoexec
3. add exec protect.cfg
DarkCrystalMethod 11 fév 2013 à 14h40 
Then you're probably in the wrong folder. Should be about 8 *.cfg files in a folder named cfg.
If you don't have that, you have other issues. (run the game once and they should appear, also try validating the steam cache)

Also that script will get rid of ALL ads. I found a site with the list of all 30 or so pinion webservers and added them all as (the localhost address) in my Window's host file. So I don't need that script unless other servers use pinion-like tactics.
Dernière modification de DarkCrystalMethod; 11 fév 2013 à 14h43
Pan 28 avr 2013 à 0h58 
GamersUN and their Pinion ads were not really annoying until they bumped up the waiting time to 40 seconds, they even make ads appear in-game which is extremely annoying.

thanks for putting your time into this.
b0p-trading tf2 stuffs for csgo 28 avr 2013 à 20h24 
i have this, but pinion is not being shown but I can't leave the motd
haise 28 avr 2013 à 21h04 
PAciFisT a écrit :
i have this, but pinion is not being shown but I can't leave the motd

Yeah, can't get around that. Pinion fixed it x(
|LZ| Generalissimo Jellyfish 30 avr 2013 à 11h53 
type "connect <serverIP> matchmaking" in console
(get server ip by right-clicking in server browser -> view server info)
more in-depth guide on the command: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=126315742
Dernière modification de |LZ| Generalissimo Jellyfish; 30 avr 2013 à 12h14
Outstanding_Tomato 9 mai 2013 à 4h18 
I've been using this for a while now adn I'm very happy with it, thanks ; )
But lately I noticed something: It still works just fine and let's me skip all kinds of crap, but now some text saying "Loading..." get's stuck in the midle of my screen forever.
Not really that annoying or noticeable, for that matter, but I figured I should warn the comunity about this. I don't know, they might be really close to fixing this.
Blutarch Mann 19 mai 2013 à 18h28 
Is there a way to turn it off?
haise 19 mai 2013 à 18h40 
Is there a way to turn it off?

Delete the cfg file and remove the instructions from your autoexec.
Acylus 19 mai 2013 à 18h41 
Well this didn't work for me, so I just did
connect -ip- matchmaking
haise 19 mai 2013 à 18h43 
Açylus a écrit :
Well this didn't work for me, so I just did
connect -ip- matchmaking

i'll probably make a guide or something since this hasn't worked since valve "fixed" pinion.
Zach the Cat 1 oct 2013 à 13h39 
It didn't work I'm still forced to wait.
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