Here's how you expand Team Fortess on the 360.

#1 Posted by Belonpopo (1823 posts) -

Simple. 
 
   1. Update it
   2. Put it on the Marketplace  
Easy.

#2 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I think Valve should buy Microsoft so they can distribute patches for free.

#3 Posted by rjayb89 (7717 posts) -

If Valve bought Microsoft it would be the Steambox 360.

#4 Posted by Forcen (1804 posts) -

Yeah, Microsoft is the problem here not Valve.

#5 Posted by CoverlessTech (737 posts) -

Get the PC version? The requirements are pretty damn low.

#6 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

PC version was  £6 last time i checked. Go buy it.

#7 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

Sadly I don't think it's that simple. According to Valve problems with bringing the update to consoles have included Microsoft wanting to charge for it and Valve not wanting to charge, lengthy certification processes and problems with making the update small enough to be a reasonable download for users.

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#8 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

It's gotten to the point where I would gladly buy another disk at full price, so probably $40, for new content.
 
If the 360 version had new weapons for every class, the current official maps, and the current modes I would never play the PC version again.
 
Barring the occasional curiosity in new items.

#9 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -

You buy the PC version, simple.

#10 Posted by SammydesinasNL (840 posts) -
@Gamer_152 said:
"

Sadly I don't think it's that simple. According to Valve problems with bringing the update to consoles have included Microsoft wanting to charge for it and Valve not wanting to charge, lengthy certification processes and problems with making the update small enough to be a reasonable download for users.

"

I think that's why there's no BBC iPlayer on Xbox.
#11 Edited by MattyFTM (14340 posts) -

It's not a simple as just putting it on marketplace. There's is no issue with Microsoft wanting to charge for it, and valve wanting it to be free. The issues are to do with the memory of the 360. In april valve said: 

The XBox 360 update is still being worked on. If you're wondering what's taking so long, since the content is "done" on the PC already, it's mostly been around fitting it all onto the XBox. The original version of TF2 in the Orange Box was very close to the XBox's memory limit, and all the additional TF2 content we've produced has pushed well beyond it. We've found a couple of nifty ways to get back a bunch of that memory, but it's turned out to be a lot of work, and that's what most of our time is being spent on. In the meantime, we're going to get a code update out to address the server cheating that's going on. 

I'd assume that they've stumbled into more issues with the memory, and thus we still don't have the update. That statement shows that the update was being worked on and was going to come out - so I'm assuming any issues that Valve & Microsoft had about pricing were sorted out a long time ago.
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#12 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -

I had no idea there was still such an urge to roll with tf2 on the 360 -  
not trying to sound 'troll' or 'fanboy' here -but i picked up the orange box on the 360 (cos i wanted achievements for playing through mah half lifes ^_^) and figured i'd give tf2 a whirl, after half an hour i decided t ochalk it up to experience and never loaded it again - maybe i should give it another whirl?! i had no idea peeps were so stoked on it

#13 Posted by BaconGames (3290 posts) -

TF2 on the 360 should be avoided at all costs anyway.  That is the most PC-centric game on Orange Box and really should be played on the PC anyway.
 
That and the updates are many, free, and awesome on the PC.

#14 Posted by dieguy (108 posts) -

But valve has no problems charging for left 4 dead content.

#15 Posted by dekoboko (19 posts) -

TF2 for the 360 needs a quick turn before it's ready for prime time cause the spy's backstab gets hella lame after awhile when you can't turn quickly.
 
 Also PC rules, xbox drools! (just saying)

#16 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish:
I too would buy an updated version of TF2 on 360.  OR, I'd buy a content pack once all these updates are done on the PC version.
#17 Posted by Druminator (1676 posts) -

A re-release please. I love that game on XBOX.

#18 Posted by ZettaSlow (148 posts) -

I think if they re-released it at 20 bucks or so with all the content on one disk it would sell pretty well.  Team Fortress 2 1/2?

#19 Edited by MrKlorox (11205 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:

" If Valve bought Microsoft it would be the Steambox 360. "

That sounds like one of the coolest objects ever. I'd play my 360 more often if I wasn't so fucking lazy. You want me to walk across the room and physically put a disc in the drive?! MADNESS!
 
But seriously, I would love to be able to send in my physical copies for a download voucher attached to my gamertag. I'm so over physical media.
 
I really am surprised they don't just sellit by itself via Games On Demand. Sure the whole orange box is worth the full price, but some people have no interest in the sigleplayer games; and the same oppositely for multiplayer. I stand beside my prediction that MW2 will eventually be split into three separate downloads at $20 each, and most of us MW2 addicts will still buy the multiplayer section again simply for the convenience of impulse playing without disc swapping.
 
BF1943 sold so  much so quickly for a reason, and it certainly wasn't hype.
#20 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

If they just bundled all the pc updates together in one dlc, and charged like $5-10 for it then that'd be cool. I'd be doing what MS wants them to do, and it gives tf2 a much needed boost on 360. That or just re-release it as an Arcade game with all the updates in it.

#21 Posted by ajamafalous (11845 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
" It's not a simple as just putting it on marketplace. There's is no issue with Microsoft wanting to charge for it, and valve wanting it to be free. The issues are to do with the memory of the 360. In april valve said: 

The XBox 360 update is still being worked on. If you're wondering what's taking so long, since the content is "done" on the PC already, it's mostly been around fitting it all onto the XBox. The original version of TF2 in the Orange Box was very close to the XBox's memory limit, and all the additional TF2 content we've produced has pushed well beyond it. We've found a couple of nifty ways to get back a bunch of that memory, but it's turned out to be a lot of work, and that's what most of our time is being spent on. In the meantime, we're going to get a code update out to address the server cheating that's going on. 

I'd assume that they've stumbled into more issues with the memory, and thus we still don't have the update. That statement shows that the update was being worked on and was going to come out - so I'm assuming any issues that Valve & Microsoft had about pricing were sorted out a long time ago. "
This.
 
 
 
But this begs the question: Why not just buy it on PC? I mean, last time I checked, this game still had DirectX 8 support. Don't tell me your computer can't run it.
#22 Posted by imhuntad (310 posts) -

I don't see how the updates can still come out. I agree, if they did release them..TF2 would be my #1 game on XBL but I don't see it happening. It's been way too long.

#23 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

the fix is to buy the PC version. i bought orange box a couple of months after the game came out played a little bit of tf2 didn't like it to much because there weren't a lot of servers. bought it on the PC and now really like it. there are a lot of great servers and maps that the 360 version doesn't have.

#24 Posted by rjayb89 (7717 posts) -

They should go the Capcom way by re-releasing the game with every update so far as Super Team Fortress 2.

#25 Posted by gakon (1945 posts) -
@iam3green said:
" the fix is to buy the PC version. "
This.  I just got back into TF2 after months and months off and there are still plenty of servers, two years after release.  Plus, Valve isn't done with new content yet.  It's probably $0.10 on Steam right now with the holiday sale.
#26 Posted by CharlieTuna (328 posts) -
@gakon5 said:
"I just got back into TF2 after months and months off and there are still plenty of servers, two years after release."
Of course there is it's at times more populated than CS and CSS.
 
I agree with the people saying there should just be a new disc version, maybe a $30 game or something. Too much time has passed for an update. The game is WAY too big for a marketplace release. Must be over a gig worth of new content so far.
#27 Posted by EpicSteve (6471 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:
" If Valve bought Microsoft it would be the Steambox 360. "
I don't think many people would have a problem with that. Awesome sales on the marketplace? Hell yeah!
#28 Posted by shaun832 (363 posts) -

I heard they were going to try updating the 360 version after the last class update, the engineer.

#29 Posted by monkeyroach (175 posts) -

360 version will never be as good as the pc version because M$ has a closed system.So just get the pc version.

#30 Posted by BaconGames (3290 posts) -
@monkeyroach said:
" 360 version will never be as good as the pc version because M$ has a closed system.So just get the pc version. "
Honestly that game is made for a keyboard and mouse.
#31 Posted by ch3burashka (5004 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:
" If Valve bought Microsoft it would be the Steambox 360. "
Then, with the purchase of Atlus, Valve can make Steambox Chronicles.
#32 Posted by ghad13 (50 posts) -
@dieguy: They do, they still are trying to get as much free stuff as they can to us 360 users. But they know that alot of people would be mad if they didnt offer it on the 360. I hate that i have to pay to get what Pc gamers get for free but i dont have good pc so im stuck and that is also  why i dont have team fortress 2 on the pc. Oh but i wish i did. :(
#33 Posted by Helimocopter (369 posts) -
I don't think you buy microsoft
 
its basically soviet russia
#34 Posted by Odyssey (114 posts) -
After the Engineer patch comes out, they should then just start working on a XBLA version of the game and call it Team Fortress 2.5 or something to that affect.
#35 Edited by HockeyJohnston (59 posts) -
@Belonpopo said:

" Simple.     1. Update it   2. Put it on the Marketplace  Easy. "

It's like a 10 gig game. Does the 360 offer any games that are that big for download at the standard TF2 price (20$ or under)? 
 
And, of course, you'd have to wait til TF2 was TOTALLY PERFECT AND FINISHED for this to work, since MS is ridiculous about letting small updates through. In other words, look forward to this in about 12 months to never. 
 
Or better yet, just start saving for a graphics card. TF2 runs pretty well on all sorts of PCs.

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