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Is anyone aware of - forcing the game to always load the highest quality character models?Depending on what you mean, yes. Simply open the console, type "R_LOD 0", and press Enter to execute that. Team Fortress 2 will now always use the highest level of detail for models, no longer swapping them out for lesser levels of details when the models get too small on the screen (which will happen if "R_LOD" isn't 0, regardless of whether it's above or below 0).