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Dude, like everyone else said, go into your router settings and block the ports needed for Steam. It's that simple. Go watch some YouTube videos on it if you don't know how, that's how I started off in networking.
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I suggest you read the OP again, having an own computer wouldn't solve it at all!

Actually... That would work great. Buy him a chromebook!
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Get an ATi Rage Pro.

It will induce as it's name suggests.
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Thanks for the help guys. Here is what I decided to do.

I uninstalled Steam on his acc, and installed it in another admin account with TF2 under a very descrete file name. And then changed his account into standard acc. So, he will need my permission or my mum's to assess it. I tried using Parental Controls, but wow it sucks. I only disallowed access for Steam and it removed access to Google Chrome etc.

Tho, in the end, I will probably leave this as a warning and tell him the pw to the admin acc (without my mum's notice) that if he gets caught playing again by me or my mum while neglecting his studies, I will just have to replace the GPU entirely, making him even unable to watch Youtube properly biggrin.gif I think he is old enough to realise what needs priority as playing TF2 will have absolutely no benefit to his future at all, unless the military implements class systems into their infantry.
    
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I have a bunch of old pci gpus if you have a open pci slot. Thinking a 16Mb tnt 2 will work for you.
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Install MSI Afterburner and lower the clocks all the way. Ive tried this before, every game becomes unplayable.
    
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I would go with a Geforce mx 4000. smile.gif That would slow him down for sure. It's pci....just pci.
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You can also make the tf2.exe execute a power down script for the laughs, i'm sure he would get rather tired trying to open the tf2 in the frustration of the pc shutting down

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My brother's exams are coming up, and he is addicted to Team Fortress 2, and I have no power or way to stop him from playing.

Not really your problem if he lacks fundamental motivation.
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post #80 of 83
8400GS. might technically be able to run it, but even bottomed out it'll be a near slideshow. The card is weaker than most IGPs.
The 6200 PCI would be even weaker, and to my knowledge is the slowest, oldest card supported in Win 7 x64.

Alternatively, uninstall the GPU driver, look into how to make windows not auto-install the driver. I don't think the generic VGA driver will let TF2 run. Might be wrong tho. Another option that's no doubt already been mentioned is to downclock the card to ridiculously low speeds. You might also be able to uninstall or disable a necessary service for DirectX or something too.
Edited by DesertRat - 4/24/12 at 6:13am
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