Garry's Mod is a physics sandbox. There aren't any predefined aims or goals. We give you the tools and leave you to play.
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Release Date: Nov 29, 2006

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July 11

The Summer Hotfix

A minor update containing a few hotfixes for last update just came out. Restarting your servers is strongly recommended.
If there are any persisting issues left, please report them on the official GitHub issues page.

GLIBC_2.15 dependency on Linux dedicated servers
Some Linux dedicated server owners may have noticed that the game now requires glibc 2.15. This is a necessary change since the version we were using before was really outdated. If your server is running on a relatively old distro which does not include that library, you can find instructions on how to install it here: Linux Dedicated Server Hosting.

Fixed non-ASCII characters being removed from player names
This was accidentally introduced in an attempt to fix an exploit which would let servers tamper with a client’s configuration file, sorry for that! Everything should be back to normal now.

Fixed model scaling not working correctly on some models
Entity:SetModelScale and Entity:EnableMatrix had an issue with some models which would cause transformations to be applied twice. This issue is now fixed, you can see the difference below:

This will break scripts that rely on the old broken behaviour, so I also added Entity:SetLegacyTransform for those who want their current scripts fixed with minimal effort. This function basically brings the old scaling behaviour back for the entity it is called on, so it should be used exclusively as a temporary fix.

Full Changelog

Fixes
  • Fixed plugin_load not doing anything
  • Fixed players being removed when sitting in a vehicle parented to another entity
  • Fixed non-ASCII characters being removed from player names
  • Fixed tabs in RichText selection
  • Fixed properties not correctly working on vanilla
  • Fixed Color.__tostring not outputting alpha
  • Fixed render.CapturePixels crashing when used on render targets
  • Fixed Weapon:CallOnClient crashing when called on a weapon owned by a NPC
  • Fixed player names not updating in scoreboard and voice panels
  • Fixed weapon holdtypes not always updating on the client
  • Definitely fixed Entity:SetModelScale and Entity:EnableMatrix applying transformations twice on some models
Additions
  • Added Entity:SetLegacyTransform(bool)
Deletions
  • Removed properties.HaloThink
  • Removed _restart from blocked concommand list

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July 8

The Summer update

FIXES

  • Fixed item pickups not being collectable in some cases
  • Fixed env_microphone not always transmitting NPC voices in multiplayer
  • Fixed some textures on gm_construct having an incorrect normal map when running under DX8
  • Fixed console crash on some machines
  • Fixed another possible exploit with CNetChan::SendFile
  • Fixed an exploit allowing access to any file on a client machine
  • Fixed vehicle noclip exploit
  • Fixed SMG viewmodel animation glitch when firing exactly 3 shots in a single burst
  • Fixed inaccurate text selection in RichText controls

IMPROVEMENTS
  • Files with an incorrect extension can no longer be loaded as modules
  • Loose .vcd files can now be loaded without having to be compiled into scenes.image

TTT
  • Fixes
    • Admin commands no longer appear in "last words"
    • Fixed a minor issue with teleporter effects
  • Additions
    • Added lag compensation to the crowbar's secondary attack
    • Added TTTPlayerUsedHealthstation hook
COMMUNITY
  • Fixes
    • Fixed vehicle third person affecting cameras
    • Fixed shipped weapons creating errors when given to NPCs
    • Fixed SimpleDoF to properly work with cameras
    • Fixed return values of draw.SimpleText
    • Fixed big numbers not sending properly with net.WriteTable
    • Fixed gmod_admin_cleanup/gmod_cleanup errors when run in a dedicated server console
    • Fixed vehicles not duplicating their skin, bodygroups, etc
    • Fixed derma.SkinTexture
    • Fixed longstanding thruster crash exploit
    • Fixed pasted ragdolls with duplicator being in T pose until you touch them (still happens for saves though, sorry)
    • Fixed snow footsteps
    • Fixed some base weapons (Alyx gun, HL1 grenade) being .357 clones
  • Improvements
    • Post Process effects are no longer saved across restarts
    • Hidden some useless HL2 maps
    • Updated jQuery/AngularJS
    • draw.SimpleTextOutlined now returns same thing as draw.SimpleText
    • Lua errors notification only stays for 10 seconds instead of 30
    • Clicking "Resize" in spawnicon right click menu no longer automatically rerenders the icon.
    • Fancified Bouncy Ball
    • Updated server browser looks
    • Bots are no longer counted towards player count in server browser
    • Sort addons and games alphabetically in Browse
    • Made player_manager.TranslateToPlayerModelName case insensitive
    • Tweaked some tools
      • Tweaked default values for some of the tools, tweaked limits in context panels for some of the tools
      • Added right click option for lamp tool to copy settings of another lamp
      • Deprecated settings/controls/*.txt, noone uses it, serves no benefit.
    • Improved context menu properties in various ways
      • Now works properly when you look from camera/driving a vehicle
      • Fixed some issues with "Drive" property and cameras
  • Additions
    • Added team.SetColor(index, color)
    • Added Angle:SnapTo(component, degrees)
    • Added IsColor, net.WriteColor, net.ReadColor
LUA
  • Fixes
    • Fixed Entity:PhysicsFromMesh building a deformed collision mesh
    • Fixed PhysicsCollide entity callback missing information about the entity which was collided with
    • Fixed IMaterial:GetMatrix crashing the game
    • Fixed sound.Add not working on dedicated servers
    • Fixed ents.FindByClass not interpreting wildcards correctly
    • Fixed util.CRC not working correctly on strings with embedded zeroes
    • Fixed util.JSONToTable losing precision for large integer values
    • Fixed Entity:GetBoneController returning a truncated value
    • Fixed Entity:SetHitboxSet not working properly with an integer parameter
    • Fixed NPC:FoundEnemySound, LostEnemySound, FearSound, IdleSound and AlertSound not calling their appropriate equivalent in the engine
    • Fixed InnerAngle and OuterAngle parameters not doing anything in lights created by DynamicLight()
    • Fixed util.TableToJSON crashing when passed a table containing keys that aren't strings or numbers
  • Improvements
    • Updated LuaJIT to version 2.0.3
    • Reverted Entity:IsValid to its old behaviour
    • Changed Entity:PhysicsInitBox behaviour to be more consistent with Entity:PhysicsInitConvex (no longer creates a broken physics object in some cases)
    • game.GetWorld is now shared
    • Player:HasWeapon and Player:GetWeapon are now shared
    • Entity(0) now returns the world on both server and client
    • Entities can now have up to 64 DT vars of each type (except strings)
    • Player:Kick and Player:Ban kick/ban reasons are now optional and may contain newlines
    • SWEP holdtypes are now properly networked
    • Vector and angle access using a numerical index rather than x/y/z is now slightly faster
    • gui.OpenURL now clamps URLs to 511 characters max
    • Added safeguards to mesh library functions
    • Entity:GetMaxHealth() is now shared again and properly networked
    • Entity:DrawViewModel now takes an optional second argument which controls which viewmodel to show/hide (defaults to 0)
    • Moved Entity:Disposition, GetActivity, IsNPCMoving, IsUnreachable to NPC:Disposition, GetActivity, IsMoving, IsUnreachable
    • Trace tables now accept an "output" parameter which may contain the table in which trace results should be written
    • sound.PlayFile and sound.PlayURL callbacks now receive an error ID and error name as their second and third parameters if an error occurs
    • Weapon:CallOnClient second argument is now optional
    • Moved Player:PlayScene, NPC:PlayScene and NextBot:PlayScene to Entity metatable
    • Entity:PlayScene second argument (delay) is now optional
    • MsgC can now print text with several colors in a single call
    • Moved Player:Freeze, GodEnable, GodDisable, IsFrozen, HasGodMode to Lua
    • Clamped pitch between -90 and 90 instead of -180 and 180 for AngleRand
    • util.KeyValuesToTable and util.KeyValuesToTablePreserveOrder now accept a third parameter which prevents keys from becoming lowercased when set to true
    • vgui.LoadControlsFromFile/LoadControlsFromString now properly creates scripted panels
    • Optimized vgui.LoadControlsFromString
  • Additions
    • Added Entity:PhysicsDestroy()
    • Added Weapon:GetHoldType()
    • Added util.SharedRandom(uniqueName, min, max, additionalSeed=0)
    • Added util.BlastDamageInfo(dmginfo, origin, radius)
    • Added Entity:SetLOD(lod=-1)
    • Added Entity:SetLagCompensated(bool), IsLagCompensated()
    • Added Player:SetAllowWeaponsInVehicle(bool), GetAllowWeaponsInVehicle()
    • Added CSoundPatch:SetDSP(dsp), GetDSP()
    • Added IGModAudioChannel:EnableLooping(bool)
    • Added IGModAudioChannel:PlayFile(path, flags, callback)
    • Added optional second argument to Entity:SetPhysicsAttacker which controls expiry time
    • Added game.SetSkillLevel(int), game.GetSkillLevel()
    • Added the following hooks to scripted effects: StartTouch, Touch, EndTouch
    • Added CUserCmd:SelectWeapon(weapon_ent)
    • Added __tostring to CNavArea, CSoundPatch, IGModAudioChannel, PhysObj, dlight_t metatables
    • Added PhysObj:GetName()
    • Added CNavArea:Draw(), IsUnderwater(), GetSizeX(), GetSizeY(), IsRoughlySquare(), IsFlat(), GetZ(pos), IsOverlapping(pos, tolerance), Contains(pos), IsCoplanar(navArea), GetClosestPointOnArea(pos), IsVisible(pos), GetCorner(cornerId)
    • Added navmesh.GetNavAreaCount(), GetNavArea(pos, beneathLimit), GetNavAreaByID(id), BeginGeneration(), IsGenerating(), GetPlayerSpawnName(), SetPlayerSpawnName(), AddWalkableSeed(pos, normal), ClearWalkableSeeds()
    • Added Entity:IsDormant()
    • Added ENT:Blocked(other)
    • Added Color:__tostring, Color:__eq and Color:ToHSV
    • Added gui.InternalKeyTyped(code)
  • Removals
    • Removed "loop" flag from sound.PlayURL
    • Removed support for vm_origin and vm_angles from GM:CalcView

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“It brings back the silly glee of unbridled experimentation, intuitive learning and playful social interactions that most of us haven't experienced since childhood. For that, it's essential.”
88 – PC Gamer

About This Game

Garry's Mod is a physics sandbox. There aren't any predefined aims or goals. We give you the tools and leave you to play.

You spawn objects and weld them together to create your own contraptions - whether that's a car, a rocket, a catapult or something that doesn't have a name yet - that's up to you. You can do it offline, or join the thousands of players who play online each day.

If you're not too great at construction - don't worry! You can place a variety of characters in silly positions. But if you want to do more, we have the means.

Beyond the Sandbox


The Garry's Mod community is a tremendous source of content and has added hundreds of unique modes to the game. In Trouble In Terrorist Town, you can be a detective solving an online murder as criminals attempt to cover up their homicides. Be a ball, a plant, a chair, or anything else in Prop Hunt's elaborate, shape-shifting game of Hide & Seek. Elevator: Source is gaming's first elevator thrill ride, delivering players to airlocks and kitten dance parties.

We have one of the most vibrant Steam Community Workshops, with over 300'000 models, maps, and contraptions to download. It has everything from new tools to improve your builds, to guns that fire rainbow-tinged nuclear blasts from space. Take as much or as little as you need: it’s all free.

Please note: Some multiplayer servers and game-modes might require you to own other games - such as Counter-Strike: Source and Team Fortress 2.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista/XP/2000
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE)
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB
    • Other Requirements: Internet Connection
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card
    Minimum: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection, Monitor
Helpful customer reviews
217 of 248 people (88%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
AMAZING GAME ^ w ^
for the following reasons:
-wanna hear kids rage after quickscoping them for about the 100th time? gmod's for you!
-wanna be a director? gmod's for you!
-make a name for yourself? gmod may not be the game...but still! GMOD'S FOR YOU!
-dying to play dodgeball with a highly dangerous ball of energy? GMOD IS FOR FREAKIN YOU!!!

those are my reasons...i think. hey look a taco :3 *uses gravity gun**accidentally kills friend*
oops... oh yeah!

another reason:
-wanna kill ur friends in the most stupid way possible? GMOD IS FOR YOU!
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171 of 203 people (84%) found this review helpful
198.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Killed an admin, got banned. 10/10
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217 of 277 people (78%) found this review helpful
189.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Crashed the game spawning pink power rangers
10/10

You think I'm joking?
I broke Deadfalcon5's game by doing this.
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104 of 119 people (87%) found this review helpful
143.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Garry's Mod is one of those games that probably everyone played, and even if you do not, you definitely seen it. So really, you can not even call this creature the game, because it does not have any plot. Actually, this sandbox giving people great opportunities, and it is the players that make the Gmod playable and want to play it.
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160 of 201 people (80%) found this review helpful
1,021.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Full Of 12 Yr Old Admins
-Joins Server
-Gets Kicks
-Joins Back
-Gets Banned

11/10 Would Get Banned Again.
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95 of 115 people (83%) found this review helpful
260.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR G-MOD

• Buy this game for €2,49 on Sale or €10,- or full price.

• Install it.

• Play some sandbox first.

• Try some other gamemodes.

• Sees Trouble in Terrorist town.

• RDM's everyone and gets banned.

• Reads rules on google.

• Understands the gamemode.

• Play TTT non-stop


9/11 it ok-IGN
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66 of 76 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,976.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
A great co-op or solo game full of interesting game modes such as sandbox, trouble in terriost town and more other game modes. Its a interesting game with good workshop items and fun gameplays. Greatness is within this game, a excellent freeroam or gamemode game.
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47 of 52 people (90%) found this review helpful
783.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
This is Garry's Mod, a video game developed towards those with a creative edge. You are able to use a wide variety of tools to construct intricate structures with which you can kill other people for 'lulz.' If building isn't your thing, you can join screaming children and their feeble attempts to carry out a decent roleplay on the DarkRP servers. If getting stomped by minges such as myself isn't for you either, you can always try Singleplayer.

Overall, I recommend this game as a result of its unique abstraction. However (queue adhominem), Garry Newman is one of the least intelligent game developers I have ever come to know of (the least intelligent of all time being PHIL_FISH.) On top of this, facepunch.com (the game's website) is run almost entirely by tea drinking monkeys each wearing a tuxedo and holding a glass of fine '67 Chateau Latour. It is indeed possible to get banned for absolutely anything, but here is a short list of my favourite reasons.
- Using internet memes
- Inquiring as to why another user has been banned
- Posting a joke.

If you do buy Garry's Mod, do not sign up to Facepunch.
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71 of 98 people (72%) found this review helpful
489.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
10/10 Almost the same pleasure of fapping.
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90 of 130 people (69%) found this review helpful
479.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
It's ok.
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,164.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
You don't input over 1000 hours in a ♥♥♥♥ty game.
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43 of 53 people (81%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Fantastic sandbox game, running on the beloved Source engine that adds and installs different varities of models, locations, mechanics, actions and the crafting abilities to build, pose, share and even create animations and movies. However, It derives from the deepest recesses of notorious flashing, missing textures and of course, the blitzkrieg model spamming of the almighty cluster-♥♥♥♥.

Five Stars.
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Riding a Barthub into the depths of doom?
Making "he-mans" head as big as planet earth?
No worries garry's mod offers you all of these options!
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52 of 78 people (67%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MY CAPS LOCK BUTTON ISN'T BROKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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41 of 59 people (69%) found this review helpful
150.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
i like this game
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38 of 54 people (70%) found this review helpful
1,175.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Booted up the game and broke my pelvis, 8/8 would br8 again.
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31 of 43 people (72%) found this review helpful
2,868.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Download over 10 Games to play on one Game, then join a server and download 500+ addons, don't play the game and try joining other server's, join a TTT server, RDM happen's.

10.9999999/0 Would addon again.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Thanks to this "game", I have pictures of:

Lara Croft kicking Nick from L4D2 in the face,
Chuck Norris attacking a helicopter with a grenade in each hand,
Gimli, Son of Gloin sneaking up on an unawares Balrog,
Alex from Half Life 2 cursing the heavens due to two handfuls of broken fingers.

10 out of 10.
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26 of 39 people (67%) found this review helpful
1,385.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
it's ok
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
641.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Aperture Testing Facility 00171 - Codename: Garry's Mod

Welcome to the Aperture Science testing facility known as it's nickname 'Garry's Mod'. This is one of Aperture's most advanced testing grounds, complete with flying objects, weapons, and even movies! Yes, we'll let you watch a movie while we clean the hazard liquid off your portal gun, because testing must go on. Enough of that though, without further ado, let us begin explaining the testing grounds of this facility.

Testing Chamber 001 - Sandbox

Sandbox is the most basic of these testing chambers. We will monitor you as you explore the environment and well, do whatever you please. We will request you to build objects with a list of items we've given you, and also throw around some of those objects at high velocities to get the full effect of this test. On top of that, we would like you to not only build, but also INVENT... FOR SCIENCE! Invent the best flying machine you can possibly think of! Wait one moment... *Can they invent 'flying machines' with tires?! ...Ok ok sheesh.* YES, THE BEST FLYING MACHINE YOU CAN POSSIBLY THINK OF... AND MORE!
PLEASE NOTE: - Multiple zombies and other living organisms may be hurt in the making of this test. -

Testing Chamber 002 - Trouble in Terrorist Town

In this test chamber, we will be modifying your brain waves so you and many others will have the same thought processes. You will all run around and try to have normal social interaction.The twist to this test is every once in awhile your brain waves will have slight fluctuations, changing your thought process. Maybe you'll be a bloodthirsty killer, or a detective?! WHO KNOWS?! Don't worry, no harm will come with this test... it's just a test! Maybe even a trust test...

Testing Chamber 003 - Prop Hunt

For this next test, you will be trying one of Aperture's new inventions, The Hand-Held Possession Gun. It may sound alot like the Portal gun, but rest assured it is much different! We will fill the test facility with items and trash such as cans, papers, old buckets, a book, etc. etc. etc. As the test subject, you will use your Possession Gun to take over these items and hide. Hide, you ask? We will be searching for you in the name of... Science. We must see how sell the gun works after all! Don't worry if you wear screams and spontaneous explosions! It's for the name of SCIENCE!

Testing Chamber 004 - Death Run

Just like our previous test facilities, this test chamber you must find your way to the other side to continue into the next chamber. However, you must run for your life! We will have many of Aperture's best inventions in this test, maybe even throw in some propulsion gel for extra speed, since you're running for your life and all. Watch out for those traps GLaDOS set up, actually in this test chamber, GLaDOS likes to be called death.

Testing Chamber 005 - Cinema

This is the final test chamber we will be explaining, don't want to give out to many spoilers! Here we will use our fluorescent calcium to monitor neuronal activity... and while we do so you can sit with your friends and watch some movies, on the house! We even have popcorn included, oh wait... popcorn acts up with the fluorescent calcium. Maybe you should skip the popcorn today...

ANYWAYS! Those are the only test chambers we will be explaining today. Don't worry, there are at least 29 more chambers to check out! Wait... this just in... *What? THESE AREN'T CHAMBERS? ... THESE ARE GAMEMODES ON A VIDEO GAME? No... that's okay. We can still use this for testing... FOR SCIENCE!* It's okay everyone! We will now be playing a video game today, Garry's Mod! It has many gamemodes and will definitely help your brain and benefit science!

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THE FINAL VERDICT: Garry's Mod is a very fun game that is one of my favorites. It has many gamemodes (I've counted 29!) and because of that, it never gets old. It also has very nice workshop items, and some of those many workshop items include Portal, so you really can have your very own testing chambers! As I said, there is a very wide variety of things to do in this game, with all of its gamemodes and workshop items. The only complaint I have about Garry's Mod is some of the community members can be really big jerks, but there is also really nice people so I don't judge it on that. I give Garry's Mod 9/10 bagels, and if you don't like bagels, make it tacos. Yes... 9/10!

Please watch me and my boyfriend's gameplay video of Garry's Mod (TTT) at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWTwDps9ofI&list=PL6MGi5PSKT8wV19nT614DLnY31bR9XOZB&index=1
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