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 6

July 2016 Update

A new update has been released!

This update is optional, however it is strongly recommended that server owners install it.
Clients will automatically update via Steam when the game is restarted.

Peer-To-Peer Listen Servers
Servers that are created via the main-menu's "Start New Game" button can now be connected to via Steam's P2P networking. This means that - on most networks - friends are able to connect to each other's games without any special network configuration being required (e.g. port forwarding).

To use it, all you have to do is use your friends list to join/invite a friend!

Queued (Multi-Core) Rendering
This isn't finished yet, but queued rendering should be pretty robust now. Any changes in performance are entirely dependent on your hardware and the scene being rendered.

You can enable it by running a few commands when you launch the game (press Shift+Escape to open the console):
gmod_mcore_test 1
mat_queue_mode -1
cl_threaded_bone_setup 1


Other Changes
  • Added mat_requires_rt_alloc_first ConVar from upstream.
  • Lua console commands are now removed when disconnecting from a server/changing level.
  • Replicated Lua ConVars are now properly synched with the server.
  • Scripted weapons now function correctly when switching to a weapon with no ammo.
  • Clients will no longer be disconnected with the reason "CL_CopyExistingEntity: missing client entity".
  • Crouch-jumping will no longer cause the screen to flicker after a certain amount of server up-time.
  • Fixed rare crash that occurs when increasing the outgoing network buffer size for game-state snapshots.
  • Ropes no longer cause the game to not properly close on exit.
  • Fixed issue that could cause the "GetLuaTable != TABLE" crash to occur on level change.
  • file.Find() now sorts its results properly. The default behavior is unchanged.
  • HTTP() no longer leaks request references and won't crash if the Lua state is destroyed during a request.
  • Some security fixes.

You can find full changelist here.

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June 28

July Update Is Imminent

The next update for Garry's Mod will be coming next month.

Pre-release Steam branch
The pre-release Steam Beta branch for Garry's Mod has been updated and contains all the changes that will be included into the next update.

You can see the full change list for the next update as well as how to join or leave the pre-release branch here:
http://wiki.garrysmod.com/changelist/prerelease/

The next update, while not having a usual massive amount of changes, comes with two very big features:
  • Steam Peer-To-Peer - Allows people to play with each other without having to mess around with your router, modem or firewalls, similarly to how CS:GO does it. This is best suited to play with a few of your friends and is not meant for hosting public servers. Simply start a mutliplayer game from your main menu and invite your friends through the Steam Friend's List.
  • Queued(Multicore) Rendering - This will boost your in-game performance in most cases up to double the frame rate. Currently the option is hidden and you will have to enable it manually every time in order to use it, this is in case there are still problems with it. Instructions on how to enable it are below

To enable Queued(Multicore) Rendering, enter the following console commands into your console before entering a game.
gmod_mcore_test 1
mat_queue_mode -1
cl_threaded_bone_setup 1

The pre-release beta branch is compatible with all servers in the game, so you will be able to play on servers and test the game at the same time!

Help us test it!
We ask you, players and modders alike, to help us test this update so that there will be as few problems as possible.

We urge you to spend around 15 minutes in single player, testing your addons and whatnot, and report any issues you find that did not happen before here:
https://github.com/Facepunch/garrysmod-issues/
Or at least in the comments of this announcement.

If you own a Garry's Mod server, we highly recommend you test your server on the pre-release branch. Information about using experimental branches on dedicated servers can be found here:
http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Hosting_A_Dedicated_Server

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Reviews

“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
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB dedicated VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB dedicated VRAM or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB dedicated VRAM or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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quick dragon 6582
( 54.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
GOOD GAME BUT WHEN YOU LOG OUT OF YOUR ACCOUNT FOR A WHILE AND THEN SIGN BACK IN IT DELETES THE GAME LIKE SO STEAM CAN SEE
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Vladimir
( 162.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
VERRY GOOd
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DSNuTTS69
( 321.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
For me, GMOD is the game that has it all. What do you want to do? Find the addons and have at it, what else is there to say other than Winning!
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hunterobrien414
( 1,518.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Its a pretty nice game fun game to play with your friends. Or you can play by your self. Its a fun game to play around in. I would say for your next game you get is this game.
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alcoholic
( 352.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
i actually do recommend this game i just clicked the no for fun
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westvirginia2005
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
garrys mod is so cool
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Wultie
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Product received for free
Funny af with friends
Helpful? Yes No Funny
The Dark Soul (#TeamPyro)
( 308.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
PROS:
Many servers to play on
Nice Admins on many servers
Sleepless Gaming Purge Server
1942 RP POG Server
Many enhancments in the workshop
The Gmod Idiot Box
Do whatever you want in your own creative workspace
Create objects from thin air

CONS:
Racist community
The community is a bag of ♥♥♥♥♥. IF you buy this, prepared to be yelled at alot.
Plenty of dead servers
Some admins are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s

9/10
Will continue to play!
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Stryker (GPU died)
( 1,173.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Infinite amount of possibilities

-thriving mod community
-singleplayer is fun if you have the correct amount of 'tism
-endless amount of multiplayer modes and servers
-fun with friends

pretty much do whatever with an unlocked sources engine: the game
Helpful? Yes No Funny
ThyHolyTaco
( 129.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
pretty neat
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
85 of 93 people (91%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,252.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
A game where nearly anything is possible.
Wanna blow stuff up?
Wanna shoot everything to oblivion?
Wanna create a plane and cars out of random junk pieces then send them flying at 10,000 MPH?
Wanna create crude pornography out of dolls and bricks?
Wanna shoot your friends in the back with colossal dynamite 'n prop spewing launchers?
Then this game is for you. It's all simply marvelous.
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65 of 67 people (97%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,502.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
After putting 1000+ hours into this game, I should share my thoughts about it.
This game is old, but it isn't bad. Its also uses the same format as Half Life 2 I guess. :D
The game consists of many gamemodes that people play on. Popular ones like DarkRP and Trouble in Terrorist Town are filled with people on most servers, and there are many more gamemodes that are filled too!

I mainly started playing this game in early 2014 digging through certain gamemodes that I liked, and the one that interested me was DarkRP. I joined a community that was filled with a whole bunch of fantastic people! Yea there were some people who were rude and mean, but others were caring and nice. During that year, I eventually met people who would soon become my friends. That made Gmod worth playing and so I put 2 summers into it.

I would defenitely recommend this game to people because of how much fun it is. The downside is that you need Counter Strike Source to fix the missing textures. But hey, overall the game is pretty enjoyable. Its on sale for the Steam Summer Sale so why not give it a try, right? Thanks for reading!
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74 of 81 people (91%) found this review helpful
84 people found this review funny
Recommended
117.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
One day I was playing garry's mod.

I joined random cinema server.

Went to the private room #2.

There were 4 people in that room.

All of them were watching a man ♥♥♥♥ing his fish.

10/10 Since then I only play on cinema servers.
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35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
It is difficult to define this game. Garry's Mod gives you the tools, and you do the rest. And when I say "you", I mean the community in general, because Gmod would be nothing without the other players/workshop. You can build and destroy as you like.
The servers were only for the sandbox mode, over time have added many game modes completely transforming the online experience.
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116 of 175 people (66%) found this review helpful
137 people found this review funny
134 of 215 people (62%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,799.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
I have 3799.1 hours on record for this game. I used to have so much fun playing this game. After PewDiePie and Venturian Tale started creating stupid ♥♥♥ videos, the young immature audience flocked to the community. Any server you want to join will be flooded with immature children.

Administration teams consist of 11, 12, 13 year olds. They are not fair and they do not even follow their own rules. They get a taste of authority and just can't handle it. Almost no kid that age can. The servers are littered with these admins to the point that you'll find yourself banned for simply disagreeing with one. The community used to be great, but it has fallen down hill over the last few years.

I would never wish this to happen to any game and it pisses me off that it happened to this game. If you buy the game, stay far from DarkRP servers and make sure you download good mods. The singleplayer is still great with mods, but after a while it gets depressing to play a game while so lonely.

If you really want to have a good time and you are an adult, host your own server and administrate it fairly. Regulate the amount of intrusive, game breaking children. You will have a good server and you will be one of the very few server owners who make the game fun again.

Otherwise, do not buy this game. It's turning into ♥♥♥♥ing Roblox.
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
About Garry's Mod
Garry's Mod is a nice first person sandbox, combining addicting gameplay to ever-growing content availability. However, if your interest is more on visual art, try Source Filmmaker. It's somewhat more complex to use but the control over scene building is definitely superior.

Singleplayer Mode
This game has as one of its main factors the single-player experience. While Garry's Mod might commonly be mistaken for a first person shooter due to its wide range of weaponry to chose from stock rifles to user-generated what-have-you-launchers, players with larger foresight will be focusing on the tools and models that the game and community content offer. Even if the player isn't interested in the persaying artistic section of the game that range from simple character portraits to full-fledged animation videos, one can very well perform physics experiments with contraptions and machinery and mess around, having some fun with constructions and stress-testing their machine's physics processing capability.

Multiplayer Mode
Multiplayer is a differentiated, varied experience depending on the player's choice. From fighting zombie hordes to the classic "Trouble In Terrorist Town" and some sorts of RP modes, players can play a variety of game modes. Racing, shooting, survival, and of course, aimless multiplayer sandbox. Be mindful of the following, though: most game servers and addons used in multiplayer require at least one of the Source Engine games installed and 'mounted' content into Garry's Mod itself, meaning content that you don't have will appear as errors; however, servers have been recently using more of their custom content, that don't require many of Source games mounted. Check requirements for each addon and server for further instructions.

Graphics
The graphical experience of the game is heavily dependant on your computer rig and your investment into addons. While it doesn't require a heavy rig to run smoothly at high graphical configurations, it will require progressively more potent graphical processing power as user-content improvements and overhauls to visuals are installed. Visual results vary, though here is one of my personal favourite pictures from my gallery. Note that this literally isn't the final form as even better graphical results can be achieved with special configurations to the game. It is in no way comparable to Source Filmmaker, but it is still nice to the eyes.

Sound
The sound system to the game is familiar to players of other Source games, with few audible glitches and issues. Improvement packs are widely available for higher quality and custom sounds for anything since player death sounds to general sound overhauls.

All in All Garry's Mod is a really nice Game :-)

10/10 From Me
Sweep
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
813.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
-Friendship mostly starts here~
-Its not a game its just a tool.
-Some server can cause some cancer.
-If you buy this game for playing but not making something well, have fun with random ppl on random available server~
-100% guaranteed gonna play this for a very very long time.
+ Gonna play this almost "EVERYDAY" without it sometimes feels empty~
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
399.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
When I first started to play this game a year ago..(Via different account)... I was like cool. I played on single player screwing around now t knowing there was multiplayer or add ons. So one day I got on normally and started to play. I went to the bathroom and came back. After I came back I decided to switch maps. But my game crashed because the power went out. The next day I got on and noticed multiplayer. I got curious and clicked on it. A whole bunch of things popped up. So I clicked on DARK RP. I found it fun, so I played multiplayer for a while. Until one day I was like let's try something different. I clicked on the Combine-Control server and found it fun... I continued playing for a year. Until now. This is truly a wonderful game and really I recommend this to anybody from young to old.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Garys Mod and How I got Cancer

So I'd like to start off this review with a fact: Garys Mod is incredibly fun. The graphics are more than dated, but Prop Hunt and Trouble in Terroist Town are deff some fun game modes to play to pass some time.

With that being said, however, the sheer unfun of Microphones and headsets will leave you exhausted.
I picked up Garys Mod in July of 2016, and, upon joining my first server, was met with helpful players. Terrific, I thought. The game still has a supportive player base who are willing to help new comers. After learning the very simple rules and how to play, I ventured onward to a more populated server.

That was the first and last time I would find even remotely supportive players and I wish them luck in getting out of the hell hole they are stuck in.

You'll be very lucky to find anyone over the age of 14-16 who isn't a complete waste over the mic. In a game like this, I prefer to use my headset and talk to others, whether it's during prop hunt or TTT, and it has just been riddiled with children, mic spammers, and the such.

Now children are not inherently bad, there's nothing wrong with kids. I have a kid and one day I will put her on the PC to join me in glorious pc gaming. But I'll also be monitoring her, as I was when I was young. These kids are not being monitored by their parent (I assume their father or mother left them at an early age due to some of the things that comes out of these kids mouths) They will spew profanity over the mic and it just sounds wrong. It hits the ear wrong. Hearing a nine year old tell me my mother is a ♥♥♥♥♥ and he ♥♥♥♥ed her with his 12 inch ♥♥♥♥ just sounds wrong. Hearing it from a grown adult, alright, I can deal with it. But this is something I haven't had the pleasure of hearing over a mic often enough apparently.


You also run the risk of joining a server that has a female on it. Now, as I stated, my little girl will be playing games one day. There is nothing wrong with being a female gamer, and if you are one, props to you and all that jazz. BUT, adults, children, and everything in between loses their ♥♥♥♥ing minds when it comes to an online girl. In every game. But Garrys Mod is certainly the absolute worst case I have ever seen.

Every server I join, the girl (abtly named GirlGamer69HeHe) Will say one word over the mic, and the whole server literally lags out with applause. The server will comment on how hillarious she is, and continue to talk over each other for twenty minutes trying to have a conversation with this one person. Again, some instances it isn't her fault. Some obviously love the attention and continue grappling for it, but some are just gamers who want to game. It's the other people who don't have a grip and lose their ♥♥♥♥.

I just got done playing on a server with twenty people on it. This one female who was brittish started telling people she would smother them with her breasts. She was an admin on this server. She had the ability to kick, mute, ban and etc.
No admin jobs are not 'jobs', but I would like to think the people in charge of these servers woul hold a litlte bit of respect.

With all that stated, and this rant pretty much over, I'd like to just state that if you have friends that play this with you, this could possibly be a lot of fun as Youtubers have shown. But if you go in it, alone, expect what I've laid out before you. This is not a Garry's Mod is garbage review. Garry's Mod is extremely fun. It's the community that makes it unplayable for me.
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