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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Red Yoshi
263.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
I zapped undead Teletubbies with my Wiimote.
Yoshis saved the world from a wild Waluigi horde.
I trapped some armed soldiers inside a fenced area and placed oil barrels and bombs all around them and watched them commit suicide.
I roped myself to a speeding kart and didn't even get a scratch.
I knocked a TV over with my Crowbar while everyone was watching SM64 Bloopers.
I organised a party at a nice old wooden house... and then burned the entire place.
I threw my friends around the world with my physics gun.
I sacrificed thousands of Test NPC's to my dubstep cannon.

This game provides so many possibilities to crack up with laughter, even in single player but especially when playing with friends. So epic.
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CrazyRonnoc
685.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
This game is a blast of fun, and I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in a very of games! It is an insanely awesome experience!
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nono
537.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
very good
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Soup
131.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
i would recommend this game as a starting game because there is lots to do on all the different servers.
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§Maximuses§
656.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
Sweg
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slim2762000
171.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
It IS SO GOOD! I love it,you should try it too!
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Lola The CARNO
110.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
:))
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<(^-^)> KarburatoR
17.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
Awesome!
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ShadowLogic
190.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
if there were a full list of the hours i've spent playing garry's mod i'm sure it'd be in the 10s of thousands. i've played this game across multiple accounts.. as a sandbox it's great. but the roleplaying based multiplayer is where my heart resides.
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Demopan (Ness)
971.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great game highly customisable for the user's experience.
Plus its complete and has no paid DLC unlike 89% of games these days.
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301 of 333 people (90%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
946.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
>Be Me Join Random TTT Server
>Pick Up A Gun
>Become The Traitor
>Kill Afk Detective Admin 9-12 Year Old
>Get Perma Banned Because I Played The Game Like I Was Supposed To
>11/10 Would Recommend To Play
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157 of 173 people (91%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
175.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
1) You buy it.
2) You're confused.
3) You leave it in your Steam library for a few weeks.
4) You play on a server.
5) You become addicted.

Seriously, this game is a drug. I need help. Am I Marina Joyce? No. I think I'm having a mid-life crisis. Oh god. OH GOD. HEEEELP.
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145 of 160 people (91%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
14,273.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
its okay, i dont play it that often
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109 of 126 people (87%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
5,411.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
If you're a kid wanting to see reviews for this game: Oh who am I kidding you don't care about the reviews.

If you're an adult wanting to see reviews for thsi game: Honestly the only fun you can have now and days is by miraculously finding a server hosted and managed by another adult, which is seemingly impossible now and days since kids following that mass of their honestly ♥♥♥♥♥♥ youtubers have utterly swarmed this game. You either miraculously find a good one, or you say "♥♥♥♥ it, I'll host my own.", and then end up banning almost 2-3 kids daily because for some reason all they want to do is minge around, try to crash your server, or in general be an annoying little twatwaffle. If you don't feel like putting up with this, then enjoy all the servers owned by a seven-year-old's mother's credit card with his bunch of 6-9 year old admins who don't even enforce their own rules.

Oh also, never play RP. All it leads to is internet drama.
Side-note, MORBUS is probably the most enjoyable side-gamemode but nobody ever plays it.
TTT is full of trolls, there's only one server that is the exception to this, but hey coincidence much; I admin for it.
Sandbox is where you will question the IQ of 99% of players you see on a server.
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85 of 92 people (92%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
9,383.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
tried it for a few hours, it was good
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89 of 104 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
106.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
watched hentai in the cinema.
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302 of 418 people (72%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
111.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
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43 of 48 people (90%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
861.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Great game as we all know.

Worth buying and goes on sale often if you need to save some money and don't mind waiting. I traded for a copy and was not disappointed. So many possibilities in this game so you can play it for hours on end and won't get bored.
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Recommended
1,614.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Before I played:
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