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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TheArkeanCraft (Not very happy)
1,089.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
This is by far the most amazing sandbox game I've played yet. With the constant flow of new addons being made and the simplicity of the entire game, it comes out as a unique and fun game. The only downside is that many textures require data from other games, even though by downloading those games new models and ragdolls will be added to your game. Great game!
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King minion
26.5 hrs
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its fun to mess around with your friends
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garry newman, more commonly refered to as "garry" came out with a sequel to the cult classic "spiderman 64" in the best way possible. as a third-person RPG game the elements from all inspirations are evident just in the screenshots. first of i'm a huge fan of the way they portrayed robb stark, in the movies he's always the bad guy but garry mod really showed me the light on how well of an actor jeb bush is. anyways the illuminati killed harambe and stacy you're a ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥ game is 6.5/10
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jcrodriguez
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
This game is AWSOME someone join me if they play
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cool
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712.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
Great game from valve, not enough mods.
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ROOIN
114.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
its terrabile
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MrDrMuffins
701.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
Garry's Mod Life. Why?

Workshop
Living in a bottle
Killing Zombies
Roleplays
DarkRP
Multiplayer.
My Jokes Aren't Funny I Know.
Sitting in a chair
Messing with A.I
Killing a admin and getting banned
Spawning Doges
Playing on HL2 maps
Memes like the doge. bring that meme back to life please.
Staring at your PC
Getting addicted to gmod
Listening to kids scream
Pretending your cool in a gangster server and then get banned
seeing amazing spots that you've never seen before.
Wasting money in DarkRp
Playing with fire
Playing with magic
Playing with dolls
Enjoying Coffee
Playing as John Cena
Playing as memes
commenting on this review.
rating this epic game
commenting on someone's elses opinion on gmod

10/10 again
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KillerMemeStar420
24.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
I enjoy Garry's Mod and you may ask "Why?", well this game is fun, hilarious, and with the workshop you can do so much more than whats already in the game. I would highly recomend Garry's Mod to someone who just got Steam cause this is a classic.
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>Be Me Join Random TTT Server
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1) You buy it.
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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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watched hentai in the cinema.
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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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This is the most worth it 10$ in my life

If you're looking to get into games with a cheap budget, this game offerts you so many gamemodes

Wanna play some roleplay?
Check.
Or maybe some fps?
Check.
Or sandbox?
Check check check

It even have a workshop if you want to download people creation, or even better, make your own models or gamemode or share your saves!
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I'm Rick Harrison, and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss. Everything in here has a story and a price. One thing I've learned after 21 years - you never know what is gonna come through that door.
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