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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[CTU] creeperboss900
244.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
WARNING!! SUPER ADDICTING!

I used to hate Garry's Mod when I first started watching videos on it because it just looked boring to play, but then when my friend pursuaded me into buying it because it's super fun, I had only played it for like 5 minutes and I was INSTANTLY ADDICTED!

Now if I say I'm only going to play for an hour or so it ends up being like 3-4 HOURS!! D: I'm super addicted!

If you don't like addicting games then I recommend NOT getting this (but who doesn't like addicted games).

BUT! I super-duper RECOMMEND this game!
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Kittunus
295.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
awesome game
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GrayComics
5.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
Fun Game to play with friends and random players!
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>Like Noah?, get minecreft
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CryptoFrankie
412.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
Gud game. Has Thousands of games for cheap...I gihv id a Tehn Aouta Tehn.
Has the goodness
A good game.
Right gramphics.
A combination of diffrent games into one.
Made Well.
Best amount of money well spent.
Every add-on make this game even more spectacular.
10.01/10 69/420
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DeRpY TaCO
26.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
da best
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Kyrios
729.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
Garry's Mod is the ultimate procrastination tool! This game is like the equivalent of a couple of blocks of lego, start waiting for you after you come home from school or work. There isn't a story nor are there characters, Garry's Mod (or Gmod as many would like to call it) is simply there to help your imagination run wild. And it does a bloody good job at that.

The whole game is a playground for machinima makers, for virtual builders and for people who just want to fool about. Community created servers and maps are rampant and the workshop allows for thousands of player created content to mount onto your system. Vocaloid character models, new weaponry, a plethora of horror maps and so on litter the workshop's contents; there is bound to be something of interest to you.

Now back to the lego reference I made above. Much like lego, Gmod lets players imaginations run wild. They are able to build whatever they want, do whatever they want (within the boundaries of the Half Life 2 engine or certain community server rules), load whatever player created content they want and so on. You can create your own stories, forge your own layouts for each map and even bring a friend or two in as company. Gmod is basically imagination land. Its the type of game where you can sit back, relax, grab a glass of soda and just enjoy yourself after a days worth of hard work.

Its escapism to the max but don't let it consume your life in the process. Moderation is the key here.
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[TraitorPotato] SpecialPotatoes
51.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Best game ever. I can't believe undertale costs 10$ this is the best 10$ spent 10/10
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◐Adroit Creates◑
631.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
I Have 631.1 hrs on record and I have to say its a good game you need some friends or just go on servers
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Zal
3,347.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
Aside from the occassional trolls it's a pretty fun game ton's of user created content and pretty cool people as well definitely among my favorite steam games.
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97 of 103 people (94%) found this review helpful
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263.2 hrs on record
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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It's alright I guess.
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2,372.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
This game ruins lives... thats what i love about it
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46 of 48 people (96%) found this review helpful
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748.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
This is the best game ever, 10/10, you must buy it, you must play it.
You can play Sandbox with friends or PropHunt, Murder(my favorite :3), Hiden and SeeK...
You can make pictures and dupes...


I'm recommending this game to buy it and have fun.
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90 of 129 people (70%) found this review helpful
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1,240.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
If your looking for a review on this game you've come to the wrong place, but if your looking for an outstanding pie recipe you've come to the right place.

Ingredients:
1. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2. 1/2 cup white sugar
3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
4. 1/4 cup water
5. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6. 1 pinch salt
7. 5 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
8. 1 pastry for double-crust pie

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and set aside.
3. Roll out half the pastry to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Place bottom crust in pie plate; pour in apple slices.
4. Roll out top crust into a 10-inch circle. Cut into 8 (1-inch) wide strips with a sharp paring knife or pastry wheel. Weave the pastry strips, one at a time, into a lattice pattern. Fold the ends of the lattice strips under the edge of the bottom crust and crimp to seal.
5. Pour butter-sugar mixture over top of pie, coating the lattice, and allowing any remaining sauce to drizzle through the crust.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake until the crust is golden brown, the caramel on the top crust is set, and the apple filling is bubbling, 35 to 40 more minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
5,671.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Used to love this game.

+Extremely large amount of gamemodes and servers to play.
+Huge amount of things to do.
+Large variety of ways to build.
+Workshop support.

-Community is toxic.
-Majority of the decent servers are down.
-Roleplay is next to non existant at this point.
-Most servers are full of corruption and you will be banned for simply annoying an admin.
-Requires other games for you to see the textures on most servers.
-I feel the need to say it again: The community is extremely toxic.
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
453.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
one of my best games .. u should play it with friends and have some fun ... u will laugh alot like i did .. XD
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3,323.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Meh it's okay.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
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401.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
You can build anything what you want 13/10
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