Mac the Blue Mage Dec 6, 2012 @ 7:53pm
Where is the "lua" folder in GMOD?
Title says it all. I want to edit some of the NPC files I have and after some research, I found a plethora of info on editing scripts, lua files and the like, but when I try to follow the filepath the wiki's specify, there is no "lua" folder in garrysmod. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Or, a shorter question, how do I edit the behavior of the npcs installed in garrys mod?

Thanks.
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flaxum - definitely not stoned Jan 13, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
I'm having the same problem :/
Sue Jan 13, 2013 @ 8:59pm 
Addons are now packed into a single GMA file in your addons folder. That file contains all addons files like models, lua etc. So you have to decompress those files if you want to do some editing. Which is, kinda not possible at this moment.

If you insist though, learn how to LUA from scratch rather than editing other addons.
Sue Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:00pm 
Or, if you are trying to edit HL2 NPCs try to open garrysmod content.gcf by some GCF browser utilities like GCFScape. You might find some files you need.
Mac the Blue Mage Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:00pm 
I ended up finding out that STEAM converts all of the mod files into .gma's, which precludes the need for the .lua file, since they're all packed differently. I've found a program that unpacks the .gmas back into their original forms, so the lua folder exists again.. but now i'm running into problems with the game, and it keeps trying to redownload the mods I already installed via STEAM.

Troubles, troubles...
Mac the Blue Mage Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:01pm 
Lol, ninja post, Ran. But thanks for the tips anyway. :)
Sue Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:02pm 
Originally posted by Mac the Blue Mage:
I ended up finding out that STEAM converts all of the mod files into .gma's, which precludes the need for the .lua file, since they're all packed differently. I've found a program that unpacks the .gmas back into their original forms, so the lua folder exists again.. but now i'm running into problems with the game, and it keeps trying to redownload the mods I already installed via STEAM.

Troubles, troubles...

It's not Steam's, but Garry made it that way.

Yeah if you delete those GMA files, Steam will try to redownload them. You can try to unsubscribe them first.
Mac the Blue Mage Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:04pm 
That's a good point. I guess I should be careful about just subscribing anything that looks cool; probably have a subscription list in the hundreds by now.
Ya Blew It Jun 18, 2013 @ 10:10pm 
So, does anyone know how to compress said folders into a gma?
Mac the Blue Mage Jun 23, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
I think you can actually find a .gma compresser, but none come to mind.
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