Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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Menu wont show up!
when i start the game, i get a blue/black gradient screen. i can fix this, but the pause menu in game wont show up! help!
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Marty Aries Dec 12, 2012 @ 10:34am 
try to reinstall the game :)
tried, still have the same problem
if it makes it any easier, here's my specs:

Microsoft Windows XP
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
Intel (R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Medi Kitten Dec 12, 2012 @ 11:56am 
Don't you need HL2 for Gmod? I peeked in your games. I thought Gmod required at least HL2.. I could be wrong. What graphics card are you using? How much ram?

Edit. You need one of the Valve games with a source engine. Do you have:
HL2, ep1/ep2
Day of Defeat:Source
Counter Strike:Source?
You do not need all of them. Just one of them. You will not be able to spawn everything without the full list of Valve supported games. But Half Life 2 should give you just enough to make the game playable. Gmod tower for example requires HL2, TF2, And CS:S


"The recommendations in order of importance would be:

Hl2 and the episodes (the OB)

TF2 and portal
Day of Defeat source

Thing is a lot of items you can download and servers will be using episode2 items/textures. What I'd say is, pick up CSS for sure, and gmod. There's a combo pack. Don't worry about tf2, as it's not the primary source for any Gmod items/textures. CSS is, and if you're already owning HL2 (and it's UPDATED to the e2 engine, ie: play it to activate the content) just wait and see. If you're still seeing a LOT of purple/black checkerboards and Error props, it's probably time to just dig in and get the OB - since it has the episodes AND tf2, AND portal."
Last edited by Medi Kitten; Dec 12, 2012 @ 12:14pm
SonicPoon Dec 12, 2012 @ 12:14pm 
Gmod doesnt require another game to work.
Medi Kitten Dec 12, 2012 @ 12:18pm 
Originally posted by SonicPoon:
Gmod doesnt require another game to work.

But it does indeed. Do you just assume that Valve gives away their textures and meshes for free? When you start up garrys mod you can go down and click the little controller in the bottom right corner. That is the games that you have mounted. If you do not own at LEAST a source game. Garrys mod is fairly useless.

"Garry's Mod (officially abbreviated to GMod) is a sandbox physics game that allows the player to manipulate objects and experiment with physics using the Source engine. Garry's Mod has been available on Steam's content delivery service since November 29, 2006. Despite being a standalone game, Garry's Mod requires the user to own at least one game on Steam based on the Source engine, such as Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Portal 2, or Team Fortress 2."
Medi Kitten Dec 12, 2012 @ 12:23pm 
Edit: Do you have a built in Intel video card? There is known issues between Source games and intel cards. Can you run TF2? Does it play well? There may be some exceptions to this. But Intel and Gaming do not usually mix well. Hopefully you can get a better video card? Seeing as it is a Pentium 4 rig, I would assume it is a desktop. Does it have an AGP card slot? PCIe? Even a cheapo PCI card would be much better than a built in intel.

Here is a list of Garrys Mod 13 supported games. If you want every single texture avaliable you would have to buy all of these. Keep it mind most servers will not use them. But if you want EVERYTHING you would have to have this entire list.

Team Fortress 2
Half-Life 2 (Episodes One, Two, Half-Life: Source, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half Life 2: Lost Coast, and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch are also supported)
Portal 1 and 2
Counter-Strike: Source
Day of Defeat: Source
Zeno Clash
Left 4 Dead 1 and 2
Zombie Panic: Source
Alien Swarm
Nuclear Dawn
Age of Chivalry
Pirates, Vikings,and Knights 2
Last edited by Medi Kitten; Dec 12, 2012 @ 1:01pm
Maxwell Dec 12, 2012 @ 1:05pm 
Garrys mod dosen't need HL2 Or any game for the menu to show up. But without hl2 or css you cant really do anything. In Game.
Medi Kitten Dec 12, 2012 @ 1:08pm 
Originally posted by DATA:
Garrys mod dosen't need HL2 Or any game for the menu to show up. But without hl2 or css you cant really do anything. In Game.

That is true. I am thinking it is most likely a video card issue.
I don't have any other source game (due to memory issues), but i can still play. you don't need HL2 for the textures, as i can spawn npcs/weapons/other junk and still interact with them normaly. Its just the menus. My card is built in (which I hope to rectify this Christmas.) But some of you are right, it probably is my video card. Thx guys :D
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