Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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Lua Rollercoasters
Type: Vehicle, Tool, Addon
Tags: Fun, Build
Tags: Admin, Misc, Coop
File Size
3.441 MB
Oct 24, 2012 @ 3:22pm
Apr 19, 2014 @ 3:47pm
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Lua Rollercoasters

This is a fully lua-controlled rollercoaster addon. You create individual nodes, and a track (with the catmull-rom spline algorithm) is generated between them.

Facepunch thread:
The map in the video is gm_shadypeak
This also goes well with this map!

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My tracks are all yellow and black, they look nothing like the pictures. What gives?
A: You need to update your clientside mesh. This can be done in the bottom of the supertool (the big update mesh button) or by running 'coaster_update_mesh' in your developer console.

Q: What's this whole 'Track ID' system? What's it for?
A: Every track you build has a specific ID associated with it. All nodes under the same track id are part of that entire coaster. This makes it easier to manage completely seperate coasters. Also, this let's you make carts go 'off da railz' onto another seperate track.

Q: When I save my tracks garry's in-game saver, my rollercoaster won't save with it!
A: Garry's save module doesn't save Entity networkvars correctly (or at all), which is crucial for the order in which the nodes are linked. Until he fixes that or makes it easier for someone to make do with it, you'll need to use the saving tab in the Supertool.

Q: How do I get my tracks to look wooden (or something else)?
A: In the Supertool, go to the furthest right tab, labeled settings. In this tab is a track type drop down list, showing Metal Track, Wooden, Simple, and (maybe!) a few others. Select which track type you want, click on your track, and rebuild the mesh. Tada!

Q: How do I vomit/scream?
A: While in a cart, press left click on your mouse to scream, and right click to vomit. Set coaster_cart_cooldown 0 on the server to remove the 'cooldown' between vomiting and screaming.

Q: I really want to contribute to the rollercoaster, or just see how certain things work. Is there an online repository I can access or upload to?
A: Yes! The entire addon is available on GitHub[], allowing you to fork it, edit it, and I can add your additions to the main addon.
Popular Discussions View All (14)
Aug 26 @ 9:07am
Deletion of Nodes Crashes Game
Stone Free
Jul 26 @ 1:56pm
Any New updates new tracks new suggestions and what do you want to see next
Black Knight
Jul 25 @ 10:50am
How do you make tracks upside down?
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wiimeiser 13 hours ago 
When running a track this error happens once per tick:

[Lua Rollercoasters] lua/autorun/coastermanager.lua:433: attempt to index field 'halo' (a nil value)
1. v - lua/autorun/coastermanager.lua:433
2. Run - lua/includes/modules/hook.lua:84
3. v - lua/includes/modules/halo.lua:137
4. unknown - lua/includes/modules/hook.lua:84
wiimeiser Aug 30 @ 11:21pm 
What is "Field 'Halo'"? It threw so many errors I got an achievement...
CodenameShamrock Aug 27 @ 8:12pm 
Track always messes up when i switch from chain to normal
golentime1 Aug 27 @ 2:46am 
so lower frame
Clone #2 Aug 26 @ 11:00am 
How do i make a loop? It keeps twisting stupidly when i try...
TobeyX03 Aug 26 @ 9:46am 
Im Having Problems
Flazam101 Aug 23 @ 12:49pm 
How to I get it to go fast like even the launch key does nothing and its just really slow
Flazam101 Aug 23 @ 12:13pm 
how does one put a cart down?
[FL:RP] AdamTheEpic Aug 23 @ 11:08am 
I cant see it on the right, it shows up like wiremod does, right?
ApfelsaftHD Aug 22 @ 11:52pm 
i put in on a server, but there is an script error. May someone help me?