Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

2,771 ratings
3D2D Textscreens
Type: Tool, Addon
Tags: Fun, Roleplay
File Size
0.005 MB
Nov 22, 2012 @ 7:57pm
Jan 7 @ 7:16am
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3D2D Textscreens

Textscreens - Construction

This addon is now open source! Contribute to development of this addon on GitHub[]. All pull requests are welcomed!
This tool can be found under "Construction" in your tool menu.

  • Create 3D2D text anywhere in the world
  • Rotate and manipulate this text simply via your physgun
  • Up to 5 lines of text
  • Multiple different font sizes and colours
  • Heavily optimised
    • Full scale testing on a highly popular RP server
    • Draw distance optimisations
    • Minimal FPS hit
  • Permanent text screens
    • Hold C for context menu, right click on the textscreen, and make the text screen permanent (only works for admins). This is perfect for welcome messages or rules.
  • Presets
    • Define preset textscreen data (size, text, colours, etc) and save/load these for future use at any time. This is very useful to trying to replicate multiple textscreens across maps.
  • Want more? Contribute to development of this addon on GitHub[]. All pull requests are welcomed!

Server owners:
  • sbox_maxtextscreens controls the maximum amount of text screens that each player can spawn. This defaults to 1. This command only exists on the server, so make sure it's set via RCON, or in something like server.cfg.
  • To install this onto your server, follow the instructions listed here[].

For those interested, a location map of the last 1000 users of this addon can be found here[].

Please do not contact us directly for support, especially Dellkan as he is no longer actively involved in development of this addon, and is listed solely as an original author for credit sake. Please direct any support enquiries to a discussion thread on this workshop item or an issue on github[].
Popular Discussions View All (19)
Jan 7 @ 4:31pm
Textscreen spawn position
Jul 11, 2016 @ 7:42am
All textscreens disappeared and permament system is dead
Feb 19 @ 5:49am
Textscreens restricted to Sadmin
[AN] Jacob Quill
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Gnome Child Feb 13 @ 5:53pm 
@James oh ok thanks
James  [author] Feb 13 @ 4:52pm 
Gnome Child: That's not in the scope of this addon unfortunately. You'd need some kind of prop protection, such as Falco's Prop Protection to accomplish that.
Gnome Child Feb 12 @ 5:43pm 
How do I fix that so people can't remove other people textscreen ?
TheAsian EggrollMaker Feb 9 @ 3:51pm 
@Grant Ward The textscreen is an entity. Permapropping the prop it is spawned on would do nothing other than perma-prop the prop. The textscreen would not respawn.
Grant Ward Feb 7 @ 2:02pm 
it only happens if i perm prop a prop and place text on that very prop
James  [author] Feb 7 @ 2:01pm 
Grant Ward: Does this happen if you disable all other addons? Could be a conflict.
Grant Ward Feb 5 @ 2:43pm 
So i have used perma prop tool to set up a prop and ive placed text on it but for some reason the text it keeps glitching out like on the screenshit here

Got any idea how i could fix it?

mr.katomin Jan 27 @ 2:26am 
James  [author] Jan 25 @ 3:52pm 
FieryBattleHawk: There's really nothing I can do about that I'm afraid, at least as far as I'm aware. The "sammyservers_textscreen" entity would have to be added to the whitelist on, which would need to be done somewhere on your end. Hopefully your admin mod, or whatever you're using to clean up exposes this, but if not, you'll need to make your own command to clean things up, calling the aforementioned method.
TheAsian EggrollMaker Jan 24 @ 10:09pm 

What are you using to clean up the textscreens? Are you using the Q menu or something else?