Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

3,522 ratings
3D2D Textscreens
Type: Tool, Addon
Tags: Fun, Roleplay
File Size
0.006 MB
Nov 22, 2012 @ 7:57pm
Nov 12 @ 12:31pm
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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 fonts, 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 (22)
Jan 7 @ 4:31pm
Textscreen spawn position
[TAW] merkur0
Jun 26 @ 6:26am
All textscreens disappeared and permament system is dead
Aug 30 @ 3:50pm
Perma textscreens bugging out.
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0xOTн1K☭ 23 hours ago 
Wth, i can't use it, i touch at textscreen and show the error
James  [author] Nov 12 @ 12:48pm 
No, but you can copy the settings of another textscreen by simply hitting "R" when looking at it, and using the textscreens tool.
TezalTube Nov 12 @ 12:37pm 
can the text be copyed by the duper tool?
James  [author] Nov 12 @ 12:32pm 
I've just pushed a change which should hopefully resolve the aforementioned issue. Please test, and let me know.
[=AWOL=] Reaper_007 Nov 8 @ 9:04am 
Have you had a chance to look at the Error?
[ERROR] lua/entities/sammyservers_textscreen/cl_init.lua:108: 'Coolvetica outlined0' isn't a valid font

1. SetFont - [C]:-1
this happends when you walk a away. So im geussing that this is to make it so the the text screens don't render when you are across the map. As for the error it happends becuase it can't set the text to neggitive 1( Like it says in the error). Look at laboriens post or my early post to see full error. Again this error does not happen untill you walk away.
Fluffy WereWolf Nov 7 @ 7:10pm 
Thanks for the reply, James [author].

I found a addon that helps make it stay, was just curious if there was a way for this addon.
James  [author] Nov 7 @ 5:31pm 
Thanks Fluffy WereWolf.

Regarding the world cleanup deleting the textscreens, this isn't something I can control, as far as I'm aware. They would need to be added to the `ExtraFilters` option in the `game.CleanUpMap` function as per . This should hopefully be exposed by your admin mod, or whatever functionality you're using to clean the map.

I'm not sure if I can prevent the issue with undo either, but I'll look into it. Thanks!
Fluffy WereWolf Nov 7 @ 4:21pm 
Bit of an odd thing with making the texts perma if you "clear everything" they disappear and remain hidden till you restart the server. Also if you press Z to erase they disappear till you restart the server. Anyway to make them stay once you perma them and not have to worry about when you need to clear everything on the map like some props or from pressing Z? Good addon though!
[AG] Razor Nov 6 @ 1:49pm 
On servers the preset bar wont load. it works fine on single player. i made sure the server was up to date with all mods and even tried downloading from github. And it didnt work eaither time. anyone know how to fix this?
GamerCat Nov 5 @ 4:10am