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GMod Tower: guide to earning GMC
By Jrap
This guide documents the specific amount of GMC earned for each task in the popular garry's mod gamemode: 'gmod tower'
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Introduction (for the uneducated)
If you don't know what gmod tower is, read on. If you are already familiar, please ignore.

GMod tower is a garry's mod gamemode in which players enter a hotel, or 'tower' with many things to do. There are minigames, secrets, movie theaters and player houses called 'suites'. Players can customise their appearance and their suite by earning and spending GMC (gmod tower cash). This guide shows the best ways to earn GMC and shows some easy shortcuts for newer players.

All Gmod Tower content necessary to join the GMT servers is available at gmtower.org
Including an automatic content updater, plus a lot of information about how the gamemode works.
Earn GMC through Gamemodes
This section details the amount earned by specific achievements within gamemodes.

PVP battle
1st place ..................................................+300
2nd place ................................................ +200
3rd place ................................................. +150
Just for playing..........................................100

Ball Race
1st place ..................................................+150
2nd place .................................................+100
3rd place ..................................................+50
Just for playing .........................................25
completing the level ..................................+25

Collecting bananas earns you GMC based on how many more than other people you earned. I am currently working on a formula for this.

Ultimate Chimera Hunt
Win as a pigmask......................................+20
If you lose the round as a Pigmask............no GMC for playing the round
If your team wins while you're a ghost, you get half of the bonus.

Your pigmask rank effects the GMC you earn. every time you go up a rank, your GMC payout increases by 10, to a maximum of 140.

Virus
1st place ..................................................+200
2nd place .................................................+100
3rd ...........................................................+75
Just for playing .........................................50
Bonus for staying alive .............................+25

Zombie Massacre
Just for playing...........................................50
Your team survives the day.......................+15% of your points as GMC

You also get a bonus for being the one to damage the boss the most.

Minigolf
Just for playing...........................................25
Getting a hole in one..................................+200
Getting a Condor (-4).................................+150
Getting an Albatross (-3)............................+120
Getting an Eagle (-2)..................................+110
Getting a Birdie (-1)....................................+100
Getting par..................................................+80
Getting a Bogey (+1)...................................+40
Getting a double Bogey (+2).......................+30
...And anything over a double bogey gets you +20 GMC


Earn GMC through Awards/achievements (super easy)
Awards in gmod tower are pretty easy to get. here are some of the easiest ones, and some will even give you a trophy to put in your suite

Each award will get you 500GMC
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Human Blur
Fall from the top of the lobby.
Go to the theater, at the back of it is the projector room. crouch-jump through the window into this room and enter the vent to the right. the path from here is fairly straightforward, keep going up until you are at the highest point you can reach and jump off.
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One Small Step for Man
Explore deep space.

Get into the projector room of the theater by crouch jumping. When you are in, turn left instead of entering the vent. There is a white and grey room with a cofee mug that reads 'What's sleep?' walk up to the mug and press E, and I won't spoil the rest.
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Garbage day
Break an empty bottle.

Empty bottles can be purchased from the bar, located at the back-right corner of the entertainment plaza. To break an empty bottle, place it in your suite and stand on it. Walk around and crouch a bit, and it should break.
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My Own Man
Purchase a new player model.

Player models can be purchased from the appearance store. You can buy a cheap one to get the award, and then sell it by right clicking it in your inventory and selecting 'sell'. This way, you make a profit from the 500GMC you earn from the award.
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Zombie RP
Roleplay as a zombie.
To get this award, simply select the zombie player model and wear the headcrab hat ($300). You can earn your 500 and sell the items afterwards.
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Drunken ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Be drunk for more than 10 minutes straight in one go.
This one can be a little tricky. You can buy a crate of beer from the bar or sneak into someone's suite and drink theirs. The trick with this award is to not get too drunk, or you will die of alchohol poisoning. your view will sway if you are drunk, and it will sway less if you are getting close to sober, so try to balance it. If your view gets a yellow/beige haze, you are very close to death.
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Fancy Pants
Wear the top hat and play fancy pants adventure.

Pretty self explainatory. The top hat is available from the appearance store for 150GMC and fancy pants adventure is found in the arcade at the back left corner of the entertainment plaza.
Great Tips
The best way to get what you want for cheap is to wait for a store sale. If you hold tab, click on settings, and then enable event timer. Under your GMC count you should see what the next event is, and when it happens.

If you aren't having any luck with store sales, try to buy expensive items from other players to save some cash. People will often sell items like the playable piano and shrine for several thousand less than the store price, and if there's something you need, ask around for it. A message in global chat rarely goes ignored, and if you walk into somebody's suite and ask them personally, they will be more likely to negotiate.

If you are someone who buys a lot of alchohol, collect the empty bottles you get from alchohol and booze bottles and either sell them or use them in a smoothie machine.

If you are building walls with items from the buildings store, make sure to buy the largest pieces that will fit your design. it will be many times cheaper if you use less and larger items, and you won't blow your prop limit quite as fast.

Ultimate Chimera Hunt is by far the best gamemode for earning GMC.
47 Comments
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Jrap  [author] May 27 @ 11:41pm 
"I put Chimera hunt on there when the guide was first made because even if you're not any good at it, you earn a ton. even when afk :)"

-Jrap, 5 centimetres under your comment.
SpacePiggies May 27 @ 2:31pm 
minigolf is the best for getting GMC obviously
IF YOU KNEW ANYTHING
Jrap  [author] Mar 8 @ 9:01pm 
ugh this guide's becoming too much work
You only get 25 GMC from not doing anything in uch now, money updated on that. ;^D
Jrap  [author] Mar 8 @ 4:38pm 
@♡ℳΐᾔẌ🎀ℋἕṃї♓ I think most people suggest minigolf even though it takes ages because it has a high time to GMC earned ratio...if that makes any sense. I put Chimera hunt on there when the guide was first made because even if you're not any good at it, you earn a ton. even when afk :)
I think Ballrace is the best game for getting GMC, if you're 1st place and get some bananas you chould make game money. I've also heard people saying Mini golf is a good GMC game, really its not. Mini golf gives good money but takes really long to play. (about 30 mintues)
Zoidberg The Spycrab Dec 21, 2013 @ 4:30pm 
The vent is not enterable. Help?
Nathaniel the Sleepy Dude Nov 15, 2013 @ 6:37pm 
How do you get the too spooky achievement?
Nessinby Oct 28, 2013 @ 2:43pm 
In case you can't tell, this post was last edited in April, so the rewards for Mini-Golf may of changed since then.
MF Otis Oct 23, 2013 @ 2:53am 
I find that minigolf is good for earning money but pvp is the best if you are good at it