Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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phys_collapsypants
 
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Type: Map, Addon
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Jul 1, 2015 @ 11:27am
Jul 10, 2015 @ 3:42pm
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Description
A simple physics toy in which you knock down a wooden tower. Each button takes out its respective leg with an explosion.

Includes nodegraph and navmesh, and should only require Half-Life 2 content.

Hot on the heels of gm_collapsypants' tenth anniversary, I've finished this update of the map that's more satisfying to play with, and better looking, to boot. Changes include:

-Shootable buttons
-An erase button to get rid of the tower altogether
-A valve wheel that floods the foundation
-Teleporters, to get up top quickly
-Proper reset button functionality, which now only affects tower objects instead of all props

Enjoy! Anyone interested in the original version can thank JustExtreme for uploading it to the Workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=110567590
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41 Comments
Rob Martens  [author] Oct 1 @ 11:31am 
The workshop lets you subscribe to your own addons, and that's how you test that they're working, so I'm subscribed to this map myself; testing it a few minutes ago I found it showed up in "sandbox" as expected, and the map loaded without issue, so I'm not sure exactly what might be wrong for you.

You might want to just try unsubscribing and resubscribing. I imagine you might need to manually delete SteamApps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\addons\phys_collapsypants_473212165.gma after unsubscribing, if that doesn't happen automatically.

If that doesn't work, maybe check the console to see if there are any errors that mention collapsypants, or anything that looks like it might be related to this map? Or, for that matter, related to addons in general, in case you have other issues that might affect this. I'm sorry to say I'm not an expert troubleshooter when it comes to Garry's Mod.
Greenjoe12345 Sep 30 @ 2:15pm 
the map's not showing in my list, can you help please?
Rob Martens  [author] Aug 27 @ 6:56pm 
The question might reasonably become "why release a map like this if you know it can't run well on everyone's computer", and the answer is just that I wanted to try something crazy. Push the engine as far as I knew how to do it, get "good enough" performance on most players' systems, and have something unique as a result.

Also, to be completely honest I expected that most people playing a map like this would be doing it locally, on a listen server, just to screw around with physics. The scenario of connecting to a distant dedicated server running the map, and dealing with all the connection issues that come along with that, is something I wasn't focused on, primarily because, as I said, I just really, really wanted to make a map like this, Garry's Mod seemed like the place to do it, and worrying about real world network performance would necessitate cutting basically all of the features that make the map the least bit interesting.

I'll try to do better next time, if there is one.
Rob Martens  [author] Aug 27 @ 6:56pm 
Unowninator, sorry about the lag, but I don't think there's much else I can do. One of the early updates I pushed out after testing was a performance fix, and it helped the ring significantly, but something this extreme can only run so well in Source (i.e. Havok). I don't think there's much, if anything, left that I can improve in that respect.

I'll keep revisiting the map now and then, poking around to see if I can fix anything, but I can't make any promises. Please accept my apologies! I know how much more fun this would be if it ran better. :(
Rob Martens  [author] Aug 27 @ 6:55pm 
Thanks, Bleach! I don't know if it's really underrated, but I'm proud of the level, so I appreciate the sentiment.
Unowninator Aug 26 @ 9:08am 
Good map, but bad lag. I wish that was fixable. :/
BleachGrenade Aug 2 @ 6:49pm 
This is one of the most underrated maps in Mod.
bubba Jul 25 @ 2:42pm 
but the other ones are shit
Rob Martens  [author] Jul 25 @ 2:05pm 
Thanks, mighty oof! There are plenty of physics maps available for Garry's Mod, just search for "phys" in the maps section of the workshop and you should get no end of results. Even the worst of them is fun to screw around in, there's just so much crazy shit you can get into with the Havok engine.

Thanks to the last few comments who enjoyed the map, too! I'm sorry I haven't kept up with replies to people, I've just been preoccupied with being extremely handsome, funny, and popular.
bubba Jul 24 @ 9:58pm 
more maps like this please dear god