Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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3D2D Textscreens
Type: Tool, Addon
Tags: Fun, Roleplay
File Size
0.011 MB
Nov 22, 2012 @ 7:57pm
Feb 15 @ 4:03pm
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3D2D Textscreens

In 1 collection by James
Nodecraft Garry's Mod Server
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Create 3D2D text anywhere in the world.


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 cvar only exists on the server, so make sure it's set via RCON, or in something like server.cfg.

  • Set ss_call_to_home 1 on your server to provide anonymous analytics including your operating system, version of the addon, and rough, anonymised geo-location. This is entirely optional and used solely to put a smile on my face.

  • To install this onto your server, follow the instructions listed here[].

  • This addon supports custom admin permissions. See the GitHub Readme[] for more information.

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 (41)
20 hours ago
i need ak47 symbol
Feb 24 @ 11:42am
Can't permaprop?
Mar 11 @ 1:43am
Text screens are not appearing until updated
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Beans On Butter 18 hours ago 
It's nowhere to be found for me
James  [author] 19 hours ago 
You can change the font in the tool menu. There's a drop-down list to choose from.
Beans On Butter Apr 17 @ 4:36pm 
How do I change the font?
eripley Apr 15 @ 3:31pm 
When I spawn a textscreen, it doesn't show, but it is there. It's probably a conflicting addon because last time I used it it was fine.
James  [author] Apr 9 @ 10:05am 
ccann: That's not currently possible, sorry. Each line is limited to a single colour at this time.
ccann Apr 9 @ 5:06am 
Hello , dose anyone here know how to make the text fade in and our of the RGB spectrim?
André Survival Apr 7 @ 10:16am 
Thank you!
[GGH] Lord_Daniel_DE Apr 7 @ 12:37am 
"sbox_maxtextscreens 100" in the server.cfg is not working I can only place one...
James  [author] Apr 3 @ 9:47am 
@Kohen: Could you clarify exactly what isn't working? Is the entire addon not working, or is your `sbox_maxtextscreens` setting simply not sticking?
Kohen Apr 3 @ 2:18am 
I have just made a Starwarsrp server and I have followed the tutorials but none of them have worked. I went into the "server.cfg" file and pasted "sbox_maxtextscreens 100", is the value ranging different or have what I have done is right and it is something else?