Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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How to fix errors and purple textures
By ajgeiss0702
This guide will show you how to get rid of the annoying purple textures and error signs. 98% of them at least.
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Introduction
Purple textures and big red flashing errors in gmod are usually caused by you not having Counter-Strike: Source. A lot of mappers use materials and props from that game.

There are two ways to fix these errors.

One is paid, and is very easy
The other is free, but requires more effort

I will go over the paid one first, since its simple.
Paid method
The easiest way to fix the textures is to actually buy the game.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/240/CounterStrike_Source/?t=The easiest way to fix gmod textures!

Just download it, and restart gmod. Gmod should then automatically pick it up and start using it.
Non-paid method
This method is a little more complex, but shouldent be too bad.

Steps:
  1. Go here:


  2. Click GarryContent (right side of the screen)
  3. Scroll down to Counter Strike: Source
  4. Click MEGA Game content (the red button)
  5. Click SKIP AD after a few seconds (DO NOT click anything other than skip ad on this page.)
  6. Click the big red DOWNLOAD button (or download from browser button if the button wants you to install a chrome extension)

  7. While its downloading, go to your library on steam
  8. Right click gmod and click properties
  9. Go to Local Game Files
  10. Click Browse local game files
  11. Open the folder called garrysmod
  12. Then open the addons folder

  13. Once the file is downloaded, extract it and drag it into the addons folder
  14. make sure that folder has folders inside it like materials, models etc

  15. Restart gmod

That's it!
Conclusion
That's how you fix the purple textures and errors on gmod!

If you had any issues, please join my discord server[discord.gg] for support.
NOTE: Before you join my discord server, please read every word around the area you are having trouble with.

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55 Comments
trash Jul 31 @ 6:18am 
bro calm down clays as long as you dont click anything other than skip ad on the adfly site you'll be fine.
claysanimation Jun 30 @ 10:58pm 
This doesn't work and there was a privacy error about stealing paswords, credit card info, etc. DO NOT DO THIS METHOD!
garry out of context Apr 6 @ 11:07am 
go to gmodcontent website:steamsalty:
kymn591 Apr 4 @ 3:11pm 
when i click the *1 step link it just puts the link in my face
zeezA Mar 25 @ 5:45am 
for some reason the bullet holes are just errors how to fix
ajgeiss0702  [author] Oct 31, 2021 @ 4:05pm 
Yep. Also make sure the game is checked in the controller icon in the main menu. Also check the addon's workshop page because that usually says what games you'd need
prof_aaron Oct 26, 2021 @ 7:11am 
If you get counter strike source but the errors are still there, then counter strike source is not the game that is required to remove the error textures. Required games can range from portal, the half life episodes, and other source games
Sheikh Cat Oct 25, 2021 @ 7:55am 
why i buy counter strike source its error how too fix???
:steamsad:
ajgeiss0702  [author] Jul 3, 2021 @ 6:31pm 
You should check my response in the discord server ;)
Sir Deville Jul 3, 2021 @ 2:09am 
I tried to open the zip file but I got a box saying: Unable to expand "CSS_Content_Addon_2021.zip" into "addons". Error 1 - Operation not permitted.)

What should I do?