Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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Content Type: Addon
Addon Type: Effects
Addon Tags: Fun, Scenic
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Sep 24, 2020 @ 9:45am
Feb 8, 2021 @ 2:52pm
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Do you enjoy violence? Of course you do! It's a part of you. And who are you to deny your own nature?

This is a faithful re-creation of SYNTHETIK's HUD and fully replicated animations from the original game.

Animations update:

Added a new animations when losing health and armor. A pulse of the last received damage will appear on top of the lost transition.

It also changes the behavior of bottomless clips weapons (rocket launcher, grenades, any weapon that doesn't have magazine). Instead of being displayed as reserve ammo, it will show as a clip counter above the bullet picture. The maximum percentage will be determined by the maximum ammunition carried and will be reset when player dies.

And a third addition is the bars background, it will either occupy the whole with of the HUD or just the health lenght if the fixed armor is enabled.

And a last new option added and that bothered some people is an option to change the armor bar background, there are three options available:
  • Flashing white background (the default one)
  • Static white background
  • Black background
  • No background


- Animated health and amor bars with smooth transition for gain and loss
- Animated ammo count, every shots will shake it
- Animated magazine count, the counter will translate from right to left as it depletes with a subtle ghost trail
- Animated bullet icon, the animation speed reflects the rate of fire of the weapon
- Different bullets icons for each Half-Life 2 ammo types (custom ammo will display SMG bullet)
- Option to switch to merged health and armor bars together, the loss transition will reflect both of lost health and armor (not in the original game but this is how I started this project, so I kept it)
- Low health alert by red gradient on bottom of the screen (toggleable)
- Customizable maximum HP and AP to display, the bars will be scaled
- Should be compatible to any screen resolution

Console variables:
(Those options can be viewed in your options panel in sandbox)
SyntHud_enabled (0/1): Enable the HUD
SyntHud_separated (0/1): Separate or merge the health/armor bars
SyntHud_lowhp_alert (0/1): Display a red gradient on the bottom of the screen when health is low
SyntHud_max_hp (0 by default): Maximum range of health to display (set to 0 to auto-detect your maximum health)
SyntHud_max_ap (100 by default): Maximum range of armor to display (set to 0 to hide it when you don't have armor)
SyntHud_keep_exceeding (0/1): If the health or armor exceed the maximum set, it will keep the maximum reached until death

SyntHud_shield_mode (0/1): Enables shield mode that change armor animation behavior and adds the two fatures below
SyntHud_shield_vignette (0/1): Display a vignette on the screen as the armor depletes in shield mode
SyntHud_shield_alert (0/1): Display an alert at the bottom of the screen when armor is depleted in shield mode

SyntHud_position_x (0 by default): Change the horizontal position of the HUD
SyntHud_position_y (0 by default): Change the vertical position of the HUD
SyntHud_width (0 by default): Change the width the HUD
SyntHud_scale (1 by default): Change the HUD scale multiplier
SyntHud_ap_fixed (0/1): Armor bar stays in place instead of following the health length
SyntHud_bars_digits (0/1): Make the health/armor digits visible
SyntHud_alternative_ar2_bullet (0/1): For the AR2 ammo, show a bullet instead of an energy cell

Known issues:

The hud animation may be stuck to shaking phase if the framerate is below 20 fps for some reason.


-Main programming, VTF conversion and editing:

-HUD design:
Flow Fire Games

Give a try their original game, really good top-down roguelike shooter: (this one is free)

If you appreciate my work and wish to support me you can donate here.[]
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Apr 25, 2021 @ 8:14am
Jan 28, 2021 @ 3:34pm
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Whoobius Nov 15, 2023 @ 2:55pm 
cool looking hud
камера смертникоB Oct 2, 2023 @ 11:07am 
Skibum I don't think the hud would like it if the players hp was set to 300k, it can most likely glitch alotta stuff out but its definitely a bug
Castle Sep 4, 2023 @ 9:04pm 
Would be helpful if the ammo icon for weapons that use the AR2 alt fire exclusively was set to the battery round. Currently it just uses a missing texture.
Skibum Sep 4, 2023 @ 2:18pm 
when I have around 300000 health then die theres this health loss bar that doesnt disappear
脑叶切除术 Aug 28, 2023 @ 5:00am 
why does I lost the texture of bullets?
godon fleaman Aug 10, 2023 @ 4:37am 
violence :steamthumbsup:
MikeTheDigiFloof Jul 11, 2023 @ 5:20am 
I really like this mod due to how it shows bullet icons for the type of bullet the weapon equipped uses. Just wish it had more customization. I'm wanting to be able to disable the health and armor bars so I can mix it with another hud mod, using this for the ammo display and another mod for the health
Shapka Jun 12, 2023 @ 5:27am 
the bullet icon is really low resolution
Rib May 19, 2023 @ 2:44pm 
Is there a possibility you could have SyntHud_max_ap saved in the config? I have to run it every single time I change maps at the moment, all other variables save just fine.
hellosuir May 5, 2023 @ 2:40pm 
no sounds for shield depletion