Garry's Mod

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Counter Strike: Source textures using Steam CMD
By LocalFBIAgent
This short tutorial removes the pink and black textures that many multiplayer maps default to in Garry's Mod when without the textures of Counter-Strike: Source and replaces them with the original textures.
Step One: Basic SteamCMD Installation
First, we need a program called SteamCMD. SteamCMD is a version of the Steam client purpose-built for those who need to install dedicated servers in a command-line interface. In this case, we can use it for textures to be used in our game. It's available from the Valve Developer Community using the link below.

Extract the file in a separate folder and open it.
The SteamCMD will update, wait until the update is ready.

Step Two: Downloading the Counter-Strike textures to our computer
We will use 3 commands to download files.

The first command will be "login anonymous".

The second command is "force_install_dir ./Css/", this command will not give any confirmation that it was executed.

The third command will be "app_update 232330".

Note: Do not include the quotation marks.

By completing the third command, begin to download the CSS files (~ 2GB).
Wait until completion.
Step Three: Moving the files
The folder where we will extract some files:

Create a folder "CSS - Content" name.

Go to the "css" folder located in the extracted SteamCMD folder (that will be the files that we downloaded) and open the "csstrike" folder and move the folder, maps and all files "cstrike_pak" to the folder "CSS - Content".
Step Four: Extraction
Finally, we have to extract all the files.

Go to the directory of your Steam installation and find the following:
And cstrike_pak_dir.vpk, drag the file from the folder "CSS - Content" on the executable vpk.exe which will say "Open with vpk.exe".

This will extract everything to a folder called "cstrike_pak_dir" in "CSS - Contents" folder.
Open the folder and move all the folder inside the folder "CSS - Content".
Then delete the folder "cstrike_pak_dir".
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Fire8abp Sep 19, 2021 @ 8:11am 
For anyone who doesn't have vpk.exe in their gmod folder. Check the steamcmd "CSS" folder for it. VPK.exe should be in the bin folder in the css parent folder and then you can just drag the "cstrike_pak_dir" onto that exe there.
danley.caleb Sep 15, 2021 @ 6:08pm 
it gives the error Update state (0x5) verifying install, progress: 4.37 (101590605 / 2322425351)
Error! App '232330' state is 0x202 after update job.
danley.caleb Sep 15, 2021 @ 5:51pm 
the command app_update 232330 doesnt work
giga peter griffin gaming Sep 8, 2021 @ 1:35pm 
ayo is this legal
DELLS0 Aug 29, 2021 @ 9:09pm 
I followed all of the steps and its not working do I have to extract everything from CSS - Content to addons?
the fart Aug 8, 2021 @ 7:29am 
Does this work with the other textures you need? Such as CS: GO, TF2, Dod, HL1, HL2, HL2: E1, HL2: E2, etc?
DemonCookie Jul 31, 2021 @ 10:39pm 
working as of july 2021
papi realio Jul 24, 2021 @ 3:04pm 
i accessed it through the regular file manager if thats relevant
papi realio Jul 24, 2021 @ 3:04pm 
there was no files mentioned in the bin file
Vanders Jul 22, 2021 @ 6:21am 
very helpful, thanks.