Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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GM Arid Valley V2 Day
Type: Map, Addon
Tags: Fun, Build
File Size
48.770 MB
Sep 1, 2015 @ 5:19am
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GM Arid Valley V2 Day

Get the night version here:

--Changes from V1--

-Removed ambient soundscape
-Made the grass sprites smaller and less dense
-New custom textures
-New cave system with water running through it
(will push physics objects down with it if they have buoyancy, for example: barrels, wood boxes, ragdolls, etc...)
-Fog and light changes to tweak the atmosphere of the map
-Reduced texture size from 4096x4096 to 2048x2048 in order for the map to be small enough to upload to the workshop. This also helped the performance.

-2048x2048 custom made rock and grass textures
-AI nodes to guide NPCs
-Large open areas


Map and textures: Headstub

Skybox texture: KillerWorm

Water textures and particles: TopHattWaffle

-- Tips --

To increase the render distance for the grass sprites, type "cl_detaildist *number*" in the console.
Here are some recommended values:

Low - cl_detaildist 1200 (Default)
Medium - cl_detaildist 2400
High - cl_detaildist 4800
Off - cl_detaildist 0

Turning the grass sprites off can help you get a better framerate.

Sun Rays can be toggled on in the Post Process tab under Shaders.

--Troubleshooting FAQ--

Q: Help my game freezes when I spawn into the map with a message on the screen saying "Node graph out of date Rebuilding"

A: This is normal, the game will freeze while the nodegraph is being rebuilt. Just wait for it to finish and the game will unfreeze.


Q: I load the map, but it's missing textures. What do I do?

A: The download must not have finished properly. Delete the .GMA file in your addons folder called "gm_arid_valley_v2_001_GMA.gma" and relaunch the game to let the map be redownloaded.


Q: I try to launch the map on my server, but I only get an error saying "Hunk Engine Overflow". How do I fix this?

A: You need to disable Hunk Memory. This is disabled in Gmod by default, but not for the servers. To fix it type "r_hunkalloclightmaps 0" into the server console before you load the map or add it to an autoexec.cfg.


Thanks for checking out my map! If you use it in a Lets Play or Machinima, please let me know in the comments bellow. I would love to see it.

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Headstub  [author] Aug 30 @ 1:09am 
Not really sure. What's the server's max capacity and is there a crash log?
MrFantome Aug 29 @ 7:13am 
I use the map on my server and me and the players crash every 10 minutes... thats really annoying. Any idea of how to fix it ?
dusty Jul 18 @ 6:09am 
Oh I feel you, I used to fiddle with Hammer back then. Hopefully this S&Box thingy will be more handy and optimized. Good luck with your your projects!
Headstub  [author] Jul 18 @ 5:04am 
Thanks man. I miss making stuff in Source, but the pain of dealing with all the quirks of the engine keeps me from returning. I might make another map someday, but for now I spend my time on other projects.
dusty Jul 18 @ 4:34am 
Kudos to you Headstub, you must have put in a lot of work to create such a fine map!
Trainstick Jun 1 @ 6:34pm 
does this reskin/change textures?
Northstar Mar 17 @ 2:56pm 
k thanks
The_GWR_Duckie Mar 17 @ 7:33am 
Hey! Could you make a bigger version of this?
Headstub  [author] Mar 17 @ 5:55am 
Hi, try to delete the gm_arid_valley_v2_day.gma file in your addons folder and restart the game to let it re-download. Sometimes the workshop download gets corrupted so it won't show up. Hope that helps.
Northstar Mar 17 @ 1:26am 
i cant find it. i downloaded his and the night version but i can only find the night