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Q: Help my game freezes when I spawn into the map with a message on the screen saying "Node graph out of date Rebuilding"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

Popular Discussions View All (3)
Mar 30, 2017 @ 9:21am
Water Problem
Mar 8, 2016 @ 6:26am
Arid Valley Lore (ML)
Scrub Daddy
May 6 @ 5:18am
Nav Mesh?
uncreative name
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Northstar Mar 17 @ 2:56pm 
k thanks
TheDragonKid 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
TheDragonKid Feb 14 @ 1:41pm 
Make another map like this.
Feb 10 @ 11:04pm 
is this map apply ai node?
Colonel Oct 23, 2017 @ 5:49am 
Cheers! Will be cool to try out. As always, creator will recieve credit :)
Headstub  [author] Oct 22, 2017 @ 8:36pm 
Hello. I do not do any Source stuff anymore and I do not have access to the VMF at the moment. But you have my premission to decompile the map and port it to PVKII as long as I'm credited as the original creator. I'll accept your invite on steam in case you have questions.
Colonel Oct 22, 2017 @ 8:17am 
Hey there! Im interested in porting your map to PVKII for our community to enjoy. What do you think? Add me up. Cheers :)
TitaniumSpyBorgBear Oct 3, 2017 @ 8:02am 
@Headstub Thank you very much, this makes sense cause I usually let my lamps light go a full 360 degrees just to get full light coverage.