Garry's Mod 10, commonly known as GMOD 10, is a popular third-party modification that was released for Valve Software's Half-Life 2 computer game. The modification features a "sandbox" style play, allowing for complete open-ended play uniquely dependent on user-created content. Garry's Mod allows users to create and destroy unique contraptions, objects and buildings, as well as harnessing the capability for users to program entire game-modes. Setting up a Garry's Mod dedicated server is done through the Steam client tools, which is a common platform for online games released by Valve Software.
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Things you need
- Half-Life 2
- Garry's Mod 10
Download the HLDS Update Tool from Steam.com. The download link is located at the bottom of the Web page, under the "Tools" drop-down menu.
Install the HLDS Update Tool with the default installation settings. For the installation folder, click "Browse" and type in "C:\srcds\" in the text box. Follow the on-screen directions and click "Finish" when the installation is complete.
Open up the Windows Command Prompt from the Start Menu. Click "Start," "Program Files," "Accessories" and "Command Prompt." The program will begin running in a new window.
Type in "cd C:\srcds" and press Enter in the command prompt. Type in the following command and press Enter:
hldsupdatetool -command update -game garrysmod -dir C:\srcds
This command will update and install the files needed to host a Garry's Mod game on your server. When the installation is complete, open the "srcds" folder that you created from the Step 2 Installations.
Double-click on the "Orange Box" folder in the "srcds" folder, and create a new shortcut of the "srcds.exe" file in that folder by right-clicking and selecting "Send to" then "Desktop (Create Shortcut)."
Right-click the newly created "srcds.exe" shortcut on your Desktop and select "Properties" to bring up the shortcut properties in a new window. In the "Target:" text field, append "-game garrysmod" to the existing text. Click "OK" to close the shortcut properties window.
Double-click the "srcds.exe" shortcut to run your Garry's Mod Dedicated Server.
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