How to Use Buttons in Gmod

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Garry's Mod (GMod) is a sandbox-style computer game that allows players unlimited freedom to create scenarios and simulations. Players can summon items such as weapons, vehicles, explosive barrels, rag dolls and non-player characters (NPCs) to fulfil any of their desires. Buttons in GMod allow any player to activate the mechanism it is attached to. This is helpful when playing on a public server online and you want other players to be able to activate your creation.

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  1. 1

    Create an item that uses a mechanism, such as hydraulics, thrusters or winches. This must be something that uses the numpad for activation.

  2. 2

    Open the creation menu by pressing "Q" and select the "Button" option under the Construction category.

  3. 3

    Select the button model you want and set it to the same numpad number as the mechanism from step 1. If you made a hydraulic door and set the hydraulic system to numpad 1, set the button to numpad 1.

  4. 4

    Place the button down wherever you desire.

  5. 5

    Stand close to the button and press the "Use key (E)" and it will activate your mechanism.

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