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Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod 11 (Source 2007)
Garry's mod allows people to play around with valve's physics engine, to spawn props and construct weird devices. The game features several default levels for Gmod, and can be extended by other valve games, such as half-life (1 and 2), the episodes and for instance portal and TF2.
There are several game modes available, the default being sandbox, but possibilities include Zombie Survival (scary), Space build, where one builds a spacecraft to conquer planets, and Build to the Top (an external map) which is great fun in multiplayer.

Application Details:

Version: 11
License: Retail
URL: http://www.garrysmod.com
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.7

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Test Results

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What works

Playing the game, making stuff, adding mods, playing with mods, adding NPC's, interacting with NPC's, blowing stuff up, etc.

What does not

Some levels such as GM_Construct.

By default, holding Q to open the menu does not work and causes the menu to blink and the player to look up and spin indefinitely.

To fix this problem, make the Q menu a toggle-able button. A way to do this is to add the following code to your "Config.cfg" or "Autorun.cfg" located in ...\Steam\steamapps\Username\garrysmod\garrysmod\cfg:
alias QToggle "QMenuOn"
alias QMenuOn "+menu; alias QToggle QMenuOff"
alias QMenuOff "-menu; alias QToggle QMenuOn"

Then, once you are in the game go to the console and bind Q to "Qtoggle".
Thanks to Facepunch Studios users for that one.

Props killing people or hitting each other causes the game to crash. I don't know what to do about this one except tell you not to get hit by a falling anvil. 
There are some fixes out there, though.

Also, FPS is less then half of what it is in Windows.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer, non-working levels.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

At the time of the tests, I was using an ATi Radeon HD 3800 (512MB) with ATi Catalyst 9.8.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 16 20101.3.7Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 18 20101.2N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.3Jul 28 20101.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 23 20101.1.42Yes Yes GoldJirka Furda 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 02 20101.1.41Yes Yes Silverwilliam 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12044 Garry's mod crashes upon player death caused by prop. CLOSED FIXED View
14565 Garrys mod stopped working since update. CLOSED ABANDONED View
18294 Getting stuck on slopes/elevators in Garrys Mod CLOSED ABANDONED View
18395 Garrys mod crashes when joining. CLOSED FIXED View
20053 Team-Fortress 2 and other source games suffer from black menu and missing UI textures in dx9 mode CLOSED FIXED View
20905 Garrysmod - UI/HUD not displayed anymore CLOSED INVALID View

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HowTo / Notes

How to run Garry's mod

If your garry's mod crashes before submitting a bug or commenting on here, here is what you should try:

This should fix any HUD issues you may have: (You may not be able to see certain effects like fire in the game with this)
In steam right click Garry's mod click Properties click "SET LAUNCH OPTIONS..." Enter this:
-dxlevel 81
to run in windowed mode add: -window -h 864 -w 1152

This will stop the crash when being killed by a moving object:
In winecfg (terminal -> winecfg) click Add application on the Applications tab
Browse to Program Files\Steam\steamapps\(username)\garrysmod
select hl2.exe and click Open
With hl2.exe selected in the list change the windows version to Windows 98 (via the drop down box near the bottom is should be default say "Use global settings")
Hit Apply/OK, then try to launch Garry's mod again


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