Starting the game from steam.
Selecting a map
before feb 11th: playing the game
What does not
Playing the actual game: the game crashes at the "initializing game data" point.
Altering video settings
I cannot change AA/AF/resolution options without Gmod crashing
What was not tested
multiplayer: if singleplayer stopped working, there wouldn't be much point.
Game used to work with wine 0.9.53, but stopped working after the 11th of february 2008. An update on that date seems to have broken some mods, but may have had other effects on wine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 20 2008||1.0.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Feb 19 2008||0.9.55.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Nicole|
|Show||openSUSE 10.2 x86_64||Sep 22 2007||0.9.44.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 05 2007||0.9.43.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Mike|
|Show||Fedora 7||Jul 17 2007||0.9.39.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Adrian|
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:
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)
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
Please direct any comments on Garry's Mod to the new version, found at