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Garrys mod projects: how to download addons, how to install basic addons, how to make a catapult

Step 5: Installing the addon...

Now that the download has finished (phx full final in our case) you need to click ok, and then the file you have downloaded should open in winrar...if it doesnt...you have problems.

After it has opened in winrar, there are 2 ways you can install the addon, you can use winrar to extract the addon to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\\garrysmod\garrysmod\addonsn then click ok and leave it until it has finished extracting OR you can extract the files onto the desktop then follow then manually go to the addons folder by going from garrys mod to steamapps then youre name then garrysmod garrysmod again then addons. i prefur doing ir manually as extracting it doesnt always work for me.

A tip is when you are installing a load of addons is to keep the addon folder open...so you can put them onto youre desktop, then cut them all into the folder with ease.

After you have placed the addon it should appear in gameplay...remember extracting addons into the addons folder only works with basic addons...like vehicles packs and materials packs.
 
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VriskaKick1 year ago
I have a couple addons installed already, but I can't access any ragdolls/props/whatever included with the addon. How does one install an addon so that you can get to said ragdolls?
tb8342 years ago
if a go to C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\"mysteamaccount"\garrysmod\garrysmod/addons where i need to paste
ajohnson392 years ago
So i try to install it and i looked for my garrys mod folder in my steamapps, and i can't find it at all. I have ooked everywhere and i dunno if it's cause i got it as a gift from a friend :/ help?
I did all the stuff you said and i know that i have to make an addons folded but i havent a clue where my C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\\garrysmod\garrysmod\addonsn folder is or whaterver it is called!!!
I got the winrar files but idk what to do wit them bekuz i havent a clue where my folder they go in is called
im not talking about the addons folder im saying the whole thing!
afiq273 years ago
Can i ask how the heck do i install the large Clone Trooper Pack?? I put it into my addons folders but they're not the Spawn Menu or the browse tab in-game
when i try using it it just shows up with a red error thing that has a gun i downloaded a star wars clone trooper npc it shows a red eror pls reply dude please
sky7dc3 years ago
can i install them when i am running the game or do I have to quit out of it?
Mr.Blob3 years ago
I've successfully extracted the addons folder using winRAR to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\\garrysmod\garrysmod\addonsn But when i go into the game, the addons are not there. Someone plz tell me what i need to do :)
llamma10104 years ago
I don't have a #^%$^%$#^%$#$% Addons folder!!!!!!!!!!!!
mccartney784 years ago
What the hell am I doing wrong?!!!! I have winzip, do I really need winrar? I downloaded a map into addons and it's not showing up. Please God, somebody help me! I'm going insane!!!!!
macker1394 years ago
please help it sas the memory could not be writin please help
bedbugg2 (author)  macker1394 years ago
Try downloading into a different folder...
cdr2485 years ago
Could you please teach me on how to download vmod for gmod?
karmakid7325 years ago
i've downloaded about 5 portal addons but when i add them to the addons folder it doesnt show up in gmod Y? ive heard thats its because i dont have portal
do you need half life source or some other source game to play it from STEAM?
yes
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df25 years ago
when i right click on garrys mod it doesn't give me the option to "open file location"
bedbugg2 (author)  df25 years ago
Then go into the search box in windows and look for garrys mod there.
I go to garrysmod but their is no second garrysmod
bedbugg2 (author)  EliteCremator5 years ago
thats because im showing how to install addons for GMOD 10 not 9, so it would be different.
bedbugg2 (author)  EliteCremator5 years ago
It says Gmod9/garrymods/addons but it was part of a addon
plus their is another garrymods in mods
weasle5 years ago
ok im lost i press download and something pops up and says"save to..."or "open with..." so i press save to and i dont know what to save it to or open it with
bedbugg2 (author)  weasle5 years ago
have you installed winrar?
XPenguinx886 years ago
hmm when i extract the files it goes really really fast like in a blink of an eye does it do that for you? cuase i tried installing another phx mod today and it did that again
bedbugg2 (author)  XPenguinx885 years ago
yeah, it somthimes does that to me aswell, but it seems to sort itself out after a bit.
ok cool uhmm ok have u ever downloaded vehicles? cuase if so where i do i spawn the vehicles and stuff? cuase ive downloaded about 10 vehicles and the pack of vehicles and none of them show up =\ o one last question (sorry if i ask to many questions) i tried downloading like extra wheels for the wheel tool and they don't show up just the reg ones.... so yea please help me if you can and if i get highspeed internet sometime soon ill play online with u =D
XPenguinx886 years ago
OK so I got the part at where to extract i extract at C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\\garrysmod\garrysmod\addonsn but then there is another part where it says C:\Documents and Settings\Guest\Local Settings\Temp\brendan's_spawnlists-2 do i do anything there? or anything please tell me
bedbugg2 (author)  XPenguinx886 years ago
no, extracting the addons to the addons folder should do the trick, i wouldnt fiddle with any of the other folders
HMM after addons did u accadently put addonsn? cuase if so that probly messed me up cuase the addon isnt on the game lol