Introduction: How to Obtain & Install CS:S(Counter Strike Source) Textures Onto Garry's Mod

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Using a simple server updater we can install Counter Strike Source Textures onto Garry's Mod.

Step 1: Step 1: Obtain Steam CMD

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Un-Zip the file into a brand new folder

Step 2: Step 2: Run SteamCMD and Update

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Double Click the SteamCMD.exe program that you unzipped into the new folder. It should start to update. New files will appear in your folder so don't freak out if that happens.

Step 3: Step 3: Download an Auto Loader

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Place in the folder that has everything else in it. Run it after everything has updated. IT WILL TAKE AWHILE.

Step 4: Step 4: Install the Textures

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Make a new folder, Name it "CSS - Content." Go back to the folder that you placed the SteamCMD.exe program in. Open the "css" folder. Open the "cstrike" folder. Drag the "maps" folder and all of the "cstrike_pak###.vpk" files into your newly created "CSS - Content" folder. Then finally drag your "CSS - Content" folder into either

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons\


C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons\

Step 5: Step 5: Download Vpk.exe and Unpack .vpk Files

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Drag your .vpk files, one at a time, onto the vpk.exe program. They should unpack into a "cstrike_pak_dir" folder. Open that folder once your done unpacking all of your .vpk files, Only extract the folders within the "cstrike_pak_dir" folder to your "CSS - Content" folder. Delete the "cstrike_pak_dir" and your done. It should come out to look like the picture.


AtomicG (author)2017-01-03

If you opened the application without moving it, how do you re-do it?

Or do you just keep going?

DopeDude (author)2016-08-21

Also If you don't want the ads with the links above (they sometimes have viruses), you can get the GMOD Textures+video tutorial here,

site: gmod textures fix

Jjjooossshhh (author)2016-06-27

An easy way to do it is but cs source copy the texture files from the game then import them into the gmod add ons folder

EricF91 (author)2016-06-22

When I try to install the vpk.exe, it says, "The program can't start because vstdlib.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." Where can the vstdlib.dll be found?

EricF91 (author)EricF912016-06-22

It now works, but, it does nothing. I can't get my CSS - Content folder to look like that.

EricF91 (author)EricF912016-06-22

Basically, Step 5 doesn't make any sense to me

TheJonoNewton (author)2015-04-05

As Step 5 don't worry about downloading the vpk.exe. There is one already (and this one detects the tier0.dll file in the same folder) It is in

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\bin

Just use that one and it should work fine.

ArnasL1 (author)TheJonoNewton2016-04-05

Thank you very much, you helped me too, just a correction if anyone is confused like i was, C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\bin

GabrielL4 (author)TheJonoNewton2015-05-10

You have no idea how much this helped me! Just a reminder por everyone, drag only the cstrike_pak_dir.vpk file directly to the vpk.exe in the path showed above. Do not copy the vpk.exe to another folder, as it will not work!

minecraftpro229 (author)2015-11-07

the folder that is suppose to show up,where is it located,i dragged the vpk files to the software,but it just opens commandprompt then closes.

minecraftpro229 (author)2015-11-07

It says that tier0.dll is missing even though it is in the same folder as vpk.

Can anyone help me?

KinaS1 (author)2015-10-11

Nevermind, I figured it out. Thanks a lot for this tutorial ! It really helped me a lot !

KinaS1 made it! (author)2015-10-11

Hi. I'm French and I don't understand the step5... I did just like you say, but that doesn't look like the picture. What can I do ? I unpacked the vpk files, but...

UlisseB (author)2015-09-17

Anyway, i found another already-compiled addon of the content, in a old GM 9 crack.

Then i purchasd the original game, thanks you so much for the guide :)

RoyC12 (author)2015-09-06

I will not install or show dir. It says Installation failed

UlisseB (author)2015-08-21

I placed the vpk.exe in steamcmd folder but it says tier0.dll can't be found, but it is in the same folder!i also tried to move vpk.exe to the css - content but the same, so can you help me?

You probably saw this comment 2 times, i just got login proplems so this is the 2nd time i wrie this.

TobiasF4 (author)UlisseB2015-08-27


C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\bin

is also a vpk.exe just drag the files onto this file.

ShadowWolfBeast. (author)UlisseB2015-08-26

Same problem... Please help!

AhmedA121 (author)UlisseB2015-08-22

Look at TheJonoNewton's comment its helps a lot!

MisterQazzy made it! (author)2015-05-27

thanks so much

EduardoA7 (author)2015-05-25

this really needs some editing

EduardoA7 (author)2015-05-25

followed the instructions below but now i cant find the cstrike_pak_dir folder. i searched for it and it shows up as an add on installer

damon.linchet.5 (author)2015-03-05

THIS HELPED A LOT THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^.^

Koryani (author)2015-03-01

ThankYou My Steam No New Today 1.3.2015 I Buy Gmod To CSS

grumpybutter (author)2014-10-26

To the people who get error messages or just dont understand, heres what worked for me:

when you drag the "cstrike_pak_###.vpk" files to your "CSS-Content" folder also move "cstrike_pak_dir.vpk" to "CSS-Content". Then, go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\bin". In that folder there is already a vpk.exe! Just drag "cstrike_pak_dir" (not the ### ones) onto vpk.exe. It should unpack a bunch of stuff then you can take the stuff out of the "cstrike_pak_dir" folder and into "CSS-Content" then you are done.

Thanks a ton! I tried to fix it for so long till I saw your comment. :)

JacobG5 (author)siwert.dejong.72015-01-03

Thanks :D

AmaanB (author)grumpybutter2014-11-23

Does not work.

logana1 (author)2014-11-23

it says that the auto loader is malaware for me

UltraOmega19 (author)2014-10-25

what do you mean by everything?

joeyz1 (author)2014-09-28

getting the "tier0.dll not found" error wondering whats wrong

alexander.pupak (author)joeyz12014-10-24

Missing it too

DylanR (author)2014-09-27

Yes It Worked For Me! Thank You Instructables And ace_case

Maniacal.Cattle.Farmer (author)2014-09-14

This is an outdated tutorial. Go here for the Gmod13 tutorial

omerakz (author)2014-09-08

When i want to open the vpk.exe it says error like this "tier0.dll not found". What i neet to do???

yperi (author)2014-07-11

When i try to open the vpk.exe it saying " The procedure entry point GetThreadedLoadLibraryFunc could not be located in the dynamic link library tier0.dll" what i need to do ???

ImpureGinger (author)2014-06-22

I used your instructions (very helpful thanks), but most textures and maps still are unavailable, nothing but pink and black everywhere. This is my Gmod app folder below, is there something incorrect? (I extracted 'root' from _dir, is that wrong)

avillarama (author)2014-05-17

I don't understand the last step. I tried dragging the vpk files onto the vpk.exe but it says that it's missing tier0.dll and I get the same message when simply launching the exe on its own.

ace_case (author)avillarama2014-05-31

Actually, Use GCFScape. Just open the _dir one and extract it. It should grab everything.

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