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.

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Step 1: Step 1: Obtain Steam CMD

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Un-Zip the steamcmd_win32.zip 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.

MisterQazzy made it!2 months ago
thanks so much
EduardoA72 months ago

this really needs some editing

TheJonoNewton3 months ago

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.

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!

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

Koryani5 months ago

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

grumpybutter9 months ago

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. :)

Thanks :D

Does not work.

logana18 months ago

it says that the auto loader is malaware for me

UltraOmega199 months ago

what do you mean by everything?

joeyz110 months ago

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

Missing it too
DylanR10 months ago

Yes It Worked For Me! Thank You Instructables And ace_case

This is an outdated tutorial. Go here for the Gmod13 tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmUm9LQOjgw

omerakz10 months ago

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

yperi1 year ago

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 ???

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)

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avillarama1 year ago

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.

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