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How to Host a Garry’s Mod Server

The Basics of Garry’s Mod Hosting

If you are new to Garry’s mod hosting or Garry’s Mod in general and you want to host your own Garry’s Mod server, this guide will be for you! We will go over some of the basics of GMod hosting and what you should be doing to get started with your very own server!

Getting Started:

To get started on Garry’s Mod, it’s important to make sure that you choose the right GMod server hosting plan for your friends or community. To start, I would look at how many players you want to have on your GMod server. This is important to gauge because it dictates how many server resources you are going to require to run the GMod server smoothly. Once you have figured this out and you purchase your GMod server hosting plan, you are ready to begin setting up and making it perfect!

If you have bought the GMod server hosting plan with Iceline Hosting, the setup is simple. Once payment has processed with our payment processor, your server will be automatically installed within minutes! Once you have received the email from us stating the server is installed, you should now log on to our Game Panel. The GMod server should be started for you, however, if this is not the case, be sure to click the “start” button on your console.

To join your server, make sure that the status of the server says “Online.” If this is true, grab your connection address and open up the in-game console with ~ type in the command to connect by doing “connect (IP:Port, or in this case your connection address)” Give it some time to load in and you should be in your server!

The Basics of Addons

In Garry’s Mod, there are many addons that you can choose from. From different game-modes to NPCs and maps, you can change your Garry’s Mod server endlessly. To start getting into addons, you need to know where to look for them. Some of the best addons you can find right are within the community-made workshop for Garry’s Mod on Steam. Downloading add-ons is as easy as a click. On the steam workshop, all you need to do is click the “subscribe” button to install the addons. You can install these addons into a steam collection to add it to your GMod server. To do this, you need to take the collection ID and put it into your startup parameters.

Facing Any Issues?

If you are still experiencing issues starting your server or getting it fully set up so that you can begin adding addons, please reach out to our support team with a ticket. We will respond asap within our business hours!

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How to Go Into Third Person in Garry’s Mod

What Is Third Person in Garry’s Mod?

The third-person in video games is referring to the camera view that is used while playing. For example, in the first person, you can only see what’s in front of you as if it were through your own eyes. However, in the third person, the camera is more zoomed out and shows you what’s around you rather than just showing you the direction your facing. Third-person is useful in many ways since it gives you more viewing area!

How to Go Into the Third Person in Garry’s Mod

  1. First, you’ll need to enable the console. Head to Options in the main menu and then to Advanced options, where you’ll checkmark the box to enable the console.
  2. Next, you’ll need the power to use console commands. That means you have to be in a server where you have administrator powers. You can start your GMod server hosting services here at Iceline Hosting.
  3. Hit the tilde on your keyboard (~) to bring up the console. You’ll then see a prompt, where you can type “sv_cheats 1” and then “thirdperson.” If your server has cheats enabled, you can just type in “thirdperson.”

The problem is that on most servers you won’t be able to do this because you have to have admin permissions and you need (sv_cheats) enabled. Therefore, you will need your own Garry’s Mod server or be in a local hosting environment.

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Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have followed the tutorial exactly. You also need to make sure that you are an admin on the server that you want to do this on. Have you checked this and you’re still facing issues? You can submit a ticket to Iceline hosting’s support team at any time and we will reply within office hours!

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How to Change Player Model in Garry’s Mod

What Is a Player Model?

A player model is a character that you play as in Garry’s Mod. In Garry’s Mod, you can choose from many different types of player models. To get your very own player models, you can download them from the steam workshop and add them to your GMod server just like other Garry’s Mod addons.

How to Download and Use Your Player Models:

To download player models, make sure that you go onto the steam workshop. You can look up pretty much anything, there are tons of custom models that were made to be compatible with Garry’s Mod.

Quickstart Guide:

  1. Navigate to the Garry’s Mod Steam workshop found here
  2. Find a player model that you would like to download. For example, in this tutorial I will be using Mr. Meeseeks found here
  3. Subscribe & add it to your steam collection and restart your server (No server? Start your GMod server hosting at Iceline Hosting now)
  4. When in-game, press the “Q” key while playing “GMod” to open the main “GMod” menu. Click the “Options” tab in the upper-right corner of the main “GMod” menu to open the options menu. Click the “Model” entry under the “Player” header of the options menu to open the character selection menu. Click on a character model to select that character, then press “Q” to close the main “GMod” menu.
  5. Now you have changed your player model. However, for it to update you need “kill” yourself in-game by doing the “kill” command in your Garry’s Mod console.

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have followed the quickstart guide step-by-step. You should check that you have made your steam collection public and uploaded the player model to it. Are you still facing issues even after you’ve checked all this? You can submit a ticket to Iceline hosting’s support team at any time and we will reply within office hours!

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How to Install StarWarsRP

What is StarWarsRP?

StarWarsRP utilizes the DarkRP framework to create a Star Wars role-playing environment. With thousands of addons, maps, and vehicles available on the Steam store, you can create a custom and unique gameplay experience! StarWarsRP is a fun, entertaining, and unique game mode for your GMod server that many enjoy.

How to Download StarWarsRP

  1. Firstly, download DarkRP
  2. Extract the contents onto your desktop
  3. Rename the folder from “DarkRP-master” to “starwarsrp”
  4. Rename the “darkrp.txt” to “starwarsrp.txt”
  5. Edit the “starwarsrp.txt” to the following:
  1. Go to the gamemode folder
  2. Edit the “cl_init” and “init” to the following:

How to Upload StarWarsRP to Your Game Server

  1. Login to the Iceline Game Panel
  2. Go to File Management
  3. Go to /garrysmod/gamemodes/
  4. Upload the “starwarsrp” folder

How to Install StarWarsRP on Your Game Server

  1. Go to “Configuration”
  2. Go to “Startup Parameters”
  3. Change “sandbox” to “starwarsrp” – This is capital sensitive
  4. Restart your game server.

Facing Any Issues?

If this does not work, pleased check if you have downloaded and configured the DarkRP files and changed it to “StarWarsRP” correctly. Please ensure you have also changed ‘sandbox’ to ‘starwarsrp’ in your game server’s startup parameters. Be careful not to modify or delete any of the core game files, as this may mean you will need to reinstall your entire GMod server!

We suggest using an additional addon called ‘DarkRP Modification’ which allows for easy modification of the GMod game mode. If any errors occur, check the console for the error message and conduct a quick Google search first.

We assure you that other people will have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the errors, feel free to contact our support team here.

 

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How to Set a Password on Your Server

Why Have a Password on Your GMod Server?

Having a password on your GMod server is similar to a whitelist, you can decide who can join your server and whether you only want to play with your friends or not. The password is for those that want to protect their GMod server and develop on the server in peace without the worry of trolls or players joining.

How to Add Password to Your GMod Server

  1. Log in to your control panel
  2. Go to File Management 
  3. Click on the “garrysmod” folder 
  4. Click on the “cfg” folder
  5. Click on “server.cfg”
  6. Go to “line 44”
  7. Add a new line at the bottom with sv_password “passwordhere”
  8. Save the file, and restart your server.

Connect to your server like this: connect ip:port; password yourpassword

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure you have followed this guide properly and checked your console for errors.

When an issue occurs, check the console for an error message, and try googling it first… It’s likely that other people may have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the reoccurring errors, feel free to contact our support team!

 

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How to Setup a Steam Workshop Collection

Why Create a Steam Workshop Collection for Garry’s Mod?

A Steam workshop collection is the fastest and most efficient method to install addons to your GMod server. There are many addons from a range of developers on the Steam workshop. When you have found the addon you want, you can just add it to the collection and restart your GMod server.

How to Create a Steam Workshop Collection

  1. Open your steam client. 
  2. Find your Garry’s Mod, and click on “Workshop”
  3. Click on “Browse” > “Collections”
  4. Create a collection
  5. Select the category “ServerContent”
  6. Save the collection
  7. On the next page, you can subscribe to the “Addons” you want on your server
  8. Once you have added all your favorites ones, click “Save and Continue”
  9. Click on Publish, and select your collection to be “Public”

How to Add Your Workshop Collection to Your GMod Server

  1. Login to your Control panel
  2. Go to “Configuration” > “Startup Parameters”
  3. Head to “Workshop ID”.
  4. Go back to your workshop, copy the link
  5. Copy the link into a document, and copy all the numbers after =
  6. Past all the numbers into your “Workshop ID” and restart the server

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure you have followed this guide properly and checked your console for errors.

When an issue occurs, check the console for an error message, and try googling it first… It’s likely that other people may have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the reoccurring errors, feel free to contact our support team!

 

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How to Add an Admin

What Is an Admin?

An admin is an administrator of your GMod server, they can kick and ban people from the GMod server. We recommend ULX as an admin mod, check our tutorial for installing ULX here.

You can create different groups on your GMod server, so the owner has more permissions than other groups. You should only give administrator powers to people you trust!

How to Create a Group

  1. Log in to your control panel
  2. Go to your console
  3. Type “ulx addgroup <group> [<inherits from>]”

How to Add a Person to Superadmin on Your GMod Server

  1. Log in to your control panel
  2. Go to your console
  3. Type “ulx adduser <player> <group>”

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure you have followed this guide properly and checked your console for errors.

When an issue occurs, check the console for an error message, and try googling it first… It’s likely that other people may have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the reoccurring errors, feel free to contact our support team!

 

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How to Install a Custom Map

Why Install a Map on Your GMod Server?

When first joining a GMod server, you are spawned into the default map Flatgrass. As this world is default and pretty bland, you may want to add your own custom map to your GMod server. This can be done pretty easily whether you are grabbing a map that you found online or if you have created your own map. In this guide, we will be teaching you how you can add a custom map on your GMod server.

How to Upload a Map

  1. Login to your FTP
  2. Go in to “Garry’s Mod” > “maps” 
  3. Upload your files to the “maps” folder.

How to change the map on the server

  1. Login to your Control panel
  2. Go in to “Configuration” > “Startup Parameters”
  3. Change the current map “gm_flatgrass” to your map name.

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure you have followed this guide properly and checked your console for errors.

When an issue occurs, check the console for an error message, and try Googling it first… It’s likely that other people may have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the reoccurring errors, feel free to contact our support team!

 

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How to Add a Custom Gamemode to Your Server

Why Change to a Custom Game Mode?

In Garry’s Mod, one of the best parts of hosting your own GMod server is the ability to use custom game modes. These GMod game modes allow for fun gameplay! You may want to add a game mode you have created yourself or one that you have found online. In the guide, we will be teaching you how to install a custom GMod game mode onto your GMod server.

How to Add Custom Gamemode to Your GMod Server

  1. Open an FTP client such as FileZilla. 
  2. Login to your FTP server. You can find the FTP details in configuration > SFTP Settings on the game panel. 
  3. Navigate and find your servers “Garry’s Mod” folder.
  4. You will need to create a folder named “gamemodes”. 
  5. Drag and drop your custom gamemode files into the “gamemodes” folder.

How to Change Custom Gamemode on Your GMod Server

  1. Log in to your control panel
  2. To the left of the panel, navigate to  “Configuration” > “Startup Parameters”
  3. Change the current gamemode to the name of your custom gamemode.
  4. Save and restart your server.

Facing Any Issues?

If you have followed this guide and are noticing that the game mode is not working correctly, make sure to contact the game-mode developer with the error you are getting. If you have tried this and are still having issues, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support and we will be glad to help you out!

 

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How to Install ULX

What is ULX?

We recommend you use ULX for your GMod server because it’s easy to use and configure. The admin menu in-game is simple and effective for beginners. There are also plenty of commands and works very well with DarkRP.

How to Upload ULX to Your GMod Server

  1. Download ULX here
  2. Login to the Iceline Game Panel
  3. Go to File Management
  4. Go to /garrysmod/
  5. Extract the contents of the ULX zip

Facing Any Issues?

If this does not work, pleased check if you have downloaded the zip from above and extracted the LUA folder correctly into the “garrysmod” folder. Be careful not to modify or delete any of the core game files, as this may mean you will need to reinstall your entire GMod server!

We assure you that other people will have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the errors, feel free to contact our support team here.

 

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