Do you have to pay for the gamemodes in Garry's Mod or are they free? I've looked up and not found anything and watched videos to try and find out but I did find a Steam page that some people say its free some say that you have to pay so are they free?


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All of the game modes in Garry's Mod are free. However, some servers or custom game modes may use assets from other Source games, such as Counter-Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2, or Half Life 2: Episode 2.

If you do not own these games or do not have them installed, any missing textures from those games will replaced by a pink checkerboard while missing models will display as a red ERROR.

Red error text


Garry's Mod gamemodes are completely free, with an exception being those from random websites that try and sell you a hack with the gamemode.

They can be downloaded directly into your game from the Steam Workshop.

  • I'm saying you have to own games to get some modes
    – user121942
    Commented Jan 31, 2016 at 11:11
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    Not really. However some maps and gamemodes require another game like CS:S. if you don't you'll just see a big ERROR over things you don't have the textures for
    – MadMrCrazy
    Commented Jan 31, 2016 at 23:29
  • That's what I'm saying anyway this has already mean answered
    – user121942
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 17:26

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