If you’ve played Garry’s Mod, chances are you have come across texture Issues (missing textures). You may be seeing Error Signs, and purple/pink and black squares. It can be frustrating trying to play a game of deathrun or prophunt and not being able to tell exactly which route you should take, or where the sneaky hiding bottle Is.
The upside Is the fix Is extremely easy, and you only need to download 2 files.
To start things off, we are first going to download the Counter Strike Source Textures (CSS Textures). The reason you need these are because GMOD (Garry’s Mod) runs off of the Source Engine. Most of the textures from your favorite servers are using recycled Source Textures. When you don’t have them, Garry’s Mod doesn’t know what to serve you, so It gives you an error. The link below will take you to the download page.
The download Is a bit large, so I suggest watching some Youtube as you wait for the textures to download 🙂
CSS Textures Download
CSS Textures Download to fix GMOD Texture errors and meshes.
The second file you will be downloading are the Counter Strike Source Maps (CSS Maps). You may be experiencing error messages when trying to connect to a server stating you don’t have the necessary map files. Again, this brings us back to the Source Engine. You wont be able to load Into a server which you don’t have the map for!
CSS Maps Download
CSS Map Files Required for servers with original CSS Maps
Now that you’ve downloaded the CSS Textures and CSS Maps for Garry’s Mod, It’s time to “Install” them Into Garry’s Mod!
You should have two zip files, just like this:
Right Click both of them, and click “Extract Here”:
Next, you are going to want to head to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\addons
This can also be achieved by going to your Steam Game Library, Right Clicking “Garry’s Mod”, and going to “Properties”. When the popup box comes up, click “Local Files”, then the “Browse Local Files” button. After that, enter the “addons” folder.
All you have to do now Is drag and drop your extracted “CSS Textures” folder Into your “Addons” folder!
To Install the CSS Maps, simply go to the following directory and drag and drop your extracted “CSS Maps” folder.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\maps
Well, If you’ve been wondering how to fix GMOD missing Textures, now you know. Now you can enjoy your game without any distractions. Leave a comment down below If you need help with anything.