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GMOD Textures Fix – CSS Textures

GMOD Textures

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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 which are free. You can also fix your GMOD Textures by purchasing Counter Strike Source.

Keep reading below for the free GMOD Textures Download. Or watch the video below and follow along.

CSS Textures

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.


CSS Maps

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


Fixing Textures

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:

css textures

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


How To Fix GMOD Textures?

In short, how to get the GMOD Textures:

  1. Download the Textures for GMOD Above
  2. Download the Maps for GMOD Above
  3. Extract both the Textures and Maps
  4. Place the Texture Files In the Garry’s Mod Addons Folder
  5. Place the Maps In the Garry’s Mod Maps Folder
  6. You’re done!

It’s really that simple to fix your Garry’s Mod Textures.


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.


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