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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.

Conclusion

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.

FragBoss

23 comments

  • There’s no virus signatures or back-doors that’s not going to alter my computer? Has these files have been verified by the publisher?

    • It’s simply a zip file with the game textures. There are no .exe (executable files) that run, so no risk of a virus.

  • Instead of ‘CSS textures’ the map is called ‘CSS game content’ but this does not make a difference right?

    • update:
      I placed the dowloaded maps in the correct folders but I couldn’t see them in the game.
      I took all files out of the ‘CSS maps’ folder and placed them as files in the ‘maps’ folder together with the complete ‘CSS maps’ folder and now I can see the maps in game, however when I load them, there are still no textures.
      I copied a part of the files in the ‘CSS game content’ as single files into the ‘addons’ folder and I think that there are now a few textures in the maps (unless those were already in gmod, I’m not sure. because when I copied the weapons folder there were no new weapons in the game)
      So do I have to copy every single file into the ‘addons’ folder or is there another way I can fix this problem?
      I will be gratefull for your help and I will surely give this site a shoutout to friends if I could get this to work.

      • After extracting the CSS Game Content zip file, all you should have to do Is drag and drop the regular CSS Game Content folder Into the addons folder.

        You might also want to give this a try:

        In Garry’s Mod, go to “Options”>”Other” Tab>”When a game server tries to download custom content to your computer” select from the drop down menu, “Allow all custom files from server”.

    • It does not make a difference. I named the file “CSS Textures” In the gifs above to simplify things a bit. Will probably change It now to stop any confusion.

  • Hi,
    it seems like my last comment dissapeared..
    I can not get it to work when I put the maps in the right folder..
    any tips how I can fix this?
    thanks

  • I have downloaded both zip files but when I right click them the “Extract here” option does no come up.

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