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Old 04-20-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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Do I need to buy other games for Gmod to work?

What if I only buy Gmod? What could I do ingame?
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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You must have at least one other Source game installed and legally owned on that Steam account in order for Gmod to work *at all*. It is NOT a standalone game. Please refer to the sticky I have up in the top of this forum area, for more help.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1446923
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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If you have only TF2 your good. Thats what I had to start playing. Was hard to play but was still fun.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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If you only have one freebie game the inevitable 'why am I seeing so many errors and black/purple checkers everywhere?!' threads will ensue.

Get the games, get their content, play those games too because they're all good anyway.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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If you only have one freebie game the inevitable 'why am I seeing so many errors and black/purple checkers everywhere?!' threads will ensue.

Get the games, get their content, play those games too because they're all good anyway.
I have HL2 EP 1 and 2 on the Orange Box for 360 (got it ages ago). Is there any way to verify that I have it on Steam so I can get the models from HL2 to work in Gmod? I really don't want to have to pay $26 just to get all the models to show up.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #6
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Obviously, since Gmod is not on your 360, no. You don't get free games across platforms, except for Portal 2 that I know of.

I'd say pick up Counterstrike Source and that should help you a lot more than other fringe games.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #7
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Obviously, since Gmod is not on your 360, no. You don't get free games across platforms, except for Portal 2 that I know of.

I'd say pick up Counterstrike Source and that should help you a lot more than other fringe games.
Already have it.

It just sucks though; a lot of servers look like fun, but with missing textures everywhere I have no real choice in the matter but to shell out cash for games I already own. Does Gmod just use the materials from a game? Any way I could rip the ones from the 360 and copy them to the Gmod folder?
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #8
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I seriously doubt that. I'm not sure about how they work with files and types, but I also am pretty sure that it wouldn't accept them as resources anyway if you don't have the game tagged on that account as bought and installed.

Just wait around - the summer sales will begin soon and they ALWAYS have things at ridiculously low prices.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #9
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Sigh...we'll see. If I buy the Orange Box, could I gift the TF2 premium and Portal games to someone else while keeping the HL2 games? Or is it all treated as one game? It's already a few bucks cheaper than buying all the HL2 games individually.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:17 PM   #10
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no you cant gift tf2 premium for obvious reasons
you might be able to gift portal but im not sure
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:25 PM   #11
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no you cant gift tf2 premium for obvious reasons
you might be able to gift portal but im not sure
No. You can only gift Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One if you already have them on that account, but nothing more.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:46 PM   #12
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What games tend to be the most essential to gmod?
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:02 PM   #13
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What games tend to be the most essential to gmod?
Counterstrike Source and the Orange Box. (Mainly HL2 and CSS, but a lot of folks like playing with the TF2 and Portal maps as well as using the models and such.)
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:40 PM   #14
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Hard? How?

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If you have only TF2 your good. Thats what I had to start playing. Was hard to play but was still fun.
Valve states that they built the classes so everybody would enjoy a certain style of play that they like.

Either, you are a very unique person, or and ALIEN.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:43 PM   #15
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Counterstrike Source and the Orange Box. (Mainly HL2 and CSS, but a lot of folks like playing with the TF2 and Portal maps as well as using the models and such.)
I think he means what individual games, OrangeBox is a package.

I say that Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike: Source are needed most.

Half-Life 2 for basic content and full NPC use

And Counter-Strike: Source for all the kick-a$$ custom weapons out there!
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