If you’re having purple (pink) or black meshes or error signs where players should be in Garry’s Mod then you’re missing Counter Strike: Source textures. You don’t need to own CS:S to fix this issue.
- Download the CSS Maps and CSS Textures .zip packs or alternatively go to http://fragplays.com/gmod-textures/ for the download.
- Extract content of these packs using software like 7zip.
- Go to your Steam Library and right click on “Garry’s Mod” game and go to Properties -> Local Files -> Browse Local Files (may vary if you’re using different language in your Steam client). Enter the “Garry’s Mod” folder and then open the “Addons” folder.
- Move the extracted Counter Strike: Source textures and maps folders to the “Addons” folder of your Garry’s Mod installation.
- That’s it, you should have fixed missing textures from CS:S game in your GMod game.
Another solution to this issue with missing textures is to just buy the game of Counter Strike: Source and download it to your PC. This way you’ll have all the necessary textures and files.
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