Install the gmodserver
Advantages of LinuxGSM
WARNING: Do NOT install it manually via steamcmd!
Please use LinuxGSM for installing a gmod server.
If you use the manual way with steamcmd you will have no logs of the server. This means if a problem occurs it is near impossible to find the root cause, because the logs are really bad.
If you use LinuxGSM you have the log/console folder where ALL the console output of the gmod server is logged. This way you can find ANY error on your server easily.
Advantages of using LinuxGSM:
- The best possible logs of your server for easy bug fixing
- Optimizations and Fixes of the source engine automatically applied
- Easy to remember and standardized file structure
- Auto restart feature with the monitor command
- Auto update feature with the force-update command
Follow the guide on https://linuxgsm.com/servers/gmodserver/.
If you have Debian11 running the commands are as follows:
#install dependencies sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386; sudo apt update; sudo apt install curl wget file tar bzip2 gzip unzip bsdmainutils python3 util-linux ca-certificates binutils bc jq tmux netcat lib32gcc-s1 lib32stdc++6 libtinfo5:i386 #create user adduser darkrp #switch to user su - darkrp #download linuxgsm installer wget -O linuxgsm.sh https://linuxgsm.sh && chmod +x linuxgsm.sh && bash linuxgsm.sh gmodserver #install gmodserver ./gmodserver install
Afterwards you will have a running gmod server, with amazing logs and easy to use commands.
For commands to restart, etc. visit the operator guide on this wiki at /wiki/server/operatorguide
First we will install the darkrp gamemode. If you do not need it then skip this section.
Use the following commands:
cd ~/serverfiles/garrysmod/gamemodes/ wget https://github.com/FPtje/DarkRP/archive/refs/heads/master.zip unzip master.zip mv DarkRP-master darkrp rm master.zip
The commands, after reach other, will do the following:
- go to the gamemodes folder
- download the newest darkrp release
- unpack it
- rename it correctly
- remove the zip file from the download
After this you need the darkrpmodification addon aswell. Without it you can't configure the darkrp gamemode.
The install procedure is the same as the one above, so I will only mention the commands here:
cd ~/serverfiles/garrysmod/addons/ wget https://github.com/FPtje/darkrpmodification/archive/refs/heads/master.zip unzip master.zip mv darkrpmodification-master darkrpmodification rm master.zip
The config file for start parameters is at
The following is a standard linuxgsm config. You have to change the defaultmap, ip, workshop collection ID and gslt token.
To get the IP of your server you can use the command
ip a. It is visible in the
ip="126.96.36.199" port="27015" clientport="27005" sourcetvport="27020" defaultmap="gm_construct" maxplayers="50" tickrate="33" gamemode="darkrp" wscollectionid="1234567890" gslt="XXXXXXXX"
The server config is at
In there you can configure
- server name
- server password
- loadingurl, downloadurl
- commands to be run at start
I highly recommend to set
1 or else PvP damage could not work.