How to Download GMod

Have you heard good things about Garry’s Mod , a popular sandbox game from Facepunch Studios and Valve, would you like to download it to your PC but don’t know how to proceed? Have you seen a gameplay of Garry’s Mod on your favorite youtuber’s channel, have you fallen in love with this title and would like to play it too? Have you noticed that GMod (another title Garry’s Mod is known by) has “extremely positive” reviews on Steam and would you like to know more? Then I would say that you have come to the right place, at the right time!

With today’s guide, in fact, I will explain how to download GMod both on computers equipped with the Windows operating system and on Macs, so that you can enjoy Valve’s game regardless of the platform you use. I assure you that this is really a breeze.

Courage: can we know that you are still standing there? Do you want to play Garry’s Mod or not? I would say yes, since you have come this far and are reading this guide with interest. All you have to do then is take five minutes of free time, read and put into practice the quick instructions below. I can assure you that you will reach your goal in a few minutes. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to download GMod on PC
    • Minimum requirements
    • Install Steam on Windows
    • Download GMod
  • How to download GMod on Mac
    • Minimum requirements
    • Install Steam on Mac
    • Download GMod
  • How to download GMod on Android

Preliminary information

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to download GMod , I think it may interest you to know more about the title developed by Valve.

Well, Garry’s Mod is a sandbox video game originally launched in November 2006. The title was developed by Facepunch Studios and is published by Valve, the company that owns Steam. The idea of ​​such a game was born with a mod from the popular Half-Life 2 title. In fact, developer Garry Newman had initially created a mod called JBMod, which was going to turn Half-Life 2 into a hybrid of a game. sandbox and a god mode.

The spirit of Garry’s Mod still remains that of the original, but the main experience is online multiplayer , where players can compete in a large number of modes, such as TTT (Trouble in Terrorist Town) and Zombie survival. The strength of the game is the ability to experiment with the physics and effects of the historic game engine Source Engine, originally used by Valve in 2004 for Half-Life 2. This allows you to use the objects inside the game in an almost unlimited way. game and the only limit therefore becomes the player’s creativity.

How to download GMod on PC

GMod was born as a title for PC, so let’s start from the latter and see, together, how to download the game on Windows .

Minimum requirements

Before proceeding with the installation of GMod, it is good that you take into account the minimum and recommended requirements of the game, in order to compare them with the specifications of your PC and avoid unpleasant surprises. In any case, Garry’s Mod is a “light” video game in terms of GPU and therefore even older configurations manage to hold it quite well. Here are the minimum requirements .

  • Operating system: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10;
  • Processor: 2GHz +;
  • RAM: 4GB;
  • Video card: 512MB;
  • Memory: 5GB of available space.

If, on the other hand, you want to enjoy a better gaming experience, without any kind of slowdown or other type of problem, I recommend that you stick to the requirements recommended by Valve, which you can find below.

  • Operating system: Windows 7, 8, 10;
  • Processor: 2.5GHz +;
  • RAM: 8GB;
  • Video card: 1GB;
  • Memory: 20GB of available space.

For more details related to the technical specifications required, I suggest you take a look at the official Steam page of Garry’s Mod .

Install Steam on Windows

Garry’s Mod can be purchased directly from Steam , the main digital video game store for PC, obviously available for free also for Windows.

To download the Steam client, you need to connect to the official website of the platform and select the item Install Steam , present at the top right. At this point, you need to click on the green Install Steam Now button in order to start downloading the program.

Once the download is complete, open the SteamSetup.exe file obtained and click first on Yes and then on Next . Now, check the box to accept the license agreement , press the Next button twice in a row and click Install . Great, now you just have to press the Finish button and wait for Steam to finish downloading some files necessary for the first start of its client.

Once this is done, you have to click on the item Log in to an existing account , if you already have a Steam account, or on the item Create a new account , to create a new account. In the latter case, enter the e-mail address and the confirmation of the e-mail address and check the boxes I am not a robot and I accept, and I declare that I am at least 13 years old . Then, click on Continue and select the item I am 14 or older  to confirm your age.

At this point, you will be sent a confirmation email containing an activation link. You just have to click on Create your account to complete the registration. For more information, I recommend that you follow my guide on how to create a Steam account .

After entering the email address and password of your Steam account and pressing the Login item , you’re done. If any steps are not clear to you and you want some more information on how Steam works , I suggest you read my dedicated tutorial.

Download GMod

Now that you’ve installed and configured Steam, I’d say you’re ready to download GMod to your computer.

To proceed, open Steam , select the item Shop  and search for “garry’s mod” in the search field, located at the top right, then press Enter to view the results. In case you can’t find the game, I suggest you connect directly to the official GMod page on Steam (accepting the opening of the client).

Once this is done, click on the Add to cart item , choose the Purchase for me option from the page that opens and select a payment method between PayPal, credit / prepaid card and Paysafecard from the drop-down menu Choose a payment method . Then, select the Continue item and confirm the purchase of the game by following the instructions on the screen.

Once the purchase is complete, you will be able to access Garry’s Mod by selecting the Steam Library item (above). At this point, to download the Valve title and play it, select Garry’s Mod from the left sidebar and click first on the Install button and then on Next .

Once the download is complete, you will be able to play Garry’s Mod. For more details, I recommend that you consult my guide on how to purchase content on Steam .

How to download GMod on Mac

Garry’s Mod is also available on macOS . If you have a Mac and want to find out how to download and install the game, just follow the directions below.

Minimum requirements

Garry’s Mod is a title that doesn’t require a lot of processor and video card resources. However, it is always good to take a look at the minimum and recommended requirements before proceeding with the purchase, in order to avoid any unpleasant inconvenience. Below are the minimum requirements to install Garry’s Mod on Mac.

  • Operating system: macOS Snow Leopard 10.6.3;
  • Processor: 2GHz +;
  • RAM: 4GB;
  • Video card: 512MB;
  • Memory: 5GB of available space.

Valve recommends, however, that you comply with the requirements below to get the best possible gaming experience from Garry’s Mod.

  • Operating system: latest macOS version;
  • Processor: 2.5GHz +;
  • RAM: 8GB;
  • Video card: 1GB;
  • Memory: 20GB of available space.

In short, most of the Mac models released in recent years manage to run Garry’s Mod well, so you don’t have to worry about it.

Install Steam on Mac

To install Garry’s Mod on Mac, you need to go to Steam , which is the most famous digital video game store for computers.

To install Steam on Mac, you need to connect to the official website of the store and first click on the item Install Steam , present at the top right, and then on that Install Steam now , in order to download the client for macOS.

Once the download is complete, open the steam.dmg file you just downloaded and select the Agree item in the window that appears on the screen. Now, drag the Steam icon into the Applications folder and start the client, confirming by pressing the Open button .

Excellent: now you just have to wait for the download of the latest files and then you can log in with your account, by entering the email address and password of your profile and pressing on the Login item . If you do not have a Steam account, I recommend that you read what is written in the chapter of the guide dedicated to Windows . Alternatively, if you need more insights, you can read my tutorial on how to create a Steam account .

Download GMod

Now that you have properly configured Steam on your Mac, I would say that you are ready to install Garry’s Mod.

To proceed, you simply have to follow the same instructions that I indicated in the chapter on how to download GMod on PC , since the Steam program is the same for the two platforms and therefore the procedure is identical.

How to download GMod on Android

The official version of Garry’s Mod is unfortunately not available for Android and I therefore invite you not to listen to those who promise you to download this title for free on your smartphone. However, there are several free alternatives to Garry’s Mod for the green robot system: below is a list of the best ones.

  • Ultimate Sandbox: The most downloaded Garry’s Mod alternative on Android. It is a sandbox video game where you can build and destroy anything. There is no lack of online multiplayer, with the possibility of creating servers.
  • Sandbox Mod: Another very popular game similar to Garry’s Mod, but with a third person view. There aren’t many items, but the developers are continuing to update the game.
  • Sandbox Experimental: Futuristic third-person sandbox video game. Yes it deviates a bit from what Garry’s Mod offers, but the basic mechanics are those and there is an online multiplayer mode.
  • Cubic Sandbox: If you are looking for a sandbox video game that is slightly different from the ones described above, this title with “Minecraft” characters might be for you. There is also a multiplayer mode.

In short, if you really can’t do without Garry’s Mod on Android , the applications described above will surely offer you several hours of fun.


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