Update a Garry’s Mod Server On Windows

Update a Garry’s Mod Server On Windows

Do you have a unique idea for a Garry’s Mod Server but not the technical skills to make it happen? My Garry’s Mod Server tutorials will guide you through your difficulties. The series will include both Windows and Linux. I will help you explain how to install addons, maps and models. Setting up workshop download will be no issues for you and you might even understand how to upload your own later down the path.

In this tutorial I am going to explain how to update your Garry’s Mod Server using SteamCMD. It’s very simple and similar to how you first created the server, you will just simply skip some parts of the set-up. The tutorial works for both Windows and Linux, with some small differences. You can use the tutorial in both video and written format. However, if you have difficulties understanding the different steps I recommend you to use both.

Let’s get started.

Required programs

You will need to download SteamCMD here: https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steamcmd.zip

Create folders

Create a folder for SteamCMD. Put it where you want it and the name it whatever you want.

Extract the download

Extract the SteamCMD.zip, that you downloaded, into the SteamCMD folder you created. 

Download the server updates

Double click on steamcmd.exe

Enter the following:

force_install_dir “THE PATH FOR THE Garry’s Mod SERVER FOLDER” | e.g. force_install_dir c:\GMOD-Server\

login anonymous

app_update 4020 validate

Let it download.

You are done!

Now just double-click the start.bat to start the server.

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