Custom materials not working

I run ttt server where there is some custom content.

the weapons work fine but the icons with a picture of the weapon aren’t working.
they are in /garrysmod/gamemodes/terrortown/content/materials/vgui/ttt
they always download when you join but they still act like they don’t exist at all.
even weirder, some people say they work fine while others (including me) just have a purple and black checkerboard, though these people may have gotten them from other servers.
i think i had this problem before and after GM13

please help me.

Do you use a fastDL server and are they on the fastDL server?

i use xenon

Try making a folder with them in materials. I heard that fixes it for some.

Also make sure you have the picture as a .vtf and .vtm

didn’t work.

I have no idea then.

Thanks for the feedback!

If you’re using Xenon then you should place your materials in the base materials folder (in your FTP) as that’s where the FastDL server will send them from.

put them in dir/materials

didn’t work.