Does Dedicated Server Require Other Source Content

I’m currently setting up a dedicated server on my computer to use as a development server to learn LUA on.
I was following the Dedicated Server Setup guide on the old GMOD wiki, and it has me install all other source games.

I was wondering if this is still required or if I can just do:


hldsupdatetool -command update -game garrysmod -dir .

and skip the rest of the source games.

it will work with JUST gmod, but nothing else will work.

IE darkrp requires css in order for things like weapons to work. without css on the server you will run into some problems.

So, if I were to just use it for learning LUA, would you recommend I just download it all?

Css and half life 2 episodes will be enough I believe. And maybe tf2. It really depends on what you are planning to do and which content you to use.

I only use css on mine for example.

ye it should be fine.

if you plan on using models/materials from css or tf2 maps or whatever you will need that games content.

otherwise gmod will do just fine :slight_smile: