Hey there guys, I have been working on a DarkRP server for about a week now, and i keep stumbling over unsolvable problems. I didn’t even have a facepunch account until about 10 mins ago due to never needing help. And believe me, i would rather just find the solution that someone else already found, then type all this myself. All that to say, this is my last resort. Basically my main problem: Cannot get players to download my addons before entering my server. And the first things that come to mind is: http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Workshop_for_Dedicated_Servers or the resource.AddWorkshop(“random_id”) or even the resource.AddFile(models/misc/misc). But believe me ladies and gentlman, I have tried everything in the book. When I do the +host_workshop_collection It download everything in ds_176381713.gma format right? Yes it did, did it force the players to download this? Nope. so i tried the resource.AddWorkshop(“random_id”), did it force the players to download? YES! FINALLY! Oh wait…whats this? The models and stuff is still errors? WTF?! (Another note, i checked my “downloads” in my gmod folder, and the addons were indeed there, but in-game, no avail.) So that’s out, and the resource.AddFile(models/misc/misc) is not compatible with doing via workshop stuff.
And the next thought your thinking. “You did it wrong, you have your forcedownloads.lua in the wrong folder” Indeed I do not, i have read so many forum posts and so many youtube videos, i don’t think i could put something in the wrong place if i tried. (in case your wondering i currently have it in lua/autorun/server, but i have also tried lua/autorun and many other. either error or does nothing) But here is an interesting point: I did (for my darkrp hud) resource.AddFile(“materials/gui/silkicons/dollar.vmt”) and it downloaded just fine! And worked in-game! (of course there were more .vmt and .vft files, i just did not wish to paste the entire list.).
If I am not giving enough information, just tell me, and i will give more. Basically, all I want my server to auto download/subscribe to my addons, and people load in with ease without having to lift a finger.
EDIT 1: Sorry about the wrong post icon, It doesnt seem to want to update, i did not see the help one until later.