Garry's Mod stuck at launch

Garrysmod stops at the little window that says “Garrysmod preparing to launch…”
It will do the little loading dots as in . … … and then all of a sudden they’ll stop and the cancel button will fade and it won’t launch.

Hadn’t played since the new update, did that do it?

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How can I fix this and are any of you having this too?

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http://filesmelt.com/dl/Broken_gmod.JPG

How long does it stay like that before you give up?

I’m going to see if it starts after like ten minutes or so. I give up in about 3 minutes.

Happened to me also. Randomly fixed after restart.

Try verifying your game cache? It could be a steam issue, not a garrys mod issue. Anyways, post the specs, they could always help.

Maybe it’s launching a lot of add-ons or modules at once?
Mine takes 5 minutes to launch now >.<

Add


-dxlevel

To your advanced launch options. If it doesn’t work, add a parameter for it (7 / 8 / 9)