Hi, I’ve wanted to create a gamemode for a long time, and while I don’t have a particular idea right at the moment, I’d like to learn the essentials of creating a gamemode. I have recently set up a gmod community running DarkRP, however I have realised just how mingey it really is - I’d like to create some sort of roleplay style gamemode, though I’m yet to decide.
I’ve done some coding in the past (VB.NET) and am quite comfortable with general programming concepts, however have never used Lua before. I’ve done some research on the official gmod wiki and the maurits wiki (the old official wiki?), and have found a couple of (outdated) guides. However I have also seen some things about Fretta, which is said to be easier to start as it already has a lot of the hooks and generic code for me to use.
So a few questions:
- Should I use Fretta as a first-timer?
- Could you recommend any decent guides/tutorials that are updated to gmod 13, and are the existing outdated ones good enough?
- Should I forget about creating a gamemode for now and start with something else like a HUD or a SWEP?