GMod crashes on startup

Title says it all, every time i start it up from steam it’s crashes saying hl2 has encountered an error.
I have Cs:S so it should work right?

Any ideas?

Have you…

-Restared your PC?

-Updated your drivers?

-wiped your “garrysmod” folder?



“Setup file ‘gameinfo.txt’ doesn’t exist in subdirectory ‘hl2’.
Check your -game parameter or VCONFIG setting.”

Get that message when I try to start it from the “garrysmod” folder

i have the excact same problem what to do? if you have any ideas please post… wasted 10 dollars on nothing… :frowning:

Try reinstalling gmod if not there is a way to make your own gameinfo.txt file if you just look it up I’m sure they have a good template for one somewhere but as this has never happened to me in Gmod and only CSS I’m not absolutely sure but it’s worth a try.

Try verifying the integrity of your game cache. If there are missing files from your gmod directory, that should find them and replace them. Although I don’t know how a clean install of gmod wouldn’t do the same thing.