How do I add mods?

i have just gotten gary’s mod and after an hour of on it i wanted to add some sweps or something but i have tried many add-ons but i cant get any to work i have been using winrar to un zip files and place them in the area need if it say the area .
I all i want to know is what i do

First you want to check the date of the SWEP. If its older than a year, I doubt it will work.
Secondly, open the folder you downloaded and search it for a file called info.txt.
IF the folder does have a info.txt file, move that folder to:
C:/program files/steam/steamapps/your steam name/garrysmod/garrysmod/addons.

IF the folder does not have an info.txt file, move the main folders (lua, models, materials, sound, addons, etc.) to C:/program files/steam/steamapps/your steam name/garrysmod/garrysmod.

IF the mod does NOT work, read the readme.txt.
IF the mod does NOT contain a readme.txt, contact the creator.
IF you cannot contact the creator, the mod is a badly packaged one.

Any guestions?

no all i can say thanks this helps alot


OK i did what you said but it still does not work, this time i tried the npc thing on the front page but it has shown


no this one from the font page i cant get it to work

By Kaktuscz
648.91 KB, 21 days ago, 4015 downloads

Maybe you are extracting it to the wrong folder, most likely.

i wish the things had more detail on were to put it it just says addon so i put it in the addon folder but it just wont work

You are obviously doing it wrong.
It really isn’t that hard if you have half a brain.

ok now its working i had to uninstall Gary’s mod ,weird


do you think i could add the spawn point thing i mean what would i do

is their so post to be a npc_ spawn folder because i cant find it

I dont think so.