Alright, so I’ve been out of the server-handling biz for a while but I decided to start another Garry’s Mod server the other night. I’m pretty sure I’m doing everything right but I’m having a problem adding certain addons to my server. I installed the dedicated server on a VPS running Ubuntu and it works just fine, but addons won’t work unless they’re workshop addons.
So, for example, if I add ULX/ULib addons to my server in the form of folders, they won’t actually run on my server until I add them to a workshop collection and then add the collection to my server (via server startup commandline). This creates a problem when I add something that’s not on the workshop that I want to run server-side only, such as my own personal chat tag addon I don’t want to put on the workshop. I’m pretty sure the last time I checked that addons weren’t required to be on the workshop to run on a server, but like I stated before, I haven’t done this in a while. Has anything changed? To specify further, none of these addons I’m attempting to add have downloads, so no need for FastDL.
If not, I’m kind of lost as to what to do. They’re in my addons folder but they just won’t run when I start the server. Am I missing a step or something? It’s been so long since I’ve run a gmod server. Any suggestions would be appreciated.