Most human NPCs are spawning awry on dedicated server (photos)

Hello all. Lately, some of my human NPCs have been spawning awry on the dedicated server.

When ‘No Weapon’ is selected, Alyx spawns with an object in her left hand and doesn’t look directly at you. When she or the other NPCs are given a weapon, they don’t know how to hold or use them properly. Some NPCs spawn with their arms stretched out or in strange, moving positions like they are stuck in a loop. As you can see by the photos, Father Grigori is fine.

This only happens on the dedicated server. It does not happen in single player or if I start a listen server on my PC. I’ve tried removing all addons on the server but the problem persists.

Has this happened to any of you before and do you know of a routine fix for it? The server is colocated so to completely start from scratch is a last resort. Any help is appreciated.

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This also happens on our sandbox server.
Would also like some help.

I’ve discovered that what Alyx is holding in her hand is something that should be attached to her belt instead. Can anybody please help?

http://www.sgalan.com/gf/GMod/support/gm07.jpg

–BUMP–

Can anyone help?

The ‘T’ pose is when NPCs don’t have the animations.

Is there a command to make HldsUpdateTool redownload and overwrite all existing files? I tried -verify_all for all downloadable content but it didn’t work.

Go to Half-Life 2 Content, extract everything in Scenes, and that should work.
There’s a fix on garrysmod.org but I forgot it.

It didn’t work, but thanks 343N.

It looks like this is a problem with a brand new install as well. I quickly created a new dedicated server on a PC here in the house using the standard batch:

hldsupdatetool -command update -game “Counter-Strike Source” -dir C:\srcds
hldsupdatetool -command update -game “dods” -dir C:\srcds
hldsupdatetool -command update -game “hl2mp” -dir C:\srcds
hldsupdatetool -command update -game “tf” -dir C:\srcds
hldsupdatetool -command update -game garrysmod -verify_all -retry -dir C:\srcds

I joined the server and the NPCs are messed up in there too. So maybe a Valve update broke GMod?

– BUMP –

This is still happening. Can anyone please help?

I can’t believe more people aren’t complaining about this…

Today, I tried process of elimination. I created a new dedicated server using ONLY the garrysmod update to see if one of the other games was causing the conflict:

hldsupdatetool -command update -game garrysmod -verify_all -retry -dir C:\srcds

I joined the server and the NPCs are messed up. So this problem is exclusive to Garry’s Mod. Please help! :confused:

Since GMod on SRCDS misses out on the base scripts from the source engine, what you have to do is open up Source 2007 Base.gcf and extract all scripts from there, into srcds\orangebox\garrysmod, and then open up Half-Life 2 Content.gcf and extract all scenes and scripts from there into srcds\orangebox\garrysmod

Tried it, but no luck. :frowning:

I don’t have a “source 2007 Base.gcf” so I used “source 2007 binaries 2.gcf” instead. Let me know if that was a mistake.

source 2007 binaries 2.gcf\hl2\scripts --> srcds\orangebox\garrysmod
half-life 2 content.gcf\hl2\scenes --> srcds\orangebox\garrysmod (there was no scripts folder)

I tried this but no dice. What are the exact filepaths and GCF names? I can’t see a “Source 2007 Base” GCF File.

Hmm okay, shall I upload my SRCDS folders?
Yay or nay, because it may be considered warez, however SRCDS is avaliable to everyone, so I will upload it anyways.
Upload link in a few minutes…

[editline]14th March 2011[/editline]

Hmm okay, shall I upload my SRCDS folders?
Yay or nay, because it may be considered warez, however SRCDS is avaliable to everyone, so I will upload it anyways.
Upload link in a few minutes…

[editline]14th March 2011[/editline]

I will upload my SRCDS folders with the scripts in them, however I am pretty sure it is not warez as everybody has access to the HLDSUpdateTool, if it is, could you please just get rid of the link and please not ban me?
Put the HL2 and Garrysmod folder into SRCDS\Orangebox.
Link to download

[editline]14th March 2011[/editline]

The fuck, SLOW PUNCH GO!
Just read the above paragraph for proper text, ignore rest.

Pull the link if you’re nervous and PM me. We can discuss it privately then pass it on privately to anyone else interested. :slight_smile:

I regret to report that it didn’t work. Extracted the zip to SRCDS\Orangebox as instructed. NPCs are still screwed up. Thanks for the suggestion, 343N. Garry really needs to address this. :frown: