New to G-Mod, Downloaded Files Not Working

Hey, I’m new to G-Mod and I started downloading some files. I’m not asking where the files go or anything, I already know where they go, but when I put the files where they are supposed to go they don’t work.

The only exception being SWEPs.

Links to things I’m trying to make work:

Also, the majority (5/6) of the maps that I download do not work.

If someone could please tell me what I am doing wrong it would be much appreciated. Thanks.

You either…

  1. Didnt install right
  2. New Gmod updates broke them.

I got G-Mod yesterday, so I haven’t updated at all yet.

Also, everything but the downloaded files work just fine.

Gmod automatically updates when you download it.

So… What now?

Double-check that you installed everything right. Not every mod is an addon.

If the download has an info.txt file in it, move the folder containing it to the addons folder.
C:\program files\steam\steamapps\garrysmod\garrysmod\addons
If it does not have an info.txt file, read the readme.txt.
If it does not have a readme.txt file, contact the author.
If the author does not respond, ask someone.

If you downloaded a map, move the .bsp file(s) to the maps folder.
C:\program files\steam\steamapps\garrysmod\garrysmod\maps\

OK, thanks. I didn’t know about the info.txt thing. Hopefully this will solve my problems.