Putting in addons?

Hello,

I’m a big newbie of GMod (even though I’ve had it since the Steam Summer Camp Sale of 2011). I THINK I’ve downloaded PHX Final (I noticed more props, etc.), but I’m not sure. I didn’t see any extra tools…so if anyone could help me out, that would be awesome. Plus, soup for you.

PHX comes with GMod now, If I’m not mistaken.

I see. So would I have to go through the whole process of deleting my garrysmod folder and installing new mods?

Still, how would I put some new addons in? I have a couple in mind…

Just put them in garrysmod/garrysmod/addons

Got it. Thanks.

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One more Q:

What if it’s a mod with separate folders? (lua, models, materials, etc.)

put it in garrysmod/garrysmod and merge folders.

Sorry for being a noob once, again, but what do you mean by merge folders?

And, if possible, can you give me a small step-by-step?

When you extract the .zip and it finds multiple folders with the same name, merge them.

[editline]19th February 2012[/editline]

Or paste. Copy pasting…

Alright, I’d like to post some test results:

I installed the following mods:
AirVehicles
SCars
Halo Vehicles

I put all folders included with both in the garrysmod/garrysmod/addons folder.

Folders were:
AirVehicles
Bail Out
SCars
Halo Vehicles

So I loaded Garry’s Mod, looked in every section, and found nothing.

Did I do something wrong?

Just go to YouTube, search for “How to install addons for GMod”, follow a step by step tutorial and you’re done. It baffles me that people don’t even look it up before coming here asking, a YouTube tutorial shows EVERYTHING you’d need to know, you just need to find a good one out of the 14,756 that already exists.

I’ve seen 3 so far, and I did all the steps in order, and I always get nothing.

Do I have to checkbox them in game extensions?

Edit: Nope, nevermind

[editline]20th February 2012[/editline]

Alright, I found a very good video tutorial on installing addons.

Mission accomplished

WAIT

Alright, after doing the video, I installed the following addon: http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=122605

I opened up gmod, looked in every part of the browse section, and never found it.

I mean, I can install it in the right place, but whenever I try to open gmod and use it, it never shows up.

Any tips?

GO to the entities tab.

I do, all there is is the bouncy ball.

What I’m afraid of is that these folders have no content in them and/or are viruses…

If you are downloading from garrysmod.org you shouldn’t be getting any viruses.
I would uninstall garrysmod, delete the folder, and reinstall

Alright. Will do. Good luck to me.