Quick Question Regarding Addons for Servers

Hi guys!

I have my own little 16 slots server **UK **( Traitor’s Paradise |FastDL |Custom |Free Pointshop|) and I am busy adding models and shit to it.

I was wondering, is it not possible to create an addon for each model I added to my server to make use of the Steam Workshop download feature to prevent using FastDL?

For instance, I added some Halo 3 models into my addons folder. Configured it to work with Pointshop and it works. Currently, I have to add the files to my FastDL server as well for people to download faster. I was thinking, perhaps I can just take my Halo folder and create an addon to upload to Steam Workshop and then to my own collection.

I hope I am explaining myself correctly. I do apologize if it’s a mess, English is not my first language.

If this is in fact doable, how would I go about doing that? (creating an addon, that is). <-- Strike this. I figured out how to make an addon. Testing now.


You can do this. First, you’ll need to compile the addon using GMad, then upload it with GMPublish. After which you’ll need to add all of your addons to a collection and sync it up with your server.

GMad: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1242185
GMPublish: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1244179
Workshop on Server: http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Workshop_for_Dedicated_Servers
resource.AddWorkshop: http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/resource/AddWorkshop

Just a question though, why do you want to use workshopDL when you have FastDL? FastDL is much faster and easier.

My FastDL isn’t really all that fast and it seems that every time I join the server it wants to redownload verything all over again.

I have done all of this and will now test it

Thank you very much!

Perhaps someone can help me test this?

Here’s one

And another:

And here’s the Pointshop Menu folder:

[editline]2nd October 2013[/editline]

When I join my server its downloading the files individually and not as a GMA to my clients.

I can see it downloading each file separately while while connecting to the server. I thought it would download the GMA from the Steam Workshop.

Here’s a screenie:

What am I doing wrong?