Server Map Browser - AKA SMB
What is it?
-SBM is an addon which gives you an easy to use interface to find and switch the map of the server you are playing on
How is this different from the main menu map selector?
-SBM will work in multiplayer. If you are an addon on the server it is installed on, you can bring up the menu and select which map to play from the list.
But what if the server doesn’t have the map I pick?
-This well never happen. SBM sends the lists of maps from the server to the client, so you only see what maps the server has, not which you have on your computer.
Does the search bar actually work?
-You bet your sweet ass it does.
What are the different sorting options?
-SBM provides you with four different options to sort the list
–The first is the default sort. This is how the game retrieves the servers maps without any modification. It appears to be organized somewhat by game, but some of the GMod maps are mixed in with the others. Not entirely sure why.
–The second is Alphabetical - Ascending. As the name would imply, it sorts the maps by their names alphabetically, starting with A and ending with Z
–The third is Alphabetical - Descending. Same as the second, only the reverse.
—(Note: In the menu I misspelled “Descending” (it’s missing its S) but I don’t feel the need to reupload just for a typo. If I make any other adjustments I will include the fix for this)
–The third is Magic. Magically sorts the list differently every time (randomly scrambles the table)
Are there any drawbacks to this?
-It adds a second or two onto your initial spawn into the server that has the addon installed. This is due to sending the tables from the server to the client so they have the required data.
-Loading may be slower with a not so great computer and will also take longer the more maps you have.
-With about 295 maps installed I only have a second or two of extra loading onto my Initial Spawn.
-When you load in GMod may go “Not Responding” for a second but just wait and it will load (if it doesn’t it’s not fault of SBM)
Are there any known bugs?
-None that I know of. Please let me know if you find any.
How do I open the menu?
-Bind a key to “SelectMap”
Images are in the download link