Every time I install garrysmod I kinda expect it to work, you know that really seems like something it would do and be designed to do, right? I mean it only makes sense cause you don’t want people complaining or anything, right?
It works for a while, everything goes fine, I’m happy. But then after I install a few addons and keep playing it for a while, eventually it starts up to a black screen. I say to this “well hell, I’ll just use the console even though I can’t see anything” and I type in “map gm_construct” and that works just fine, the black screen goes away once the map finishes loading. But a number of similar startups after this, when I walk over the water in construct the reflections mess up.
After that happens, things like this start to happen in other maps:
A few startups after this I expect my game to crash on every startup with “failed to lock dx8 mesh buffer” or whatever the hell that error is that happens every time. it happens when the game is in the “creating render targets” phase of loading I think.
I’ve been trying to fix this for at least years now without having to buy a new computer but nothing seems to be working at all. I was wondering what other people think might be wrong and what I could do about it.
at the moment maps like construct and flatgrass work just fine I think, I tried removing some addons but it didn’t seem to fix anything, last night this was working PERFECTLY FINE and I even played this very same map the very same way except this time it didn’t work.
Also if I try to install wiremod at all it does the dx8 mesh buffer error thing.
My ultimate goal is to start garrysmod up with all of my wanted addons intact and usable and with my video settings at the desired levels just like I used to be able to before this pointless crap started happening. And I really hope I don’t have to buy a new computer for that.
My computer’s statistics are (since I forgot to put them in the first place I’m editing them in):
Also just ignore the thread title, the more I look at it, the more I realize it makes me look retarded (I was really angry and not really thinking at the time)