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Official Guide [GUIDE] How to fix common issues!

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by rocky, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. rocky

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    DISCLAIMER: Before you ask, yes - this post is from LemonPunch however I am the original author of this thread, it was transferred to Docdo when I was DataStormed. (To avoid confusion)



    Anyways, here is a guide on how to fix most common issues - enjoy!


    How to solve the grey screen on HL2RP:

    When the Grey Screen is active on HL2RP, it usually means that the server has a load of members on it and the Data Base is being over-flown. The grey screen takes away all your abilities apart from walking. To solve it, all you have to do is be patient and wait for it to clear up. When it has cleared up, you are free to play again!

    PS: Try not to reconnect or quit Garry's Mod, because if you re-join you could be waiting even longer!

    I can't play steam games offline with bots, because it closes connection due to " Steam Validation rejected ".

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    I had this issue when trying to play some CS:GO when I had no internet when I was on vacation. It was really pissing me off because I had nothing else to do and all I wanted to do was own some bots. Anyway, this error is due to the Server trying to connect itself to a LAN, and if you are not anywhere near a internet hotspot like I was, then it's going to refuse your connection.

    To fix this, simply go into Your Game > Properties > Set Launch Options then type " +sv_lan 1 " in the box and hit enter. This will fix any issues you have, and you can play your games in offline mode!

    If you are having problems joining Online Servers:

    Online Servers are the heart of Garry's Mod, and sometimes it can be exceedingly annoying when you cannot join them. There are many reasons that stop you from joining servers, and here is how to fix some:

    1. If a Server has a lot of content, find their online content pack on the Steam Workshop and download it, give it some time to install and then restart Garry's Mod, this will then mean your client settings will recognize that it has the required content and let you join.

    2. If you have downloaded the content, yet Garry's Mod online servers still fail to connect, then check if your Garry's Mod version is not in Development Mode. Development Mode gets you the beta content, yet is different to the versions that Servers run on. Check your Garry's Mod properties and if it is in Development Mode, turn it off.

    3. If you are trying to connect to a server, and your internet will not let you. Try turning off your Router / Internet supplier for 20 Seconds. Turn it back on and re-try again, it should let you join now.

    4. If your Garry's Mod is full of weird and wonderful addons, then you may want to start fresh if your not being able to connect to Online or Single player Servers for LUA Errors, then you need to go into your computers Garry's Mod folder (When your not in-game) and delete the whole folder. Uninstall Garry's Mod from the steam games library and then when the folders deleted, re install the game and everything should be fine!

    I'm getting a black screen when I connect to HL2RP

    If you are having a black screen on connection to the HL2RP server, usually this is down to either bad internet connection, a slow computer speed or your Garry's Mod files are in need of verifying. Here are some ways to solve this annoying issue:

    • Verify your game integrity - Garry's Mod > Properites > Local Files > Verify Game Intergrity
    • Changing the Dxlevel of the game - Garry's Mod > Properties > launch options > -dxlevel 90
    • Checking your internet connection, perhaps try Ethernet connection
    • Cleaning out old addons, these can clog your Gmod

    I'm getting a blue screen of Death, help!

    When you get a Blue Screen of Death it usually means that your computer is saying "No, I don't like what you just did, stop it!". Whether you were on some risky site or your PC may have an infection on it, always check with a Virus Scanner to avoid Blue Screens of Death.

    They can also occur when your Computer is not fragmented, and not cleaned up. Always defrag your computer at least once a month. Don't know what Defrag is? It basically collects all your Computer storage and puts it into one place, making your Computer run faster and for efficiently - stopping BSOD's.

    Defrag can be found in your computer named - defrag.exe

    I keep getting pop-ups on my browser, why is this?

    Pop-Ups usually indicate mal-ware on a certain computer, Pop-Ups are usually infected into a Browser when you download something un-safe from the internet or have clicked a risky add on the side of a website. Mini-Games and Advertisements on a side of a website are not okay to click.

    If you are using Google Chrome, then go to your settings in the top right corner, and then to extensions, look for anything fishy in there, and remove the infected extensions from your browser using the bin Icon. Restart your browser and everything should be fine. If the problem persists, go to your Control Panel, and then click uninstall a program. Look for anything weird inside there or anything you did not install. Uninstall the weird programs and then restart your computer.

    My mouse stops working occasionally for a few minutes, how can I fix:

    When something disconnects from your Computer, it usually means that the drivers are out of date. Especially for the mouse, if it stops working temporarily, you just need to update your drivers. If your mouse or product is doing this, please post your type of product in the comments below.

    I see loads of Missing Textures and Errors on the HL2RP Map:

    Commonly caused because you are missing essential Half life 2 content as well as the base games needed to be mounted. Ensure you have Half life - 2 episode 1 & 2, also ensure you have Counter Strike: Source mounted also. If you cannot afford Half life - 2 games seek internet for content options.

    My Ammo keeps disappearing from the HL2RP server, help!

    When Ammunition disappears without you actually using it on the HL2RP server, it means that you have either disconnected or character switched without giving the Data Base time to save that you have used that ammo and put it into your gun. When loading ammo, always give the Data Base 15 - 30 minutes to recognize that you have loaded the ammo and save.

    Another reason can be because you have died. When you die, your ammo resets, this also goes for Charcoal Filters inside the Gas Mask. If you die while your filter is screwed on (Even if your not wearing the suit) the filter will reset back to 0, meaning you will either have to craft a new one or buy one.

    My Addons keep disappearing, help!

    As of 21/03/2014, there has been a bug going around the Garry's Mod Workshop and in-game addon interface. If your addons are vanishing from your library, theres a good chance that you may have old and corrupted addons still installed to your machine.

    To fix this problem (Or at least help the case) you just need to remove any unwanted addons you have or may not use. You also need to check your Garry's Mod addons folders for any weird looking addons that may be corrupted.

    I'm doing C++ and C# Programming, why does C++ Take so long to Compile?

    The difference between C++ and C# is the different Code Library's, the reason C++ takes longer to compile than C# is because there is a lot more functions and features for the computer to take in a process. The size of a project can not necessarily mean it will take longer or shorter time to compile, but in most cases it will.

    C++ Is a more complex and harder programming language to master, therefore there must be more features in it for it to be harder. It only takes so long because it scans the code for any new features for it to follow.

    I'm trying to use SFM, but the Nebulous map has errors for me, why?

    If you are trying to use Industrial 17 on Source Film-Maker, you are going to need to ask the map creator for the SFM version of this map. This is due to SFM and GMOD using different light methods that SFM will not work with. The SFM version uses lights that are compatible with SFM, yet it is much darker than the GMOD version due to there being no day and night cycles meaning you will have to add more lights to your poses for a better result.

    I will add a link to the SFM version download here when I have it.

    I'm trying to start mapping, but Source SDK is not working in my tools library:

    That's right, Source SDK was outdated when Steam Pipe was introduced. To use Source SDK, you cannot use it via steam anymore, instead, you have to go into the directory of the game you want to map for, and go to its bin, inside there, will be hammer.exe.

    Otherwise, you can just search your computer for Hammer.exe, but the directory for Team Fortress 2 is:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\bin
     
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  3. Koch

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    If you're getting a blue screen it can be any sort of issue, not just "wow i don't like this". Instead of mindlessly defragging (almost NEVER works in case of blue screens) and running virus scans, write down the exception code and find out what it means. In 99% of cases it's an outdated or bad driver. Anyone saying anything else is dumb.

    This is extraordinarily bad advice. If you have extensions in your Chrome, that's almost never the end of it when it comes to adware. It usually brings along a bunch of dumb idiotic software. Just uninstalling the extension is almost never enough. Run something like RogueKiller or HitmanPro to see what's infected. The latter requires purchase to actually remove shit, but it gives you an idea of what is infected. If you have issues removing malware, adware and the likes - the most fantastic forum to use is Bleeping Computer. It has a lot of people who are very good at what they do.
     
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  4. not to mention people with ssd's will get owned upon defragging
     
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    This too, I forgot. Thanks for reminding me of this!

    Running defragging on your SSD will shorten its lifetime - if you do it, you honestly deserve to go back to HDDs.
     
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  6. rocky

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    Yeah just an FYI - I made this in like 2014, i'll be updating it shortly.

    Thanks for your input @Koch and @Bossoff Mayass
     
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