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Hey,

i have started playing gmod again, and i have started to play on some servers with
phx,kermite's weapon packs, wire, and other addons.

But every 20-30 minutes i get into gameplay i crash with the HL2.exe has stopped working.

I really just want to know if there is a way that i can stop this from happening.

here are my computer specs:
(Vista)
Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 3070MB RAM
Hard Drive: 241 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Monitor: HP w2007 Wide LCD Monitor
Sound Card: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers/Headphones:
Keyboard: USB Root Hub
Mouse: USB Root Hub
Mouse Surface:
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.080917-1612)

Thanks for the help,

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  • sKratch avatar
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    7 years ago:
    I am sorry, but Gmod is the game that crashes the most, like seriously...

    I have tried it on 3 computers and it crashed at least once every hour on all of them, GAH!
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    7 years ago:
    Unfortunately, garrys mod likes to crash, it seems to do it more when you have more addons, but it will crash regardless.

    From personal experience, it seems to do better on better pc's, however that is only my guess.

    Not much can be done about it. I hope that at least answers your question.
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    7 years ago:
    Bump,

    Just wanting to see if there are any other thoughts.
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    7 years ago:
    Bump, it definitely has to be me, because everytime i go into a gunfight with a random person it crashes.

    I have tried updating my display drivers for nvidia.

    idk whats going on, i used to play without problems :<
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    7 years ago:
    Try to put these parameters on the launch options of gmod:

    1) Right click on Gmod on the "My games" list of Steam;
    2) Click "Proprieties" and then click "Launch options";
    3) Copy and paste these parameters like THAT (no modify):

    -console -heapsize 1572864

    And if the game won't start try to copy and paste these:

    -console -heapsize 1048576

    If the game won't start again copy and paste these:

    -console -heapsize 524288

    Hope I helped you, PM me or answer me if you got troubles or if the problem is solved ^_^ --> HERE
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    7 years ago:
    Yeah, since Gmod is pretty script-intensive, and not all the scripts are spic-span clean, Gmod is probably THE most crashable mod out there.

    Based on your specs, I'd say that your computer should run gmod just fine. However, then I saw that you're running Vista, and thought that could be a definite catalyst to the problem.

    If you could, can you show us some sort of error code or message you get when it does crash?
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    7 years ago:
    So yeah, i'm still having the same problem,

    there are only a few times i notice the reason why it crashes.

    - Crashes when Material Tool is opened
    - When i go to someones ass_mod menu
    - And crashes randomly.

    I really would like some help.

    Note: It's not like normal crashes, i crash really doing anything almost

    Thanks
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    7 years ago:
    I find that Garry's Mod crashes the most when I haven't cleaned up my cache and I have too many addons. I can't remember the directory, but pretty much delete all the files that end in a .dua extension; these are pretty much game cache that are created every time you play a game. I'm not sure what purpose they serve, I just know the game sped up after I deleted all the ones in my directory.
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    7 years ago:
    It crashes a lot.
    It usually doesn't have to do much with your comp.
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    7 years ago:
    First of all, update Vista to SP2 (You need SP1 first though)

    Then make sure all the addons and stuff you have are the latest ones.

    If the problem still goes on, delete the addons you think that might cause it.

    If all else fails, reinstall the game.

    I ran it mighty fine on my old pc (Athlon 64 @2.2Ghz, Radeon HD2400XT, 3Gb Ram, Vista) and crashes were pretty rare (once in a day rare).

    As said Gmod is pretty damn crashy and I haven't played it in ages so I don't really know how stable the basic build itself is nowadays.
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    7 years ago:
    Try deleting all your files and re-downloading/installing.
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    7 years ago:
    Why has GMOD never crashed for me? Well, servers crashed, but not my client. Ever.
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    7 years ago:
    Agh, its still doing it, i have tried re-installing, re downloading my addons, getting rid of some. and it still constantly crashes. this is getting ridiculous.

    and it ALWAYS crashes when i try to use my material gun.
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    7 years ago:
    Bump, i could really use some help :P
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    Posted by Barcode

    Bump, i could really use some help :P


    the thing is, gmod crashes everytime a single minute, even thought u buy a super monster computer it still crashes, even u buy GTX 300 it still crashes
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    7 years ago:
    The only thing is wait valve to update gmod
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    Posted by Barcode

    Bump, i could really use some help :P


    the thing is, gmod crashes everytime a single minute, even thought u buy a super monster computer it still crashes, even u buy GTX 300 it still crashes

    Gmod never crashes for me.
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