The two of the most common problem you encounter with the game is the Garry’s Mod missing texture and download error. The download error could be missing downloaded files or add-ons not loading. Let’s take one problem at a time. Most of the download errors in Garry’s Mod arise due to bad download cache files on Steam.
Thankfully, there is an easy way to clear the cache in Steam and fix the error.
Fix Garry’s Mod Download Error
In an attempt to fix this error, we are first going to delete the download cache from Steam. To do this, open the Steam client > click on Steam and select Settings. Go to Downloads and click on the CLEAR DOWNLOAD CACHE. Allow the process to complete.
Now, close the Steam client from the Task Manager and go to the path This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Steam > steamapps > workshop\downloads. Delete everything you find in the Download folder. Now, try launching Garry’s Mod and the missing downloaded files and add-ons not loading should be fixed.
Fix Garry’s Mod Missing Texture Error
Missing texture problems in Garry’s Mod is pretty common, if you have been playing the game you must have encountered it at some point. The game becomes very difficult to play when you encounter these errors as your visibility becomes blurred. Fortunately though, the fix is pretty simple and straightforward. You have to download two files, which we will provide the link to.
The files you have to download is the
Download both of these files, they are a bit large, so depending on your internet speed they may take a while. Once you have downloaded the files, extract them. You will not have two folders CSS_Maps and CSS_Texture.
Now, head over to this path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\addons
Once you are at the location, drop the CSS_Texture folder in Addons
Next, go to this location
C:Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\maps
You have to drop the CSS_Maps folder at this location in the Maps folder.
That’s it, you are done. Now, the Garry’s Mod missing texture issue should be resolved. Let us know in the comments what worked for you.