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Something is creating script errors??

Why is this happening?

A script is creating errors - there's usually a few of reason for this:

  • You have an addon installed and the person that made it didn't really know what they were doing. The script could be conflicting with other scripts, or could just be doing something stupid which is causing the errors.
  • Your have an addon installed that isn't compatible with the current GMod version.
  • You've joined a server - and the server owner has gone crazy and installed every addon they could find - and they're conflicting, or old, and creating errors.

I'm joining a server - what do I do?

It's not your fault. There's nothing you can do. If you're feeling kind you can tell the server owner that their server is erroring out. If not - just leave the server and never join again.

I'm starting a singleplayer game.

If you're not joining a server - and the errors are happening on your local machine - the best way to fix this is to clean your GMod installation. This will delete everything and restore your GMod to how it would be if you did a fresh install. Your workshop addons will all automatically be downloaded.

If you don't want to clean install - you need to look in the console to see which scripts are creating errors, then go into your "garrysmod" folder - and try to find the script that's breaking. You'll want to look in "addons", "gamemodes", and "lua" folders for the errors.

How do I get rid of this message?

Do what it says on the page. Get rid of the scripts. I know it's annoying - an dI could easily hide these errors so you'd never know they were happening. But they'd still be happening under the hood - and then you'd be annoyed by that - instead of this informative message.

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77 Comments

  • this page helped me how to fix the errors
  • While this page is helpful, I do wish it would stop popping up every time I have a single script error. So it would be nice if there was some "Thanks, do not show again." button somewhere. Thanks in advance!
  • a can this not show up anymore its getting anoying
  • this helped me a lot to fix addon errors



    Thank -You
  • This keeps on crashing my game when this shows up!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • NOTHING IS WRONG WITH MY GAME!!!!!!!! no efence this always shows up.
  • Pointless information. I don't want to get rid of my addons just because some of them have the tiniest bit of broken code. I just want the obnoixious error message to go away.
  • Dune Jumper, I agree with you. Tiny error in addon script causes this topic to appear on screen upon map load, which is damnly annoying. The option named "Don't show this again" should be made to remove that annoyance.
  • this is getting really ANNOYING! PLEASE FIX THIS!
  • Garry. I think we all know the our games are messed up. Could you please add a "Do not show again" button?
  • I got script errors at the begining of the game and 53 % out of 100% are experienceing this problem i think its the tf2 update along with the gmod update. Garry and steam commity, please fix these script errors with out haveing any type of script.
  • I got script errors at the begining of the game and 53 % out of 100% are experienceing this problem i think its the tf2 update along with the gmod update. Garry and steam commity, please fix these script errors with out haveing any type of script.
  • sorry spammed
  • who the hell is dl
  • i have so mach errors what to do?
  • It's good game
  • Make this page go away, its simply annoying. You should also have a convar to hide errors, they are a fact of life in most complex gamemodes. It just annoys the hell out of players
  • Errors are not a fact of life. Especially the error that is causing this to show up.
  • I install Wire, and the problem is always show! Heelp!!!
  • i'd really prefer a do not show again icon if possible, thanks Garry
  • This is stopping me from porting a gamemode. I'm trying to see what error needs to be fixed, but this constantly reopens every time I close it -.-
  • Grosse merde cette mise a jour !!!!
  • I have NO MODS installed, and yet I am still having errors! Garry's Mod is just glitched!
  • Not working physic gun !!!!! What is it ????
  • I freshly installed GMOD, launched a single player game, and this error appears. No mods installed, straight out of the steam download.
    Just give us a "Do not show again" button, or one to remove the flashing bar so that we understand if shit starts messing up during gmaeplay, it's our own faults for not reading our warning, even if there is NOTHING BEING AFFECTED GAMEPLAY WISE.
  • It really is disapointing that Garry doesn't seem to be listening to us.
  • Gmods 6.dec update just updated on my PC, I restarted gmod to let it download.
    I say "kay, kewl." and press to go ingame, works but then it crashed. Restarted gmod and loaded a map, but as soon as the loading finishes i pop right back to the main menu :<
    Fix dis please! >n<
    Fanks *assuming you fix it :3*
  • Now whenever I try to play single player, I get dropped out fo no reason. ):L
  • ME and 3 friends tryiin 2 join, getting repeated lua errors
  • Same problem as Krispy Kreme Donuts has, when I try to load a map in single player and it's done loading, it drops me back to main menu.
  • Yas, same as Mr- Pink and Krispy Kreme Donuts :<!
  • Having the same problem as Mr. Pink, Krispy Kreme Donuts, and Jihl Nabaat.
  • Im having the same problem, even after deleting everything and having a clean install!
  • I think they're doing the exact opposite of what people seem to want with booting people back to the main menu when you get the error.
    I hope it was just a poor choice on Garry's fault and not just lazy updates.
  • Same problem as above
  • Garry Newman please make ''Do not show again'' button!!!!please!!!!
  • my gmod doesnt let me go into a game
  • Garry, don't let the game boot you out every time you get a lua error!
  • i cant even get console up :/ ;_; so i don't know what i should do...
  • I'm booted Back to the menu on map load aswell. Ugh. Please fix this?
  • Solid article.
  • How do I know I've found the error when I see it?
  • The message keeps poping up even whe i uninstaled all my addons uninstalled and reinstalled the game and it still shows up! D:<
  • i found this page really really serverly useful garry newman can i have you has a freind?
  • So now we can't even play our game if there's a small error. Goody I always love spending hours playing a game just for me to lose my money because of a pointless addition to the game. Smart move there buddy! Gotta love that. Yeah I understand errors can be a problem. But restricting us from playing the game? Really? I want a full refund. You've taken this "errors" "problem" way out of proportion by ressricting us from playing a game. reinstalled the game. No addons. Nothing just the vanilla game. I STILL can't play the game because of an error WITH the game itself. Just stop with this error thing, It's childish and prude.
  • it did not help.
  • Boots back to main menu, reinstalled gmod thrice, still gives me this error, nothing in console, nothing but vanilla everything in gmod folder, just "Dropped (Me) from server. (Server shutting down)"
    Garry, please do something, I haven't been able to play in weeks.....
  • Does anyone know if there is going to be an update soon?
  • You guys aren't booted out because of any error. From what I know currently, it's just due to the game's programming of the recent Kinect-support update.

    But seriously, it's been a week, freaking fix it.
  • Look in the console.. that's why you're getting dropped out of the game. It'd be a lot easier for you if you'd read this page and actually do what it says instead of moaning about it. This isn't going to fix itself - you need to fix it.
  • Garry! i can't even get console to work! sometimes i can just se it but thats rare for me! and i've tried to open console ! i've done that launch thingy but it doesn't work ! please i need to know how to open console!
  • Garry! I did a clean install and get booted STILL. Fix this
  • What does it say in the console Mista. If you did a clean install then I'm sorry but I've got to doubt that you've done it properly. Check the console for errors - it will tell you which file or addon is causing you to get kicked.
  • i have a question if you download a addon and you get the error thing how do i get rid of it???
  • http://puu.sh/1Bdie
    These are the errors coming up, but I don't know what they are.
    Also restricting people from playing the game they bought becuase you refuse to add a simple option is very immature, Garry.
  • Everytime I start a single player game, or a multiplayer game, and it finishes loading, it takes me back to the main menu. Help?
  • @Tynt - those files are all addons you have installed. I'm not refusing to let you play the game - those broken addons are. All you have to do is follow the advice in this post (REMOVE THE BROKEN ADDONS) and then you will be able to play again.
  • every time i try to start SP this pops up and i can't play SP why is that?
  • How do you know which addons are bad (broken)? I can't identify some addons where it says "error" in yellow in the console. I've deleted some, but it still says something is creating script errors. Any help would be appreciated.
  • NOW WE NEED A FIX FOR SINGLE PLAYER START UP PROBLEMS, I JOIN NORMALY AND THEN, IM ALL OF A SUDENTLY ON MY START UP MENU, IT WONT ALLOW ME TO PLAY SINGLEPLAYER. PLEASE FIX!
  • Okay, this has gotten to the point where I'm about to lose all my trust in this game. I've been attempting to play this game for the past 3 days, and it's still been booting me out. Deleted everything, followed that "Totally Clean" link that ever-so helped, and its still giving me crap about there being script errors.

    Telling us what to do will not do a damn thing to the game, since this is clearly an issue that we all suffer. It's silly enough that I have to remove everything to get the game to work, which was clearly pointless, might I add.

    I really did enjoy this game, but... this just made a large milestone in all the issues its grown to have.
  • Not to jump on the bandwagon here or anything, but I'm beginning to agree with xDEFCONx. Seriously, I haven't changed my addons at all since last year. If the game is going to suddenly not let me play singleplayer now with the excuse that the ancient script errors that come up are the cause, I don't think I'll even bother with it any more.
    I don't know about everyone else, but the script errors I get have never seemed to alter gameplay at all. Sure, it might take a bit longer to load than it would without them, but that's hardly a reason to completely drop me from singleplayer.

    It seems to me that the main reason people are angered by this -including myself- is the fact that this only started to happen after the recent Kinect update. That, and of course the only solution you seem willing to give us is to clear our game of all the addons which make it so awesome.

    I mean, you could just undo whatever you did in the update, right?

    For now I'm just going to ignore Garry's Mod. Until someone announces that it's fixed, without clearing out all the stuff we've invested so much time into using.
  • I also agree, this singleplayer issue NEEDS to be resolved. Many people on here do not play multiplayer, and are getting pissed. Garry's mod is something I do in my spare time, but because of this, I cannot enjoy the game, and that in of itself is making me hate this. So Garry, for the love of god, fix this!
  • Remove this crap now, because I'm trying to resolve errors in my SWep pack that is waiting to be released to the public, and I can't find the errors WITHOUT GETTING INTO THE GAME.
  • it doesn't work
  • Awww... I have to uninstall ALL of my Garysmod 11 mods?
  • Joining a server, Stronghold, i am in the middle of a fight, i get one, one single LUA ERROR and i get kicked with the message "Too many Lua Errors! Sorry!". Thats so annoying, GMOD used to show the errors and not just shutting down when one error appears.
  • You're asking too much of us Garry. We can't say stop and remove our addons, they're likely the only reason we're even playing Garry's mod. If we remove our addons, it's removes the purpose of us playing singleplayer in the first place and then it was all a waste going through every folder and removing things.
    C'mon, do something about this because what you ask of us is impossibru.
    Either that or refund out money.
  • Our money* <n<
  • ive done what it says thrice now... nothing i still keep getting it.. all my add ons have been deleted so i dont have anything in which should cause that
  • If you have done what it says in the post and it still isn't working - then look in your console and paste the yellow error here.
  • Did a clean install using instructions above - deleted the entore garrysmod folder - but still getting errors. I'm losing patience. Here is the yellow text:

    [ERROR] lua/weapons/gmod_tool/stools/npc_scene.lua:10: bad argument #2 to 'Find' (string expected, got no value)
    1. Find - [C]:-1
    2. ParseDir - lua/weapons/gmod_tool/stools/npc_scene.lua:10
    3. unknown - lua/weapons/gmod_tool/stools/npc_scene.lua:34
    4. include - [C]:-1
    5. unknown - gamemodes/sandbox/entities/weapons/gmod_tool/stool.lua:131
    6. include - [C]:-1
    7. unknown - gamemodes/sandbox/entities/weapons/gmod_tool/shared.lua:358
    8. include - [C]:-1
    9. unknown - gamemodes/sandbox/entities/weapons/gmod_tool/cl_init.lua:5


    [ERROR] lua/weapons/gmod_tool/stools/starfield.lua:1: attempt to call global 'SinglePlayer' (a nil value)
    1. unknown - lua/weapons/gmod_tool/stools/starfield.lua:1
    2. include - [C]:-1
    3. unknown - gamemodes/sandbox/entities/weapons/gmod_tool/stool.lua:131
    4. include - [C]:-1
    5. unknown - gamemodes/sandbox/entities/weapons/gmod_tool/shared.lua:358
    6. include - [C]:-1
    7. unknown - gamemodes/sandbox/entities/weapons/gmod_tool/cl_init.lua:5


    [ERROR] lua/weapons/gmod_tool/stools/weight.lua:123: bad argument #2 to 'CreateFont' (table expected, got number)
    1. CreateFont - [C]:-1
    2. unknown - lua/weapons/gmod_tool/stools/weight.lua:123
    3. include - [C]:-1
    4. unknown - gamemodes/sandbox/entities/weapons/gmod_tool/stool.lua:131
    5. include - [C]:-1
    6. unknown - gamemodes/sandbox/entities/weapons/gmod_tool/shared.lua:358
    7. include - [C]:-1
    8. unknown - gamemodes/sandbox/entities/weapons/gmod_tool/cl_init.lua:5


    [ERROR] lua/weapons/weapon_base_pistol/shared.lua:16: bad argument #2 to 'CreateFont' (table expected, got number)
    1. CreateFont - [C]:-1
    2. unknown - lua/weapons/weapon_base_pistol/shared.lua:16
  • This is another one that is highlighted in yellow:
    Couldn't include file 'cssnag.lua' (File not found) (@lua/autorun/usecssnag.lua (line 2))

    This one is highlighted in blue:
    [ERROR] lua/weapons/cse_base/shared.lua:153: attempt to call global 'SinglePlayer' (a nil value)
    1. unknown - lua/weapons/cse_base/shared
    Couldn't include file 'entities\base_wire_entity\init.lua' (File not found) (@lua/entities/wac_hc_base/init.lua (line 3))
    Couldn't include file 'entities\base_wire_entity\init.lua' (File not found) (@lua/entities/wac_seat_connector/init.lua (line 5))
    ERROR: Trying to derive entity ttt_turtlenade_proj from non existant entity ttt_turtlenade_proj from non existant entity ttt_basegrenade_proj!
  • oh shit, guys, you don't have to reinstall it completely... You can manually do so by just renaming your second gmod folder <<[username]/garrysmod/garrysmod>> to something else, then load up the "game" lol if you EVEN bring yourself to call it that. The game's GCF (game content file) will take over and ooohhh AUTOMATICALLY load all the standard files, hence eliminating the need to wait for it to DL again. Guys, guys... GUISE. Come on! Get with it!
  • My gmod works perfectly before the stupid update THE ERRORS ARE A LIE!!
  • Whiskey... I LOVE YOU! Tried reinstall already and it just didnt work, thank you!