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Garry's Mod, the Source-powered physics sandbox famed across the games industry, is to be sold over Steam for $10 US, with profits split evenly between Garry and his team of contributors and Valve. What is currently known as version 9.1 will lose its number and become the initial paid release,

Posted by Varsity on Apr 13th, 2006

The wrote:Garry's Mod, the Source-powered physics sandbox famed across the games industry, is to be sold over Steam for $10 US, with profits split evenly between Garry and his team of contributors and Valve. What is currently known as version 9.1 will lose its number and become the initial paid release, while the current version (9.04) will remain as a free demo.

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v.dog
v.dog Apr 14 2006, 6:53am says:

Who'da thunk it? Garry's mod is the new CS.

While I'm sad that it'll no longer be free, it's good that new and inovative mods are being recognised by Valve, and their developers are being rewarded for thir efforts. Overall, it makes the Source modding community a better place.

Congrats, Gaz.

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Wokky
Wokky Apr 14 2006, 7:18am says:

How dare he request a small sum of money in return for several hours of entertainment? This is an outrage! He should be spending all of his time working for free. You'd never see established companies like VALVe or EA trying to charge people for their products.

I'm disgusted.

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M@ty
M@ty Apr 14 2006, 7:48am says:

Disgusting.

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DeltaMagnum
DeltaMagnum Apr 14 2006, 9:35am says:

I have a feeling that if any of you were in the position of garry, you would not turn down free money. Mods are built out of a love for modding, mods are intended to be free, and thats what garry intended too. He didnt make the mod with the desire to get money for it, but after it got so successful thats just where it went. I think that Valve (or any other game company) selling your product is the ultimate level of success for a mod, not only is it released, but it is so good and so successful that the company is willing to sell it. Like others have been saying, if you put hours and hours of work into a mod like garry did, and it ended up being this successful then you deserve the money. Personally I wont be purchasing it because I dont feel it is worth the money, I never had fun with garry's mod. The thing is, lots of people do have fun with it. So instead of blaming garry for making an incredibly good and popular mod, I say we all congratulate him for his awesome work.

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bacon333
bacon333 Apr 14 2006, 9:37am says:

Well, I hope this is an april fools joke...

I am sure that there are mods out there who have far surpassed what garry's done in such a small mod. Although, i mean, look over ath black mesa: source mod development... theyre not getting paid, neither is the Blue mesa mod (im in it). We cant sell our mods, because theyre total conversions of a previous game (HL and Blue shift).

Anyway, thats my opinion, but seriously...

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Chunky
Chunky Apr 14 2006, 10:51am says:
Quote:notice the 3 letters "GPL" - that means that he cannot use a physics engine that is not open source. I.E. just about nothing.

Newtondynamics.com

But that's besides the point. No point of switching the entire mod to an outdated game.

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fatdaddy
fatdaddy Apr 14 2006, 11:01am says:

if aim correct hear by saying was or wasnt counter strike a mod and you have to pay for it off of steam

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ZOTIC
ZOTIC Apr 14 2006, 8:55am says:

Oh man this is just not good :´(

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Jambozal
Jambozal Apr 14 2006, 10:31am says:

I never enjoyed the game, but this decision kind of goes against the spirit of modding - you're doing it because you want to, and it's a hobby that gives you satisfaction, not a cash cow. Oh well. I won't be buying it anyway, so really I've got nothing to complain about :P

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Chunky
Chunky Apr 13 2006, 7:05pm says:

Thought he said he wasn't going to charge for it since that would ruin the community...

Ah well. Once again, just goes to show how big a mod can become.

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Majpain
Majpain Apr 13 2006, 7:06pm says:

Garry is a sell out : /.Its my opinion.

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Benman_
Benman_ Apr 13 2006, 7:09pm says:

noo! thats crap :(, what about people who havnt got credit card or anything to buy off internet! darg nammit

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Kaos_nyrb
Kaos_nyrb Apr 13 2006, 7:14pm says:

Whoahza.

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Termin-X-man
Termin-X-man Apr 13 2006, 7:47pm says:

If all the money went to Gary, I'd be ok with it, but I'm not paying Valve for it.

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TiB0
TiB0 Apr 13 2006, 7:17pm says:

Nnow THAT sucks. mods are supposed to be free, what's the point of them otherwise. When I'd want to pay for something to play, I'd buy a real game, you know.
I respect Garry, but that's because he does all of this hard work for free. Good for him though, but I won't buy it.
Just my opinion.

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Chunky
Chunky Apr 13 2006, 7:22pm says:

I agree, TiBO.

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BrokenTripod
BrokenTripod Apr 13 2006, 7:24pm says:

Well, if he doesn't come out with something like...A lot better, then I'll just stick to V9. If something good does come out of this, then I'd pay $10.

It's not that bad.

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grudgE.
grudgE. Apr 13 2006, 7:26pm says:

I for one would like to congratulate you on making this achievement.
Having your mod go retail is big! Congratulations garry!

@ The flamers:
It’s his mod, so he can do whatever he wants to do with it!
No one is forcing you to buy the next version. If you don’t want to buy it, then don’t! It’s as easy as that!

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sbnewsom
sbnewsom Apr 13 2006, 7:29pm says:

First of all $10 is worth paying for a game such as Gmod, there are many bargain bin games that just plain suck! Also, just like what grudgE has said, you don't have to buy the next version, you can forever player the older version, FREE!

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RatoN
RatoN Apr 13 2006, 7:42pm says:

If ANYONE says anything VULGAR in this news post runs the risk of being banned so careful what you guys say.

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Docm30
Docm30 Apr 13 2006, 7:56pm says:

What's wrong with paying Valve, it's their engine, their game Gmod is based on, their art. I say they deserve a piece o' the pie.

Good luck with the Garry's Game ;).

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Toxicity2
Toxicity2 Apr 13 2006, 8:00pm says:

By Termin-X-man | Thu 13th Apr, 2006 @ 6:47:20pm
If all the money went to Gary, I'd be ok with it, but I'm not paying Valve for it.

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RP
RP Apr 13 2006, 8:06pm says:
Quote:If all the money went to Gary, I'd be ok with it, but I'm not paying Valve for it.

VALVe supplies the engine, VALVe supply the distribution system, don't you think they deserve a piece of the cake?

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Makkon
Makkon Apr 13 2006, 8:07pm says:

Oh, I'd buy it, but I don't have a credit card. So, even though I WANT to buy it, I can't, so I'm screwed. Joy.

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AJ_Quick
AJ_Quick Apr 13 2006, 8:11pm says:

Er....call me nuts

but up until not too long ago this was a FREE download right?
So...why would I pay money for it?

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frosty-theaussie
frosty-theaussie Apr 13 2006, 8:29pm says:

.....................................................

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polar008
polar008 Apr 13 2006, 8:39pm says:

i will probably get it. he deserves the money, so does valve. garry put all that work into it, he deserves something, he is a programmer so he probably wont get any girls from it, so money is the next best thing. :P

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SuperRad
SuperRad Apr 13 2006, 8:41pm says:

Will there be new features?!?!

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Chunky
Chunky Apr 13 2006, 8:44pm says:

Obviously :P

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Gryx
Gryx Apr 13 2006, 8:51pm says:

Garry's Mod was fun to muck around with on a rainy afternoon, but there's no way I'm spend money on it.

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jerinx
jerinx Apr 13 2006, 8:55pm says:

AGreed.

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PartyBoy
PartyBoy Apr 14 2006, 6:31am says:

I must say congradulations to Mr. Newman for getting his mod like this. And unlike most games he is letting us play the older versions for free which are excellent. But he is doing alot of amazing things with this one so you gotta give it up to the guy for that you know.
I just hope my mod can get paid for.

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-hp-
-hp- Apr 13 2006, 9:22pm says:

i think all the good ideas have already been used in the previous releases. every big release there have been something big added to it. If garry can add something big to gmod again then it willl be worth it.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar Apr 13 2006, 9:25pm says:

While I'm against paying for mods (gary should just use the GPL Q3A engine & make his own game), the thing that really irks me is that what if Garry DIDN'T want to use steam, but say Vapour or his own website to sell it for $10? Would Valve of liked that or would they of said no thanks?

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Mancage
Mancage Apr 13 2006, 9:26pm says:

I am part of Facepunch and I have to say, I don't know what I will do with Garry's mod anymore..

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Krenzo
Krenzo Apr 13 2006, 9:29pm says:

Congratulations garry!

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sickre
sickre Apr 13 2006, 10:26pm says:

Didn't Garry steal content/coding/features from another similar mod? Is it legal to now profit off that?

More importantly, why havn't Valve signed up with *decent* mods like Dystopia, The Battlegrounds, and Natural Selection?

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Ketsui
Ketsui Apr 13 2006, 10:27pm says:

should stay as a mod, now im ******

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Chunky
Chunky Apr 13 2006, 10:32pm says:

Gmod has been far more successful than Battlegrounds and Dystopia, sickre. It's also a tool which people can create with. More bang for your buck ;)

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juggalo129
juggalo129 Apr 13 2006, 10:33pm says:

I can't believe you guys are whining about this, this is great, Gary now gets to modify the code of the source engine... think of all of the great things he could do with that.

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wiredgear
wiredgear Apr 13 2006, 10:34pm says:

ah chucks :/ It's too bad for us people who have downloaded it for free. It better have something quite innovating when the time comes to pull out the credit card.

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Chunky
Chunky Apr 13 2006, 10:35pm says:

Exactly. Most people just don't understand. That's why you all just have to wait before you judge.

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grudgE.
grudgE. Apr 13 2006, 11:00pm says:

@sickre:
I don’t think he “stole” anything...
The only thing I can think of that you may be talking about is the code for the phys gun.
Gmod.garry.tv

As you can see, the person who made the original physgun has been properly credited on the GMod website.
Skew.telefragged.com (Original phys gun.)

If you have kept track of the development on the new version, you should be aware of that garry has made a new physgun code, which allows you to pick up NPC’s

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Snarboo
Snarboo Apr 13 2006, 11:00pm says:

I'm not too sure I'm fond of this. I don't own HL2, but have heard a lot about GMod. There is definitely a large appeal for this kind of thing, and I know people would pay for it. But is that right? I mean, GMod is basically an over glorified sandbox simulator. All it basically does is enable excess to tools similar to what a developer uses. You can pose models, place them, and much more, from what I understand. Hardly amazing stuff. There is even a standalone mod using the Quake engine that does the same thing.

But is that really worth money? I mean, I could easily download a free modeling program, import the models, and pose them that way. Is it because it's easy to use and allows access to things inside of a game that you normally wouldn't be able to manipulate? I don't know. I haven't touched the mod, so I'm speculating. I really see no need to pay for something as "simple" as that. That's not really what I think of when it comes to a game or mod, it's more like a quirky developement tool. It's also something I'm not interested in.

It's not my right to say, but color me unimpressed. Unless there is some major enhancement or revolutionary gameplay tucked into this "model poser", this seems like a money grabbing venture. Obviously, when you have a mod this popular, you sometimes think of or see dollar signs in the equation. I just know this isn't something I'd pay money for, not even <$1.

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Chunky
Chunky Apr 13 2006, 11:04pm says:
Quote:All it basically does is enable excess to tools similar to what a developer uses. You can pose s, place them, and much more, from what I understand. Hardly amazing stuff. There is even a standalone mod using the Quake engine that does the same thing.

How can you comment on something you've never played? You need to try it before making false assumptions.

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Snarboo
Snarboo Apr 13 2006, 11:06pm says:

I said I was mostly speculating. Also, I should correct myself when I said, "This isn't what I think of when it comes to a mod or game." I meant to say "a mod that becomes a full game." As a mod, it sounds appealing. As a standalone product? Not so much. Compare GMod to a similar release such as Gunman Chronicles or even Counter-Strike(which I'm not a huge fan of IMHO), and that's still more worthy of a purchase to me than a sandbox mod.

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Zacate
Zacate Apr 13 2006, 11:08pm says:

I think it's not a bad idea. I mean come on, 10$, big woop. Garry deserves it anyways, for all the work he put into it.

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LedKardova
LedKardova Apr 13 2006, 11:21pm says:

time to change the name...

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STRATCOM
STRATCOM Apr 14 2006, 8:04am says:

I think it is an april fools joke as there is no mention of it on the garrys mod website at least non that is official. There is also no mention of it on the steam website. Late or early april fools jokes are not un herd of.

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(ska)Diesel
(ska)Diesel Apr 14 2006, 8:06am says:

Well done to Garry. Havent played Gmod in ages, but I would definitely part with $10 (abour £6) to play the new Garry's Mod... hell, I bought UT2k4 for about £30 just to play Killing Floor.

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