Garry's Mod
A sandbox game for the PC, Mac and Linux

Garry's Mod is a Sandbox Game based around the idea of building. Unlike most other games there aren't any objectives - you can't lose and you definitely can't win.


Here are the rules we respectfully ask you to obey regarding Garry’s Mod. If you don’t agree with them please don’t buy or play it.



What you can do with Garry’s Mod


When you buy Garry’s Mod you get the personal right to play and modify it. We’re happy for you to create mods, addons and other content for Garry’s Mod (provided that’s not to cheat, hack, exploit or grief other people).

We don’t mind you charging money for the stuff you create either (as long as you own the rights to all of the created content).

But we reserve the right to require you to stop creating and distributing it if we think that’s necessary.

We (Facepunch Studios LTD) still own all of Garry’s Mod (duh).



What you can’t do with Garry’s Mod


Please don’t do any of these things (unless we’ve told you that you can, in writing)

  • Distribute, hack of modify Garry’s Mod [all of it – the client, server, art, code] – unless it is to make legitimate mods, addons or content we mentioned in the first section of this page.
  • do anything else we [or you] might consider naughty or illegal

These could cause some real problems for Garry’s Mod and Facepunch – and I know you wouldn’t want that.



What you can expect us to do


We don’t make any promises about the contents of Garry’s Mod – including what it does, how it does it, future updates, patches or beta/test versions.

To detect cheats or hacks mentioned earlier we reserve the right to periodically scan your computer’s memory (when Garry’s Mod is running, and only as part of Garry’s Mod). Any information we get from these scans will be used purely to aid the detection of these cheats and won’t purposely contain any personally identifiable information except your 64bit Steam ID.

We reserve the right to prevent you using some or all of Garry’s Mod if you’re caught using any kind of malicious software to degrade the experience of other players.

If Garry’s Mod breaks or goes offline as a result of something out of our hands we will try to get it working as soon as possible.

If we ever need to close down Garry’s Mod we’ll try to give you a reasonable period of notice before we do so [unless it’s out of our control].

Sometimes we like to patch or update Garry’s Mod. We’ll do that via an automatic Steam update.

We reserve the right to change these rules at any time as we think necessary. If we do – we’ll put the updated version here.

Facepunch Studios LTD is based in the UK so if there’s any kind of legal stuff or dispute about Garry’s Mod – they’ll be governed by English Law and by the English Courts.



That’s pretty much it.


We don’t want a million rules, but this document should make it clear what our promises to you are – and protect our community from the bad element.

That said these rules are here for a reason – so if you break any of them we reserve the right to take away your access to Garry’s Mod or do anything else we deem necessary.

If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with us at