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How has Garry Mod revolutionized the gaming industry?


For those who are keeping tabs, Garry’s Mod has existed for over a decade for now. It is been on sale for quite some time. It had sold over one million copies until July 2011. An average time played is around eight-nine hours and twenty-four minutes, average play session is forty-two minutes long. It was a decade that Garry released the first version of G-Mod! The first version was made in just a few hours – and contained only an ability to create ropes between different physics objects – using a crossbow. It originally was released in a thread on Something Dreadful. Version two, however, was released a few days later. If you’re interested – you can read more in a history section.

On the November 29th, 2006 it sold over five thousand copies. This was a huge number at a time; I couldn’t believe it can possibly sell this much. When it initially went on a sale it temporarily knocked Steam offline. A few weeks later it was selling approximately three hundred copies a day. In that very first year, it sold over 147,666 copies. 153 updates and over a decade and later it is an averaging about 1,200 sales each day and on November 22nd it sold over thirty-eight thousand copies. In the last year, it sold over 0.7 million copies! You might be scratching your head now – as 5,700 copies do not seem like that much. But it should have been a lot back then – as Valve sent me a hat made out of real money to celebrate (for the record it was primarily made out seven hundred GBP).

Apart from some shocked individual, things seem to have quite smoothly gone particularly considering a number of things that may have gone wrong. However, the workshop seems to be nicely filling up there have not been any massive problems. The server browser was exhibiting servers from different old version. This also has led to a plethora of confusion. This must be fixed in a patch shortly going out. An open workshop button was opening beta workshop which was also leading to a plethora of confusion. That must be fixed in a patch going shortly.

Settings were not staying saved. That must be fixed in the patch. And language was not loading. That must be fixed. The remaining problem right now is that users that use windows XP are freezing when the map is being downloaded from http://www.thegmodblog.com/open-edit-garrys-mod-map/ and loading in the game. Lots of people are working hard because in the meantime if anybody has any extra information regarding it – you can let Garry know so that he can make required improvement in coming version. So, if you are a fan of Garry Mod and having some problem, you can be tension free that Garry Mod is someone is still working at the back end to make things smooth and full of enjoyment.