1. Post #1

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    My flashlight has stopped working in gmod for some reason. I looked around, and the folder materials/effects/flashlight is missing. Along with a VTF file inside of the effects folder.
    I can't find any places where I can download the files I'm missing, and verifying didn't work. Another thing I find strange, the flashlight works on the occasional prop or ground of a map. This case, the sand inside the engineering core on rp_wasteland final.

    What do.

  2. Post #2

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    Bump

    Nobody has any idea? I'll take any suggestions whatsoever. It gets annoying when you can't see in a dark tunnel.

  3. Post #3
    Gold Member
    Jackpody's Avatar
    August 2010
    2,607 Posts
    Go to Steam > Garry's Mod > right click on Garry's Mod > Properties > local files > verify integrity of game cache. Should check and install new files if you are missing some.

  4. Post #4

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    Go to Steam > Garry's Mod > right click on Garry's Mod > Properties > local files > verify integrity of game cache. Should check and install new files if you are missing some.
    No dice. It didn't work.

  5. Post #5
    Blue and Proud Of It.
    Dennab
    September 2011
    961 Posts
    mp_flashlight 1

    Always seems to be off for me.

  6. Post #6

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    mp_flashlight 1 didn't work.
    Another breakthrough, the flashlight is working on the sand in csc_desert.
    Dunno what's going on.

  7. Post #7

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    Bump. If someone could upload the files that are for the flashlight, I could try that.

  8. Post #8

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    Perhaps the almighty Newman would know what's wrong. If only he read these obscure topics.

  9. Post #9

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    Bump. Still having this problem.

  10. Post #10
    Briglair Gaming
    Moka's Avatar
    May 2012
    35 Posts
    Took the files from my server so you could try this:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?85mubchsnrtzjso
    Just extract and move the effects folder into your materials folder and see if that works....
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  11. Post #11

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    No dice. Still didn't work.

  12. Post #12

    May 2012
    17 Posts
    try reinstall gmod if this flashlight is so damn important?

  13. Post #13

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    I see no reason I should have to reinstall gmod for this. I'm sure somebody has a logical explanation for it that doesn't require me reinstalling a royal fuckton of addons.

  14. Post #14
    X6ZioN6X's Avatar
    August 2008
    2,665 Posts
    Could be an addon causing this in the first place. You install any addons recently?

  15. Post #15
    I PAID $9 TO TROLL THE GMF BECAUSE I ASPIRE TO BE BETTER THAN MY PROSTITUTE MOTHER WITH 9 KIDS AND DRUNKEN FATHER WHO BEATS ME EVERY NIGHT. SOMETIMES I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP HOPING THE MODS DONT BAN ME ;__;
    SoSicklyAwesome's Avatar
    July 2011
    1,242 Posts
    We can't give you an answer, sorry. We don't know anything about what's going on with the Garry's Mod on your computer, so we can't actually tell you what the problem is and find an answer.

    We're giving you all the answers we usually give people (Reinstall Gmod, etc.) and you're turning them down.

    I'm sorry, but we cannot help you in any other way.

  16. Post #16
    darklord213's Avatar
    March 2012
    101 Posts
    Move your fucking addons folder to desktop.
    Now run garrysmod. Does it work?
    Okay. If not.
    Reinstall. Then run gmod.
    If it works, put your addons folder back in.
    Omfg. Omfg. Dude. Your whole fucking life is fixed.

    People are trying to help you. We don't need to. No one does. We are all courteous enough to waste our time to help a newb with 7 posts, solve the simplest fucking problem. Show some respect, and just reinstall.
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  17. Post #17
    TCB
    I AM A FIRE LORD
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    December 2009
    9,184 Posts
    What the hell does postcount have to do with this? Since when has that mattered with these types of things. If he signed up just to ask for help and then acted like a dick, then sure, you can call him a newb. But his account is from November 2011, so unless this is a very old problem of his, he's been here for another reason.

    Don't call someone a newb because of their postcount when you only have 99 posts and signed up in March this year, you fucking elitist.
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  18. Post #18
    darklord213's Avatar
    March 2012
    101 Posts
    lol'ed
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  19. Post #19
    Gold Member
    ExtReMLapin's Avatar
    February 2012
    553 Posts
    bind a key to "impulse 100" ?

  20. Post #20

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    Well, this is nice. The exact same thing is happening in HL2. I guess it's a graphic error of some kind. I verified, reinstalled, ect. Issue remains. Any clue what kind of graphic errors could cause this?

    Also, if I'm being an pingas it's because I'm PO'd about this. Hard to shoot people you can't see.

  21. Post #21
    Floppy's Avatar
    May 2012
    115 Posts
    these people can't help with something they dont even know/see fully (imagine working on fixing a transformer with no blue prints). why don't you just backup your addons folder to documents, then reinstall. then run gmod then try if the flashlight works. if it does, try to install addons one by one, if you have a shit-ton of addons, I suggest you have to work hard for this. if you still have that problem, then maybe you have the "unofficial GMOD" version, cause if you install Gmod, it replaces new or it rebuilds the whole Gmod files which has been broken down. if you turn this down, well. it's your problem with you not being able to see in the dark. :D

    Edited:

    also, you should download the latest directx and .net framework or whatever that is..

    Edited:

    Directx is used by HL2 which is used by Gmod, you need the LATEST one of it.. also, if you're expiriencing crashes which says .net framewurk run error blabla bla, you should download .net framework. hope this helps..
    PS: directX is MOST important in this matter at hand because it renders the water, flashlight and reflections. even some lightings...

  22. Post #22

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    How do I update DirectX, may I ask? I'm not quite sure. I always got it from packaged installs on a game disc.

  23. Post #23
    Floppy's Avatar
    May 2012
    115 Posts
    How do I update DirectX, may I ask? I'm not quite sure. I always got it from packaged installs on a game disc.
    google is NEVER your enemy... unless you search for porn in the close presence of your parents.. directX is free and always will be... I think

  24. Post #24

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    I've updated my drivers and all, and the problem still persists. Some other people have been having the same problem.

    Also, EP1's flashlight isn't working either. I heard it could be graphic settings, I'll try that.

    UPDATE: No dice. None of the settings fixed it. I grabbed a few pics, they can be seen here:

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/424321/...318?tab=public
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/424321/...442?tab=public

    Any more ideas?

  25. Post #25
    (Banned Depressed user.
    Dennab
    July 2010
    4,828 Posts
    Have you tried a Clean Install of GMod?

  26. Post #26

    November 2011
    13 Posts
    Problem fixed. Someone found an update for my video card, which apparently was "Unknown Drivers" to Steam, and the problem is fixed.

  27. Post #27

    April 2012
    1 Posts
    Problem fixed. Someone found an update for my video card, which apparently was "Unknown Drivers" to Steam, and the problem is fixed.
    Ok, I made an account just to post this. You are so far the only person I have found with the exact same problem was me. Could you go a bit more into detail about the fix? I've had the problem for a long time, and it is really annoying.

  28. Post #28

    May 2014
    1 Posts
    Go to Steam > Garry's Mod > right click on Garry's Mod > Properties > local files > verify integrity of game cache. Should check and install new files if you are missing some.
    Thank you so much! my flashlight has not worked for like 2 months!
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  29. Post #29
    buster925's Avatar
    October 2012
    237 Posts
    Did you check in the keyboard bindings if flashlight is binded to a key?
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