I'm with above.
I'm with above.
Well I use e2 and i have alot of fun with it :) You can program almost everything with it.
Actually i can't even imagine Gmod without wiremod now.
Sorry FlapJack, I haven't read all 11 pages... are you whining about wiremod ruining gmod?
I enjoy wire not because it's "UB3R L33T" or because i want to show off, i use it to THINK. before wire/e2, garry's mod was just "weld this to that, attach that. bam." but now, it's alot more flexible and creative. for example; i code e2 chips. do i code them because i'm bored? ... sometimes. but my point is, without wiremod's E2 feature, the more... coding inclined people wouldn't flock to gmod, and creativity would be restricted to a couple of tools.
(this comes from a man who enjoys the e2 hologram feature with wiremod; it's so flexible, you can make anything! :D )
Yesterday made a blimp from a few phx stuff ,balloons, and thrusters. Then an admin dupes it changes everything and adds wire stuff like elevation balloon deployer. It made me sad seeing my simple creation get destroyed. Anyway Wire didn't destroy anything it just a different way to build stuff. I just wish people didn't try and force me to use it. "Oh hai that wud be teh pwnzor with moar wire stuff"
I make them for my friends alot. It's just something to do.
Why do people make these threads, if you don't like wire don't use it, simple as that.
i agree and disagree because wiremod helps you make more advanced contraptions but there are so many versions and most of them don't work
There is only one true wiremod. Due to frequent updates, it's now downloaded using an SVN client, meaning you can download the changes without having to download it all again.
yah i think some wire mods made it less fun like exp 2 it alows mingis to prop kill you without touching anythng
Wire confuses the shit out of me
I'm going to once again agree with the poster above. Seriously.
Blame the player, not its tools.
Maybe just don't play gmod. :smug:
Who are you talking to Mpire?
I don't really have an opinion of it. I'm fine whether it's there or not.
The most complex thing I can make with it is a thruster plane so that it is actually controllable, and I do like wiremod for that.
I blame my lack of patience to learn how to use wiremod more than anything else; I'm sure if I actually took the time to learn everything I would like it a lot.
I never learned to use it to well beyond a few basic functions, but people who know how to use it can make awesome things.
I just don't like it when I try to make contraptions the old way for the heck of it, some upstart comes and preaches about wiremod.
If you dont like wiremod, don't use it. simple as that. I personally wouldnt play gmod without it.
My general opinion is yes. WireMod has ruined Garry'sMod. But that is only because I joined the community too late and the original WireMod has disappeared from Garry'sMod.org and I don't trust the re-uploads. Another problem is that I don't use SVN.
You basically put a URL in a box, press OK and it downloads.
SVN is a Sub-Version download controller.
Most large projects such as wire or PHX3 usually have updates to smaller portions of LUA or individual models. If they were entirely in .zip format, you'd have to download individual "patches" that may come out as frequently as every day, as well as the person running the whole dog and pony show would have to upload the thing every time an update hit.
You'd be downloading either the entire thing, or tons of little updates every time you wanted to update your addon. Keeping track of all of the updates would be a nightmare for both the user and the developer. Not to mention, if something is added that just doesn't work, the developer can't easily "roll back" his version to the previous, more stable, version.
What SVN does is it automatically downloads and updates the project by checking for files not in the current revision. It's got it's share of flaws, but it's a very slick system. It allows for the developers to keep track of revisions and commit changes between hundreds of users.
This is why the main complaint that "Oh, SVN is too complicated, why couldn't they just .rar it up for us?" has always bothered me. It's easier in the long run to use SVN for both ends.
The wiremod forums have a tutorial on how to download Wire via SVN.
Why the hell you posting in a thread created in 2007?
Because if you were to check, it has had constant posts.
Wiremod tells lua what to do. And Lua isn't actualy a 100% language. It tells C++ what to do.
in turn, learning lua is way more worth it then wiremod.
I don't see how Wiremod ruins Gmod. Last weekend I looked at my completed wire project and I thought "Wow its amazing what I can achieve with Wiremod." Plain old Gmod is boring to me.
You can make your favorite addons in Wire/E2, then go to a server and use it. If it was an addon, you would need that server to have it.
1. Install TortoiseSVN
2. Right click your addons folder and click SVN checkout
3. Put the right repository URL in the dialog box (where it's going to get the files from)
4. Give it anonsvn/anonsvn if it throws a username/password dialog box at you
5. Wait for it to download
And to update:
1. Select the folders to update (they have a little green tick in the corner to show it's an SVN'd folder)
2. Right click and do SVN Update
Then it adds, removes and alters files until you have the latest version.
I look at wiremod and just sit there with a idiot look on then I search youtube and they show me how to do somthing but I agree with you basics yea but complex things like a robot spider or somthing like that is a bit much for it
I Think GarrysMod isnt very good at all without something like WireMod,I think they go together perfectly =D
The game is boring without them :( , But if you dont like it there are allways Servers made just for you out there : )
Im neutral on this but i think wiremod is better for building stuff.
But i still cant figure out how all the gates works
but wiremod also is great for minges who make E2s that screw up everything or automatic spnkill turrets.
i think wiremod makes te game a lot more fun personally.