1. Post #1
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    October 2008
    11,294 Posts
    Uh Garry...


    https://twitter.com/#!/garrynewman/s...97040007270401

    Is this related to GMod? If so that would be awesome!
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  2. Post #2
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    September 2009
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    Oh wow, first TF2 and now this. I certainly hope it doesn't go F2P.
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  3. Post #3
    dylanstrategie's Avatar
    April 2011
    21 Posts
    He could have been commenting on another game too, like people have been commenting about TF2 becoming F2P
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  4. Post #4
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    December 2011
    19 Posts
    No, I don't think it was related to Garry's Mod. Check where he sent the tweet to, I saw this yesterday.
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  5. Post #5
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    March 2010
    14 Posts
    ...Gmod turning f2p sounds like it'd be a bad thing...
    I can imagine the reactions of those that just bought it this month/earlier this year, too; mostly a bunch of "what is this-I don't even..."
    I don't see how turning Gmod into 'freemium' would even work...(unless he's tired of making money, haha)
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  6. Post #6
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    September 2009
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    no.
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  7. Post #7
    :-)
    Phycosymo's Avatar
    December 2007
    4,197 Posts
    If that's the case I really hope that there's not going to be any microtransactions. It just wouldn't work for a game like gmod.

  8. Post #8
    KaraszKun's Avatar
    May 2008
    358 Posts
    I doubt that we would get a $10 refund when it goes Free-2-Play. But oh well..
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  9. Post #9
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    Pantho's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,191 Posts
    I doubt it's gmod going F2P.

    I can't see how it would work, apart from ingame adverts in the Q menu there would be no profit revenue. If it did: For people who already bought it - sush. That's life, it happens.

  10. Post #10
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    February 2011
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    If you read the tweet, the guy was asking for questions. Garry was probably talking about another game, most likely TF2.

    There is no way gmod would work as an f2p.
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  11. Post #11
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    May 2011
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    Uh Garry...


    https://twitter.com/#!/garrynewman/s...97040007270401

    Is this related to GMod? If so that would be awesome!
    No it wouldn't.
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  12. Post #12
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    December 2006
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    No it wouldn't.
    Why not?
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  13. Post #13
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    April 2011
    94 Posts
    This would not work out at all -.-t. Minges from all over the world would hop on and ruin everything );
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  14. Post #14
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    November 2007
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    Why not?
    We'd have a new age of what was once called "Mingebags", and stuff like that.
    I don't think the game is really all that expensive anyway, but I don't know.

    There's some pro's and cons if this happens, but I have a feeling it won't.
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  15. Post #15
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    March 2012
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    Before we get carried away, we need to read it in context:

    @gamerlaw posted:
    My legal muscles feel underexercised this week. And I'm bored. Someone ask me a question and I'll tweet my answer...
    @garrynewman posted:
    Are there any legal issues in turning your game from pay to free to play. Do you owe anything to people that already bought it?

    Obviously I can't read Garry's mind, but based on the context, it seems to me that he was simply humoring someone he follows on Twitter.
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  16. Post #16
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    February 2005
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    Whenever someone tells me they can't buy/afford Garry's Mod, I know right then and there that person is probably 13 years old.
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  17. Post #17
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    August 2010
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    Whenever someone tells me they can't buy/afford Garry's Mod, I know right then and there that person is probably 13 years old.
    I purchased Garry's Mod when I was 12.
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  18. Post #18
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    May 2010
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    if garry's mod gets free, people will hack who get banned will just be able to create a new account, change their IP and log back on and hack some more.

    but garry's mod is already dirt cheap and people do that anyways right now.

    if anything, the price needs to be higher to dissuade people from just buying the game again after getting banned.
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  19. Post #19
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    November 2011
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    Maybe he was speaking about Garry's older works? FaceWound maybe?
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  20. Post #20
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    May 2010
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    Maybe he was speaking about Garry's older works? FaceWound maybe?
    which was released completely f2p and open sourced :V
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  21. Post #21
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    July 2009
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    Besides, Garry makes a living off of Garry's Mod, and if it was to suddenly not generate an income I think he'd go downhill fast. (Especially with his purchasing habits)
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  22. Post #22
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    September 2001
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    TF2 makes more money now it's F2P. Plus Garry's Mod has sold 1.5 million units - I'll be OK if it stops selling :)

    But I wasn't talking about Garry's Mod - It was a question I was wondering about.
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  23. Post #23
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    May 2011
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    ^ This should clear a lot of things up.

    Besides, to those of you who say it wouldn't work, I can imagine it working very well if, say, you have to pay for Steam Workshop access, and server owners can blacklist freebies. Those combined would make an extremely compelling reason to pay.
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  24. Post #24
    $1 per prop!
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  25. Post #25
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    digigamer17's Avatar
    May 2010
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    $1 per prop!
    That'd be a little unfair to the community who can't pay for shit. I don't have a credit card or a paypal
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  26. Post #26
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    September 2009
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    That'd be a little unfair to the community who can't pay for shit. I don't have a credit card or a paypal
    It was a joke.
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  27. Post #27
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    December 2005
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    ^ This should clear a lot of things up.

    Besides, to those of you who say it wouldn't work, I can imagine it working very well if, say, you have to pay for Steam Workshop access, and server owners can blacklist freebies. Those combined would make an extremely compelling reason to pay.
    If you're going to force people to pay might as well just leave it as pay to play.

    Seriously, what's the point of playing Gmod if you can't get addons or access good servers without paying? Might as well just download Gmod 9.
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  28. Post #28
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    May 2011
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    If you're going to force people to pay might as well just leave it as pay to play.

    Seriously, what's the point of playing Gmod if you can't get addons or access good servers without paying? Might as well just download Gmod 9.
    Well, you could still get addons elsewhere and install them manually, but of course, that's all by hand. You don't get update and ease of use convenience of Workshop. This would allow folks to have a good time in singleplayer (with some work), but still persuade them to pay in to make things go a lot smoother and error-free, as well as the promise of a huge wealth of multiplayer servers they couldn't get to before.

    I'm not saying it should happen, I'm just explaining how it could likely work if it were done. Would also stop a lot of risky illegal downloads of the game, as most who do that just want to goof off in singleplayer anyway, and yet it'd still provide a sound enough argument to give a little something back.
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  29. Post #29

    February 2009
    37 Posts
    I know garry is pretty well off from the copies of gmod sold, however, he does work really hard to add additional features and constantly develop the game. Plus it's only $10, it's relatively cheap.

  30. Post #30
    Reviized's Avatar
    June 2009
    226 Posts
    The game is incredibly cheap, and as a physics sandbox you couldn't really sell hats. (PAC allows me to make my own hats) Also I don't think Garry is a real hat enthusiast. Requiring pay for addons wouldn't work very well since most widely used addons are in SVN that currently is incompatible with workshop(or at least every revision must be committed manually which is a pain) and servers already download maps and other things for clients. Only the banning freebies would be attractive but seeing the current population of Gmod, I doubt it would change much. So unless Garry is a hat enthusiast and wants to sell digital hats and maybe rename the game to Garry's Hats, I don't think free to play is a viable option for Garry's mod, even though I wouldn't mind seeing Garry's Hats go free to play just like Team Hats 2.

  31. Post #31
    John Elam's Avatar
    June 2011
    63 Posts
    I feel that if it is made a F2P that you would still have to buy all of the other shit like CSS and HL2, so gmod going F2P yes would be a bad thing BUT would be good for money to other games.

  32. Post #32
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    May 2009
    956 Posts
    0.99 per toybox spawn entitiy. lmao

    I do hope not.
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  33. Post #33
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    March 2011
    8,723 Posts
    Well thank god not, I worked really hard to buy the damn game. All those hours spent on those GPT sites..

  34. Post #34
    MadDog986's Avatar
    March 2008
    304 Posts
    If anything i could see allowing developers to charge for addons and garry get a cut of the profit.
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  35. Post #35
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    May 2010
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    If anything i could see allowing developers to charge for addons and garry get a cut of the profit.
    it's one thing to charge for an entire gamemode, it's another to charge for a freaking admin mod

  36. Post #36
    Toyokunari's Avatar
    October 2009
    966 Posts
    if making it free to play meant free to play, everything should be alight.
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  37. Post #37
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    May 2009
    3,299 Posts
    If anything i could see allowing developers to charge for addons and garry get a cut of the profit.
    I have often though it would be nice to make money from my models but in reality it is a bad idea and would only drive players away.

    The only thing that would work is to have a subscription service for premium stuff but even that is a terrible idea I would never want.
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  38. Post #38

    February 2011
    14 Posts
    If Garry's Mod 13 comes out he could make previous version F2P.

    Edited:

    I have often though it would be nice to make money from my models but in reality it is a bad idea and would only drive players away.

    The only thing that would work is to have a subscription service for premium stuff but even that is a terrible idea I would never want.
    There would be a lot of free addons like now and you could get a lot of new better stuff, so why not?

  39. Post #39
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    November 2007
    3,653 Posts
    TF2 makes more money now it's F2P. Plus Garry's Mod has sold 1.5 million units - I'll be OK if it stops selling :)

    But I wasn't talking about Garry's Mod - It was a question I was wondering about.
    just wondering, but how much money does valve take from the sale price?

  40. Post #40
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    Dennab
    April 2008
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    it's not going f2p

    even if it did what the hell will the players who paid for it get?
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