SOLVED! Gmod Lua Panic “Not Enough Memory”

SOLVED! Gmod Lua Panic “Not Enough Memory”

Gmod, also known as Garry’s Mod, still attracts many players despite its age and one of the reasons responsible for its popularity is user-created content. Depending on preferences, people can either join friends’ servers or create one by themselves to play Gmod and its mods. However, some errors may prevent Gmod players from playing the game, joining servers, etc and Gmod Lua Panic “not enough memory” is one of them. Spare a bit of time to check out this article if the same error is getting in the way of your entertainment. 

An Overview Of The Error 

The Gmod Lua Panic “not enough memory” error usually appears when there is not enough RAM (random-access memory) for Garry’s Mod to work with. In most of the cases, the error is the result of t players’ computers not meeting the game requirements (4-8GB RAM). Also, players could run into the error from time to time if they join heavy or unoptimized servers. 

Approaches To The Situation

Apply Changes to The Settings 

Once it comes to the Gmod Lua Panic “not enough memory” error, you should consider changing the settings.

  • Step 1: Open Steam, locate Garry’s Mod in the game library and right-click it.
  • Step 2: Choose Properties, go to the Set Launch Options in the General tab and hit it.
  • Step 3: Enter the RAM specs of your PC. For instance, -heapsize 2097152 for 2GB RAM, -heapsize 4194304 for 4GB RAM and -heapsize 8388608 for 8GB RAM. 
  • Step 4: Close the window, launch Garry’s Mod and see how things turn out.

Note: In the case that the error persists, repeat the process but lower the specs of your RAM. For example, if you have 4GB RAM then use the one for 2GB RAM. 

Remove Burdens On RAM

You might have too many things running on your computer, thus leading to a lack of RAM for Garry’s Mod. Thus, it’s strongly recommended that you reduce the graphics settings, especially Texture Detail. Moreover, you should turn off or disable non-essential add-ons. Last but not least, after playing in singleplayer or a server, you should restart Gmod before joining another server.

Switch To The Beta Branch

  • Step 1: Open Steam, locate Garry’s Mod in the game library and right-click it.
  • Step 2: Choose Properties, head to the Betas tab and pick a suitable version from the list. 
  • Step 3: Launch Gmod.

Note: Cannot see the drop-down menu? In that case, you can use the arrow buttons to scroll manually. Whenever you want to switch back, go through the same steps but use “NONE – Opt out of all beta programs” instead. 

Upgrade Your  Computer’s RAM

Old computers might not have enough RAM to handle Garry’s Mod. Hence, it’s wise to determine whether the RAM of your PC meets the minimum game requirement. Garry’s Mod requires at least 4GB RAM to be able to run properly. In the case that your RAM is not up to task, you should consider installing more RAM sticks or replacing your sticks with stronger ones. 

What are the system requirements for Garry’s Mod? 

Garry’s Mod could only run smoothly on computers that either match or surpass the specs down below. 

  • OS: Windows® XP/Vista
  • Processor: 2 GHz Processor or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB dedicated VRAM or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9 compatible

Is Garry’s Mod an old game? 

The game was released 16 years ago so yeah, it is old.

Can I play Garry’s Mod in third person? 

Yes, it is possible. In the beginning, press the ~ key to open the console. In the next step, enter the command “sv_cheats 1” as well as “thirdperson”. However, if your server has already enabled cheat, “thirdperson” alone is enough. 

Is it possible to play Garry’s Mod without having Half-Life 2

The answer is yes, Garry’s Mod does not require any other games to play. However, if you want to experience all the maps and modes, you should have Half-Life 2’s episodes 1 and 2, Counter-Strike: Source as well as Team Fortress 2. 

What do I need to do to revert a map back to its original state? 

You will need to press the ~ key, type “reload” in the console and press Enter. 

Lessons For Newbies

  • If you want to be invincible in Garry’s Mod, open the console then enter the command “Buddha”. After that, you will enter God Mode and there is no way for you to die in the game. 
  • To change the colour of your Physgun, you should first hold down the C button. Afterward, find Colors in the Player Model section (top left of the screen). Proceed to write the colour combination that you want, for example, 0,500,128000 or 128000,500,0. Lastly, close the tab, commit suicide and the Physgun will look the way you want. 
  • In the case that you want to be Superman, all you have to do is to open the console and enter the command “phys_pushscale 999999999999”. After you finish, whenever you hit an object, it will fly super far. 
  • Ammo is a concern in many shooter games but that does not apply to Garry’s Mod. If you enter the command “givecurrentammo” in the console, you don’t have to worry about ammo.
  • Getting all the weapons the normal way might take some time but there is actually a shortcut. Open the console then enter the command “sv_cheats 1” as well as “impulse 101” to put every weapon at your disposal. 
  • If being an astronaut is your dream, you achieve it easily in Garry’s Mod. First, open the “Properties” in the top right corner while holding the Q button. Second, select “Server Settings” which is also in the top right and the gravity bar will appear. Third, alter the gravity bar to suit your preferences and you can even fly to the moon if you wish. 

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