How to Change Your Character in GMod

by Louis Raczka ; Updated September 22, 2017

"Garry's Mod," also known as "GMod," is an online sandbox physics game for Windows and Mac-based computer systems that uses assets from games developed by Valve Software, such as "Half-Life 2," "Left 4 Dead" and "Team Fortress 2." "GMod" allows you to spawn objects and characters and use special tools to manipulate these objects and characters in various ways, such as creating a thermonuclear catapult or making the characters of "Team Fortress 2" perform a can-can dance. You start "GMod" as a basic scientist character, but can change your character through the "GMod" options menu.

Press the "Q" key while playing "GMod" to open the main "GMod" menu. Click the "Options" tab in the upper-right corner of the main "GMod" menu to open the options menu.

Click the "Model" entry under the "Player" header of the options menu to open the character selection menu. Click on a character model to select that character, then press "Q" to close the main "GMod" menu.

Kill yourself in "GMod" to effect the character change. You can kill yourself in a variety of ways, including dropping a heavy object on yourself, running in front of a vehicle or other fast-moving object, detonating an explosive object while standing next to it, or by using the "kill" command in the "GMod" command console. You will re-spawn as your selected character after dying.

About the Author

Louis Raczka has been a freelance writer since 2009. He served as a staff writer on both the "Medaille Perspective" newspaper and the "Medaille Magazine." His fields of expertise include electronics and electronic games. Raczka holds a Bachelor of the Arts in professional writing from Medaille College in Buffalo, N.Y.