The world of Garry's Mod is wonderfully free of the real-life needs that drive us to build vehicles to get around. In Gmod, you can move around as fast as you like without a vehicle, and your feet don't get tired. Ultimately, the only reason to drive a vehicle in Gmod is because it's fun. So builders of Gmod vehicles don't have to worry about safety, fuel economy, cost or other factors, unless they want to.
Building the Vehicle
Spawn a board to use as a chassis. Any reasonably large, flat object from the spawned objects menu will do; a door is a good choice.
Position the chassis horizontally in the air and fix it several feet above the ground with the physics gun.
Attach four wheels to the corners of the chassis using the wheel gun.
Spawn a seat you like from the spawned items menu.
Position the seat on the chassis with the physics gun and weld it in place with the weld constraint. This will be the driver's seat, and the direction it is facing will be the front of the vehicle.
Attach a wheel to each corner on the right hand side of the chassis with the wheel gun and set the controls for both wheels so that the 9 key spins them in the forward (clockwise) direction and the 6 key spins them in reverse.
Attach one wheel to each corner of the left side of the chassis and set their controls so that the 4 key spins them forward and the 7 key spins them in reverse.
Grab the chassis with the physics gun and release it to let the vehicle fall to the ground.
- Try driving your vehicle around using the 4, 7, 6 and 9 keys. Depending on the width and length of your wheel base, you may find it difficult to turn. You can lower the friction of each wheel to make it easier to turn. Experiment with different designs and wheel settings to see what effects they have on maneuverability.
Tom Kantain has been writing and editing in various forms for over 20 years. He has written a regular magazine column on the philosophy of games. Kantain holds a Master of Arts in philosophy as well as a Bachelor of Laws.