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Lua Loading Order

This list shows the order of loading Lua files in Garry's Mod.

GMod filesystem combines all scripts into one folder. addon/myaddon/lua/entities/ and gamemodes/base/gamemode/entities/entities/ will be merged with lua/entities/.

Client loading order

  • includes/init.lua - Everything from includes/ is included from this file

  • derma/init.lua - Everything from derma/ is included from this file

  • gamemodes/base/gamemode/cl_init.lua - Everything from gamemodes/base/gamemode/ is included from this file

  • autorun/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

    • autorun/client/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)
  • postprocess/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

  • vgui/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

  • matproxy/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

  • skins/default.lua

  • gamemodes/*gamemodename*/gamemode/cl_init.lua - Everything from gamemodes/*gamemodename*/gamemode/ is included from this file

  • weapons/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

    • weapons/gmod_tool/stools/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)
  • entities/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

  • effects/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

Server loading order

  • includes/init.lua - Everything from includes/ is included from this file

  • gamemodes/base/gamemode/init.lua - Everything from gamemodes/base/gamemode/ is included from this file

  • autorun/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

    • autorun/server/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

    • autorun/server/sensorbones - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

  • includes/dev_server_test.lua - Only executed if the -systemtest command line parameters were added.

  • gamemodes/*gamemodename*/gamemode/init.lua - Everything from gamemodes/*gamemodename*/gamemode/ is included from this file

  • weapons/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

    • weapons/gmod_tool/stools/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)
  • entities/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)

  • effects/ - Ascending order (Descending on Linux)