At some level after June 2nd, the widely-used “GlueLibrary” add-on for Garry’s mod was altered in order that once you make your first enter on loading right into a map, the game performs max quantity noises and presents a fullscreen “goatse,” the notorious 2000s shock picture of an nameless man’s unfold anus. For the love of God, do not attempt picture trying to find it in a brand new tab, it is actually upsetting.

This story first got here to our consideration through content material creator ThafNine on Twitter, cautioning gamers that the mod’s creator “lost his goddamn mind” and inserted the shock into all of his add-ons. The gmod subreddit can be abuzz over the creator’s malfeasance. What makes the difficulty so thorny is that GlueLibrary is the premise of different add-ons, and downstream works have additionally been contaminated.

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What’s extra, plainly a, ahem, “Trollface Playermodel” add-on has gotten an analogous, however separate therapy, with the game displaying completely different specific photos and loud audio of slurs within the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants, who’s a pal to all and would by no means say such issues. Additionally, one other Trollface mod additionally appears to be contaminated with an analogous, however much less upsetting prank that hijacks elements of the UI with a chibi anime catgirl. Try saying that final sentence to somebody you like.

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Many gamers’ assumption is that the creators have been hacked, however textual content within the .lua recordsdata of GlueLibrary addons appears to point that this was a deliberate prank, with the recordsdata containing a message cursing out Gabe Newell, gmod creator Garry Newman, and unidentified steamworks moderators. My finest guess can be that the Trollface mods’ state of affairs is a copycat prank in response to GlueLibrary.

This thread by consumer Spacy =WL= on Steam outlines learn how to verify in case your game was affected, in addition to a dialogue of learn how to clear up one’s set up. At a look, for those who’ve used View Extension, Action Extension, or Ambient Occlusion add-ons for Garry’s Mod, chances are you’ll wish to do a full reinstall of the game. Spacy’s thread additionally comprises hyperlinks to scrub reuploads of a few of the affected tasks.

For my cash although, the sheer quantity of copycat pranks tells me it may be safer to play Garry’s Mod with out add-ons for some time, no less than till this wave of points dies down or is addressed.