If you want to edit the original textures/models you'll need to extract them first. To do that we can use Crowbar.

Before you start, download Crowbar. Open the page below and scroll to the download section.

Once downloaded, extract the archive into a folder.

Crowbar - Source Engine Modding Tool

  • Open Crowbar and head to the Unpack tab.
  • Here, click Browse… next to the Package field and find your file:
    • Garry's Mod
      • Navigate to GarrysMod/garrysmod
      • Open garrysmod_dir.vpk
    • Add-ons
      • Navigate to GarrysMod/garrysmod/addons
      • Open the GMA that you want
  • Click Browse… next to the Output and select the output location
  • Select the files that you want and click Unpack

  • tutorial/extracting-files.txt
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