- A Garry’s Mod user creates the biggest map ever in a video game, showcasing the power of the game’s modding tools.
- The 1:1 Multiverse map is 2,048 times larger than the universe and allows players to explore countless galaxies.
- Some players struggled to run the map due to its size, but future updates suggest improvements in interactivity.
A Garry’s Mod user created what is possibly the biggest map ever seen in a video game. Garry’s Mod gives its players powerful modding tools to construct unique creations, and this player took that aspect to a new height.
Garry’s Mod was fully released back in 2006 and immediately became a hit. Over the years, many users played it for its fan-made game modes, like Prop Hunt or Trouble in Terrorist Town, while others used the game’s physics-based sandbox to craft impressive, original worlds. These creations ranged from modes like the previously mentioned minigames to expansive role-playing worlds like DarkRP. Garry’s Mod‘s dedicated community has allowed it to remain somewhat popular to this day, sporting a 38,000-player peak on Steam this month. Facepunch is even working on a spiritual successor to Garry’s Mod known as s&box. Today, its players continue to churn out impressive maps, and this one might take the cake.
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Garry’s Mod user Alexandrovich created the 1:1 Multiverse (2048 Universes) map, which is 2,048 times larger than the known size of the universe. Currently, players who load into the map can fly through the universe as they pass countless galaxies. Users can also zoom in on each galaxy to see some basic details like a spiral shape or various colors. Alexandrovich explained that solar systems will be added in the map’s next update, which will presumably include some planets for players to zoom in on. The map’s creator further explained that users will need 12 GB of RAM to run the map, with a recommendation of 32 GB of RAM. Also, users will need to launch the 64-bit version of Garry’s Mod and have 522 MB of free storage.
The map is so expansive that some players reported that their PCs struggled to run Alexandrovich’s creation. The 1:1 Multiverse map’s size undoubtedly beats out the biggest open-world games ever created. However, to be fair to the winner of that list, No Man’s Sky, Alexandrovich’s map of course doesn’t feature the same kind of interactivity.
Although the Garry’s Mod map isn’t incredibly immersive in certain ways, its next update suggests that aspect will be improved on in the future. It’s easy to point out the 1:1 Multiverse map’s shortcomings compared to more traditional creations, but Alexandrovich’s map is incredibly unique and creative. Other users have crafted plenty of other interesting creations, like when one user managed to import Mario’s character into Garry’s Mod.
- November 29, 2006