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How to create a Workshop collection
Workshop is the easiest and quickest way to add lots of addons to your Garry's Mod server. Workshop is a collection of addons from different developers that you can add to a collection, this then gets installed onto your Garry's Mod server when you start it up.
Open your Steam client and login, then go to community and then workshop. You will then need to select Garry's mod and then on the top click collections and then on the right click create collection. Set a name for your collection and load a branding image if you have one, followed by a short description.
Select items that work together from the "What kind of collection is this" and then under categories select server content, click save and continue. It will come up with a contents page, click save and continue again.
Go back to the Garry's Mod workshop page and find some Workshop addons that you want on your server and then click add to collection when you are on the addon page and select your collection you want to add it to and click Ok.
Next on the Workshop page, on the right click on your Workshop files and select the collections tab, click on the collection you have made and then click on publish.
Next go to this link http://steamcommunity.com/dev/apikey and follow the instructions to get yourself an auth key. Once you have the auth key, view your collection that you made in Workshop on Steam, right click on the page and select copy page URL and paste it into your internet browser (Example: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=283564696) - You need to grab the whole number at the end, this is your collect ID, in this example its 283564696, remember to note this down
Now you should have your collection ID and auth key, you will now need to go to the control panel http://gp.nitrous-networks.co.uk/ and go to the management page for the server and click on commandline manager, if you already have an existing commandline that you are using, click edit, if not click create new.
If you are creating a new one, you need to check all the boxes and set a value for the gamemod you are running and what map you want the server to start on. You will now need to set your collection ID and auth key in the boxes provided, once they are inserted, click save.
You need to make sure that the command line you have just created and saved is in the selected state which is displayed on the far right of the command line, if its not, please click select so that it changes to selected.
Restart the server and it will start to download the workshop addons on boot, this will take a few minutes and during this time the server will not be accessible.
Your server should now be loading with a workshop collection.