Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas (MTA:SA) is a multiplayer mod ("modification") for the Microsoft Windows version of Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that adds an otherwise absent online multiplayer component.

Although often referred to as a modification, Multi Theft Auto is based on code injection and hooking techniques whereby the game is manipulated without altering any original files supplied with the game. The software functions as a game engine that installs itself as an extension of the original game, adding core functionality such as networking and GUI rendering while exposing the original game's engine functionality through a scripting language.

Multi Theft Auto's latest release is for the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and is built upon a now open source game engine that has been in development for several years and is the only project that is still actively maintained. The engine provides users with all the necessary tools they need to create their own game modes and maps by exposing a large part of the original game functionality through a Lua scripting machine.

On Saturday, 22nd of August, 2009, Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas v1.0 was officially distributed as the first open source release. This release abandoned the now obsolete "Deathmatch" tag in the product name to emphasize on the versatility of the software. Gameplay functionality is solely provided by the scripting language, so users can choose or develop their own combination of scripts and other contents to customize and host their own type of game.

Winner of 2011's ModDB Mod of the Year Awards - MOTY Player's Choice.

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Hi there.

Oh, what is that? The holidays are here again? Yep, it looks like they are, so that means the usual stuff. We are going to give you guys & gals a heads up on what has been happening in MTA's world this whole year. And if you are one of those well informed types who does not need a recap, you still might want to give this post a read, as there will be more than that later on!

2016 in Recap

A bunch of interesting MTA:SA-related YouTube videos from this year







Current player counts and version fragmentation statistics

Recent peak number of concurrent unique players: 27111 players on 2016.12.23 (at 17.30 GMT)
Highest recorded number of concurrent unique players: 27111 players on 2016.12.23 (at 17.30 GMT)

Recent number of daily unique players: 124981 players on 2016.12.23 (Friday)
Highest recorded number of daily unique players: 142785 players on 2016.09.04 (Sunday)

Recent number of monthly unique players: 554757 players on November, 2016
Highest recorded number of monthly unique players: 626167 players on August, 2016

Yes, to our surprise, there was a new concurrent unique player count record set literally on the day we were gathering these stats for you.

MTA:SA Version or series Percentage of players using that version or series as of 23rd of December, 2016

1.5.3 95.20%

1.5.2 3.60%

1.5.1 0.09%

1.5 0.09%

1.4.x 0.67%

1.3.x 0.28%

1.0.x + 1.1.x + 1.2.x 0.07%

It looks like more people decided to use newer versions of the mod than the last year.

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As for the future, we have been working on the next release, which will contain mostly bugfixes and compatibility tweaks. However, we did some work on new features as well, such as Custom Train Tracks, which we hope to be finished soon.

We also want to look into improving streaming, raising the limits and making it possible to add new IDs for things, but this will be tricky. Nonetheless, it would be great to see those features working in MTA:SA one day, as they would allow server owners to eg. use bigger and better custom maps with new vehicles which would all work correctly for players.


That's it for now.
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2017 from the MTA Team!

(you can find the original post here: Forum.mtasa.com )

[2015] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings

[2015] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings

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Happy Holidays from the MTA Team! Just as you folks are preparing for the Holidays and New Year's festivities, we have a new status update for you.

[2014] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings

[2014] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings

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The end of the year is near, so it is time for a little progress update for you guys.

Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4 released!

Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4 released!

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Hello everyone! We are pleased to announce that MTA:SA 1.4 is now available!

MTA:SA Development and Status Update - Winter, 2012

MTA:SA Development and Status Update - Winter, 2012

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Happy holidays! It does not look like the Mayans were right, so we can post another status update. And, we do have something interesting to tell indeed.

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Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.3 (Legacy Build)

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Twentieth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas. This update contains a lot of smaller changes...

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Twentieth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas. This update contains a lot of smaller changes...

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Eighteenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas. This release has an important fix for shotgun...

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Seventeenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas, this time introducing new features such...

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Sixteenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas, this time focused on improving the recently...

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N@ Sc@p3

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Hi Guys!

I came across these mod, quite honestly you did great job guys!
Capture the vehicle is a lot of fun for a lan party with some friends! Could you please release a few new maps? Cops and robbers for a example would be great to have for a lan party! Or some Team deathmatch maps with cars etc...keep on working! This is big!

P.S. I think a short manuel would be help full for people who are new with this...it is not complicated but...

Great job guys!!!

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You can find more maps, gamemodes and other cool stuff on our Community portal:

Community.mtasa.com

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WOOOOOOOOW! Best But ! problem when I respawn in it it Crashes... Plz Fix it

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Still prefer SAMP.

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Cool.

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