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.
Another year is coming to an end, so that means that just like the last year, we have got a new recap and status update post for you.
For now, lets summarise all the interesting things that happened this year.
2017 in Recap
Around the same time, we have announced a public launch of our Discord server in order to improve communication with our player base. Since then, over 2350 users have visited it and chatted with us. We have also opened regional sections in it to cater to our international users.
Then, in October, we have released Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.5. Under the hood changes were the highlight of this release, however there was quite a lot of them.
Near the release of 1.5.5, we have enabled some 2-factor authentication options for our forums. You can find them in your Forum Account's Settings page.
More recently, we have been featured in Polish leading gaming network's (GRYOnline.pl) video about multiplayer mods for GTA series (the video is only in Polish unfortunately, subtitles are not available). Quite a lot of footage was dedicated to history and present of MTA and the mod was cited as one of the major possible inspirations for Rockstar's GTA:Online mode in GTA V.
A bunch of interesting MTA:SA-related YouTube videos from this year
MTA:SA The Fate Of The Furious - Havana Race (Recreation)
[MTA:SA] Character Customization & 3D GUI
MTA:SA-SAAF Dogfight Gameplay #2 by [TC]Joseph
[UWS] United We Stand 15-13 [CLAY] Clay Team | MTA:SA ClanWar | With Rematch
[MTA SA]: Graffiti System
MTA - PUBG | BATTLEGROUNDS PRIMEIRA PARTIDA DO CANAL
Current player counts and version fragmentation statistics
Recent peak number of concurrent unique players: 32068 players on 2017.11.04 (at 17.30 GMT)
Highest recorded number of concurrent unique players: 32068 players on 2017.11.04 (at 17.30 GMT)
Recent number of daily unique players: 156247 players on 2017.12.26 (Tuesday)
Highest recorded number of daily unique players: 173585 players on 2017.12.23 (Saturday)
Recent number of monthly unique players: 654399 players on November, 2017
Highest recorded number of monthly unique players: 668997 players on January, 2017
Just like last year, there were new records for unique daily player count fairly recently.
MTA:SA Version or series - Percentage of players using that version or series as of 26th of December, 2017
1.5.5 - 97.60%
1.5.4 - 1.30%
1.5.3 - 0.30%
1.5.2 - 0.30%
1.4.x - 0.33%
1.3.x - 0.17%
Very good. Two most recent releases from this year are used by nearly 99% of our player base. The newer the version, the better and more secure it is.
Work continues on the next release. We have added some new scripting functions such as ones requested in #9562 (contributed by emre1702), as well as did some tweaks to already existing ones. Also did a fix for a memory leaks in the audio part of the Client and a bunch of other changes too.
Think that's all for now.
Best Wishes for 2018 from the MTA Team!
(you can find the original post here: Forum.mtasa.com )
The end of the year is near, so it is time for a little progress update for you guys.
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This build is for Windows XP and Vista only. Twentieth second stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San...
This build is for Windows XP and Vista only. Twentieth first stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San...
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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Highest Rated (10 agree) 10/10
MTA:SA was brillantly developed, allowing any kind of game possibility. From racing to role-playing, forest mazes to hay stack climbings, there are endless possibilities. That makes MTA a modification impossible to get sick of, there's always something new to try out. And everything you need to create your own game is your brain, lua knowledge and a bit of imagination...
Nov 17 2010 by Flucado