Multi Theft Auto (MTA) is an open-source software project that adds full on-line gaming support to Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PC game, in which this functionality is not originally found. It is the first open-source modification that adds a highly customizable network play element to a commercial closed-source single-player PC game. Developed as an experimental piece of software for earlier Grand Theft Auto series, Multi Theft Auto has become an advanced multiplayer platform for gamers and developers. Our software provides on-line gaming for dozens of players running user-generated gameplay content and scripts through a Lua virtual machine, and is freely distributed under the GPLv3 license.
So it's 2010, another year with hot prospects for MTA, which we hope you'll all look out for in near future. It is likely that our next objective will be for the next major version - 1.1. This should aim to implement some new key features as well as bug fixes, mostly those that didn't make it into 1.0.
Posted by danthetaliban on Jan 6th, 2010
We hope you all had a Happy Winterval and a wonderful new year!
So it's 2010, another year with hot prospects for MTA, which we hope you'll all look out for in near future. The development team are currently deciding our next course of action regarding MTA:SA. 1.0.3 is our most stable version yet, hence it is likely that our next objective will be for the next major version - 1.1. This should aim to implement some new key features as well as bug fixes, mostly those that didn't make it into 1.0. Remember, MTA:SA is open-source so anyone's contributions can make it into the final product! Our forums are still very much open to suggestions, though we do have an idea of what kind of features to start with. We're hoping to see the return of Handling support, Character skins (such as Big smoke or Wu Zi Mu) and full serial support. We'll keep you informed on progress of the mod.
In other news, MTA:SA has made it to the Top 100 mods of 2009! We're extremely proud and excited to have made it thus far, but it's not over yet. We are the only nominee for any GTA game that has made it into the Top 100. We urge MTA fans and GTA fans alike to show their love and revote for the next stage of the ModDB awards.
Again, best of luck to all other mods. We'll keep you posted on progress for our next major version.