The time has come to push out our project's latest point release: Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas v1.0.3.
This important update addresses a variety of high priority gameplay and network issues. Since most of the fixes for these issues took place in the server software, clients that are playing on older servers may still be affected. Therefore, if you're running any v1.0.x servers, we strongly advise you to upgrade for the benefit of your players.
Major changes in this release include fixes for occasional player and vehicle desynchronization, improved synchronization for servers with a high amounts of players and a reduction of synchronization trouble errors. Minor changes include IP-range banning (e.g. 10.0.*.*), improved error messages for SQL functions, the addition of a minimal/non-verbose server console (-t command-line option) and updates to a number of scripting functions (refer to our Wiki for more information). Additionally, some security has been added in regard to the use of unvalidated user data files (e.g. handling) to prevent the use of modified data when playing, which can optionally be enabled by the server.
As always, this release is accompanied with the latest resource package that provides several basic gameplay modes for your server. Changes in this package include updates to the 'admin' and 'race' resources. See the multitheftauto-resources changelog for more information (changes r491 to r502).
Thanks goes out to ccw for maintaining this release, and of course all other developers that contributed to this project!
To see a full list of changes, check out the changelog.