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.

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The next release of our flagship mod - Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.1 - is shaping up nicely with lots of work put by our developers. Here is the summary of what happened since the last progress update.

Posted by jhxp on May 3rd, 2011

The next release of our flagship mod - Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.1 - is shaping up nicely with lots of work put by our developers.
Here is the summary of what happened since the last progress update:

MTA:SA code changes:

  • new main menu*:
    - added new default GUI template
    - added news headlines - also available in 1.0.5
    - added support for custom GUI skins
  • new server browser*
  • support for unicode text - ingame and in scripts. You might have to convert the encoding in your current 1.0 scripts to 1.1 to UTF-8 BOM.
  • performance improvements:
    - MTASA client start up and loading times were drastically reduced (comparison available)*
    - improved average fps and increased glitchless fps limit from 46 to 70 - also available in 1.0.5+
  • new features:
    • added a possibility to change antialiasing and mipmapping setting within MTASA
    • Aero fix for Windows Vista/7 users - if you are bothered with the forced change of your Windows Aero scheme to Windows Basic everytime you launch MTASA, you can use an option in MTASA settings to make it stick with the Aero scheme
    • random player name generator - this feature picks a randomly generated player nickname upon your first MTASA 1.1 install, which should prevent people from having the same default nickname (and maybe encourage them to actually change it :p )
  • various changes in linux server compilation schemes

General news*:

  • international subforums - launched last December
  • over 1200 members in our Steam Group ( )
  • over 120000 unique MTASA players in April
  • new player record - 4172 concurrent players on: 2011 May Sun 1st 17:00 UTC

If you would like to find out more about the points marked with a star ( * ), please watch the video below (HD version available!):

Until the next update.

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Theon May 4 2011 says:

Love this mod. Glad to see that you guys are still going strong.

Heard some rumours that you were working on multiplayer for Just Cause 2, though; what happened to that? :D

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TJStewie Aug 17 2011 replied:

*reads above comment*

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Magnusm1 Aug 19 2011 replied:

Don't get your hopes up. I'm pretty sure it's impossible.

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