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.
After our long presence on ModDB, today is the day we all have been waiting for. We are really proud to announce that we have ranked no. 1 in Player's Choice category in this year's ModDB Mod of the Year awards! Not a bad Christmas present, we must say!
Posted by jhxp on Dec 25th, 2011
After our long presence on ModDB, today is the day we all have been waiting for. We are really proud to announce that we have ranked no. 1 in Player's Choice category in this year's ModDB Mod of the Year Awards! We would like to thank you all, our dear players and contributors, for your continued support. This would have never happened without it.
It is worth to note that we are the first GTA mod to ever win such an award. We hope that this will bring a bigger attention to GTA modding as a whole, as there are still a lot of fresh and amazing things that can be achieved here.
In other news, one of our developers, Cazomino05, has been experimenting with adding support for removing default objects from the GTASA map since the last release. This had led to the introduction of a few new scripting functions. These functions are: removeWorldBuilding, restoreWorldBuilding and restoreWorldBuildings, and they will be available in the upcoming MTA:SA 1.3.
You can see example screenshots below:
First screenshot (top left one) shows the object that will be removed, and the next two show the Fire Depot, which was placed in the free spot.
It will probably be a while before we can release 1.3, but you can test these functions today by installing a 1.3 nightly build.
As an ending note, we wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
-- MTA Team