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.
A new website, a new forum theme, updates to MTASA, and some press attention! Things are not as quiet as they might seem!
Posted by danthetaliban on Apr 12th, 2010
So, it's been pretty hectic for us over the last few weeks.
Amongst plenty of Vitamin C, we've also been working hard to bring you a completely new homepage and forum theme to go alongside it. It's something that has been in the pipeline for a while now, and it's extremely refreshing to finally bring this out to the public. We're still working towards perfecting the website, with the return of sections that are missing. Your feedback is completely welcome, so if you have ideas or suggestions we'll do our best to look into them.
On the MTASA front, we've continued to have decent progress over the past few weeks, with contributions from many community members. Most of the fixes are relating to minor bugs that could cause a hinderance to scripting or the server in general. Over the next few weeks we plan on trying to improve the ease of contribution to the open-source repository - more on that soon.
Forum member subenji99 has also pointed out that we have been ranked as one of the "15 modders who changed PC gaming", which ranks us with the likes Garry's Mod and Unknown Worlds. This is of course a great honour, so go ahead and read the full article here.