Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas (MTA:SA) is a multiplayer mod ("modification") for the Microsoft Windows version of Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that adds an otherwise absent online multiplayer component.

Although often referred to as a modification, Multi Theft Auto is based on code injection and hooking techniques whereby the game is manipulated without altering any original files supplied with the game. The software functions as a game engine that installs itself as an extension of the original game, adding core functionality such as networking and GUI rendering while exposing the original game's engine functionality through a scripting language.

Multi Theft Auto's latest release is for the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and is built upon a now open source game engine that has been in development for several years and is the only project that is still actively maintained. The engine provides users with all the necessary tools they need to create their own game modes and maps by exposing a large part of the original game functionality through a Lua scripting machine.

On Saturday, 22nd of August, 2009, Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas v1.0 was officially distributed as the first open source release. This release abandoned the now obsolete "Deathmatch" tag in the product name to emphasize on the versatility of the software. Gameplay functionality is solely provided by the scripting language, so users can choose or develop their own combination of scripts and other contents to customize and host their own type of game.

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0 comments by jhxp on Dec 24th, 2012

We have an important announcement to make. On Sunday, 4th of November, 2012, we reached the moment we have longed for years. On that day, at 17.30 UTC we had over ten thousand concurrent players online on all MTASA servers around the world. That was more than the number of players combined playing GTA4 and EFLC on Steam at the time, or other hit titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops or Total War: Shogun 2 (according to Steam Stats).

This shows, that after all these years there is still a lot of interest in the older GTA games, especially the will to play them online with friends.

This also shows that you guys appreciate what we do, and that makes us very happy! The current record is 11128 concurrent players, set on 22nd December, so there is still room to improve.

We have made some progress towards the next release during these few months. Here is the list of changes made by our developers and contributors since 1.3.1:
- Integrated GTA:SA downgrader into MTA:SA installer and added support for the downgrader for few more GTA:SA versions (including GamersGate v1.01)
- Added vehicle component movement functions ( Code.google.com )
- Fixes for client and server crashes (including crashes related with setFarClipDistance() function, server closing, onResourceStop() and onClientColShapeHit events, and more)
- Added a fix for dark cars
- Fixed excessive CPU usage when the player is in a vehicle and the camera is pointing down
- Engineless NRG-500 Variant should be fixed properly this time
- Updated http download manager in the MTA:SA client
- Added heat haze setting
- Added readable depth buffer for shaders to access ( Wiki.multitheftauto.com )
- Added getPlayerOxygenLevel, setPlayerOxygenLevel, engineGetModelLODDistance functions
- Conformed client console log date format to ISO 8601
- Applied patches made by community members - Kenix (volk-rus) , Jusonex, [GP_A]XetaQuake, rafalh
- Included a new code signing certificate
- Introduced a new account passwords hashing algorithm and added a sha256() hashing function

More detailed list: Code.google.com

Additionally, a new resource was added to the resource pack: an Ingame Performance Browser. There were a handful of fixes and updates to to other resources too.
Code.google.com r875+

 

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That is all for now! Enjoy your Winter break.

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war4nl
war4nl Apr 7 2010, 11:36am says:

can you stil play online with mods installed in san andreas

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4398
4398 Mar 9 2010, 12:31am says:

I really like this mod. But Ive played san andreas before and i dont have it any more. is there any way you can make this a stand alone so i wont have to wast my money buying a new one just for this?

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Feb 9 2010, 5:18pm says:

hope you guys make this 1.01 compatable sometime soon =(

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Arch-Nemesis
Arch-Nemesis Jan 14 2010, 6:22am says:

This mod is awesome! It makes SAMP looks really ridiculous :D.

For this year, I only wish that many players will stop listening those immature MTA haters who desperatly says that SAMP is better just because they can't script Lua, and will realise soon how much the MTA project owns!

By the way, I voted 10 because you guys deserve it for your great mod!

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djlobo
djlobo Apr 22 2010, 8:44pm replied:

You said everything on your post :)

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Adrian758257
Adrian758257 Jan 11 2010, 8:00am says:

The best multiplayer in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas!

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Shotty
Shotty Jan 10 2010, 12:19pm says:

Oh please, please finish this!

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norby89
norby89 Jan 11 2010, 7:31am replied:

What to you mean? :o It's already finished, just click on 'download'.

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mythhunter
mythhunter Jan 6 2010, 11:44pm says:

yes i helped with that

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Mr.Hankey89
Mr.Hankey89 Jan 6 2010, 11:18am says:

Holy crap we got into the Top100 :D

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MTA:SA was brillantly developed, allowing any kind of game possibility. From racing to role-playing, forest mazes to hay stack climbings, there are endless possibilities. That makes MTA a modification impossible to get sick of, there's always something new to try out. And everything you need to create your own game is your brain, lua knowledge and a bit of imagination...

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