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.

Winner of 2011's ModDB Mod of the Year Awards - MOTY Player's Choice.

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2 comments by jhxp on Jul 30th, 2014

This release focuses on introducing Object-Oriented Programming and adding localized user interface to the mod.
Installer and UI translations for the following languages are included in the package:

English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian,
Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish

You can find the full change log for this release on our wiki: Wiki.multitheftauto.com

Thank you to all the servers and clients who have updated to MTA 1.4 before it's final version, lots of bugs have been found and fixed and we appreciate that you have tested our sometimes particularly buggy builds, now we have finally got to a stage where we can consider 1.4 fit for a release version.


A shader ryden made

Updated Linux server files are also available.

Take care.
-- MTA Team

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Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4

Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4

Jul 30, 2014 Full Version 6 comments

Fifteenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas, this time focused on introducing Object-Oriented...

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.5

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.5

Feb 24, 2014 Full Version 32 comments

Fourteenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas, with several new features including voice...

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.4

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.4

Sep 7, 2013 Full Version 6 comments

Thirteenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas, with several new features including voice...

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.3

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.3

Jul 2, 2013 Full Version 14 comments

Twelfth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas, with several new features including voice chat...

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.2

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.2

May 5, 2013 Full Version 9 comments

Eleventh stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas, with several new features including voice...

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.1

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.1

Sep 3, 2012 Full Version 7 comments

Tenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas, with several new features including voice chat...

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Draze
Draze Oct 27 2009, 11:18pm says:

This mod makes me sad. Don't get me wrong, it looks like an awesome mod but i have the steam version of gta:sa so i really can't play this mod. have tried following the installation instructions for the steam version multiple times but it never seems to work. If one of the developers or players of this mod would simplify it for me it would be very much appreciated.

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danthetaliban
danthetaliban Oct 30 2009, 1:18pm replied:

Steam users of GTASA should install a 1.0 no-cd into their steamapps GTASA installation directory. This will not overwrite any files,while still allowing MTASA to be installed.

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Megadave2003
Megadave2003 Oct 26 2009, 12:56pm says:

The only reason I bought gta4 was because I lost gta:sa. If I still had it, I would download this mod.

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DL21
DL21 Oct 7 2009, 4:10am says:

What's the advantage of this SA mod compared to SA-MP ?

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jhxp
jhxp Oct 26 2009, 6:54am replied:

Main advantages are:
- full integration into GTASA - you can join the server, search for one, start a server yourself or change settings directly from within the game
- much bigger possibilities - you can add custom models, vehicles and sounds to your server in a way that everyone will see them without the need of doing any modifications to their gtasa install
- better synchronisation - allows you for smoother gameplay
- more advanced scripting system - we use Lua as our scripting language which is easier to develop gamemodes and other scripts in; we have client-side scripts available which you can use for eg. drawing your own GUI for a gamemode or utility script; we offer much more scripting functions and events related with the gtasa world (eg. setting game speed); resources system
- sophisticated Map Editor, which gives you possibility to create your own maps with an ease, comes with a decent tutorial
- can provide various styles of gameplay (deathmatch, freeroaming, racing, roleplaying, logical-platform modes, ctf and more) - all within a single mod, you choose what do you want to play
- open-sourced, actively developed, with new testing mod builds available everyday, also opened to suggestions and contributions from the community
- ...plus more!

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LordV@d3r
LordV@d3r Oct 10 2009, 6:34pm replied:

No bunch of Hackers and Retards in this

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Darius0101
Darius0101 Nov 2 2009, 9:36am replied:

disadvantage is that there is nowhere near the amount of players or servers. :(

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RoyderTreue
RoyderTreue Sep 16 2009, 11:34am says:

The idea of the mod is awesome, but the servers are laggy as hell. So playing kinda sucks. Not to mention the back to windows fun times. So much for having a stable version.

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Zlandael
Zlandael Sep 12 2009, 3:22pm says: Online

I'm quite impressed with this mod.

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4CH!
4CH! Feb 20 2009, 4:23am says:

The current version is

Developers Preview v. 2.3 (August 6, 2008, 25 MB)

You can find it here:

Mtasa.com

However, version 1.0 will be released soon.

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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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