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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nekrogoblikon
nekrogoblikon Dec 8 2012, 7:52pm says:

I keep getting this message when I try to join a server?
You were kicked by (AC #1)

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Razzeld
Razzeld Dec 1 2012, 8:06am says:

VOTE VOTE VOTE

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Only-Dave
Only-Dave Nov 12 2012, 5:49pm says:

does this work on steam?

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GodFather_ Nov 26 2012, 1:28pm replied: +2 votes     reply to comment
Zornikage
Zornikage Nov 11 2012, 2:37pm says:

It looks like a good mod, but I really can't get into it. The servers I tried playing on seemed to difficult to get started on. Had no idea what to do, or where to go, and nobody seemed too eager to help newcomers. Also, I had assumed there would be NPC pedestrians roaming, or cars to hijack freely, but it doesn't seem there is. I think I expected too much.

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Guest Dec 6 2012, 10:44am replied:

every server is like a new game
some have npcs and cars everywhere
other have gui to select and spawn your own cars etc

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TheGTAHeroes
TheGTAHeroes Nov 3 2012, 8:47am says:

nc video song!

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XenonBlue
XenonBlue Oct 4 2012, 12:19pm says:

Mod of the century, not only of the year.

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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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