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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Howdy. Just as you folks are preparing for the Holidays and New Year's festivities, we have a new status update for you. Following the tradition from last year, we are going to give you a brief summary of what had happened this year in the Multi Theft Auto community, along with other goodies.

2015 in Recap

  • Shortly after the start of 2015, the new version of the mod was released - Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4.1. This release focused on fixing various issues present in the original release, but also improved compatibility with the Steam version of GTASA. Which, by the way, is on sale now till 4th of January!

  • After that, we gave you an update on the next major version of the mod at the end of March. We also transitioned to Github during that time due to the expected closure of Google Code repositories. We also introduced new rules for our forums.

  • Two months later, we have deployed a Release Candidate for the above mentioned new major version of Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas - 1.5. The release focused on adding Chromium/CEF web browser components to the game, along with other features such as 3d lights creation scripting functions.

  • The first stable build of that version was released on 15th of July. Around that time, the stable version of Microsoft Windows 10 was just about to be released as well. Its earlier Insider Preview versions had some major compatibility problems with MTA:SA, however the final version was free of such issues. People who upgraded to the new OS could play the mod just like before.
    Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5 was also the first version which offered a stable 64bit Linux server build and some modules, rather than the experimental one.

  • At the end of August we have suffered from a security breach to our forums. Due to this, we have advised you to change your MTA forum passwords. Which, by the way, you should still do if you haven't done so back then in August.

  • More recently, at the 5th of November, we have released an update for the 1.5 series, the currently available Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.1. This version had a fix for the shotgun damage calculation along with other changes, such as the new web scheme.

A bunch of interesting MTA:SA-related YouTube videos from this year













Current player counts and version fragmentation statistics

Recent peak number of concurrent unique players: 21919 players - 2015.12.22 (at 18.00 GMT)
Highest recorded number of concurrent unique players: 24985 players - 2015.02.28 (at 18:00 GMT)

Recent number of daily unique players: 115508 players - 2015.12.22 (Tuesday)
Highest recorded number of daily unique players: 140814 players - 2015.03.07 (Saturday)

Recent number of monthly unique players: 520276 - November, 2015
Highest recorded number of monthly unique players: 587193 players - January, 2015

MTA:SA version fragmentation (as of 23rd of December, 2015):
1.5.1: 89%
1.5: 3.60%
1.4.x: 6.70%
1.3.x: 0.57%
1.0.x + 1.1.x + 1.2.x: 0.13%

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So, what about our future releases? ArranTuna has worked on adding a possibility to use more ped skin IDs for the upcoming Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.6. This feature still needs testing, so give it a shot if you are interested and not afraid of trying out our Nightly Builds for 1.6. There were several other changes to both 1.6 and the current 1.5 lines, such as a fix for a client crash related to carjacking, spotted by Dutchman101, or the introduction of createSearchLight() function by Jusonex.

This year was a blast and hopefully so will be the next one.
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2016 from the MTA Team!

(you can find the original post here: Forum.mtasa.com )

[2014] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings

[2014] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings

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The end of the year is near, so it is time for a little progress update for you guys.

Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4 released!

Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4 released!

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Hello everyone! We are pleased to announce that MTA:SA 1.4 is now available!

MTA:SA Development and Status Update - Winter, 2012

MTA:SA Development and Status Update - Winter, 2012

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Happy holidays! It does not look like the Mayans were right, so we can post another status update. And, we do have something interesting to tell indeed.

MTA 1.3.1 Released

MTA 1.3.1 Released

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Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.1 is here! Windows 8 support, player count increase, new functions, and bug fixes. Read on for more info...

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Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.2

Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.2

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Nineteenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas. This update should be interesting for Linux...

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.1

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.1

Full Version 6 comments

Eighteenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas. This release has an important fix for shotgun...

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5

Full Version 11 comments

Seventeenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas, this time introducing new features such...

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4.1

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4.1

Full Version 4 comments

Sixteenth stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas, this time focused on improving the recently...

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4

(outdated) Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.4

Full Version 28 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

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

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vol4ok
vol4ok

Too bad this mod isn't popular as sa-mp :(

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BuchananP
BuchananP

IMO, SA-MP is totally sucks for me......

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Spe¢ter
Spe¢ter

The server I play on usually has 800 players; though sa-mp's community is bigger.

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Razzeld
Razzeld

That server is CIT2 i think. :D

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WildMint
WildMint

works on steam version ?

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ChaseOquinn
ChaseOquinn

Yes, but it does require a few more steps to get it working. Just head over to the MTA forums, forum.mtasa.com and search for a topic about using MTA with the steam version of GTA:SA. If you cant find any topics on it just make one and someone should help you in no time.

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WildMint
WildMint

Yeah i found this
Updatesa.multitheftauto.com

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MIKI785
MIKI785

Best multiplayer Ever

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Lordlar5
Lordlar5

Mta Isnt installing on my computer help me...

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Oscuro1987
Oscuro1987

MTA:SA is the best thing since computer was invented.

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Bogdyalive
Bogdyalive

This mod is awesome.
I mean what is more nicer than playing a game with your friends where you shoot eachother and drive toghether?

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Oscuro1987
Oscuro1987

What features would appear in 1.4 and when would it be due? :D Yes i'm curious!

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theghostleader
theghostleader

any admin could talk with me in this site

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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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