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.
Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.6 is released!
Hi there! We've been working hard and today we're proud to announce the release of MTA:SA 1.6. You will receive an automatic update soon, but if you don't have MTA installed, you can get it from ModDB - regular build for Win10+ and a legacy build for Win7, Win8 & Win8.1.
This release is not backwards compatible with previous releases.
This means that you cannot use 1.6 to play on 1.5.9 servers.
If you're a server owner, please take note of the Changes in 1.6 wiki page, more specifically the Backwards Incompatible Changes. You may need to update your scripts for 1.6.
Important notice to Windows 7 and Windows 8.x users
If you are using Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, please upgrade your system to Windows 10 or 11 as soon as possible. Windows 7 and 8.x are no longer supported by Microsoft (since January 2020 and January 2023 respectively) and most software (including Google Chrome and Steam) which means you are running an insecure system. Multi Theft Auto will also eventually drop Windows 7 and 8.x support sometime in the future, so it would be a good idea to start looking at upgrade options right now. Thank you!
CEF in MTA is no longer updated for Windows 7 or 8.x. This is because CEF no longer supports those versions of Windows. This bad for security, so please upgrade to Windows 10+ and MTA to 1.6+
We currently provide two variants of the MTA client, one for Windows 10+ and one for Windows 7/8.x and you can find the download links also conveniently on our home page by pressing the Download button, which reveals a dropdown with the two options.
If you feel like getting some of that official MTA swag, check out the merch store here: Streamlabs.com and wear that MTA gang drip at school or work. Our Spreadshirt store has been discontinued in favor of Streamlabs.
amx is a software package that allows the execution of unmodified San Andreas: Multiplayer 0.3.7 gamemodes, filterscripts and plugins on Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.8 and higher servers. It is open source, and a prebuilt binary for Windows is available for testing purposes right now.
The AMX team hopes that more people get involved with the development on GitHub as they need some help!
Check out our GitHub repo for more information on how to use your SAMP scripts in MTA!
This update is meant to focus on fixes and changes, that were held back for a few releases in the past due to their compatibility-breaking nature, rather than new features, but there are already a lot of features planned for the next release!
Here's a list of highlights for this release:
If you are a scripter, you really should wanna dig in to these improvements! Show off your creations on our # showroom section on our Discord server and have a chance at getting your work featured on our social media pages.
Read the 1.6 release notes for a complete set of changes and more information about the improvements listed above. Watch or star our GitHub repository to keep on top of all the things we're working on.
In this version of MTA there are numerous backwards incompatible changes and refactors that may affect old code.
1.5 installations will be kept intact, to let players and server owners switch over to the new version whenever they feel they are ready. However, new features and changes will only be available on 1.6, so please upgrade!
Note, that you can have both 1.5 and 1.6 installed at the same time on your computer to allow you to switch between if you want. MTA will prompt you to switch to the correct version if the server doesn't support your current version.
We already have new features lined up for 1.6.1, and you can find them on our 1.6.1 milestone on GitHub.
Multi Theft Auto depends on community input and contributions. To keep a project like MTA going we need LOTS of people. You can help in the following areas:
Testing and bug reporting
Whenever you encounter a bug or recognise a need for improvement, we can't fix it until you tell us your problem!
We're continually working on new features and fixes for MTA, and this always needs testing. Join our Nightly release stream and make sure you keep in touch with on Discord and report issues on GitHub.
If you know C++ you may be interested in helping improve Multi Theft Auto's client. Working on open-source software may seem scary, but the best way is to try! Read GitHub's open source guide, and then find an itch to scratch, or scratch your own!
Documentation is important, but also time consuming. If you enjoy writing and have some knowledge of English, or you would like to translate the English version to your native language, you’re very welcome to do so. Just head over to our wiki, create an account, and start editing!
Do you like people? Can you give calm and thought-out responses to users needing help? Then you can spend some time providing support to those who need it. Many answers can be found on our wiki, so make sure to take some time to read it. Then, either join our chat or forums (linked below), or simply help us sort out issues and answer questions on the GitHub repository.
We moved to Crowdin from our old Pootle setup, and people have been actively contributing fixes and new translations. Thank you all! Work is still not over, though, as translations may update in the future or new ones may come along, so keep an eye on Crowdin 👀
Want to translate MTA to your own language? Awesome! Visit us on Crowdin. As soon as your translation is approved, it will be pushed to our repository for use in future releases.
Keeping the MTA downloads, master server and websites alive costs money! If you want to help us sustain our financial expenses, please donate!
Show your creativity!
We are actively looking for new creations on our #showroom channel on Discord, as well as #mtasa on Twitter for content we would like to repost on our social media pages and pin on our annual recap forum post.
Thank you to the following communities and community members for their donations since last release:
@Blokker_1999, NEXTRP, MTA DayZ Ultimate, DubaiRP, INCEPTION-MEDIA, Purge Roleplay, @Arran, @0xCiBeR, @IIYAMA, fransg, Badandy, Nasser Alshahrani, @JessePinkman, Complex Roleplay, FoxG, Grand Roleplay, Lopaha, Matrix Network, @Platin, San Andreas Roleplay, Scott Malone, ChefaoDev, DonNiko
and 6 others who did not provide a name.
Thank you very much to the following community members for their work towards this release:
@4O4 @Addlibs @AGENT_STEELMEAT @Allerek @androksi @Arran @BCG2000 @botder @ccw @cleopatra @darkdreamingdan Dark-Dragon DarkDrifter Nacim @Disinterpreter @Dutchman101 @efex @Exilepilot Fernando Rocha @Haxardous @Inder00 itslewiswatson @JessePinkman @Jusonex @lopezloo @Lpsd @Lvrent lyncon @Megadreams @MerlinMagic @Mkl @Mvrat @myonlake @NanoBob @Nurupo @pieT @Pirulax @qaisjp RatajVaver ricksterhd123 @samr46 @Santi @Sarrum se16n @srslyyyy @Strix@TEDERIs TeteX1 TFP-dev @TheNormalnij Tracer @turret001 vahook vyn666 @Xenius @xLive @Zango
and many others who contributed to our Wiki and helped out with issues.
Thank you also to our translation contributors on Crowdin:
Khazarli, Vampire, FernandoMTA, Shady, xLive, turret001, markenzy, Danx, Zorgman, Maestro-17, deihim007, pieT, mcak105, Hydra45, efex, NetroX, Megadreams, Citizen, WhiteGren, nitrocat21, Pablo, azzmanfilms, Caram1lo, AzukieGTA, MrBad, acedia, YozoraWolf, kordy, Stoned, mdmnmtasa55, Xocopinho, sorinalex36, Haxardous, djebzer, Abasalt_Yar, Nick026, Hydrogen506, Rataj, amirjfp, RidwanRF, q8X, mbeltowski, antimarte, guillaume.dorczynski, morpp, Derbo, Pawcio, Lachuks, Insigne, raikopajusalu52, phammybear, dronor589, Koizumi, R3L4X, Danial123, lenovoactin, i7amod., Shuubaru, Driver, datuna22, TRtam, Dezash, 0xCiBeR, Nebla, Stickey21, xxxx, PatrikX23
You could be on this list! We're always on the lookout for new contributors. Contribute on GitHub, translate on Crowdin, and chat with us on Discord. We have channels for scripting, general support (bugs), mod development, and many more!
Thank you to all beta testers for the past couple of months of feedback and bug reports!
And one more thank you to every member of the MTA staff who helps support this forum and Discord. Without your efforts, this project would not be nearly as successful as it is now. Also a big thank you to the new MTA helpers team who support our users on this forum and Discord!
Finally please give a 👏 to our newest staff members @Vinyard and @Zango; newest helpers @The_GTA, @Reyomin and @Vampire; as well as newest contributors @androksi @BCG2000 DarkDrifter Nacim @efex Fernando Rocha @Inder00 @JessePinkman lyncon @MerlinMagic @Mvrat @Nurupo @Santi TFP-dev Tracer @turret001 vahook vyn666
Have a good one!
— MTA Team
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