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.
The Winter Holidays are here, so as usual we have got a new recap and status update post for you. Here is the summary of what has happened this year.
📰 2018 in Recap
📺 A bunch of interesting MTA:SA-related
YouTube videos from this year
nX_ Vol.18 - CodeNX™ - 첫 장 - video by ElCrowMvs / map by nX
[GTA:DM] Wonder - Interstellar - by Wonder MTA
[MTA] Vice City - Map Preview #1 (JStreamer v3) - by Liberty City Roleplay
Multi Theft Auto - Tactics - by LoG4nTG
Multi Theft Auto - MTA CIT / GTA SA - San Andreas Police Department's 7th Anniversary (Dance Show) - video by PeteyFTW / server: CIT
Multi Theft Auto San Andreas Fail + Funny moments #1 - by Mr. Green Gaming
Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas - MTA DD - Map: Orgazm Cross - video by Game Master / map by Orgazm
MTA:SA Fast And Furious Paradise Trailer ! - by SDRIFTER Abdlmounaim
📈 Current player counts and
version fragmentation statistics
Player counts were just slightly lower than last year, but we have also had some nice peak values at the beginning of the year. Good to see that there is still an interest in old but great games.
MTA:SA Version or series - Percentage of players using that version or series as of 24th of December, 2018
Similar to last year, two of our most recent releases are used by over 99% of our player base. It means that there is little fragmentation between our releases and that players in general upgrade to the newest release once it is available. Also, there seems to be some interest in the newest alpha version as well - that is nice too.
📟 Status updates
Community-wise, our Discord has expanded this year - currently we have got 10 language-specific sections available for you there, as well as the active as usual English ones. We have also opened a new forum section recently to keep appeals for global game bans in one place. Over the next few weeks we intend to refresh our forum rules to better suit the current forum needs.
As for mod's development, we will continue working on the next release. We are thinking of integrating a new version of the client installer to reduce amount of issues encountered when installing MTA:SA (as well as to make it easier to investigate the remaining ones). We will also consider adding new features provided by our community members, such as editing collisions and adjusting surface properties by CrosRoad95.
That's it for now.
🎄❄Happy Holidays and all the best to you in 2019! 🎉✨
-- MTA Team
Time sure flies fast, doesn't it? It has been a while since the last post from us so we would like to give you an update on what has been going on recently...
Season Greetings from the MTA Team! Here is a status update for you.
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This build is for Windows XP and Vista only. Twenty-third stable release of the Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas multiplayer modification for GTA: San Andreas...
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Highest Rated (10 agree) 10/10
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...
Nov 17 2010 by Flucado