Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.7 is released
Today we are proud to announce the release of MTA:SA 1.5.7. You will receive an automatic update soon, but if you don't have MTA installed, you can get it from the home page. This is the final release to support Windows XP and Vista — if you still use Windows XP or Vista, upgrade Windows now.
Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas turned 10 years old last week. Happy birthday!
- This is the 24th 1.x.x release
- 359 days since our last release
- 27 new functions
- 4 new events
- 117+ bug fixes and changes
- 540+ commits
- 30 contributors, of which 7 are new
- 64+ total contributors
This release is backwards compatible with the older 1.5.x releases (1.5.6, 1.5.5, all the way to 1.5). However, if you would like to take advantage of all of these useful changes, you will need to go and download the update!
This release includes many additions, improvements, and fixes:
- New drawing functions dxDrawPrimitive and dxDrawMaterialPrimitive
- Improved performance
- Fix swimming speed on higher FPS
- Skimmers can now lift off water at high FPS
- New events onClientWorldSound, onClientPedStep, onClientVehicleWeaponHit
- Surface property functions like engineSetSurfaceProperties
- and much more!
Read the 1.5.7 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.
Important future script changes
From 1.6 onwards we will be making at least the following changes:
- callRemote callbacks currently set the error code to nil when there is no error. In 1.6, to be consistent with fetchRemote, the error code reported will be 0. See GitHub #294.
- Since July 2016 if you provide an invalid string like "randomstring" when a function expects a number, the string will be treated as 0 and raise a script warning. In 1.6 this will be an error. You will still be able to provide strings containing numbers (e.g. "100" and "12.34"), this change only affects invalid strings. See GitHub #1043.
- When providing a width and height of (0, 0) to createBrowser or guiCreateBrowser you will encounter a script error instead of a warning. The warning was introduced Feb 2019. See GitHub #1069.
- Some functions expect only unsigned integers (positive numbers), and since Jan 2016 providing negative numbers would be a warning. This will now be an error. See GitHub #1070.
- Since Aug 2015, we replaced the custom mtalocal:// URL scheme with Mta. This mtalocal:// URL scheme will now be removed. See GitHub #1071.
This list is inconclusive and we may introduce more changes later.
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 (Settings -> Advanced -> Update build type) 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.
Want to translate MTA to your own language? Awesome! Visit us on Pootle. 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!
Thank you to the following community members for their donations this year:
Arran, [RUS] Artem Smirnov, Atti, (SAUR)Castillo, CEKfile, .:CiBeR:., Dmi7ry, HACKER99, Malone, Nero, Nicolae Vlad, pentaflops, Platin, -ffs-Sniper, Tapleto-Hos
Thank you very much to the following community members for their work towards this release:
Addlibs, Arran, CrosRoad95, Dezash, Dutchman101, FileEx, forkerer, Haxardous, lex128, lopezloo, LopSided, Neproify, nonamenoname, ricksterhd123, samr46, StrixG, tederis, TheNormalnij, xerox8521, xLuxy and many others who contributed to our wiki and helped out with issues.
(If your name is missing or you want to change your entry above, please let us know on Discord!)
You could be on this list! We're always on the lookout for new contributors. Contribute on GitHub, and chat with us on Discord. We have channels for scripting, general support (bugs), mod development, and many more!
Hope you've had a great summer!
— MTA Team
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