Multi Theft Auto mta
Multi Theft Auto mta
August 6, 2007
ABOUT Multi Theft Auto

Multi Theft Auto

This is an official Multi Theft Auto group on the Steam Community.

What is Multi Theft Auto?

Multi Theft Auto (MTA) is an open-source software project that adds full on-line gaming support to Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PC game, in which this functionality is not originally found. It is the first open-source modification that adds a highly customizable network play element to a commercial closed-source single-player PC game.

Developed as an experimental piece of software initially for Grand Theft Auto 3 back in early 2003, Multi Theft Auto has become an advanced multiplayer platform for gamers and developers. Our software provides on-line gaming for dozens of players running user-generated gameplay content and scripts through a Lua virtual machine, and is freely distributed under the GPLv3 license.

It is worth noting that no original game files are modified in the process, so you can still play the single player mode just as you have.

Current stable release: MTA:SA 1.5.5

This version was originally released on 7th of October, 2017. There were subsequent updates to it posted every other week or so.

Installation instructions

MTA:SA works fine with the Steam version of GTA:SA.
Make sure that GTA:SA is installed, then just download the latest version of the mod from our website and install it. This is it, you are set and you can hop into the game right away.

See below for a link to our website.

Don't own the game yet? You can buy it from Steam:

A bunch of friendly reminders

Posting Free Games or Keys offers, Steam/CSGO/TF2/etc. Trading offers, asking for rep, reflinks or similar advertisements will not be tolerated.
Such posts will be removed on sight. In addition, repeat offenders will be reported to Valve.


Non-English posts in the Comments section below may be removed on sight.


We are fine with your MTA server advertisements, but please post them in the Server Advertisements section in Discussions.


You can ask for support with MTA:SA in Comments or Discussion sections, but you will most likely receive a reply more quicker if you ask on our own support forums.[]


You can find our Discord server here:

Related links
[2017] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings
  • Late April, we have released Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.4[]. The release introduced an important change and extra security features for server owners, as well as some bugfixes.

  • Around the same time, we have announced a public launch of our Discord server[] in order to improve communication with our player base. Since then, over 2350 users have visited it and chatted with us. We have also opened regional sections in it to cater to our international users.

  • Then, in October, we have released Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.5[]. Under the hood changes were the highlight of this release, however there was quite a lot of them.

  • Near the release of 1.5.5, we have enabled some 2-factor authentication options for our forums. You can find them in your Forum Account's Settings page[].

  • More recently, we have been featured in Polish leading gaming network's ( video about multiplayer mods for GTA series (the video is only in Polish unfortunately, subtitles are not available). Quite a lot of footage was dedicated to history and present of MTA and the mod was cited as one of the major possible inspirations for Rockstar's GTA:Online mode in GTA V.

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

MTA:SA The Fate Of The Furious - Havana Race (Recreation)

[MTA:SA] Character Customization & 3D GUI

MTA:SA-SAAF Dogfight Gameplay #2 by [TC]Joseph

[UWS] United We Stand 15-13 [CLAY] Clay Team | MTA:SA ClanWar | With Rematch

[MTA SA]: Graffiti System


Current player counts and version fragmentation statistics

Amount of players
Date / Time
Recent peak number of concurrent unique players
32068 players
2017.11.04 (at 17.30 GMT)
Highest recorded number of concurrent unique players
32068 players
2017.11.04 (at 17:30 GMT)
Recent number of daily unique players
156247 players
2017.12.26 (Tuesday)
Highest recorded number of daily unique players
173585 players
2017.12.23 (Saturday)
Recent number of monthly unique players
654399 players
November, 2017
Highest recorded number of monthly unique players
668997 players
January, 2017

Just like last year, there were new records for unique daily player count fairly recently.

MTA:SA Version or series
Percentage of players using that version or series as of 26th of December, 2017

Very good. Two most recent releases from this year are used by nearly 99% of our player base. The newer the version, the better and more secure it is.


Work continues on the next release. We have added some new scripting functions such as ones requested in #9562[] (contributed by emre1702), as well as did some tweaks to already existing ones. Also did a fix for a memory leaks in the audio part of the Client and a bunch of other changes too[].

Think that's all for now.
Best Wishes for 2018 from the MTA Team!

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Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.5 released!
A complete list of changes can be found here[] (recommended read) and here[] (incomplete, from r11302 upwards). List of changes to the resource pack can be found here[] (starting from and including Apr 22, 2016 upwards).

Want to download MTA:SA 1.5.5? Click here[] to download the build for Win 7+.

Looking for a legacy build for XP/Vista? You can download it here[].

Or you can click here[] to go to our home page. Once there, click the Download button at the top center of the page, then choose your build and you are set.

Linux server packages are also available[].

This release is backwards compatible with other 1.5-based builds (1.5.4, 1.5.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.1 and 1.5). However if you still use these versions, why not upgrade to the newest one? It works just as good, or even better.

Community credits for this release:
AboShanab, Arran, CrosRoad95, Dezash, Dutchman101, emre1702, Gothem, lopezloo, Necktrox, qaisjp, Sergeanur, ZReC

^ Have you contributed to MTA:SA 1.5.5's source code/resources pack but were not mentioned in the above list (or maybe you would like to modify your entry above eg. change your nickname or add a link to your Twitter/Github)? PM @jhxp with a link to your contribution (for missing entries only) and you will be added ASAP ^

See y'all.
-- MTA Team

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Feb 6 @ 11:51am 
Pegasus Feb 5 @ 9:29am 
Kawaii Peanut Rockstar would sue them.
Kawaii ✪ Peanut Feb 5 @ 9:27am 
wonder if it could be made an independant game on steam for like 30-40$? steam servers would take things to a whole new level