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 1.5.2

This version was originally released on 24th of January, 2016. 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.[]

Related links
Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.2 released! A complete list of changes can be found here[] and here[] (from r7607 upwards). List of changes to the resource pack can be found here[] (starting from Nov 6, 2015 upwards).

We would like to thank the following community members for their contributions to the MTA:SA source code or resources for this release:
lopezloo, Marek Kulik, Stefano Aguilera, tederis, Dutchman101, nokizorque, qaisjp, TAPL-93

Want to download MTA:SA 1.5.2? Click here[] to go to our home page.
Once there, click the Download button at the top center of the page and you are set.

Linux server packages are also available[].

We hope that you will enjoy this release. Also, please keep in mind that if you encounter a bug or a problem which was not present in previous versions, you can report it to our bugtracker[].

--MTA Team

(original post can be found here: )

[2015] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings
  • 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

TypeAmount of playersDate / Time
Recent peak number of concurrent unique players21919 players2015.12.22 (at 18.00 GMT)
Highest recorded number of concurrent unique players24985 players2015.02.28 (at 18:00 GMT)
Recent number of daily unique players115508 players2015.12.22 (Tuesday)
Highest recorded number of daily unique players140814 players2015.03.07 (Saturday)
Recent number of monthly unique players520276 playersNovember, 2015
Highest recorded number of monthly unique players587193 playersJanuary, 2015

MTA:SA Version or seriesPercentage of players using that version or series as of 23rd of December, 2015
1.0.x + 1.1.x + 1.2.x0.13%


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: )

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