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 1.5.7

This version was originally released on 1st of September, 2019. 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 and run it once, then just download the latest version of the mod from our website[] and install it. That's it, you are set and you can hop into the game right away.

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

A bunch of friendly reminders
  • Non-MTA:SA related advertisements will be removed and repeat offenders will be reported to Valve.
  • We are fine with your MTA server advertisements, but please post them in the Server Advertisements section in Discussions.
  • Non-English posts in the Comments section below may be removed on sight.
  • Feel free to ask for support with MTA:SA in Comments or Discussion sections, but you will most likely receive a quicker and better reply if you ask on our own support forums.[]

GTA V Social Club Crew

Our Crew on R* Social Club[]
Want to join the Crew? Please leave a comment with your Social Club username.


You can find our Discord server here:

Social Media Channels

Github[] | YouTube | Facebook[] | Twitter | ModDB | Reddit

Related links
[2019] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings
  • Late January, we have refreshed our Forum Rules - we gave them a new look and rephrased a bunch of paragraphs to make them more clear and easier to follow..

  • In May, we have decided to drop support for Windows XP and Vista in our future releases. These operating systems are no longer supported by Microsoft and only a handful of our players still use them. We have advised our players to upgrade their PCs to newer Windows versions. While Windows 7 support will be soon ended by Microsoft as well, we still intend to support it in MTA:SA for a while.

  • In July, we have opened an User Guides section on our forums, which aims to provide our users with quality guides and tutorials for various MTA-related topics. We are still looking into improving this concept.

  • On 31st of August, we have released Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.7. This release was focused on performance improvements, minor scripting additions and bugfixes. It is still the current release and, as mentioned above, is the last main release for Windows XP and Vista.

  • On the same day, we have asked you guys to help us re-design our community website. The work on the new community is currently on hold however.

  • Later in September, Rockstar Games has released GTA: San Andreas for free on their launcher app (for a limited time). We have added support for it in MTA:SA shortly after.

  • 26th of October marked the 15th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas original release on PS2. While it was not the game we started with, it was the game that allowed us to make MTA the successful mod it is today.

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

MTA SA: SAPDFR Online Gameplay 171 (Flaming in the Cold) - server, video by Armor23OnPatrol

[DM] NeiT ft. Gteatero ft. nX_ - Demons Skills 3 - video by GercszTV

FBX replace per element feature - concept and video by CrosRoad95

[MTA SA] Let's play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - server, video by TEDERIs

MTA:SA - Legend Mercy Tactics - video by TheGam3r23

MTA:SA Hydra Stunts 2019 [SW]Supa Innovation - video by SupaHotFire

📈 Current player counts and version fragmentation statistics

Amount of players
Date / Time
Recent peak number of concurrent unique players
31808 players
2019.12.15 (at 17.30 GMT)
Highest recorded number of concurrent unique players
34653 players
2018.02.03 (at 17.30 GMT)
Recent number of daily unique players
132450 players
2019.12.21 (Saturday)
Highest recorded number of daily unique players
185818 players
2018.02.03 (Saturday)
Recent number of monthly unique players
531728 players
November, 2019
Highest recorded number of monthly unique players
805903 players
January, 2018
Player counts were lower than the ones from last year, but they're still large. Again, it's great to see that so many players are still interested in GTA:SA even though it's over 15 years old now!

MTA:SA Version or series
Percentage of players using that version or series as of 22nd of December, 2019
1.6.0 (old-alpha)
1.5.5 (and older)
The latest stable version is the most popular one - and that's good.

📟 Status updates

Not much to say at the moment. Things have slowed down a bit, but we are working towards the next release.

That's it for now. :47_thumb_up:

:stars:☃️❄️Happy Holidays and best wishes to all of you in 2020! 🥂🎆:LIS_star:
-- MTA Team

(you can find the original post here: )

Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.7 is released

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!

Servers: binaries are available. Do not forget to update your default resources.



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. Below is a very small subset of what we've improved:

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 http://mta/resourceName/blah.html. This mtalocal:// URL scheme will now be removed. See GitHub #1071.

This list is inconclusive and we may introduce more changes later.

What's next?

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:


We are looking for a web designer to help us create a new website.[]

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 Nightly) 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!

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!

Finally, please give a 👋 to our newest contributor @myonlake and our newest addition to the MTA team @botder!

Hope you've had a great summer!

— MTA Team

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