Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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How to play MTA and SA-MP with Steam Version of GTA:SA
By akram03
Tired of playing MTA & SA-MP on Steam GTA:SA as Non-Steam Games? Well, now you don't have to. This guide will show you how to play these mods through the Steam GTA:SA which will also add hours to your profile.
 
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Requirements
First, reinstall the Steam version of GTA:SA to ensure that all the files are clean. After this is done, then disable auto-update to stop Steam messing with the files. (On Steam, go to Library > Right Click on GTA: San Andreas > Properties > Updates > Automatic Updates > Set to 'Only update this game when I launch it'.)

You also will you need to know the location of the Steam GTA:SA folder. (On Steam, go to Library > Right click on GTA:San Andreas > Properties > Local Files > Browse Local Files.)
Downgrade to Version 1.0
You will now need to downgrade the Steam GTA:SA as it's current version will not work with MTA and SA-MP. Again, make sure you know the file path of your Steam GTA:SA files, as this is required for the downgrade.
Now download the GTA San Andreas Downgrader[services.rockstarnexus.com] which will fully downgrade the version back to 1.0.
Extract the file and run the .exe which will open the downgrader. (Make sure to update it.)

Once your in the program, locate the path of your Steam GTA:SA files. After it finishes scanning, tick all of the mods you would like to be installed in the Essential Modifications tab. (This includes MTA & SA-MP, so make sure to check them too.)
Then press the downgrade button. Click 'No' for the first window pop-up and then click 'Yes' for the second window pop-up.
After you follow the installation, the downgrade will be complete.
Multi Theft Auto
Multi Theft Auto can be installed through the downgrader in the previous step. Therefore make sure before you downgrade, you tick for MTA to be installed. When the MTA installer shows, run it and stop at "Choose Install Location" > Choose "Custom" for the Destination Folder > Click "Browse" > Locate your Steam GTA:SA folder > Click on make a new folder > Name it "MTA San Andreas" > Press OK and it will then be ready for Steam.

If for some reason MTA didn't install automatically through the previous step by the downgrader, download the Multi Theft Auto Installer[www.mtasa.com].
Then run the installer, stop at "Choose Install Location" > Choose "Custom" for the Destination Folder > Click "Browse" > Locate your Steam GTA:SA folder > Click on make a new folder > Name it "MTA San Andreas" > Press OK and it will then be ready for Steam.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THE MTA FOLDER IS CALLED "MTA San Andreas" AND IS LOCATED WITHIN THE STEAM GTA:SA FOLDER.
San Andreas Multiplayer
San Andreas Multiplayer can also be installed through the downgrader in the previous step. Therefore make sure before you downgrade, you also tick for SA-MP to be installed. When the SA-MP installer shows, run it and make sure to install it in the Steam GTA:SA folder.

Again, if for some reason SA-MP didn't install automatically through the previous step by the downgrader, download the SA-MP Installer[files.hzgaming.net] and install SA-MP making sure it's in the same folder as Steam GTA:SA.

MAKE SURE SA-MP IS INSTALLED IN THE STEAM GTA:SA FODLER.
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Launcher
After everything is done, finally download the GTA:SA Launcher[www.dropbox.com] and extract the .zip file.
Now put "gta-sa.exe" into your Steam GTA:SA files, and it will replace the previous .exe file. After this is done, you are now finished and ready to play.

Now when launching GTA:SA through steam, this launcher will pop up allowing you to pick to play either Story Mode, SA-MP or MTA. Whatever you pick to play, it will show as playing GTA: San Andreas on Steam allowing you to put on those hours.
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18 Comments
Markhoss Aug 17 @ 10:54am 
Hey F2shy I've tried to reply but it was beyond 1000 characters so here is a link to your reply.
https://pastebin.com/dAX1saH4
F2shy Aug 17 @ 6:22am 
Hey really nice thing you did here! 1 thing tho that would make this really nice. You could add a simple 'Add' button that would open up a window where you could choose a new executable. After you choosed it you could choose an image to use as a Button. After you done those. The new button with your choosen image/icon would appear on the program and now you could choose a new version of gtasa for example. This would be great because you could have a Vanilla and a modded version of San Andreas, and you could easily choose which one you want to play with this. Just an idea.
Markhoss Apr 24 @ 8:06am 
Guys I would also add something if you get an error make sure to press revert and then open the newest sadowngrader which should make itself. At the moment it's 1.4.0 so open that and you won't have the errors popping up anymore, from there you can continue.:-)
akram03  [author] Apr 18 @ 12:43am 
@Markhoss PM Me
Markhoss Apr 17 @ 11:24am 
Hey bro can you please help me? I've tried to downgrade multiple times now time after time and for some reason the program always just gives me errors when opening it I've done everything you said but I really have no clue anymore how to just make it work.:-(
Stalker Apr 9 @ 9:05pm 
thanks man, worked like a charm!
stubbs Feb 9 @ 2:47am 
nevermind, i made a duplicate folder and forgot to add everything to the MTA San Andreas folder. thank you for this guide!!
stubbs Feb 9 @ 12:49am 
the specified file was not found :( did i miss a step?
akram03  [author] Jan 27 @ 12:13pm 
@Irekaan PM me
Irekaan Jan 27 @ 10:14am 
When i launch original gta-sa.exe it's normally shows that I'm in the game, but when I replace it with San Andreas Launcher, steam shows that im in game only when launcher is opened, and no matter what i will chose and launch, MTA or Single Player, Steam shows that im just online