Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is considered one of the best part of the GTA series. And although it didn’t have any Multiplayer capabilities, a team of modders decided to overhaul Rockstar’s classic game. 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. It is the first open-source modification that adds a highly customizable network play element to a commercial closed-source single-player PC game.
According to the team behind this mod, MTA is developed as an experimental piece of software for earlier Grand Theft Auto series, and has become an advanced multiplayer platform for gamers and developers. Its 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.
The team released a new version that is backwards-compatible with 1.3-based clients and server, and comes with Windows 8 support, increased max players for a single server to 4096, new features (such as BASS Effects, Analog Controls States, Bullet Sync and Custom Vehicle Sirens), Editor stability improvements and, other various new features.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."