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  1. jhxp

    Forum Rules

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  2. Hello. Another year is coming to an end, so that means that just like the last year, we have got a new recap and status update post for you. For now, lets summarise all the interesting things that happened this year. 2017 in Recap 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 (GRYOnline.pl) 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 MTA - PUBG | BATTLEGROUNDS PRIMEIRA PARTIDA DO CANAL Current player counts and version fragmentation statistics Type 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 1.5.5 97.60% 1.5.4 1.30% 1.5.3 0.30% 1.5.2 0.30% 1.4.x 0.33% 1.3.x 0.17% 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!
  3. jhxp

    american.gxt file

    It should be placed in the text folder of your GTA San Andreas directory. Eg. C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto San Andreas\text
  4. Summer is over, but fear not, we have got a new release for you - Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.5! This release is focused on bugfixes (most notably, some popular crashes were fixed with help from @Dutchman101 - eg. this one, code cleanups and under-the-hood improvements for developers (migration to a Docker-based environment and support for VS2017 and GCC-6). It may look like it is not much of an update, but the amount of such smaller changes should be a good incentive to update. In other news, we have enabled some additional forum account security features for your convenience - namely a possibility to set a security question(s) for the account and support for Authy and Google Authenticator two-factor authentication. You can enable them in your Account Security settings. Release Highlights updated CEF elements and fixed red/blue color swap issue with Intel VGAs added 'localhost' to the hardcoded CEF whitelist modified launch patcher to work with more exe variants added black outline option for chat text fixed #4166 ("Engine Sounds of other Helicopters and planes missing unless you get in a Helicopter or plane.") fixed #9681 ("Unable to hear proper engine sounds when sitting in car as passenger") fixed #3944 ("Radio titles do not always show.") fixed #8590 ("createEffect with some effects places it's sfx sounds to position 0,0,0") added guiGetCursorType(), isResourceArchived(), getDevelopmentMode(), setDevelopmentMode() (used to be client-only, now it's also server-side), debugSleep(), setVehicleModelExhaustFumesPosition(), getVehicleModelExhaustFumesPosition() improved client connections through firewalls fixed FOV setting not updating censored onClientConsole for login command potentially fixed crouchbug resource pack: various changes in admin, editor, freeroam, headshot, ipb, joinquit, killmessages, play, and realdriveby ... plus more! 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
  5. We gave the source code to GTA3MTA 0.5 and MTA:VC 0.5 to a third party group quiiiiiite a while ago, so they are the ones interested in continuing the development for these mods. You can find some information about them here: and maybe you can find some development builds on their website: http://www.projectredivivus.com/ As for doing an actual proper reboot for those mods from our side, you have to keep in mind a bunch of things: age of these games and potential userbase for multiplayer mods for them GTA3 is 15 years old and VC is 14 years old both games are no longer supported by original developers and have some compatibility problems on newer PCs newer titles exist which are supported and do contain multiplayer components out of the box popularity of MTA:SA and our current dev manpower capabilities we are quite understaffed at this point so taking on more projects is simply impossible for us - our current mod would suffer because of that, and we could not provide the proper level of quality for other projects either MTA:SA source code is almost completely freely available to anyone to view and modify this means that anyone can try to adapt it for GTA3 and VC, which should be possible to do - we would surely welcome that and maybe provide some minor assistance for it (eg. work on the closed-source parts of the mod to make it work) Because of that, it is unlikely that you will see a new official GTA3MTA/MTAVC feature/content release from us in the future (unless, like I have mentioned above, someone tries to adapt MTA:SA to older games - unfortunately there were no signs of that happening so far).
  6. You should be able to change it yourself. See this topic for more details:
  7. Happy Spring Break! We have got a new release for you - Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.4! This release includes security updates for the server that protect both you and us, so we recommend all server owners to upgrade as soon as possible - see the steps below for tips on that. Failure to do so may affect your server's visibility on the Master Server List in the ingame server browser. Aside from security fixes, there are some feature updates in this version for the client as well, so regular players are more than welcome to update. What do you need to do to upgrade your server properly Stop your server, then upgrade your server binaries like usual. You can also upgrade your server resources if you use any of the default MTA:SA ones. Start your server, and when it is running, stop your server again (This will step will ensure mtaserver.conf is upgraded) Edit your mtaserver.conf file, and find <owner_email_address> (it should be just below the <servername> parameter) and insert a valid e-mail address that we can use to contact you, should there be an issue with your server. This e-mail address IS NOT visible publicly and will only be used for means listed earlier. That is, only if those occur. Save the mtaserver.conf file, then start your server again. Release Highlights Authorized Serial Account Protection is now enabled by default. To put it simply, this feature prevents players from logging in to an account on the server if their serial differs from the serial associated with that account. Naturally, this feature is configurable so you can restrict it to specific account groups and you can authorize more than just one serial for a specific account. You can also disable this in the mtaserver.conf file if you are sure you do not need the feature. Database Credentials Protection is now enabled by default. passwordHash() & passwordVerify() can now be used to store and verify passwords securely and efficiently fetchRemote() now supports parallel downloads with the queue name parameter setWorldSpecialPropertyEnabled() now has settings for "sniper moon", "random foliage" and "extra air resistance" New scripting functions: get/setVehicleLODDistance() setElementDimension() now supports element omnipresence, which means that an element can be in all dimensions at once fixes for weapons/fists desync Corona markers should now have a correct attach offset position SQLite or MySQL no longer makes the server freeze if the connection is lost (#9520) Goggles no longer stay after player was killed (#9477) updates for CEF and other dependencies and redists fakelag command for testing sync issues fixes for some crashes and improvements for error handling for installation and startup issues removed max password length limit for server account passwords added server option to allow locally modified (gta3.img) vehicles added world special property "extraairresitance" to remove speed limiter on certain road sections (#7546) resource pack: various changes in acpanel, editor, freeroam, killmessages, playerblips, race and webbrowser ... plus more! A complete list of changes can be found here (recommended read) and here (incomplete, from r10623 upwards). List of changes to the resource pack can be found here (starting from and including Oct 29, 2016 upwards). Want to download MTA:SA 1.5.4? 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 the 1.5.3 (also 1.5.2, 1.5.1 and 1.5). If you use these versions, then you may as well upgrade to the newest one. Credits for this release: 4O4, Arran, Dutchman101, einheit-101, Fernando, lopezloo, Necktrox, next, Noki_, qaisjp, ZReC ^ (Have you contributed to MTA:SA 1.5.4's source code/resources pack but were not mentioned in the above list? PM @jhxp with a link to your contribution and you will be added ASAP) ^ Oh, and did you know that we have got our very own Discord server now? Click here for details on how to join our server. Take care. -- MTA Team
  8. Hi! Following the community discussion in our forums, we have created an official Discord server quite a while ago, as an alternative (and maybe a full replacement in the future) to our current IRC channels. We kept it in under the radar while we were fine tuning things, but we believe we can now present it to you guys. All MTA players and fans are welcome to join our Discord server (though please behave while you are in there ). You can join it by using the link below: https://discord.gg/RygaCSD or https://mtasa.com/discord What is Discord? Discord is a hybrid of IRC, an Instant Messenger and a Voice Chat software. It incorporates the most important features of these elements into a handy and multiplatform app which you can run on your desktops, smartphones or tablets. Why is it cool? Compared to IRC, it offers a built-in chat history buffer, so even if you are offline, you can still catch up with what happened in the channels then. IRC also offers that, but only through an IRC Bouncer that you either need to pay for, or have someone host it for you. It also has a modern look and features such as URL embedding (regular websites, but also pictures and videos), handy syntax colouring for pasted code snippets, emojis (also custom ones), chat messages reactions, Steam integration and more. What can I find while I am there? We currently have some channels created, including: #general - for general MTA and offtopic chats #scripting - for Lua scripting-related queries #support - for any problems related to MTA:SA client or server #announcements - for all important messages from us as well as some others. We are still thinking of how to put our Discord server into its full potential, so we may add more channels soon. Can I have Discord app installed and/or running on several of my devices concurrently? Can I use more than one server? Sure, absolutely. It will sync the messages automatically. And yes, you can add more servers than just our one. How do I join it? Hey, we have mentioned that already. Just click the link below and follow the instructions: https://discord.gg/RygaCSD or https://mtasa.com/discord I have a suggestion about the Discord... Okay, let us know. As usual, we are open for suggestions. Just post in this topic or hit us up directly on Discord. Hope to see you there! -- MTA Team
  9. jhxp

    BAN Community

    I have unbanned you. Please do not post malicious resources (or in fact do any other misdeeds) again.
  10. Okay. I'll look into it this weekend. That's weird. Are you getting any error messages when trying to PM me? Or is there some other reason?
  11. jhxp

    Editing Topics

    Allowed editing of first posts in more forum sections. See darkdreamingdan's post for reference.
  12. jhxp

    MTA Linux Game Server Manager

    This can happen if you paste pre-styled content from another website directly into Forums' Rich-Text Editor, and said content used some weird color text formatting. I have rewritten your post (or more like re-styled it for IPS) so it shows up fine on MTA Dark Night theme now.