Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is MTA?
2. Who is building MTA?
3.
Are you guys being payed by Rockstar?

4. How many players are supported?
5. Do I need GTA3 and does it have to be version 1.1?
6. What is ASE?
7.
How do I use it??
8. What gamemodes are included?
9.
How can I start my own server?
10. Can Iuse it with NAT or a router?
11. Can I play on a servering computer?
12.
May I use mods/skins?
13. Can I play via LAN?
14.
Can I use this mod on Vice City?
15. Where can i download this mod?
16. Where can i find the manual?

17. Why are there no peds/traffic?
18. Which cars will I be able to drive in?
19. If i cheat, will i be kicked?

20. What other multiplayer mods are there?
21. Can I help in the development?
22.
Where can I find the source?
23.
How can I donate?
24. Can I place a copy on my site?
25.
Can I give this to a friend?

26. How do I contact the team?
27. What is IRC?
28.
How do i use IRC?

29. I get a runtime error, what is it?
30. I am alone in the game!
31.
Can i get past those damn credits?
32. How come my car is driving itself?
33. Why do I die in my car?
34.
When i try to start MTA it starts the Setup again!
35. How do I open the manual?


What is MTA?
MTA or Multi Theft Auto is the worlds first multiplayer mod for GTA3.
Who is building MTA?
MTA is build by a team of vaulunteers. Development was started by IJsVogel and slowly started the team to grow. You can find all team members by clicking Team in the nav. bar.
Are you guys being payed by Rockstar?
No, everything we do, we do as vaulunteers. We are not receiving money from Rockstar or any other sponsor.
How many players are supported?
At this moment MTA supports up to 32 players, but this is never been tested. We recommend no more then 10 to 12 players per server.
Do I need GTA3 and does it have to be version 1.1?
Yes, it is a mod, not a complete game. Version 1.1 is not required, but strongly recommended.
What is ASE?
ASE is server browsing software much like GameSpy. It can be downloaded from www.udpsoft.com.
How do i use it?
We have a good topic about it in our forum, click here.
What game modes are included?
For now the only game mode included is TDM.
How can i start my own server?
Servers are explained in the manual.
Can I use this if I use NAT or a router?
Yes u can. But you need to open a port. The standard port is 2003. It is possible a server uses another port. Check it in ASE.
As for the server. U can specifie the port u want to use in the config file. U also need to open another port (the set port +123) for ASE reporting.
Can I play on a serverering computer?
Yes you can, this is the reason why we didn't include a server in the client. Type in the IP of your own PC or use 127.0.0.1
May I use mods/skins?
We prefer to play without other mods. If you want to use mods make sure these mods are installed on all computers on that server!
You can use custom skins, but they will not be visible for the other players.

Can I play on a LAN?
Yes u can, just start a dedicated server and disable ASE reporting.
Can I use this mod on VC?
No u can not. At this moment we are looking into the possibility to build a mod for Vice City.
Where can i download this mod?
Click on downloads in this sites navigation bar.
Where can i find the manual?
U can find it at the same location as the mod. In this sites download section.
Why are there no ped/traffic?
We haven't been able to synchronize them and therefore left them out of the game for now.
Which cars will I be able to drive in?
Every car you can find.
If I cheat, will I be kicked?
The servers have no kick function, but they do have a ban function. So u can be banned from the server!
What other multiplayer mods are there?
GGM
GTA3T
YaMM
GTAWO
Can i help in the development?
When we need new teammembers we will put out a request on IRC, the forum and our news section .
Where can I find the source?
The source code of MTA is not available for download.
How can I donate?
U can't the team does not accept donations.
Can I place a copy on my site?
Yes u may provide an MTA download at your site, but u may not alter any files!
Can I give this to a friend?
Yes, it's freeware!
How do I contact the team?
U can e-mail the team @ admin@multitheftauto.com , or u can use IRC.
What is IRC?
IRC is the most used form of chat
How do I use IRC?
Download mIRC from www.mirc.com and follow the instructions u can find here
I get a runtime error, what is it?
Runtime errors are conflicts in our code which make MTA fail.
error 126 : this occurs with Win98 users, download the patch in our downloadsection.
error 10054 : connection reset by remote side : this means the server went down, connect to another server.
other errors : we have no solution for them at this moment. We are verry sorry but are doing our best to solve them.
I am alone in the game!
This could have various causes. It could be due to high lag or due to an error in the game. We hope to find a final solution ASAP .
Can I get past those damn credits?
Yes you can, if you see the credits looping, it means your client didn't find a game header. Click on the "send game request" button in MTA.
How come my car is driving itself?
Someone else stepped in your car and started driving it. For an unknown reason the cars are not locked.
Why do I die in my car?
When the car is almost destroyed u don't see flames like in single player. When the car explodes you die and end up on the hotel roof where u can choose ur team.
When I try tostart MTA it starts the Setup again!
You have saved the setup in your GTA3 folder. The setup therefore can not place the client in that folder. Place your setup in another folder or rename it.
How do I open the manual?
U need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download it from www.adobe.com