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[Tutorial] How to play SA-MP through Steam
« on: March 27, 2018, 08:45 »
How to play San Andreas Multiplayer in Steam
Thanks to Mauri for making me aware that this was possible in the first place.

Requirements: Have GTA SA installed via Steam.

  • Download GTA SA v1 from here: http://themavesite.com/downloads/GTA_SA.EXE
  • Put GTA_SA.EXE in your San Andreas Steam folder (....\Steam\SteamApps\common\Grand Theft Auto San Andreas)
  • Download the official SA-MP client http://files.sa-mp.com/sa-mp-0.3.7-R2-install.exe
  • Install SA-MP client inside the same folder (....\Steam\SteamApps\common\Grand Theft Auto San Andreas)
  • Go to the San Andreas Steam folder (Steam\SteamApps\common\Grand Theft Auto San Andreas) and rename gta-sa.exe to gta-sa-old.exe
  • Rename sa-mp.exe to gta-sa.exe

That's it!

NOTE: People will not see that you're playing San Andreas multiplayer. Instead it will show you are playing GTA San Andreas.
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Re: [Tutorial] How to play SA-MP through Steam
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 11:42 »
After trying this for a few months I now strongly advice against using the Steam version to play SA-MP.

Why?

I spent the last 4 days debugging because I kept randomly crashing while entering vehicles. Turns out this is because the game tries to load a radio track that is not available on Steam..
So all the while this had been a client side bug while I thought it was a server one.. Sigh.

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Re: [Tutorial] How to play SA-MP through Steam
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 08:22 »
Duly noted. It's not that GTA:SA is a large file to download anyway, so illegal copies, ho!

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Re: [Tutorial] How to play SA-MP through Steam
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 05:22 »
Duly noted. It's not that GTA:SA is a large file to download anyway, so illegal copies, ho!
Fun fact: SA was my first illegal game download ever. Also the first time I had to mount something.

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Re: [Tutorial] How to play SA-MP through Steam
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 03:06 »
You... You've illegally downloaded a game! FOR SHAME, MAVE.