GTA SA:MP

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is played from a third-person perspective in an open world environment, allowing the player to interact with the game world at their leisure.

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Game Server IP Address and Port

GAME GAME MOD/TYPE Server Address
SAMP Free for All 182.176.65.10:7777

To Play Multiplayer

  • SA-MP requires GTA:SA (DVD game for PC) v1.00 US/EU.
  • Version 2.0 of the DVD version can be downgraded to 1.0 using a third-party patch.
  • The Steam and Direct2Drive versions of GTA:SA are not currently supported and cannot be downgraded.

Download the SA-MP client installer from 1 mirror and install the program in to your GTA San Andreas folder.

System Requirements

Recommended Requirements
Processor Pentium 4 or Athlon XP
RAM 384+ MB RAM
Video Card 128MB Nvidia GeForce6 or better)
Hard Drive 4.7 GB free hard disk space

How To Connect Server

Patch Installation

After downloading the latest SA-MP client, run the downloaded .exe file and follow the instructions.

The installer will ask you to locate your GTA:SA installation path. By default this is ‘C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas’, however yours may differ.

It is very important that SA-MP is installed in the same place as gta_sa.exe. This is important as SA-MP needs the core San Andreas files to run. You should see the following window with your San Andreas directory pre-selected. If it is selected, click install. If not, browse for the directory.

Sampinstall

This automatic installation process should place a shortcut named SAMP on your desktop, if it’s not there check your GTA San Andreas directory. Run this file to open the SA-MP server browser, where you can join a server to play on.

Sampicon

Finding a Server

Finding a server is easy; simply run the newly-created shortcut on your desktop (samp.exe), and the server browser will appear. Click on the ‘Internet’ tab at the bottom of the client to show all servers that are publicly visible. The ‘Hosted’ tab is a special list of servers who have paid to appear on it to gain visibility.

The only necessary user input in to the server browser is to enter your nickname in the ‘name’ field to the top of the browser window. Then, simply choose a server you want, right-click on it, and press ‘Connect’. Alternatively, click the green ‘Play’ icon in the top right corner. If all goes well, this will load up the game and connect you to the server.

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FAQs

I get the error “San Andreas cannot be found”

San Andreas Multi-player is not a stand-alone program! It adds multi-player functionality to San Andreas, and thus you need GTA San Andreas for the PC – it also needs to be EU/US v1.0, other versions such as v2.0 or Steam and Direct2Drive versions will not work.

I can not see any servers in SA-MP browser

First off, ensure you are following the procedures. If you have followed what it says, and still cannot see any servers, you must allow SA:MP access through your firewall. Unfortunately, due to the large amount of available firewall software, we can not offer further support on this – we suggest looking at the manufacturers website or trying a Google search. Also make sure you have the latest SA:MP version!

Single Player Loads instead of SA:MP

YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO SEE THE SINGLE PLAYER OPTIONS (NEW GAME, LOAD GAME, ETC) – SA:MP SHOULD LOAD BY ITSELF AND NOT PRESENT THESE OPTIONS. IF YOU SEE “NEW GAME” SINGLE PLAYER HAS LOADED, NOT SAN ANDREAS MULTIPLAYER.

Single player can load for 2 reasons – you have installed SA:MP to the wrong folder or you have the wrong version of San Andreas. If you have the wrong version it’s easy to fix. Download the SA-MP client installer and install it into the directory of game.

Sometimes the single-player menu will be shown, but SA:MP will have in fact loaded properly. To fix this you simply need to select an item on the menu then press esc until you’re out of it, then SA:MP will proceed to load.

I get “Unacceptable NickName” when connecting to a server

Ensure you are not using any disallowed characters in your name (use 0-9, a-z, [], (), $, @, ., _ and = only), and that your name is no longer than 20 characters. This also could be caused when a player is on a server with the same name as you (which can happen if you re-join a server very soon after timing out or crashing).

I have a modified GTA: San Andreas and SA:MP won’t load

If it won’t load then remove your mods.

When launching GTA with SA:MP it won’t start

Delete the gta_sa.set file from your userfiles folder and make sure you don’t have any cheats/mods.

The game crashes when a vehicle explodes

If you have 2 monitors then there are 3 ways to solve this:

Disable your 2dr monitor when you play sa-mp. (Maybe not so smart if you like to have the monitor on.)
Set your Visual FX quality to low. (Esc > Options > Display Setup > Advanced)
Rename your GTA San Andreas folder (e.g. to “GTA San Andreas2”) (This often works, however sometimes it may stop working again so you need to rename it to something else.)

My mouse doesn’t work after exiting the pause menu

If your mouse seems to be frozen ingame while it (partially) works in the pause menu, then you should disable the multicore option sa-mp.cfg (set it to 0). Continuously tapping Escape until the mouse responds again may also work, but it is not as neat a solution.

The file dinput8.dll is missing

This is possibly arises when DirectX is not properly installed, try re-installing it – don’t forget to restart your PC. If the problem still arises, just go at C:\Windows\System32 and copy paste the dinput.dll file to the root directory of your GTA San Andreas. That would solve it.