GTA: San Andreas on Unity and with Linux support (unofficial)

GTA logo and Unity logo

You sure know the GTA: San Andreas video game, that is to say, one of the titles of the Grand Theft Auto saga that has been so successful. Well, this Rockstar video game was released in 2004 with the RenderWare graphics engine. It offers a great city at your disposal in which there is a lot of freedom of action. Those who have already played will know. The problem is that it is a title that was available for other platforms, although it can be installed on Linux using Wine.

But now there is good news, and it is that GTA: San Andreas is being made to work on it Unity graphics engine. An engine that we have already talked about a lot in LxA for its linux support. The result will be a "revamped" video game with support so that you can use it natively on your GNU / Linux distro. And although it is a video game from a few years ago, it is still very much liked by a large number of gamers.

The project is not going too fast, but it is promising, and they could bring more games in the future (others from the GTA series). If you want more information you can see the site of this project within GitHub. The change to Unity is interesting to bring more supported platforms, and they are also bringing the multiplayer mode. Also, the project is under the MIT open source license, although the project in terms of "openness" is somewhat limited.

Let me explain, to play this video game you would need a copy of the original GTA: San Andreas, and using this project to be able to run it natively on Linux. It is something normal with this type of ports as we have also seen in other titles that we have already talked about here. Also, Unity you already know that it is not open source, but that it is proprietary and free. So do not expect something free or totally open source for obvious reasons, but it is good news that it can be played from Linux ...


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