General Discussion => Server Help => Server Tutorials => Topic started by: Weponz on December 19, 2017, 04:54:30 PM

Title: [Tutorial] How to play State of Decay - SA:MP Source
Post by: Weponz on December 19, 2017, 04:54:30 PM
Note: SOD:SAMP requires the latest version of SA-MP & GTA:SA installed on your PC. SA-MP may also requires you to patch your DVD version which is what will be explained here.

Step #1: Download/Install Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for PC

Although Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now an old game, it's safe to double check the system requirements.

OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP (Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or higher)
Processor: 1Ghz Pentium III or AMD Athlon Processor (Mac: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or better)
Memory: 256MB of RAM (Mac: 1GB of RAM)
Graphics: 64MB Video Card - Geforce 3 or better (Mac: ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300GT, Intel X3100 integrated graphics chip, or better)
Hard Drive: 3.6GB of free hard disk space (minimal install) (Mac: 5.2GB of free hard disk space)
Misc: Software installations required including DirectX and Sony DADC SecuROM (Mac: This game will NOT run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5))

Note: Once you've checked your PC's specs go ahead and install GTA:SA on your PC. (Both CD and Ripped versions will work)

Step #2: Download/Install SA-MP Third-Party Patch for GTA:SA

Important: This step is needed if you have Version 2.0 of the DVD version.

Once you have GTA:SA installed on your PC you will need to download San Andreas Multiplayer (SA-MP) on your PC. But before you install the client on your PC, you must first patch your GTA:SA version with SA:MP's Third-Party Patch. You can download it directly here: (

Step #3: Download/Install San Andreas Multiplayer (SA-MP)

Once you've patched your version(if required), it's now time to install the latest version of the SA-MP Client which can be downloaded here: (


Accept the licence agreement then locate your GTA:SA directory and click install. You now have SA-MP installed on your PC and can join the SOD:SAMP server.

Step #4: Connect to State of Decay - SA:MP Source (SOD:SAMP)


Once you have SA-MP installed on your PC you can now join the SOD:SAMP server. Simply click the orange square with a tick and input the server ip address (found here ( It then should show up in your list and you can now join the server by double clicking the server and clicking connect. Enjoy!