San Andreas Mod Installer

This installer streamlines the mod downloading process for Grand Theft Auto games


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  • Category Various Utilities
  • Program license Free
  • Version (SAMI) 1.1
  • Size 3.70 MB
  • Works under: Windows 7 / Windows 2003 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows 8
  • Program available in English
  • Program by cpmusick

Add more content and zing into even a completed version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with this handy mod installer. RockStar's award-winning GTA series is one of the most popular game series of all time, and San Andreas (set in the fictional state of San Andreas) is one of the best-selling editions. Players devoted to the game may play through the whole story, completing the game, but then want to continue, replaying missions, going over their favourite sections and simply being reluctant to pronounce the game 'finished'.

This is where the mod installer comes in. Players can continue their adventures by adding customised missions to complete, adding new vehicles and even exploring new areas by expanding the map. With all these additions it is like having an entirely new version of San Andreas to play, explore and complete.

The mod installer is a surprisingly professional piece of software, coming complete with technical help and information. It provides detailed information on every mod that the player downloads, stating what each mod will do and helping the player to decide if the mod is right for him or her. The mod also actively looks for upgradeable elements in the game file and can then replace them with the modified files.

The mod is fully compatible with both ZIP and RAR files and will automatically extract and install components from ZIPRAR files. If this automatic unpacking does not happen, it is a simple matter to perform the action manually. Simply right-click on the desired file name and select 'Install with SAMI' to have the chosen mod install itself.

The mod's good design can be seen with the visual appeal of each page – there is a unique design for each page, so players can easily tell if they have already utilised one or more elements of the mod. The player does not have to manually guide the mod to the games file, the programming sees the mod actively seeking out the games directory. New vehicles are automatically uploaded and are available the next time the player logs in, while, with the non-vehicle sections of the mod, scripts are used as instructions for installation.

Finally, the mod ensures that in the event of something going wrong, the player will not lose any game data: the mod takes a back-up before installing any upgrades. Updates are installed automatically, ensuring that the mod stays fully up-to-date with the latest features and bonuses.

If there is a downside to this mod, it is that it is only usable on GTA: San Andreas, not on any of the others in the GTA series.


  • Slick and stylish mod, many features auto-enabled for players to click-and-go
  • Unlock new vehicles, expands the map and allows players to customise their own missions


  • Only for GTA: San Andreas
  • Not from RockStar, so, as with many mods, no official sanction
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