My Story of GTA San Andreas

Jaydeep Ashtamkar
2 min readApr 12, 2023
Grove Street, Los Santos, San Andreas

Hello everyone,

I’m thrilled to share a different type of content with you than what I usually like to discuss. Today, I’d like to take a moment to reminisce about my experience playing GTA San Andreas, a game that holds a special place in my heart.

As a child, I would eagerly anticipate coming home from school to play GTA San Andreas for hours on end. The game had everything I wanted in a gaming experience: the ability to explore different environments, drive cars, hang out with friends, and immerse myself in the life of gang bangers and OGs who hustled to make ends meet.

One of the things that made the game so captivating to me was the opportunity to learn about a different way of life. As humans, we are naturally curious about cultures and ways of living that differ from our own. In this case, the game opened my eyes to the culture of gangs, territories, and the street life that CJ, the main protagonist, navigates throughout the game.

Another aspect of the game that made it memorable was the community I built through playing SAMP. I made friends through the game, with whom I would join in activities such as gang wars, street races, and parties. Sadly, I lost touch with many of them over time.

Recently, I had the urge to relive the nostalgia of playing the game once again. However, I discovered that Rockstar Games no longer produces the legacy game. After searching for a clean copy of the game online, I had no luck. The only version I found was riddled with unnecessary mods that detracted from the original game experience.

Determined to play the game again, I downloaded the modded version and manually cleaned it up by removing the unnecessary mods. Since our computers are much more advanced than when the game was first released, I also added a few graphics mods and cleo mods to enhance the gaming experience.

Unfortunately, the original file was compressed, which caused the audio files to be lost. Consequently, this version of the game lacks the majority of dialogues. Nevertheless, the game still runs smoothly and provides an enjoyable experience.

I am excited to present to you the clean version of the game I have created. I am confident that you will enjoy reliving the nostalgia that comes with playing this classic game. Don’t hesitate to share it with your friends too!

You can download the game here:

Additionally, there are a few YouTube channels that make interesting GTA videos. Feel free to check them out:



Jaydeep Ashtamkar

Here to express my ideas. Analyst and Quant. Interested in Finance, Risk and Analytics.