How to Install and Use the MySQL Plugin R6 33 for SA-MP
SA-MP (San Andreas Multiplayer) is a popular online multiplayer mod for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It allows players to create and join servers with custom game modes, maps, vehicles, and more. One of the features that SA-MP offers is the ability to use MySQL databases to store and retrieve data for various purposes, such as player stats, inventory, missions, etc.
To use MySQL in SA-MP, you need a plugin that allows you to communicate with the database server from your PAWN script. There are several MySQL plugins available for SA-MP, but one of the most widely used and updated ones is the MySQL Plugin R6 33 by BlueG. This plugin is based on the official MySQL Connector/C library and supports both Windows and Linux platforms. It also has a rich set of functions and callbacks that make it easy to work with MySQL queries and results.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use the MySQL Plugin R6 33 for SA-MP on your server. We will also provide some examples of how to perform common tasks with MySQL in PAWN.
Installing the MySQL Plugin R6 33 for SA-MP
The installation process of the MySQL Plugin R6 33 for SA-MP is fairly simple and straightforward. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Download the latest version of the plugin from this GitHub repository[^1^]. You can either download the source code and compile it yourself, or use the pre-compiled binaries provided in the Plugin Release folder.
Extract the content of the downloaded archive into the root directory of your SA-MP server.
Edit the server configuration file (server.cfg) as follows:
Windows: add mysql to the plugins line.
Linux: add mysql.so to the plugins line.
If you are using Linux, you may also need to install the MySQL client library on your system. You can do this through your package manager. Make sure you install the 32-bit version of the library, or else the plugin won't run. Alternatively, you can use the mysql_static.so plugin file, which is statically linked to the libmysqlclient library.
If you are using Windows, you may also need to install some Microsoft C++ redistributables on your system. You can download them from this page. You will need the x86/32-bit versions of 2010, 2010 SP1, 2012, and 2015 redistributables.
Restart your SA-MP server and check if the plugin loaded successfully. You should see a message like this in your server console: [MySQL] Plugin version: R6_33.
Using the MySQL Plugin R6 33 for SA-MP
To use the MySQL Plugin R6 33 for SA-MP in your PAWN script, you need to do three things:
Include the mysql.inc file in your script. This file contains all the definitions and declarations of the plugin functions and callbacks. You can find it in the include folder of the plugin archive.
Create a connection handle to your MySQL database using the mysql_connect function. This function takes four parameters: host name, user name, password, and database name. Optionally, you can also specify a port number as a fifth parameter. The function returns an integer value that represents your connection handle. You can use this value to refer to your connection in other functions.
Use the plugin functions and callbacks to execute queries and handle results. The plugin offers a variety of functions and callbacks that allow 061ffe29dd