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[GUIDE] Connecting to Red County Roleplay Faster


Dec 30, 2017
Connecting to Red County Roleplay Faster

People are used to opening up San Andreas Multiplayer then selecting and connecting to their server of choice. But that takes a bit of effort and adds additional time to the connection process. That can easily be resolved through creating a shortcut for your desired server on the desktop. It's really simple, just follow the steps below.

Step 1
Right-click your desktop on an available space and head over to new then shortcut. You should be greeted with the screen shown below.
In the location you have to type in the directory of your San Andreas Multiplayer client, followed by the server IP for a connection to be established.

If your game is installed to the default directory, then you can just copy and paste the lines below based on your operating system.
32-Bit: "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\samp.exe" server.redcountyrp.com:7777
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\samp.exe" server.redcountyrp.com:7777

Step 2
After you do that and press the next button, you'll be met with a screen that looks like this. Just type in a preferred name for the shortcut like Red County Roleplay and finish.

Step 3
Having finished all the steps above, you'll get a shortcut on your desktop with the San Andreas Multiplayer logo as the icon. But you can change the appearance in the properties.

Step 4
To change the icon to a more appealing one, just right-click your shortcut and tap on properties at the bottom. You should get a screen like the following.

Step 5
Once on the screen, just press the change icon option and browse for your desired icon. Thereafter, just OK the change and apply it in the properties.
Remember that deleting the icon after setting it will most likely mess up the shortcut after rebooting your computer.

If you want to download the icon used in the guide, just follow the link below to do so.

Step 6
If you have followed all the steps correctly, you should end up with the following result.

That's all there's to making a shortcut for faster connections to the server. From now on, just double tap the shortcut you have just made and sit back as the server automatically connects itself through San Andreas Multiplayer.​


Dec 4, 2010
I have been using this technique since 2013, but by using the "samp://server.redcountyrp.com:7777" format which requires another click to connect. It was when this guide was posted when I found out there is a one click solution.

This is a great solution for those who need it. The initial guide is way far to be noticed.