The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Installer (almost flawlessly)
Game itself (in general, with several workarounds)
What does not
The online release date check
Games for Windows - LIVE (installer and in-game)
Rockstar Games Social Club
The good framerate unless you use the lowest settings
SecuROM Copy protection
What was not tested
LAN Multiplayer & Long Play
The game will not even run with official Wine source, but if you patch the source with the TEXP70 patch from bug #16328 and install xliveless, the game will run but has some minor problems. For instance the frame rate is poor unless you use really low settings (i.e. disable shadows, low texure quality, detail and view distance set to 20) On Windows Vista SP2, I get a good framerate with the settings almost maxed out. The glitches seem to be gone in this version but I didn't play the game too long and only drove around for a little bit.
The online release date check in the installer still freezes at 30% but the offline installer from the GTA4 website works fine.
I tested this game on an nVidia GeForce 9600GT with driver version 195.36.24 with an AMD Phenom X4 2.6GHz CPU and 4GB RAM.
Wine 1.3.5 seems to have fixed some of the performance issues and possibly the glitches, but occasionally I will get a console message "fixme:d3d:buffer PreLoad Too many full buffer conversions, stopping converting" which may explain the low framerate on higher settings.