Grand Theft Auto IV

Standard double DVD release

Application Details:

Version: Retail
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.6-staging

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installer works fine
  • Game runs, can start a new game
  • Performance is good, even at max settings at 1440p 144Hz

What does not

  • No mouse capture, even after using DInput MouseWarp reg key and setting grabfullscreen=y
  • Beyond what the game loads during loading screens, no assets load in. Driving away 
    from the area the player spawns into sees a progressive loss of LOD until there are no more
    world assets visible. I could not find a way to fix this.
  • Sometimes the game hangs on loading screens. You cannot move focus away from the window and must
    killall GTAIV.exe from a different TTY.


What was not tested

  • Extended gameplay

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

  • 32-bit prefix
  • xliveless installed
  • d3dx10 d3dx9_* d3dx9 dinput dotnet35 dotnet40 gfw mfc40 msxml6 vcrun2005/2008/2010 wmp10 xact xinput

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 17 20216.6-stagingYes Yes NoGarbageJames Calligeros 
ShowManjaro Linux 18.0.4Sep 18 20194.15Yes No NoGarbageDavid Sn 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 08 20194.5-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAdam Moore 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 20 20151.7.38Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 28 20141.7.22Yes Yes NoGoldLuis Alvarado 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23532 Provide offline implementation of Games For Windows Live (GFWL) 'xlive.dll' -> 'XLiveless' (Fallout 3, Batman, GTA IV) REOPENED View
46523 GTA / Grand Theft Auto IV ( crashes under wine 4.0, works OK under 3.0.4 UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO remove GFWL from GTAIV

Games for Windows - LIVE does not work under Wine. GFWL components will crash any game that use the service. The only thing to do about it is to cut XLive out using XLiveLess Patch.


1) Download the latest XLiveLess patch from here.

2) Unpack xlive.dll into the game folder.

XLive is out and the game launch is unobstructed. Please note that from now on the online play via GFWL is disabled so as to prevent cheating.