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Grand Theft Auto IV

Standard double DVD release

Application Details:

Version: Retail
License: Retail
URL: http://www.gta4.com/
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.15

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Installation, changing Video/Sound settings, playing, intro, etc..

What does not

For the moment everything works correctly.

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Additional Comments

VIDEO - Nvidia GT 440 Driver - 331.38 OS - Windows XP (This is because the game works better on Windows XP than 7. Works on both but I chose XP. Do not play this game on a Wine prefix in 64 bit mode. You need 32 bit in order to play it correctly. For that you need to do the following: rm -fr ~/.wine export WINEARCH=win32 export WINEPREFIX="/home/USER/.wine" winecfg USER in the example above is your username. Afterwards using Winetricks install the following components to have it exactly like my test: d3dx10 d3dx9_26 d3dx9_28 d3dx9_31 d3dx9_35 d3dx9_36 d3dx9_39 d3dx9_42 d3dx9_43 d3dx9 directx9 dotnet20sp1 dotnet20 dotnet30sp1 dotnet35 dotnet40 gfw mfc40 mfc42 msxml3 msxml4 msxml6 physx quartz vb6run vcrun2003 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 vcrun6sp6 vcrun6 wmp10 wsh56vb wsh57 xact_jun2010 xact xinput xna40 After making sure all of this components are installed (Not all are needed for this game, but this are the ones I had installed already when I tested the game). Then follow the instructions mentioned below in the comments to patch the Xlive DLL in order to avoid the Games for Windows - Live. Note that the patch 1.0.7.0 actually disables the need for this by uninstalling the social part but you still have to put the DLL mentioned below in order for the game to actually start. Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Juf4LC--g&feature=youtu.be For more information about installing Wine correctly in Ubuntu in the case the WineHQ site is not enough, please visit http://askubuntu.com/questions/316025/how-to-install-wine

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
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 Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 28 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 09 20121.5.8Yes No GarbageSz 

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

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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.

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

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