Category: Main Games Action Games Grand Theft Auto IV Title Update 3

Grand Theft Auto IV

Update released on 21 March 2009

Application Details:

Version: Title Update 3
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.35

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation Playing - after applying patch given in Bug 16328 GTAIV NATIVE TRAINER Version 3.5

What does not

gta4Browser.exe crashes, but this doesn't seem to affect the game. Fedor crack - drunk camera. Have to use razor1911 instead. Full screen mode fails with error. '-windowed' command-line-set mode without wine virtual screen emulation Some visual glitches are seen, and terminal is filled with lots of errors. The game is about 2-4 times slower than in Windows.


What was not tested

Multiplayer - unavailable with XLiveLess

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

My machine specs: Pentium4 3.2 GHz HT 2 GiB of DDR533 RAM nVidia 8800GT 512MiB Game is playable on high graphics settings, but with minimal shadows, view distance & detail distance. If wine is compiled with custom optimization options, playability improves considerably.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux From ScratchDec 31 20091.1.35Yes Yes NoBronzeRuslan 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 18 20091.1.21Yes No NoGarbageEvgeny Kapun 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16328 GTA4 does not work CLOSED FIXED View
21197 Black dots are seen on some 3D models in GTAIV CLOSED FIXED View
21219 Circles around light sources in GTA IV CLOSED INVALID View
23619 GTA San Andreas doesn't find widescreen video modes CLOSED FIXED 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.