Installing the game, official 188.8.131.52 patch once Rockstar Social Club was installed.
What does not
Almost everything else, unless you jump through hoops.
What was not tested
Multiplayer, finishing the game.
As per the checklist I installed the game, which worked fine. After installation the game won't run. The official patch wouldn't run until I installed the Rockstar Social Club (which I skipped in the installer), but once that was installed it worked fine as well. To get the game to run I installed d3dx9 and d3dx10 through winetricks, put the xlive.dll from xliveless in the game dir and patched wine with the TEXP70 patch from #16328. After this it finally started, but it's very slow. By default the game sees 256MB video memory, if you edit the registry and add a key in HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D called VideoMemorySize (and set it to 512MB or whatever your card has) it will show the correct amount. The game is barely playable with all settings on minimal because of the low framerate. There are graphical glitches (black textures/spots), but they're not too bad. Tested this on an NVIDIA Geforce 8600GT 512MB) with driver version 195.36.08 on a quad core AMD Phenom II X4 810.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"||Jun 06 2016||1.8.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||John|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Dec 19 2015||1.7.55||Yes||Yes||Silver||Mike|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"||Dec 14 2014||1.7.33||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 15 2010||1.3.5||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Slackware64 13.1||Sep 23 2010||1.3.3||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
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.