Category: Main Games Action Games Grand Theft Auto IV Title Update 5

Grand Theft Auto IV

Update released on 10 November 2009

Application Details:

Version: Title Update 5
License: Retail
Votes: 20
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installing the game, official 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.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Jun 06 20161.8.2Yes Yes NoSilverJohn 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 19 20151.7.55Yes Yes NoSilverMike 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Dec 14 20141.7.33Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 15 20101.3.5Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowSlackware64 13.1Sep 23 20101.3.3Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

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
21581 GTA4 crashes during "Lure" mission CLOSED FIXED View
21994 Dual-core not being correctly supported in GTA IV CLOSED DUPLICATE View
23532 Provide offline implementation of Games For Windows Live (GFWL) 'xlive.dll' -> 'XLiveless' (Fallout 3, Batman, GTA IV) REOPENED View
27707 Invisible cars in GTAIV when ARB shaders are used CLOSED FIXED View
27918 GTAIV doesn't show anything after switching resolution 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.