Installer runs almost flawlessly
Game works after several workarounds
What does not
The online release date check
Games for Windows Live (Installer and in game)
Rockstar Games Social Club
Game has a poor framerate
Minor graphical glitches
What was not tested
The game will not even run with official Wine source, but if you patch the source with the TEXP70 patch from bug #16328 and install xliveless, the game will run but has several annoying problems. For instance the frame rate is slowed down enough to be noticeable even on the lowest settings and there are some graphical glitches such as black spots on Roman. On Windows Vista SP2, I get a good framerate with the settings almost maxed out and no glitches. The online release date check in the installer freezes at 30% but the offline installer from the GTA4 website works fine. I tested this game on an nVidia GeForce 9600GT with driver version 195.36.24 with an AMD Phenom X4 2.6GHz CPU and 4GB RAM.
|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.