Installer (almost flawlessly)
Game itself (in general, with several workarounds)
What does not
The online release date check
Games for Windows - LIVE (installer and in-game)
Rockstar Games Social Club
The good framerate unless you use the lowest settings
SecuROM Copy protection
What was not tested
LAN Multiplayer & Long Play
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 some minor problems. For instance the frame rate is poor unless you use really low settings (i.e. disable shadows, low texure quality, detail and view distance set to 20) On Windows Vista SP2, I get a good framerate with the settings almost maxed out. The glitches seem to be gone in this version but I didn't play the game too long and only drove around for a little bit. The online release date check in the installer still 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. Wine 1.3.5 seems to have fixed some of the performance issues and possibly the glitches, but occasionally I will get a console message "fixme:d3d:buffer PreLoad Too many full buffer conversions, stopping converting" which may explain the low framerate on higher settings.
|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|
|Current||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.