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

Install and game itself. Crashes sometimes.

What does not

Online, had to use Xliveless.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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 SilverJohn 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 19 20151.7.55Yes Yes SilverMike 
CurrentMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Dec 14 20141.7.33Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 15 20101.3.5Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowSlackware64 13.1Sep 23 20101.3.3Yes No Garbagean 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.