I have also tested bowling and other input types that involve something else apart from keyboard and normal mouse usage. Everything good.
What does not
For the moment everything works correctly.
What was not tested
Everything was tested. I am still testing but everything is good for at least 40% of the progress.
VIDEO - Nvidia GT 440
Driver - 331.38
OS - Windows XP (This is because the game works better on Windows XP than 7. Works on both but I chose XP.
Do not play this game on a Wine prefix in 64 bit mode. You need 32 bit in order to play it correctly. For that you need to do the following:
rm -fr ~/.wine
USER in the example above is your username.
Afterwards using Winetricks install the following components to have it exactly like my test:
After making sure all of this components are installed (Not all are needed for this game, but this are the ones I had installed already when I tested the game). Then follow the instructions mentioned below in the comments to patch the Xlive DLL in order to avoid the Games for Windows - Live.
Note that the patch 184.108.40.206 actually disables the need for this by uninstalling the social part but you still have to put the DLL mentioned below in order for the game to actually start.
Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Juf4LC--g&feature=youtu.be
For more information about installing Wine correctly in Ubuntu in the case the WineHQ site is not enough, please visit http://askubuntu.com/questions/316025/how-to-install-wine
If you happen to have sound stuttering issues you need to remove the directmusic components. To do this you need to open Winecfg navigate to the Library tab and remove the dsound, dmusic and any related sound from directx. This will allow Wine to actually tap to the PulseAudio directly and the sound will play correctly. This is part of the experiments I am doing with Wine and various sound related issues.
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.
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I Want to know how we can play online?
by David Gauto on Saturday June 14th 2014, 21:58
Hello Gentlemen. I have managed to run GTA IV on ubuntu linux 12.04lts with a proprietary driver Nvidia 332.32, add the title Update 1.6 patch to remove the RGSC and have managed to partially play 1 player campaign. However, it has tempted me the idea of playing online with IVMP program but I must upgrade to 1.7 and when trying to do it tells me: The installer has been closed prematurely and can not update the game. Can anyone help me? .
I copied the game updated for windows. however IVMP does not work and get a runtime error C + + 2005 compiler. my version is 1.6
the game runs fucking with patch 1.6. however there is not any chance of playing on line?. I would trollear rat children using Windows 7. XD.