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Grand Theft Auto IV Title Update 7



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NameGrand Theft Auto IV
VersionTitle Update 7
License Retail
URLhttp://www.gta4.com/
Votes  
RatingGold
Wine Version1.7.22
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Description
Update released on 1 June 2010
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Installation, changing Video/Sound settings, playing, intro, etc..

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.


Additional Comments

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
export WINEARCH=win32
export WINEPREFIX="/home/USER/.wine"
winecfg

USER in the example above is your username.

Afterwards using Winetricks install the following components to have it exactly like my test:

d3dx10
d3dx9_26
d3dx9_28
d3dx9_31
d3dx9_35
d3dx9_36
d3dx9_39
d3dx9_42
d3dx9_43
d3dx9
directx9
dotnet20sp1
dotnet20
dotnet30sp1
dotnet35
dotnet40
gfw
mfc40
mfc42
msxml3
msxml4
msxml6
physx
quartz
vb6run
vcrun2003
vcrun2005
vcrun2008
vcrun2010
vcrun6sp6
vcrun6
wmp10
wsh56vb
wsh57
xact_jun2010
xact
xinput
xna40

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 1.0.7.0 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.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20141.7.22 Yes Yes Gold Luis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 27 20141.6.2 Yes Yes Gold Luis Henrique Santos 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Jan 11 20141.7.10 Yes Yes Gold Philipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 18 20131.7.2 Yes Yes Silver Alexis Emanuel Cirmi 
ShowManjaro LinuxAug 06 20131.6 Yes Yes Silver Fabrice PROST-BOUCLE 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23532 Multiple games need xlive.dll implementation (Fallout 3, Batman, GTA IV) NEW View
29376 Grand Theft Auto IV ESC key doesn't work in pause menu UNCONFIRMED View
29559 GTA IV freeze in videos or scripted game events UNCONFIRMED View
31387 Helicopter's tail prop is sometimes partly black in GTAIV UNCONFIRMED View

 
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.

INSTRUCTIONS

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.


 
Gamepads
Follow the instructions here to make your gamepad work:
gtaforums.com/topic/379477-all-controllers-working/

 




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