Game works 100% with Wine 5.x up to 5.0.4, DLC included (Episodes from Liberty City).
The 6.x releases didn't work for me, the game crashes at launch.
What does not
The game opens with a blck screen with the 6.x releases.
However, the 5.x releases work 100%.
Using Wine 5.x releases.
What was not tested
Gamepads or joysticks, as I don't use any on PCs.
Performance can be improved by adding a commandline.txt file at the game's directory, with the following contents:
This will diminish the periodical "stutter" that the game may exhibit (on Windows, too).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 18 2020||6.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Dennis Mayr|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jun 27 2019||4.0.1-staging||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||sbct|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 29 2014||1.7.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||Luis Alvarado|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 27 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia"||Jan 11 2014||1.7.10||Yes||Yes||Gold||Philipglo Joshua Opulencia|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|23532||Provide offline implementation of Games For Windows Live (GFWL) 'xlive.dll' -> 'XLiveless' (Fallout 3, Batman, GTA IV)||REOPENED||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|
|48401||GTA IV - Framerate drop after 5 minutes of gameplay||UNCONFIRMED||View|
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.