Grand Theft Auto IV Title Update 7

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NameGrand Theft Auto IV
VersionTitle Update 7
License Retail
Wine Version1.7.22
Free Download Update GTA4 to v1.0.7.0
Maintainers of this version:
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"

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 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:

For more information about installing Wine correctly in Ubuntu in the case the WineHQ site is not enough, please visit

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.


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.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

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.

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Gamepad Fix
by Alexis Emanuel Cirmi on Thursday September 26th 2013, 21:33
Follow the instructions here to make your gamepad work:

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Title Update 7 - Spanish
by Alexis Emanuel Cirmi on Wednesday September 18th 2013, 15:41
Here is the official link for the Spanish version of the Title Update 1.0.7:

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fixed link for GTA4-update 7
by fetter_oml on Monday September 16th 2013, 17:58
here is a (at the time) working link for the update:

cant change the link in the description of the game, maybe someone knows how that works?

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