Installer (from retail DVDs) The online release date check Title update 7 (this also removes Rockstar Games Social Club)
What does not
Games for Windows - LIVE (XLiveLess Patch needed). The game
What was not tested
Playing the game
When I start the game (using LaunchGTAIV.exe) I get this error: GTA IV FATAL ERROR: DFA did not initialize properly. Please make sure you are using LaunchGTAIV.exe to launch the game. ---- Bug 16328 (http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16328) is closed, so I assume that the path for TEXP70 isn't necessary anymore (it should work out of the box)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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.