Category: Main Games Action Games Grand Theft Auto IV Title Update 7

Grand Theft Auto IV

Update released on 1 June 2010

Application Details:

Version: Title Update 7
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0.1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation
  • Playing
  • Loading save games

What does not

  • gta4Browser.exe crashes on startup, leading to the whole game crash - I had to rename it.
  • Full screen mode doesn't work with Nvidia TwinView - workaround is Wine virtual desktop or -windowed option.
  • Changing resolutions in virtual desktop leads to invisible window - only sound is heard, but no graphics
  • The game runs rather slow


What was not tested

  • Trainers
  • Multiplayer - unavailable with XLiveLess

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I had to install wmp10 and vcrun2005sp1 to satisfy DLL dependencies.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Nov 18 20206.0.1Yes Yes YesGarbageDennis Mayr 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 27 20194.0.1-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesSilversbct 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20141.7.22Yes Yes NoGoldLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 27 20141.6.2Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Jan 11 20141.7.10Yes Yes NoGoldPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 

Known Bugs

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
23619 GTA San Andreas doesn't find widescreen video modes CLOSED FIXED View
27707 Invisible cars in GTAIV when ARB shaders are used CLOSED FIXED View
29366 GTAIV native trainer doesn't catch some key presses CLOSED FIXED View
29376 Grand Theft Auto IV ESC key doesn't work in pause menu CLOSED ABANDONED 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
32882 Grand Theft Auto IV doesn't start, aborts with a GLX error. CLOSED FIXED View
38375 Grand Theft Auto IV crashed cars has wrong rendering CLOSED DUPLICATE View
48401 GTA IV - Framerate drop after 5 minutes of gameplay UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

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.

Follow the instructions here to make your gamepad work:


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In-game TV
by Dennis Mayr on Sunday January 31st 2021, 18:42
In-game TV can't be watched, since it crashes the game.
Previously, I renamed the 'movies' folder to 'movies_bak', so the game couldn't find the files and therefore there wasn't any playback.

A while ago, I thought that it could be a video codec issue, so I googled around, and found out that Rockstar used the Blink codec.
I installed it from the RAD Game Tools website:

Tried again with the Blink codec installed, and it worked!
RE: In-game TV
by Bartosz Kosiorek on Monday February 1st 2021, 1:29
Thanks for the tip!

How did you installed Blink codec (what exact command)?
RE: In-game TV
by Dennis Mayr on Monday February 1st 2021, 8:36
The archive (, when extracted, yields an .exe installer that will add the driver and some converters to the wine prefix.
Just run the installer, and voil´┐Ż :)
RE: In-game TV
by Bartosz Kosiorek on Monday February 1st 2021, 9:21
Unfortunately it is ask for password
RE: In-game TV
by Dennis Mayr on Monday February 1st 2021, 10:56
I'm so sorry, I had forgotten that the archive asks for a password, it is: