patching to version 7
high graphical settings
play the game
no glitches of any sort
What does not
pressinq ESC in the pause menu, so you can't reenter game after you are in pause menu!
GFWL - need the xliveless patch
Multiplayer (with xliveless not possible)
What was not tested
AMD Phenom II X4 @3,2 ghz, 8 GB 1333mhz ram, Nvidia GTX 460 Need to install XLiveLess,also rename GTA4Browser.exe to something different. Use Nocd. it is really straight forward. Launch with: LaunchGTAIV.exe -norestrictions -nomemrestrict Only downside is the not working ESC key in the pause menu. Other keys work....
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 18 2013||1.7.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alexis Emanuel Cirmi|
|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.