patching to version 7
videos/cutscenes (most of the times)
high graphical settings
play the game
play own music
What does not
GFWL - need the xliveless patch
Multiplayer (with xliveless not possible)
Sometimes there are road glitches on bridges
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 Sometimes GTA freezes in video sequences. This happens only in videos. You can skip the videos with left mouse button. The hear your own music: Music must be in mp3, put it in drive_c/users/USERNAME/My Documents/Rockstar Games/GTA IV/User Music Also you need to name it like: 1.mp3, 2.mp3 and so on...
|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.