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

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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.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

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" winecfg USER in the example above is your username. Afterwards using Winetricks install the following components to have it exactly like my test: d3dx10 d3dx9_26 d3dx9_28 d3dx9_31 d3dx9_35 d3dx9_36 d3dx9_39 d3dx9_42 d3dx9_43 d3dx9 directx9 dotnet20sp1 dotnet20 dotnet30sp1 dotnet35 dotnet40 gfw mfc40 mfc42 msxml3 msxml4 msxml6 physx quartz vb6run vcrun2003 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 vcrun6sp6 vcrun6 wmp10 wsh56vb wsh57 xact_jun2010 xact xinput xna40 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.

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 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 27 20141.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Jan 11 20141.7.10Yes Yes GoldPhilipglo 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
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

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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:


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

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 voilĂ  :)
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: