Social Club etc launchers
What does not
The game fails to launch and throws an error message: "GTA IV FATAL ERROR"
What was not tested
Anything in-game as the game did not launch
Crash log: https://pastebin.com/tRRnVhHK
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Apr 18 2021||6.6-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||James Calligeros|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 27 2021||6.4||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Luciano|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 06 2019||4.7-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Adam Moore|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 26 2018||3.18-staging||N/A||Yes||Yes||Gold||Roman|
|Current||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 17 2018||3.2||N/A||No||No||Garbage||Aaron Franke|
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.