Grand Theft Auto IV

Version installed by Steam

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.7-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Everything, single player, saving and loading, sound, music, etc

What does not



What was not tested

Mods. cheats

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Use launch options to set your resolution before launching the game for the first time. -width 1920 -height 1080 Use xLiveLess to remove Windows Live games or the game will fail to launch. Launching the game by manually running "wine LaunchGTAIV.exe" seems to work better than launching the game through Steam. I used Steam to purchased and download the game, but I run it directly from the .exe without ever opening Steam. Your control bindings will sometimes not be saved after closing the game, just make sure that you use the Quit button and the game closes peacefully.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 06 20194.7-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAdam Moore 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20183.18-stagingN/A Yes YesGoldRoman 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 17 20183.2N/A No NoGarbageAaron Franke 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 30 20151.7.51Yes Yes SilverManuel 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 30 20141.7.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29559 GTA IV freeze in videos or scripted game events 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.


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Works in wine-stable
by Dennis Mayr on Tuesday February 5th 2019, 17:05
GTA IV works perfectly in wine-stable (3.0.4), emulating Windows 7, with following native libraries installed: vcrun2005, dotnet20, dotnet35sp1.

However, it crashes under wine-stable 4.0 past the Niko Bellic menu screen, after clicking "Start", regardless of emulated Windows version.
Screenshots is needed
by Bartosz Kosiorek on Thursday December 27th 2018, 4:26
Please submit screenshot from GTA 4 working under wine.