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What does not
What was not tested
play the whole game
To make this work, first download the game with steam. Steam always downloads version 1.07. After download install this with winetricks into your win32 wineprefix: d3dx9 physx wmp9 msxml3 gfwl vcrun2005 vcrun2008 mfc42 Then install the dotnet35 but NOT from winetricks use it from the GTA directory! (The wine net 3.5 gets tangled up and installs net 2.0 instead) Then launch GTA4 from Steam to get it activated. After that launch it with LauncherGTA4.exe.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 17 2018||3.2||N/A||No||No||Garbage||Aaron Franke|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Sep 30 2015||1.7.51||Yes||Yes||Silver||Manuel|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 30 2014||1.7.11||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
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.