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Grand Theft Auto V

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Application Details:

Version: Steam Version
License: Retail
Votes: 16
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.7-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Game menu
  • Settings menu
  • Benchmark 

What does not

  • Rockstar Games Launcher crashes under install


Install Rockstar Games Launcher with WINEDEBUG=+heap

$ WINEDEBUG=+heap wine Rockstar-Game-Launcher.exe

What was not tested

  • Starting a game

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowVoid LinuxJun 10 20205.7-stagingYes Yes YesGarbageNotSoSlimShady 
CurrentFedora 31 x86_64Nov 07 20194.19-stagingYes Yes YesGoldHÃ¥kon B. Jahre 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 30 20194.9Yes No NoGarbageAaron Franke 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 27 20183.9-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeKacper 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 11 20183.7-stagingYes Yes NoSilverAndre Lima 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
34544 Grand Theft Auto V - The Manual (.NET 4.0 app) fails to load NEW View
42796 X11DRV_ActivateKeyboardLayout spam during GTA5 run NEW View
43102 GTA V keyboard issue NEW View
46474 GTA V crashing when loading the online mode NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

How to Run Grand Theft Auto V
  • Install Steam and GTA V in a 64-bit wine prefix.
  • Enable CSMT and EAX
  • Launch GTA V

If you are running wine-staging 2.21 you'll need to spam alt+enter when the game is loading to fix the blackscreen.

Currently it's the best to use the unofficial wine-staging 3.4:


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

Freezes/Crashes on the loading screen - Wine 3.8 (Staging)
by Doug on Sunday May 27th 2018, 13:56
Wondering if anyone else is having this problem.

I installed GTA5 via Steam. It loads up fine and I went into the settings to lower GTA's graphical settings. I click the button to load Story Mode, it loads for about 15 seconds, and then it freezes and crashes.
RE: Freezes/Crashes on the loading screen - Wine 3.8 (Staging)
by Munk on Sunday May 27th 2018, 21:37
I was have a similar issue when loading through Lutris. The problem was an issue with the "Stop steam after game exists" setting being enabled in the Wine Steam's runner options. After I disabled it, I didn't get crashes anymore. If you're not using Lutris, disregard this entirely as it's very unlikely related.
But dxvk with radv freezes the graphics card completely in gta v after less then one minute of playing.
by Blauer Hunger on Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:59
This is tracked here:
But I'm not sure whether this is a dxvk issue because radv also freezes the GPU in other (native) Vulkan games

by BYaka on Tuesday May 15th 2018, 8:46
by the way, with wine 3.6+ and DXVK it's platinum and no problems with performance.
wine-staging 3.5
by Luca Weiss on Thursday April 12th 2018, 2:19
The game doesn't start anymore in 3.5-staging at all. Works in 3.4-staging though.
by Blauer Hunger on Monday March 12th 2018, 7:17
Just noticed that the version in my test report was changed from 3.3-staging to 3.3. With 3.3 you get the 2s freeze when pressing a key (=> unplayable) while on 3.3-staging it runs (slow and with some weird graphical effects but playable), so my test report only applies to 3.3-staging, not 3.3.
Social Club launcher crashes with subprocess.exe
by Gerard I. Prudhomme on Monday January 22nd 2018, 5:56
My setup:

Ubuntu 16.04
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 w/ 384.111 NVIDIA drivers
CSMT enabled, virtual desktop disabled

I don't know how the other users are able to get GTA 5 to run in Wine.

I tried with 2.15-staging, 2.21-staging, 3.0-rc2, and 3.0.

The problem appears to be that the Social Club launcher requires dotnet40, and Wine is unable to install dotnet40 in a 64-bit prefix.

However, GTA5 will ONLY install in a 64-bit prefix.

Therefore, I would like to know how the other users are able to get past the issue with the Social Club launcher not running as I have seen this issue mentioned a number of times on Reddit, on the web, etc.

I see one user said they updated the launcher using a Virtual Machine, I tried that, and I was able to get the launcher to run successfully on a virtual machine, but when I went to copy the files to the Wine 64-bit prefix directory I had the same problem as before, with Social Club crashing with subprocess.exe: 000000c2 (D) C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\Social Club\subprocess.exe"

Thank you,

Gerard I. Prudhomme
RE: Social Club launcher crashes with subprocess.exe
by Kacper on Tuesday March 6th 2018, 16:27
Do you have the steam or retail version? I didn't use any workarounds, it just worked. You might have luck with the unofficial wine 3.3 staging.
RE: Social Club launcher crashes with subprocess.exe
by Seil0 on Tuesday March 6th 2018, 17:43
With (unofficial) wine-stagig 3.3 it every worked, there was no need for any workarounds
Black screen workaround only works on my TV
by how about no on Sunday December 17th 2017, 14:40
My setup:
- Nvidia GT 630 w/ 387 drivers
- Linux Mint 18.2 XFCE
- winehq-staging 2.21
- CSMT enabled, virtual desktop disabled

When I try the workaround on my 1280x720 TV it pretty much always works (-online and ALT+TAB on loading screen), when I try it on my 1920x1080 monitor it never works. I also tried setting the resolution to 720p on the monitor and it doesn't fix it
by Elhatron on Wednesday December 6th 2017, 16:56
I still have problems with shadows. I'll show that on the video
Does anybody know how to fix it??
My results
by Luca Weiss on Monday December 4th 2017, 8:03
I tried the following setup:
- 64-bit wine prefix
- NVIDIA 387.34 driver
- wine staging 2.21
- GTA 5 from Steam
- -dx10 in the launch options
- Chose "GTA Online" in the launch menu from Steam
- Activated virtual desktop with size 1280x720

I can hear audio when launching but Alt+Enter doesn't get me out of the black screen. Any idea?
RE: My results
by Elhatron on Monday December 4th 2017, 17:12
Try again Alt+Enter or try to change some options for GTA5.exe First 2 in stagging should be enabled. Sometimes enabling or disabling virtual desktop helps. In my case it's lottery.
RE: My results
by Luca Weiss on Friday December 15th 2017, 3:56
Alt+Enter also doesn't work if I do it 10 times.
I have the "Enable CSMT for better graphic performance" and "Enable VAAPI as backend for DXVA2 GPU decoding" in the Staging options enabled. I can hear sound but no video.
DVD Retail Version
by Elhatron on Saturday December 2nd 2017, 10:04
This is also good solution for DVD retail version. I'm using wine 2.21-stagging and it works correctly.
But I had 4 problems:
1. 1 launcher couldn't download updates
2. Game started with black screen
3. Mouse didn't work correctly (camera rotated by about 120 degrees)
4. On the sky I had "flashing objects".

Solutions for 2. and 4. are in "How To" - press Alt+Enter twice (if you want to play on fullscreen) but DirectX 10 set in game options.
3. - change mouse mode to "Windows"
1. - It took a lot of time because I had to use... virtual machine with Windows. I installed game normally and launched. When the launcher started to downloading updates I've closed it. Then in VirtualBox in VM with Windows I installed game again, updated and then copied to location where I've installed GTA on host.
I know it's complicated and requires a lot of disk space (about 200GB!! - 2xGTA+Windows) but Rockstar doesn't give any option to download and install updates manually.

I hope it will help someone else :)
RE: DVD Retail Version
by Elhatron on Saturday December 2nd 2017, 15:52
And one more important thing - virtual desktop must be enabled.
RE: DVD Retail Version
by Kacper on Saturday December 2nd 2017, 16:42
Good to see that the retail version runs too!
RE: DVD Retail Version
by Elhatron on Monday December 4th 2017, 17:18
I didn't tested it correctly, because sometimes it works, sometimes not. Sometimes screen is black and Alt+Enter doesn't help. Random changes in configuration helps but still I have problems with sunlight and shadows on the outside. Clouds and sometimes the sky blinks.
But basically it works with 2 first options in stagging enabled.