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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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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowVoid LinuxJun 10 20205.7-stagingYes Yes YesGarbageNotSoSlimShady 
ShowFedora 31 x86_64Nov 07 20194.19-stagingYes Yes YesGoldH�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.

wine-8.0.1 (WineskinCX 23.6.0)
by Autumn Jolitz on Tuesday November 7th 2023, 17:33
GTA5 will stay indefinitely on "Loading Story mode"

Trick is to launch the Rockstar Social Club manually (via navigating to it on the Wine Explorer) before launching GTA5 from Steam.
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.