I've recently bough GTA5 for the computer, but through Game-stop. They gave me a code, and I got the install EXE file. I thought I could simply run it through steam, and I'd be done. However, when I try to install, it says: Unable to detect the Windows Media Feature Pack on your system. Please install the Windows Media feature Pack, then retry the installation. I can't find any way to install it! I think I've got the MSU file, but that can't be run with PlayOnLinux (Which is what I'm also using to run Steam, so It can run windows games) Please help! If necessary I can steal the pack from my old Windows XP computer, but that would be awful. Is there any way to install it?

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    Even if you can and before you waste time on this: GTA5 has a garbage rating appdb.winehq.org/… I would suggest installing GTA5 in Windows in virtualBox.
    – Rinzwind
    Jul 22, 2015 at 11:11

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Wine cannot install Windows Media Feature Pack currently, as it does not support installing .msu files yet. This is the workaround that I was able to find:

Get the mfplat.dll, msmpeg2adec.dll, msmpeg2vdec.dll packages from C:~/Windows/system32 and put them into wine's Windows/system32 (get 32 or 64 bit dlls according to your wine settings). Import the following reg file:



Register dlls:

wine regsvr32 msmpeg2vdec.dll
wine regsvr32 msmpeg2adec.dll

After all of this https://www.youtube.com/html5 should display H.264 and MSE & H.264 as supported on Firefox under wine.

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    I tried the dll registration in a command promt: C:\windows\system32>regsvr32 msmpeg2vdec.dll regsvr32: Failed to load DLL 'msmpeg2vdec.dll' C:\windows\system32>regsvr32 msmpeg2adec.dll regsvr32: Failed to load DLL 'msmpeg2adec.dll' Sep 21, 2016 at 21:03

The minimum requirements on the games website are:

  • Minimum OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2.
  • DirectX 10

I remember that there was such a package for Windows Media Player 10 (the last version for XP) which basically added playback functionality for newer formats, but I'm not sure if that will solve your problem. You are probably just misguided by the installers requirement for this platform and how the target OS or Wine interprets it to satisfy this dependency (play video similar H.264 with Windows Media, I assume).

Since you trick the installer with Wine, make sure that your Wine configuration is set to correctly mimic at least Windows Vista and try to install Windows Media Player 11. WMP10 is the latest version PlayOnLinux and Winetricks seem to support and WMP12 is available since Windows 7, but might be even trickier to install than WMP11.

This is the mess you get, when you don't use the actual target platform but another implementation that tries to mimic it with best effort. A solution to this problem would be implement the functionality that results in this dependency by using another software component like gstreamer (and probably replace the DirectX 10 dependency), that would make it more interoperable or even a good Linux port. However that was not the intention of the game designers or staff responsible for the "PC port". The intention obviously was to provide the best experience and performance on Windows without researching what the best cross-platform solution to video playback is, and I can't blame them.

  • Note: Answer was un-checked because another user gave a more usable and logical answer
    – David
    Feb 10, 2016 at 21:00

I know this procedure is for a windows PC but my point is you can use this method to "bypass the platform dependency" and then use the files on Linux (wine)

Extract the files first.

On a windows machine:

  1. download the remote play app from sony: https://remoteplay.dl.playstation.net/remoteplay/lang/en/index.html

  2. open a elevated command prompt inside the folder

  3. type "RemotePlayInstaller.exe /extract" and press enter

You will now find 2 folders:

  1. Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013
  2. 66D4E02 (run the PS4 remote Play installer from here, this will bypass the platform dependency)

I use this method to install the PS4 Remote play on a Windows 7 PC when i do i also have to install vcredist_x86.exe from the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013 folder.

Extracted folder 66D4E02

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