RE: Oblivion.exe crashes
by Sakul on Sunday March 11th 2012, 12:33
OK. I have some ideas you can try. The first two are a couple of things more related with WINE and the Ubuntu environment of general interest when runing a game on Linux. The third one is more related with Oblivion in particular.
-Well, first of all you should try the steps in the HowTo section of this page. You'll have to change some parameters on your WINE configuration and add a couple of registry keys. Do you know how to add a registry key? If you don't, feel free to ask it :D.
-I assume that you have installed the privative controllers of your graphic card. Haven't you? In Ubuntu you cand do it in System/Additional controlers (or whatever it says). After doing this you'll have to reboot.
-The third thing you can try (and perhaps the most interesting) is that if you are trying to copy some old savegames in order to reuse them with your new installation you can't just Overwrite the default folder.
I'll explain myself better:
You probably have a folder like:
(documents or whatever)/My Games/Oblivion
Inside this "Oblivion" folder you have a folder call "saved" and some other files like "Oblivion.ini", etc. What you want to do to restore some saved games is to replace just the "Saved" folder, not the whole "Oblivion" folder. If you do it, Oblivion will crash on startup and give an error similar to the one you described.
If you have overwrited the folder you should completely remove the:
(documents)/My Games/Oblivion folder, launch the game and let it create the folder again and then overwrite "Saved".