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Everything. From installing the game, updating (Using 1.4.21 right now). I have done at least 80 missions, discovered I am betting more than 100 places or so and killed many dragons. Graphics look superb and I am using a Geforce Gt440 1GB.
The game does need vcrun2008 which can be installed via winetricks but this is something that already comes with Windows 7 so it is not considered a workaround so much as something missing from the "Windows Version" option. I also selected Windows 7 as the option and installed Directx 10 which comes with the game.
Just 3 things:
1. Install DirectX10 which comes with the game.
2. Install vcrun2008 with winetricks
3. Select Windows 7 which should make the experience much better.
What does not
Have not found any problems for the moment. At least 100+ hours of game with no problems of graphics, sound or anything else that might affect my gameplay.
What was not tested
Have not gotten to the end yet but for the moment everything has been tested.
CPU - Core 2 Duo E8500
RAM - 4GB RAM DDR2
Nvidia Geforce GT440 1GB
If sound doesn’t work, installing DirectX10 (from directory of game) helps atleast here.
No other dll overrides present, *though* I do have maybe tons of those dlls at system32 or wherever they are installed to.
Pulseaudio is reported to need to run the in windows xp mode, changeable with winecfg or winetricks.
Some people are saying installing xact is required to get audio working. I haven’t confirmed this one myself.
Crashes, texture bugs etc..
These happens for Windows users too, so quite likely bugs in actual game. Some may not, but it’s mostly crashes about out of memory or such specific Wine issues, maybe. Or maybe the game just leaks. Anyway, until few patches (now the version is 1.1.22 or similar) are out, correctly deducing Wine bugs is a bit hard.
Running game for 1.3.32:
winetricks d3dx9_42 vcrun2008 xact
Remove Intro video in "Skyrim/Data/Video"
If using pulseaudio set Win7 mode.
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by Sam Welch on Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 20:16
I'm having the mentioned sound issue and have tried everything I could find and nothing works. I've uninstalled pulseaudio and am now using ALSA. The sound still does not work. Removed the intro video. Still doesn't work. Installing DirectX 10 in the game directory was mentioned, and I think I did but am not quite sure. I navigated into my skyrim folder under wineprefixes and used the command "winetrick d3d10"?? Is that what I needed to do?
just a little tip to fix a bug that some people have
by Robert on Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 21:00
recently i got asked how i get skyrim too work with wine because sometimes there is this bug that skyrim is stuck at the main screen without showing the menu, i heard a lot about this bug and the solution is really simple
some mods change the font's in skyrim and sometimes that end's in wine not showing up the menu of skyrim simple fix is remove the fontconfig.txt in Data/Interface
Mods won't stay checked
by Ben Gilbert on Friday April 11th 2014, 7:03
I have installed Skyrim via Steam and downloaded some mods from the Steam Workshop. Unfortunately once I check the mod file it won't stay checked and consequently won't load. I have seen some postings mentioning setting the file permission of a plugins.txt file. I don't have that file on my system and adding it doesn't help.
Runs on Ubuntu 13.10, WINE 1.7.15
by LinuxSupahFly on Friday April 4th 2014, 19:21
Having played Oblivion under WINE (with no problems), I thought I'd give Skyrim a go. The installer runs fine, and I'm able to load the game and play, but I have no sound. Tried setting WINE to Win 2000 mode, XP mode and 7 mode, but no luck. Video in cut-scenes and in-game movies is beautiful, and game play is very smooth (sans Audio). Running Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon 2.0.14 (instead of Unity), nvidia GeForce GT430 (with 1 GB of VRAM) @ 1920x1080 (using nVidia binary, not Nouveau), Intel P4 Hyperthreaded, 3.0 GHz, 4 GB of system RAM, Generic Kernel 3.13.06-031306. Still working on the sound. Otherwise, magnificent!
by Hohe on Saturday February 15th 2014, 20:36
Skyrim was running very smoothly and fine until this morning, then suddenly became very slow.
The mouse stutters and the game runs with very low fps all of a sudden and I swear I didn't change anything.
Now I change every option in video settings and it doesn't seem to solve the problem.
I'm running it on a winewrapper on version 1.7.12 on a Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks. Processor i5, graphics Intel HD4000.
Another interesting fact is that now I cant CMD+Q to quit anymore (until this morning I could), I need to do CMD+Tab and close from the dock. Also, the keyboard layout changed without any intervention from my side.
Game fails to grab the mouse
by Tim on Monday December 2nd 2013, 13:48
I just recently upgraded from Mint 15 to Mint 16. On 15, I was able to play this without any issue. Now I'm getting the issue related in bug 30123. I've tried this on WINE version 1.4.1, 1.6.1, and 1.7.7 (creating a new prefix each time) and got the same issue on all three. Tried enabling the mouse capture option in winecfg, enabled the window manager control option, used wine tricks to set grabfullscreen to y, and tried a few registry modifications suggested on the bug page. I've tried two other games on the 1.6.1 and 1.7.7 prefixes (CS:GO, Serious Sam HD: SE), and Skyrim was the only game affected by this issue in both cases.
Is anything more known about this problem or what might be causing it?
X3DAudio1_7.dll not found
by Tim Van den Langenbergh on Saturday November 23rd 2013, 13:53
I've tried winetricks --force xact vcrun2008 d3dx9_42, yet no matter what I try, when I launch Skyrim I get the launcher, and when I click Play, nothing happens.
The last message the console shows is:
Steam_SetMinidumpSteamID: Caching Steam ID: 76561198031182134 [API loaded no]
err:module:import_dll Library X3DAudio1_7.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\common\\Skyrim\\TESV.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\common\\Skyrim\\TESV.exe" failed, status c0000135
Looking around, I only people suggesting installing xact, which I tried multiple times, but doesn't seems to change anything.
For some reason when I play the game runs incredibly, painfully slow.
My frame per second is less than 1. My CPU use stays oddly low. I can't even make it through the intro scene on the cart because it takes so long. I got to the part where you're getting off the cart once, and then nothing happened. Everyone just stood their scratching their asses.
I know my computer can handle the game (it did find with it via bootcamp), but I'm looking to get rid of my bootcamp partition and this game is one of the few holding me up.
No Normal CTD
by Reinhard on Saturday August 31st 2013, 3:53
Since I play Skyrim I'm unable to get normal crashes from it (so-called CTD). Instead the game hangs up and freezes my system.
The CTD is a normal behaviour for mod conflict or bugs in the game.
I have no trace in the log when this happens so basically I'm clueless how I can force wine to normal crash the game without freezing the system.
One thing I saw is that disc and network still work (a started download finished when I waited some minutes). The X session itself though is dead as I was unable to kill the Skyrim process with a delayed kill command from a X terminal.
by Merrill on Thursday August 22nd 2013, 12:29
I'm using Wine 1.6 i
After installing Directx 10 from the disk, defining my video memory in regedit, and using a few of the suggested winetricks, I have the game running. Everything works, However, the game runs at 4-8 fps, even at the lowest resolution, with all the settings turned down.
This is my system:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
Memory: 8GB DDR3
Video: Radeon 6790 1gb (Using Latest Proprietary driver)
Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) Cinnamon x64
Has anyone found any tricks/settings to get the game running smoothly?
After every so often the graphics glitch up
by MarioMaster100 on Tuesday August 6th 2013, 13:27
Specs: Wine 1.6-rc4, debian testing 64bit, 6gb ram, i5 processor, intel sandybridge graphics card. The game runs mostly smoothly on low settings but there is some occasional lag. Every so often the game shows rainbow polygons blinking and such on the screen and I can barely read the menu with that to save and quit. After I reload the game it's back to normal but it will still do it later.
some keys not working
by abe o'farrell on Monday August 5th 2013, 3:33
Hi. I am using wine and winebotter on my iMac, which is running Mountain Lion.
I installed Steam using winebotter, then from Steam installed Skyrim. It works perfectly except for 2 errors I have identified.
1. I cannot drop or give items. The default is "D" key, and cannot be changed. When I press D nothing happens.
1. I cannot set favourite items. The default is "F" key and it does not work. I changed the key to another key and still I cannot set favourites.
Is there a setting somewhere in Wine where I can adjust the keys or something? Has anyone else had the same problem?