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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim All Versions



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NameThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
VersionAll Versions
License Retail
URLhttp://www.elderscrolls.com/
Votes 33
RatingGold
Wine Version1.7.33
Maintainers of this version:
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Description

Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Pretty much everything

SKSE (Skyrim Script Extender)

Mods (including graphics enhancement mods) 

INI tweaks 


What does not

Changing the controls

Exiting the game causes it to freeze (the solution is to kill the process) 


What was not tested
Anything past "Bleak Falls Barrows"


Additional Comments

If you have problems running it then just create a new Wine Prefix and only install the required runtimes (if you have it on Steam then the installers should be in the game folder) and see if it works. Installing other runtimes may actually make the game unplayable. At first I tried it with Wine 1.7.36 (latest at the moment) and at first it crashed at startup, then when it worked the mouse was uncontrollable and the sound was very noisy. So yes, a clean prefix can work wonders.

So far the games runs really well and I can't notice much of a performance hit. Even that few "missing" frames I think they are caused by the mods rather than Wine because without them it seems to work a little better... and I have 230+ mods at the moment :D It handles them as well as on Windows, which is nice!
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Feb 14 20151.7.34 Yes Yes Silver Hori873 
ShowZorin OSJan 08 20151.7.33 Yes Yes Gold Lukenator 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 20 20141.7.30 Yes Yes Gold Perru 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 30 20141.7.29 Yes Yes Silver Oinabilac 
Showelementary OS Freya BetaSep 19 20141.7.26 Yes Yes Silver Andrew 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11674 Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2 NEW View
22053 Steam games crash on startup if in-game community is not disabled (gcc bug) NEW View
26955 Prince of Persia SoT: control key bindings don't change properly REOPENED View
28282 Sound constantly crackling in lot of games UNCONFIRMED View
29067 Skyrim crashes during game intro UNCONFIRMED View
29082 No sound in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in WinXP mode, but work in Win7 mode UNCONFIRMED View
30123 Mouse pointer is confined in a box lesser than the full screen REOPENED View
30981 Skyrim: Keys "stick" occasionally NEW View
30984 Some keys do not work in different games (Trine, Skyrim, Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age 2, Star Trek Online, Gothic 2) NEW View
32576 Skyrim runs but does not display game UNCONFIRMED View
34041 Skyrim (Steam) hangup on quit NEW View
36727 Skyrim: Mouse not being captured (player cannot fully turn in game) UNCONFIRMED View
37508 Some Bethesda games sometimes freeze during gameplay UNCONFIRMED View
37995 Mouse jittering when steam overlay is enabled UNCONFIRMED View

 
Change screen resolution and mode
Go to your home folder, then "My Games"->"Skyrim" and open the "SkyrimPrefs.ini" file. Find the lines where you see "bFull Screen", "iSize H" and "iSize W" and change it to the values that you want. In my case, I wish to have full screen and a 1440x900 resolution so I let the lines with the following values: bFull Screen=1 iSize H=900 iSize W=1440

 
Underwater Fix

The following was taken from a user comment dated  2012-09-24:

If you cannot see underwater (water is solid green), apply this fix:

- Edit SkyrimPrefs.ini in your 'My Games\Skyrim' directory and in the [Imagespace] section set bDoDepthOfField=0 and iRadialBlurLevel=0

(Note this is a game bug, not a Wine issue.)


 
Note

Admin note: these instructions are very old and may not apply to current versions of Wine. Follow at your own risk, and if you run into problems, please reinstall to a clean wineprefix before asking for help. 


Audio

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.


 
HOWTO

Admin note: these instructions are very old and may not apply to current versions of Wine. Follow at your own risk, and if you run into problems, please reinstall to a clean wineprefix before asking for help.


Running game for 1.3.32:
winetricks d3dx9_42 vcrun2008 xact
Remove Intro video in "Skyrim/Data/Video"
If using pulseaudio set Win7 mode.

Another way:
winetricks vcrun2008
installing DirectX10/DXSETUP.exe


 

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

Alternate Underwater Visibility Method
by Nicholas O'Connor on Tuesday March 10th 2015, 3:04
Since this is a bug with the game itself, the mod community has its own set of fixes. You can install "Green Water Fix" to fix this bug without completely turning off DoF.

The mod was last seen at www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/14007/?, however, the Nexus has been known to change their URLs regularly (to the point of changing domain names several times), so when this link finally goes defunct, just search "Green Water Fix" on the Skyrim Nexus.

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Latest BodySlide 2 and Outfit mod
by Reinhard on Saturday January 3rd 2015, 11:32
This concerns users of the latest BodySlide2 and Outfit mod:
www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/49015

It is not possible to install vcredist_x86 2013 when you use have a "Win7" prefix. I have tested this myself and even under native Ubuntu I cannot access the files ("Access Denied". This is an ACL issue (the files are in C:\users\Public\Application Data\Package Cache\

So Bodyslide2 mod cannot right now not be used with Wine.

The issue is known since years, there even exist a patch but up to now it was not applied unfortunately.
bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33576
Also the patch requires that you have your Skyrim on an Ext4 partition or it won't work.

So apart from applying the patch (I don't know if it still working with the "current" wine) on wine sources, I see the following workarounds:
1) Use cabextract to extract the vcredist_x86 and copy the two DLL manually to windows/system32
2) Try to change to "WinXP" and test if it is working (I suspect that 2013 in this case cannot be installed).

The best thing would be if BodySlide2 mod would include these two DLL or provide a method to install them without requiring ACL (I don't know if it is possible, however another Game's Launcher from a Game that I bought, was able to install VS2012 in the System32 folder. The vcredist_x86 from 2012 apparently has the same problem as I have read in the thread where the patch was mentioned. The difference is on my side that this is a WinXP prefix compared to my Skyrim prefix).

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Graphical glitch
by Tim Van den Langenbergh on Sunday August 31st 2014, 14:08
Hm, I recently reinstalled everything on my system, and now when I try and run SKyrim (in a clean prefix, with steam doing the install) the game has a graphical glitch on the main menu and I can't run do anything.

It might be my system, as I get a number of error messages saying that radeon failed to locate buffers and GL OUT OF MEMORY errors.

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Ubuntu 14.04, WINE 1.7.19, Skyrim hangs on exit to desktop
by LinuxSupahFly on Monday August 11th 2014, 9:31
Plays fine, except that it hangs when I try to exit to desktop.

Here's what I'm running:


MBD:
----
product: P5B
vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
version: Rev 1.xx

CPU:
----
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
size: 2394MHz
capacity: 3800MHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 266MHz

RAM:
----
6 GiB

VGA:
----
product: GF108 [GeForce GT 430] [10DE:DE1]
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation [10DE]
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
vram: 1 GiB

SND:
----
product: GF108 High Definition Audio Controller [10DE:BEA]
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation [10DE]
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
version: a1
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz

product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284B]
vendor: Intel Corporation [8086]
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
version: 02
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz

SYS:
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, 3.15.7-031507-generic #201407281235 SMP Mon Jul 28 16:37:21 UTC 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux
wine-1.7.19
Skyrim 1.9.32.0.8 (non-Steam with Dawnguard, Hearthfires, and Dragonborn DLC)

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Glitches and workarounds
by Lindsay Bradford on Sunday August 3rd 2014, 20:24
Similar experience, but I've now put about 100 hours into the game. Beyond what's already mentioned in the submission, here are two painful experiences I'm having with workarounds that I've found:

* lock-picking causes character to have jerky walk/run animation. Workaround: Toggle the caps-lock key, and try moving again. Repeat until it resets itself. Doesn't take many tries.

* The 'F' key isn't being recognised when trying to favourite spells/equipment. Workaround: The 'escape' key seems to do this toggling of favourites on/off instead.

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Sound Issue
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?

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player walks without pressing any key
by Luis Donin on Thursday July 3rd 2014, 12:20
I just installed skyrim, the only bug i`m having is that my char just start walking and the keyboard stop working, i`ve searched everywhere but didn`t found any answer, i currently using ubuntu 14.04

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Anti-aliasing filters
by Malcom York on Wednesday May 7th 2014, 13:25
Has anyone tried to play with anti-aliasing filters on? if so, what is your experience?

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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

sorry if my english is bad

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Ubuntu 14.04 wine 1.7.16
by raphael leroux on Monday April 21st 2014, 10:09
My specs:

intel i5 3570k
8 gb ram
nvidia 650 gtx with 331.38 nvidia binary

wine 1.7.16
ubuntu 14.04 amd64
kernel 3.13.0-24-generic

Skyrim runs good without any tweak on high settings.
Got sound working with xact, vcrun2010, the dx10 installed from game folder and winecfg xp-mode.

I also edited ~/.config/monitors.xml to set my right monitor as primary so wine uses it for fullscreen.

screen : lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xe0xeNKBrqc/U1UyWot8UmI/AAAAAAAAAIs/TJLqaoPwt0Q/w1533-h493-no/skyrim_wine.png

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Mods won't stay checked
by Ben Gilbert on Friday April 11th 2014, 7:03
Hi Everyone,
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.

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After hitting play, nothing happens
by Pieter on Tuesday April 8th 2014, 12:10
Heey,

With the instructions above and some youtube videos I managed to install the game. Steam updated it and loaded my saves, I can hit play in steam and the "pre-game" menus comes up, the one where you can choose data files and graphic options. But when I hit play there, nothing happens. Wine goes from 2 to 1 screen and even in system manager it disappears. I think I located the place wine installed the game and it was empty. Does anyone know what is causing this problem, I've been trying to get it to work for 3 days now and I'm loosing faith in wine/linux =(

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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!

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