The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an open world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Everything, for the most part, with one or two little quirks.
What does not
I found that gnome's settings for repeat keys (holding down a key will repeat the key) made running/walking in sykrim buggy. After releasing the key, my character would keep moving forward for a while longer and then stop. Switching off repeat keys in the gnome settings fixed this issue.
What was not tested
Endgame, complex usage of mods.
Sound is a bit crackly sometimes when in dungeons, I haven't looked for a fix yet. One of the packaged official DLCs causes Skyrim to freeze when quitting, workaround is to force quit the program. Seems like it takes a bit longer to cache new things in the game, but once I play a while the game runs smoother. My graphics card is pretty weak though. Intel HD 3000.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Fedora 27 x86_64||Feb 16 2018||3.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Vlad|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 11 2018||3.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alexander Schott|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 11 2018||3.1-staging||N/A||Yes||No||Platinum||Antoine Lebeault|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 07 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jazz|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Nov 25 2017||2.21-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||MoxFulder|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11674||Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2||STAGED||View|
|22053||Steam games crash on startup if in-game community is not disabled (gcc bug)||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|28282||Sound constantly crackling in lot of games||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|29067||Skyrim crashes during game intro||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 doesn't display in-game content (Mesa built without floating-point texture support)||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|34041||Skyrim (Steam) hangup on quit||NEW||View|
|36059||Multiple Steam games fail to install DirectX runtime prerequisite, resulting in repeated install attempt on startup ('xinput1_3.dll' locked by client)||STAGED||View|
|37508||Some Bethesda games sometimes freeze during gameplay||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|37995||Mouse jittering when steam overlay is enabled||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|38211||Skyrim: freezes on opening screen||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41262||It won't let me open Skyrim on my Steam||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Go to your home folder and "My Games"->"Skyrim"
Open the "SkyrimPrefs.ini" file.
Find the lines where you see "bFull Screen", "iSize H" and "iSize W"
and change their values to your desired resolution.
To fix crackling and choppy sound with Pulseaudio:
Possible fix 0:
run in some terminal:
while true; do pasuspender sleep 0.02; sleep 60; done
This finally prevents buffer underruns and the sound is perfect then.
Possible fix 1:
Make sure your realtime kit (rt-kit) is installed and functional so it can assign pulseaudio realtime priority. The kernel config CONFIG_RT_GROUP_SCHED needs to be off for this (see here).
Possible fix 2:
Setting SndQueueMax to 15 (default is 10), see here:
If you cannot see underwater (water is solid green):
Edit SkyrimPrefs.ini in your 'My Games\Skyrim' directory and in the [Imagespace] section set bDoDepthOfField=0 and iRadialBlurLevel=0
This is a game bug, not a Wine issue!
Stuck at main screen
Some mods change the fonts in Skyrim and sometimes that ends in wine not showing up the menu of Skyrim. Simple fix is to remove fontconfig.txt in Data/Interface.Crashes, texture bugs etc..
Remember, this is a Bethesda game, a few bugs happen for Windows users too, so blaming wine might not be justified. Please leave comments and bug reports, especially if things that used to work suddenly break.