The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim All Versions

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NameThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
VersionAll Versions
License Retail
Votes 33
Wine Version1.7.33
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What works

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.

Additional Comments

CPU - Core 2 Duo E8500
Nvidia Geforce GT440 1GB
Test Results
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ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Jul 27 20141.7.22 N/A Yes Silver Jarred H. 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Jul 09 20141.7.21 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Jun 28 20141.7.20 Yes Yes Gold Kojirou Sugihara 
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ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 29 20121.5.3 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
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ShowFreeBSD 8.1Nov 11 20111.3.32 Yes No Garbage Tim Cooper 
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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.)


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. 


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.


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.

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:

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.
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:

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

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

6 GiB

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

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

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, 3.15.7-031507-generic #201407281235 SMP Mon Jul 28 16:37:21 UTC 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Skyrim (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 :

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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

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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dotNET4 tools need running as administrator
by Tim Van den Langenbergh on Friday February 21st 2014, 9:49

you say that dotNET4-based tools (like FNIS) work, but when I try running FNIS, I get error 5 (which means I need to run it as an administrator). Did you manage to get it running somehow?


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Very Slow
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.

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Works with Wine 1.7.6
by Carlos Rodriguez on Wednesday December 18th 2013, 11:38
Tested on:

Wine 1.7.6 (compilado)
Nvidia Drivers 331.20 (.run package)
Linux Mint 15 KDE 32Bit - Kernel PAE
CPU: INTEL Pentium G3220 (Nucleo Haswell a 22nm) 3.0Ghz (Dual-Core) Stock Clock
MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)
GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz a 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)

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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?

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Disappearing mouse, logo, and menu backgrounds
by shre on Sunday January 27th 2013, 15:15
Sorry for the double comment, just posting a separate issue. Game runs fine, except that the mouse, Bethesda logo (in opening menu) and backgrounds for menus do not appear. Occasionally, both the cursor and the logo appear at start up and quickly disappear, which leads me to believe it is not a graphics issue.

If the game is entered by keyboard input, the mouse is responsive and allows the camera to turn, however, as a race cannot be selected without a cursor, the game is effectively unplayable.

Once again, I am running ubuntu 12.04 and have Intel HD 3000 graphics. My graphics drivers are up to the latest stable release from the ppa ubuntu-x-swat.

Any help is much appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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1.5.22 freezes on load up
by shre on Sunday January 27th 2013, 10:00
I'm running ubuntu 12.04 with Intel HD 3000 (I know, I didn't think I'd be gaming on this laptop, but my desktop died).

I got wine installed through the ppa, and skyrim installed successfully. However, once I select "Play" the mouse disappears, and there is no dragon statue in the background. Once I select new game, the tips come, and smoke moves for a little while before the game freezes and accepts no input.

I'm guessing I have something set wrong with 3d rendering for the issue with the dragon statue but I have no idea how to fix that. As for the freezing I'm at a complete loss, I've tried reinstalling, tweaking in game settings all to no avail. I've got d3dx9_42, vcrun2008, and xact, and I've removed the intro video. Any ideas?

I'm completely new at running wine, so I'm sorry if this is fairly stupid. Thanks in advance guys.

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1.5.20 update
by Alden Davidson on Saturday December 29th 2012, 17:29
As of right now, 1.5.20 seems to have broken the game - whenever I open the start menu, and click play, I get an error:
And following this error, wine closes.

This was working previously in 1.5.19, and I know that regressions are expected in the beta builds, but I just thought I should post it here.

Running Xubuntu 12.10.

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I can't get this to work
by Gustavo on Friday October 12th 2012, 10:12
So, I installed Skyrim, placed the 1.7 patch and lots of things happened...

> First of all, the launcher will not work at all so I cannot change the resolution or make it leave the windowed mode;
> There is no sound; even killing pulseaudio like it's said does nothing and I don't know how to change it to alsa or something;
> I am pretty sure I installed most of the stuff mentioned via winetricks and it still won't work;
> The game gets stuck at the carriage with Ralof trying to say something.

Err.. I am kind of a noob when it comes to wine.. Can anyone help me here?

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Game loads great, but stuck at beginning
by krack on Monday September 17th 2012, 21:48
So i got the game running, all is well, but I cant get past the beggining:
I start new game, the dragon pic, then "Skyrim", i'm on the cart, with the 3 dudes, and nothing happens for the whole ride to the town. So i youtube'd the opening gameplay and saw that the other prisoner dudes are supposed to talk to you, except they didnt talk to me.
Blondy just keeps staring at me and shaking his head (is a "no" fashion)

I dont get the whole "Ah! You're awake..." speech.

My theory: errors somewhere prevent game to trigger talk event.

I get many alsa and d3d errors:

ALSA lib pcm.c:7339:(snd_pcm_recover) underrun occurred
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
ALSA lib pcm.c:7339:(snd_pcm_recover) underrun occurred
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8.
fixme:avrt:AvRevertMmThreadCharacteristics (0x12345678): stub
fixme:alsa:AudioSessionControl_UnregisterAudioSessionNotification (0x14faa0)->(0xaab9b7c) - stub

P.S. i cut out many "fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage..." lines that are between all those others, the main point is there.

And sound works btw (in winecfg i got Output Device: HDA Intel - Analog

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Surround Sound?
by Forest on Monday August 20th 2012, 22:40
Now that wine 1.5.11 supposedly handles multi-channel audio, does anyone have it working? I used winecfg to try different Output devices, but none of them made voices come from my rear speakers when I turned my back on someone talking in Skyrim.

For reference, I'm using an Audigy2 card with analog 5.1 speakers, and I am not running Pulse Audio.

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Mods not working
by phYnc on Sunday August 12th 2012, 14:47
Does anyone have any idea why my installed mods don't show up? When I click data files it's just empty

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Map crashes screen output workaround
by Damon on Thursday August 2nd 2012, 13:29
Since switching to my new Radeon 6670 I encountered a problem where opening the map would crash the screen output of the game and I would be left with audio only.

I found two workarounds:
Switching from my screens native 1680 x 1050 to 1680x945 (Letterbox) fixed the problem. But now I have black bars at the top and bottom of the screen... A small price to pay.
Also the game works fine in windowed mode. So it's just an issue with the map triggering some resolution problem or something.

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with lightdm & gnome3. amd-driver 12.6 from the .run package off the AMD website (not from ubuntu's driver selector).

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keyboard problems...?
by Mariano on Friday July 20th 2012, 17:15
Hi, running the box version of Skyrim, with wine 1.4, the game installed with no problems and runs very nicely (already finished the tutorial run and I'm just cruising around the map). The problem I have is this: almost all the time, when I'm moving around (wasd, obviously), the char keeps moving even if I don't press the keys (it's like it locks on that direction, whichever direction I was heading). To stop the movement I have to fast press again in the direction it's moving and it's like it "unlocks". This is the only game that has this problem (FONV and Oblivion have the same engine, and I can play flawlessly). Since it's impossible to install .net 3.5 ATM (at least for me, you can read my post on the subject here, that means no possibility to run Nexus Mod Manager (I tried already, and it soocks, since the game as is isn't so fun... rather use one of the nice overhauls online...).

Anyway, if anyone can come up with an idea to play the game without the pesky keyboard problem, or if anyone had it and solved it, I'd appreciate the ideas. :)

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Works okay
by Alex George on Friday July 6th 2012, 0:06
I was able to get it working without too much difficulty here on Arch Linux. I installed the specified libraries, along with dx10 through winetracks.
I'm using pulseaudio as well, and it works fine. Didn't have to do any tweaking regarding audio, really. Windows XP is chosen in winecfg, along with the other mentioned settings.
I couldn't start the launcher, as it would immediately crash, but I was able to work around it simply by starting TESV.exe directly, and changing any necessary settings by editing SkyrimPrefs.ini

I too faced performance issues when using Ultra high settings. I'm 90% positive that it's NOT my hardware, as it ran very smooth and stable in various locations in-game. The "performance issues" are completely random huge drops in FPS, sometimes a complete stand-still. It seems very much to be completely random, as it didn't matter the location, or where I was looking, where I was going, etc. It would simply drop at random times. At the time of writing, I have yet to test on lower settings, but I'll report back here with results on that matter.

Other than that annoying inconvenience, the game runs very well.
I don't know if it's Skyrim itself or the Wine emulation, but I noticed that the menu controls are glitchy and unresponsive sometimes.

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great stability, not crashing for several hours
by Harry on Saturday June 23rd 2012, 0:16
I was having major eventual issues; it was not just a game crash, it froze my machine all the times (instead of crash it froze, yep) I had to reboot several times;
it seems to be some kind of conflict with Unity? on ubuntu, I did this to solve:
~$ sudo X :1
in another terminal, with my normal user I typed this:
~$ xterm -display :1
on that terminal (I press ctrl+alt+f9 to access it)
I typed my usual script to run skyrim, and it is working without any crashes for several hours (it used to crash about each 30min)

my only problem now it how to setup the keyboard equal to my layout on my normal display :0, so I can access console again :/

good luck!

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fix for the audio problem
by Harry on Thursday June 21st 2012, 19:51
after installing dx10 dlls with winetricks
you will need to install xact with winetricks also,
that will fix audio problem

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fix for keyboard binding key problems
by Harry on Thursday June 21st 2012, 19:35

there is a mod that helps you bind keys, helps you change alll bound keys (I mean ALL, mmm.. lest "M" I think)

Interface Hard Coded Key Tweaks

this mod has an application also (a windows executable that works with vmware), where you can use to create a text file with your bound keys to several situations of the game (game mode, menu mode, etc...), then just copy it properly to your Data folder.

PS.: btw, nexus mod manager still only works on vmware also, because it needs dotnet 3.5...

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unable to get past loading screen
by Tom Rand on Sunday June 10th 2012, 6:33
I am running Wine 1.5.5 on Arch x86_64 using wine in 32bit mode
have all the files in the correct location & all of the overides etc stated above.
when i run the game:
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.local/share/wineprefixes/skyrim/ wine C:\\Program\ Files\\Bethesda\ Softworks\\The\ Elder\ Scrolls\ V\ Skyrim\\TESV.exe

i get the load screen where i can chose to load an old save file or create new etc i select new but all i see is the fog & logo & hear the drums!
there are no errors on the console & i get this result even when i set wine to win xp, vista or 7

any idea's as i would love to run this in linux so i can finallyl be rid of windows for good

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by Alen Siljak on Friday April 27th 2012, 8:01
The game starts much faster under xfce and there is no flicker.

I've created new .ini files and the animation at the beginning is a bit faster.
However, I'm still not getting any menu options. I can only see the skyrim logo with the smoke behind it and that's all.

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  • RE: xfce by Alen Siljak on Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 12:01
Jumpy mouse
by Hedgehog on Tuesday February 14th 2012, 0:31
In case if anybody have problems with crazy jumpy uncontrollable mouse:
I solved it by upgrading wine to 1.3.37 and running the game within clean wineprefix (of course you still need dll overrides described in HOWTO above).

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Overriding Skyrim's AA and AI filtering?
by Aaron Hill on Wednesday January 18th 2012, 10:34
I read a comment on a thread on TomsHardware about skyrim graphics settings for strangely low FPS's on otherwise good hardware.

Apparently, Skyrim's default software for handling anti-aliasing and antisotropic filtering are...buggy? A user on TH suggested using your video card tuning software (ie. flgrx settings, or NVidia-xserver-settings) to set the video card's settings regarding antialiasing and whatnot, UNCHECKING the "use application settings" option. That's supposed to make it run better.

I have yet to try this, has anyone else had any luck with it?

I have a Phenom II x6 3GHz (8GB DDR3) and an NVidia GTX 550Ti with 2 GB DDR5 -- I should be able to run it at better than 800x600 with minimal smoothing (or at least run it at that without it being chopppy outdoors!)

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Stuck on Dragon/Fog/Music screen
by Jeff Cook on Saturday December 31st 2011, 5:49
I can open up Skyrim and get prompted to create a new game. If I create the game, though, the options disappear and I am just left looking at the dragon background with the pulsating fog and listening to chanty/drum-heavy music. I don't think this is a WINE problem, I think it's from copying the installation from my Windows PC instead of using the installer to reinstall, but if anyone knows a workaround let me know.

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dotnet30 dotnet35
by Johnathan Langley on Monday December 26th 2011, 4:49
I have been going through this left and right, trying several versions of wine along the way. Right now I am currently trying to install Skyrim on 1.3.35. No where do I see where dotnet20 or 25 is necessary for install and running. Is this right? Is no one installing dotnet before install of the game?

My main laptop is
Asus G73JW-3DE
Intel i7-740QM
nvidia GTX 460M 1535MB RAM
Running Gentoo ~amd64

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Can start the game
by Henrik Gyllensvärd on Sunday December 11th 2011, 6:00
From your instructions I've managed to get the game running on my laptop running:
Ubuntu 11.10 - 32 bit
dual core 2.0 Ghz P7350 (intel)
Nvidia GT130M
It runs but it is a bit laggy, will try some more. Laptop is ~2.5 years old now.

But I have some problems with the sound.
I have pulsoaudio and first ran in win 7 mode and no sound at all.
I tried to install the DX10 driver but did not work for me.
Changed to XP mode in wine and the sound works but it sparks all the time so really annoying.
Then I tried to install xact and run in win 7 mode and sound works for a while. I am experiencing the same problem as Nino below me. The sound just stops working after a while in game.
Uninstalling Pulsoaudio seems to solve the problem for me.

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by Nino on Sunday December 4th 2011, 15:14
During the gameplay sometimes the audio stops working any advice how to fix that ?
anything else works fine :)
love it

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  • RE: Audio by Vit Hrachovy on Monday December 5th 2011, 1:07
    • RE: Audio by MassteR on Monday December 5th 2011, 4:29
      • RE: Audio by airtonix on Saturday December 10th 2011, 6:59
        • RE: Audio by Henrik Gyllensvärd on Sunday December 11th 2011, 6:06
          • RE: Audio by airtonix on Sunday December 11th 2011, 9:25
            • RE: Audio by airtonix on Sunday December 11th 2011, 9:27
              • RE: Audio by Henrik Gyllensvärd on Saturday December 17th 2011, 10:45
by MassteR on Thursday November 17th 2011, 7:02
Hi there!
Successfully tested Skyrim rendered on remote server!

Link: standard 100M
Server: aptosid x86_64, kernel 3.0.0, GF GTX580 card
Client: aptosid x86_64, kernel 2.6.39, GF 9500 card, VirtualGL Client 64-bit v2.2.90 (Build 20110815)
Framerate: 31-55
Link load: average

Everything just fine!

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  • RE: VirtualGL by Daniel Mejia on Wednesday January 11th 2012, 8:54
  • RE: VirtualGL by Daniel Mejia on Wednesday January 11th 2012, 13:05
  • RE: VirtualGL by Daniel Mejia on Wednesday January 11th 2012, 13:21
    • RE: VirtualGL by Taus on Wednesday January 25th 2012, 3:45
      • RE: VirtualGL by Daniel Mejia on Thursday February 2nd 2012, 0:10
        • RE: VirtualGL by Siegmund van Dorssen on Sunday September 29th 2013, 17:54
  • RE: VirtualGL by Damon on Wednesday August 22nd 2012, 7:41

by Alex on Tuesday November 15th 2011, 12:14
Same for me. But if start game under Windows and make savefile it works like a charm.
I just copied folder 'My Documents/My Games/Skyrim' into '.wine/drive_c/username/My Documents' and load game.

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