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.
installation, gameplay, loading a saved game
What does not
Mouse control is erratic and too sensitive and keyboard commands are not recognized properly.
What was not tested
creating a character
- winetricks d3dx9_42 vcrun2008 xact - install directX 10 through q4wine installer (directx_Jun2010_redist.exe) - winetricks vcrun6sp6 - install skyrim through q4wine installer I could not run the game at all with nuoveau drivers. Installing nVidia drivers fixed that. Now I have an issue where mouse is too erratic and sensitive, and can not bind keyboard keys. They are not recognized (???) in keyboard settings. In the gameplay keys are weird. I'm using Dvorak layout but the layout in the game is neither Qwerty nor Dvorak. Forward and left work, for example, while right and back do not, etc.
|Gentoo Linux x86_64
|Jan 16 2023
|Gentoo Linux x86_64
|Nov 22 2022
|Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"
|Jul 10 2020
|Arch Linux x86_64
|Jan 01 2020
|Manjaro Linux 18.1.0
|Sep 13 2019
|Other apps affected
|Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2
|Sound constantly crackling in lot of games
|Mouse pointer is confined in a box lesser than the full screen
|Some keys do not work in different games (Trine, Skyrim, Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age 2, Star Trek Online, Gothic 2)
|Some Bethesda games sometimes freeze during gameplay
|Skyrim: flickering / glitchy shadows
|VRamSizeDX9 reports incorrect video memory(Skyrim with ENB problem)
|Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Skyrim crash when the Steam overlay is opened on macOS
|Skyrim with ENB fails to load game (d3dcompiler:assemble_shader Asm reading failed)
|Skyrim: No controller input when multiple controllers are connected
This method is experimental presently(see associated bugs), so try at your own behest.
Game getting stuck at load screen (Vivid Weathers ENB)
Game getting stuck after/during load screen, ingame music keeps running(Multiple ENB Presets)
There is a black overlay over characters and objects(Tetrachromatic ENB Ghost Preset)
Everything is black with only hud visible
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.