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.
Launcher, Data Files selection, all graphics options, the game itself, over 60 misc. mods installed through Steam Workshop and manually.
What does not
Audio occasionally hiccups once every few minutes or so during conversations.
What was not tested
Only played character creation through maybe 3 hours of random adventuring. Steam overlay.
With an NVidia GTX570, i5 2500k@4GHz, and 16GB RAM as a test system, this game runs smoother then when I was on Windows 7. Installed Steam as per usual, disabled Steam Overlay, and used winetricks provided in this appdb entry before install. Steam Workshop added all of my previous subscribed mods, and I installed a few more by hand, taking the total to over 50. No mod issues noted, and I successfully run the game through the SKSE mod tool required for some of these to function. Occasional audio pops during conversations, and once in a while on maximum settings a notice a graphical lag in heavily shadowed areas for a few frames, then it clears. Game is run on maximum settings with added hi-res textures.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jan 01 2020||4.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Doug T|
|Show||Manjaro Linux 18.1.0||Sep 13 2019||4.15||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ky Nguyen|
|Show||macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"||May 30 2019||4.9-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Avenue|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 28 2018||4.0-rc3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Doug T|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Apr 15 2018||3.6||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Sergey|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11674||Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2||STAGED||View|
|12182||Multiple games need X3DAudio1_1.dll (Supreme Commander)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14746||Natural Selection (Half-Life Game addon) crashes with "err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section"||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|22053||Steam games crash on startup if in-game community is not disabled (gcc bug)||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|26292||Oblivion GOTY: OpenGL_Out_of_Memory (505)||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|26955||Prince of Persia SoT: control key bindings don't change properly||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28282||Sound constantly crackling in lot of games||STAGED||View|
|29055||Skyrim freezes on loading screen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29067||Skyrim crashes during game intro||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29082||No sound in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in WinXP mode, but work in Win7 mode||CLOSED||WORKSFORME||View|
|29144||skyrim freeze starting new game with ati/catalyst||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29281||Input problem in Skyrim||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|29420||Skyrim needs msvcp90.dll.??0?$basic_ifstream@_WU?$char_traits@_W@std@@@std@@QAE@PB_WHH@Z||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29991||Skyrim needs more video memory||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|30123||Mouse pointer is confined in a box lesser than the full screen||REOPENED||View|
|30979||Skyrim: Opaque green consumes whole scene when character is underwater||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|30981||Skyrim: Keys "stick" occasionally||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|30984||Some keys do not work in different games (Trine, Skyrim, Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age 2, Star Trek Online, Gothic 2)||STAGED||View|
|31156||Skyrim does not work with ENB||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|31406||Borderlands freezes in game when items details are displayed||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|32576||Skyrim doesn't display in-game content (Mesa built without floating-point texture support)||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|32668||"choppy" Negative mouse acceleration in TESV: Skyrim||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|32840||Mouse input regression caused by changes in GetTickCount64||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|33479||Multiple games (Guild Wars 2, Risen 2, Tomb Raider 2013): Raw input is broken||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|33709||Skyrim: no sound after intro video in 64 bit wineprefix||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|34041||Skyrim (Steam) hangup on quit||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|35256||Skyrim - "Not enough memory to run application" error||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|36059||Multiple Steam games fail to install DirectX runtime prerequisite, resulting in repeated install attempt on startup ('xinput1_3.dll' locked by client)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|36727||Skyrim: Mouse not being captured (player cannot fully turn in game)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|37508||Some Bethesda games sometimes freeze during gameplay||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|37957||No way to disable "surround sound"||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|37995||Mouse jittering when steam overlay is enabled||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|38211||Skyrim: freezes on opening screen||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|38246||Program won't run, cannot install some necessary files it seems, trying to run skyrim on OS X||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|38376||Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Steam) launcher.exe fails to start (crashes), installed thro PlayOnLinux||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|39132||Skyrim: flickering / glitchy shadows||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|39517||No music or voices in Skyrim after intro video||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|40983||VRamSizeDX9 reports incorrect video memory(Skyrim with ENB problem)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41262||It won't let me open Skyrim on my Steam||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|43105||Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Skyrim crash when the Steam overlay is opened on macOS||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44878||Skyrim with ENB fails to load game (d3dcompiler:assemble_shader Asm reading failed)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44956||Skyrim: (regression) NPC dialogue does not play any audio||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|45575||Skyrim: No controller input when multiple controllers are connected||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|45577||Skyrim tries to install MS VC Redist Package each launch||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|46305||Skyrim, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas all crash upon clicking 'Play'||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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.