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.
Running from a windows installed version;
What does not
Character 3D Model does not get loaded properly
What was not tested
Setup with other graphic cards;
Installing only with linux;
Using ENBseries for extremly enhanced graphics;
There are a few steps to go to get it running. Note: If you want to run it under NVIDIAÂ® Optimus with bumblebee (optirun, primusrun) , you would have to use the latest drivers for both nvidida (what is currently nvidia-313) and xorg-intel. As elementary Luna is based on Ubuntu Precise, we first have to add the WineHQ PPA: Add this repository to your sources: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-wine/+archive/ppa (via add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa on the terminal) Then install 'wine' and 'winetricks' from AppCenter. After that, install a few windows libraries for Wine: Type this into your terminal, to install them: winetricks d3dx9_42 vcrun2008 xact Now, download ENBseries for extremly enhanced ingame graphics from http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/15425 . Read the readme, and copy the content of *one* of these directories directly into your skyrim main folder. Run winecfg from your "Applications" starter, click on libraries, and add a new overwrite with the following name: d3d9 After that apply your new settings in winecfg. Now start Skyrim normaly via SkyrimLauncher.exe or directly via TESV.exe It can take up to 8 minutes till your game is loaded. Tweaking your performance: All the following Instructions have to be applied to your ~/My Games/Skyrim/SkyrimPrefs.ini file. Be sure that each one is only present one time. To tweak your performance, you would be good to go to deactivate vsync, as it limits your FPS to 60: iPresentInterval=0 Also you would be good to go to deactivate mouse smoothing: bMouseAcceleration=1 Search for more tips on the web, like http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/11/11/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-tweaks-improve-graphics-disable-vsync-change-fov-and-more/
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"||Jul 10 2020||5.12-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||LinuxSupahFly|
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11674||Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2||STAGED||View|
|28282||Sound constantly crackling in lot of games||STAGED||View|
|30123||Mouse pointer is confined in a box lesser than the full screen||REOPENED||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|
|37508||Some Bethesda games sometimes freeze during gameplay||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|37995||Mouse jittering when steam overlay is enabled||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|39132||Skyrim: flickering / glitchy shadows||UNCONFIRMED||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|
|45575||Skyrim: No controller input when multiple controllers are connected||UNCONFIRMED||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.