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 tested, except as noted below:
What does not
Running without virtual desktop gave me an irresponsive, flickering game menu.
Trying to exit the game from within the game causes it to freeze, forcing me to Alt+Tab and kill the wineserver.
What was not tested
A lengthly playthrough.
Used winetricks to install xact and configured wine to launch in a virtual desktop with the same size as my actual desktop (to preserve fullscreen). This test was done with wine running through primus.
|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.