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.
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If you want to try my way to run it ... 1. Install Skyrim (I think installation is not the problem, because of that you don't need details) 2. Make sure you have enough hardware-power and the recommended driver for you graphic card. 3. Now you need some extras. These are: Net Framework 4.51 , DirectX from June 2010 , all visual runtimes from 2005 until 2010 with 32bit and 64bit ! ! Get it from these links: Net Framework: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40779 DirextX: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109 Visual runtimes: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5638 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18471 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5582 http://www.microsoft.com/de-de/download/details.aspx?id=15336 http://www.microsoft.com/de-de/download/details.aspx?id=5555 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14632 4. The most important step is to set d3dx9_42 in your wine library to "Builtin (Wine)" 5. To install mods you need windows in a virtual machine to work with nexus mod manager. Just install Skyrim in the virtual windows, not the runtimes. Then install nexus mod manager and install all your mods you want. NOTE: You should test the game before, because it could crash. After that copy the Data folder to your Linux system and replace the existing Data folder in your skyrim directory. 6. Skyrim may hangs when you exit the game. You should run it in a virtual desktop with your maximum screen resolution. If it hangs, you can escape by hovering the mouse to your panel and close it. Maybe this won't work. Then minimze it and kill the process with the taskmanager. DONE Here are some of my system specs: CPU: Intel Core i7-3630QM GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 675MX with binary driver 331.113 Ram: 8GB PS: If you find any mistakes in my english, you have the authority to keep them ;-)
|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.