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, including mods (via Mod Organizer) with only a few workarounds needed. I've played for about 10 hours now with various mods and the workarounds listed below.
What does not
Exiting. As others have also said, exiting freezes/locks up the application and you must kill the now Defunct process TESV.exe from a terminal. I've not found a fix for this but it was suggested in a bug report this is due to the Dawnguard DLC being activated.
What was not tested
Needed a mod to fix seeing underwater (could only see green). Used "Green Water Fix V2 with Dawnguard" Had a weird shadow bug (same as this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlSNe_evsok) that I was able to resolve by setting "bDeferredShadows=0" in SkyrimPrefs.ini. See http://wiki.step-project.com/Guide:SkyrimPrefs_INI/Display#bDeferredShadows for what bDeferredShadows does.
|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|
|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|
|44524||skyrim keypad 0~9,'*','/' is not working causing some shortcut not work.||CLOSED||FIXED||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.