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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Steam retail of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: http://www.elderscrolls.com/ga...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0

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Test Results

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What works

Installing with steam. Playing at least until the Oblivion Gate. Talking, Fighting, Casting, Selling, Alchemy, Repairing. Sound.

What does not

The game hangs when exiting.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Gameplay further than escaping the prison and up until the first oblivion gate.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Steam was installed with winetracks (--no-isolate). All in a separate wine prefix. Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT, Pulseaudio, Quadcore, 16 GB RAM, 2 screens (game was running on 2nd screen) Running with "ultra high" settings (including HDR)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 23 20183.0Yes Yes YesGoldEmyn 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 19 20172.10-stagingYes No GarbageWillis Monroe 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"May 30 20161.9.11Yes Yes GoldPeter 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 07 20151.6.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Dec 26 20131.7.9Yes Yes GoldJohannes Dewender 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
37508 Some Bethesda games sometimes freeze during gameplay UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

How to prevent crash when entering the main menu on Ubuntu

This was necessary for me to run Oblivion on Ubuntu 18.04. You may not have to do this in your distro. Solus for example did not require this,


The game has an issue with winegstreamer, and will crash if it is
enabled. 

  1. Open up terminal and run $ winecfg (note, do not put the $ in terminal, as it's already there)
  2. Click 'Add application' and find the Oblivion.exe from the steam\steamapps\common\oblivion folder
  3. Then navigate to 'Libraries'
  4. In the dropdown menu, begin typing "winegstream.." and winegstreamer should appear
  5. Click 'Add'
  6. Then click 'Edit' from the right hand side and click 'disable'
  7. Then click Apply and exit
Install DirectX if your distro doesn't enable it by default when installing from their Repo

When playing this game on Ubuntu, I had to install DirectX manually. This may not be necessary depending on your distro, but I needed it for Ubuntu 18.04 when installing 3.0 stable from the software center.

  1. If you haven't done so already, install winetricks from the Ubuntu software center
  2. Select the default wineprefix
  3. Install a Windows component or DLL
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and install XACT


Comments

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gstreamer
by aufkrawall on Thursday June 13th 2019, 14:27
Instead of disabling winegstreamer, I suggest installing gstreamer including gst-plugins. Otherwise the game stutters when the background music track changes, e.g. at the beginning and end of fights.
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