The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.11

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What works

A lot of tweaking needed to get this running close to native


  • Launcher
  • Main Menu
  • Gameplay (See Workarounds)
  • Sound (See Workarounds)
  • Modding (See Extra Comments)

What does not

  • Background Sound and Dialogues don't work without Faudio.
  • Sound stutters badly until PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC is changed.
  • Graphics ingame are badly blurred by default and DXVK is needed to correct this.
  • Very bad FPS ingame (See Workaround)


For performance and non blurred graphics

  • winetricks dxvk096

NOTE: DXVK versions post 096 don't improve FPS, whatever reason might be behind this but for now version 096 is recommended for playable FPS.

For Background and Dialogue Sounds

  • winetricks faudio
  • export PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=90

NOTE: PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC is needed to tackle stuttering in game audio, if your sound is stuttering or crackling this environment variable might not be getting applied before launch.

What was not tested

  • ENB
  • Reshade
  • Heavy Modding
  • Long Gameplay

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I used MO2 primarily for modding and it works great, though a wine version with uvfs patch will be needed for it to work. Wine Version 4.21 supports MO2 natively but then again it was introducing bug 48185 on my setup. For now wine 4.19 with uvfs patch might be best bet for running a modded Skyrim SE.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 20 20227.11N/A Yes YesSilverQaz21 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Oct 05 20216.18Yes Yes YesGoldRyan Farmer 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Nov 30 20194.19Yes Yes YesSilverZenAnonX 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 04 20183.15-stagingYes Yes YesSilverZenAnonX 
ShowLinux Mint 19.0 TaraAug 04 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeOwen 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
38668 Wolfestein: The Old Blood crashes inside native XAudio2_7.dll REOPENED View
39402 Multiple applications are silent or crash with builtin xaudio2 due to missing audio conversion in IXAudio2Impl_CreateSourceVoice (Lost Planet 2 Benchmark, Skyrim, Skullgirls, Terraria, Stardew Valley) RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
40984 Depth of field(DoF) effect does not work with Skyrim UNCONFIRMED View
44893 SKSE64 fails to initialize, reports: "couldn't allocate trampoline, no free space before image" (virtual address space between KUSER_SHARED_DATA and main executable reported as reserved) NEW View
45311 Skyrim Special Edition: ambient sounds do not attenuate with distance UNCONFIRMED View
47088 Skyrim SE. FAudio souds volume does not depend on distance UNCONFIRMED View
47805 SkyUI mod for Skyrim Special Edition with SKSE64 fails to show HUD active effect icons (other functions of mod work) UNCONFIRMED View
48254 Steam + Skyrim Special Edition: fails to connect to UNCONFIRMED View
48641 skse64 is broken with the ntdll-ForceBottomUpAlloc patchset UNCONFIRMED View
53108 Skyrim SE NPC voices echo inside houses NEEDINFO View

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HowTo / Notes

Fixing Sound

Missing Background and/or Dialogue Sounds

  • winetricks faudio

Crackling/Stuttering Sound

  • Run with PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=90
Improving FPS

Use vulkan backend for rendering

  • winetricks dxvk096

This will also fix blurred graphics


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