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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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Vanilla game (AE 1.6.353 + Creation Club content);
  • SKSE;
  • Heavy modding;
  • Long gameplay (has problems, see below);
  • Utilities for mods (FNIS updater, SlideBody and Outfit Studio, LOOT).

What does not

  • Speech and some sounds missing (need faudio, see Workarounds);
  • Heavy tearing when runs on Wayland (tested on kwin and sway, seems to be XWayland + NVidia + PRIME offloading problem. Should be fixed with Wine native Wayland support);
  • Randomly freezes up (the more you play, the more often it happens; in some locations it freezes more likely; freezes even without any mods). In late gameplay it can freeze every few minutes;
  • Most mod managers (including Vortex) don�t work.

�Freezes� means �Music plays, some sounds repeats (horse whining, spell casting), picture frozen, game don�t respond, one or two CPU cores are 100% loaded�. There is nothing in wine or skyrim log when freeze occurs.


Install DXVK and faudio

winetricks dxvk faudio

When installing mods, make sure you haven�t two same folder in different case (like meshes and Meshes).

What was not tested

Tested everything

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Tested on Arch Linux, with proprietary Nvidia 515.48.07, hybrid graphics with PRIME offloading, kernel 5.18.5

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jun 20 20227.11N/A Yes YesSilverQaz21 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Oct 05 20216.18Yes Yes YesGoldRyan Farmer 
ShowArch 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
34041 Skyrim (Steam) hangup on quit CLOSED FIXED View
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
41618 TESV: Skyrim Special Edition - black screen on launch CLOSED DUPLICATE View
44049 Skyrim Special Edition: Frozen Black Screen on Launch CLOSED DUPLICATE View
44050 Skyrim Special Edition: No video output with resolution at 800x500 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
44381 Skyrim Special Edition: NPC dialogue not initiating CLOSED DUPLICATE 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
45046 Skyrim SE: Shadow artifacts (missing handling of 'precise' shader modifier) CLOSED FIXED 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
48185 Applications crashing with "Not enough memory to run application" CLOSED FIXED View
48254 Steam + Skyrim Special Edition: fails to connect to UNCONFIRMED View
48641 skse64 is broken with the ntdll-ForceBottomUpAlloc patchset UNCONFIRMED View
50123 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim SE has rendering glitches with vulkan renderer CLOSED FIXED View
53108 Skyrim SE NPC voices echo inside houses NEEDINFO View

Show open bugs

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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