Category: Main Games Role Playing Games The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GotY Deluxe ( version)

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Oblivion bought from GOG.

Application Details:

Version: GotY Deluxe ( version)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.2-staging

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What works


Playing Game for several hours so far.

Installed (manually) the Oblivion Unofficial Patch, the Shivering Isles unofficial patch, and the DLC unofficial patch manually.

What does not


What was not tested

Playing entire game. (Hardly possible without taking months given the size and scope.)

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

MP3 might not play if gstreamer-plugins-good for i686 (32-bit) is not installed. I'm rating this Platinum as this is not technically a bug in Wine itself, but may be common among distributions of Wine. 

Make sure that 32-bit gstreamer1-plugins-good package is installed if the MP3 music doesn't play and you encounter the ulimit crash. Report the packaging issue to your distribution's bug tracking system.

The unofficial DLC patches can cause the game to randomly lockup and crash. The solution is to run BOSS, a tool that changes the load order so that patch files cannot load after the content they are patching. This also exposed "dirty edits" that someone (probably Bethesda) left in the DLCs. I used TES4Edit with the -autoclean switch to automatically scrub these files, as they can cause random crashing, especially on exit. But this affects Windows too.

If you're willing to live without the relatively minor fixes to the DLC instead of fixing the load order and cleaning out the DLC dirty edits, you could also skip the community patches for that, and just load the community patches to fix the many thousands of large and small mistakes that Bethesda left in the main game and Shivering Isles. The community patches are highly recommended since some of the problems can crash the game on Windows or in Wine.

The game did not play music at first. It turned out that Wine's packaging in Fedora does not depend on gstreamer1-plugins-good.i686 (32-bit), thus the game engine had no way of playing MP3s, which triggered the ulimit crash and made it impossible to play the game for more than a few minutes at a time. Solution was installing this package manually and reporting the packaging bug to Fedora.

On the Intel iris 540 graphics on my laptop, overriding the Classic Mesa driver on the command line with the experimental Gallium3d "Iris" driver yielded considerable improvements to the game's performance. Prefix the command to start the game with MESA_LOADER_DRIVER_OVERRIDE=iris to improve performance.

Additionally, disabling Wine's output to the terminal improves performance, so also add WINEDEBUG=fixme-all,err-all,warn-all,trace-all to the command line.

The game runs somewhat better on the GNOME on Xorg session than under Wayland, but it's a relatively small difference.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 31 x86_64Feb 22 20205.2-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumJoel H. 
CurrentFedora 31 x86_64Oct 20 20194.17Yes Yes NoPlatinumRyan Farmer 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 01 20194.6-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumDim 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 19 20172.19Yes Yes YesGoldBrandon Barker 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 18 20172.19Yes No NoGarbageBrandon Barker 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16302 [oblivion] can not skip the intro movie by press ESC NEW View
40198 Oblivion: corrupted screenshot using the stamp key UNCONFIRMED View
50638 Builtin Dbghelp.dll doesn't succesfully load symbols from a FakePDB PDB file UNCONFIRMED View

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