The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Version 1.0.x

Application Details:

Version: 1.0.x
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.22

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Test Results

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What works

Everything except out-of-the-box HDR and anti-aliasing. It's even possible to use quite a few mods and graphical tweaks in the ini file.

What does not

HDR (Work-around possible with ini file)

Anti-Aliasing (Work-around possible with NVIDIA settings)


What was not tested


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Additional Comments

It'll work out of the box without anti-aliasing or HDR. If you want anti-aliasing you just have to change your video card's settings to override applications. As for HDR it is possible to tweak the bloom setting in the Oblivion ini (usually in Home/My Games/Oblivion). HDR Work-Around ---------------- Open your Oblivion.ini and look for these lines under [BlurShader]: fSkyBrightness=0.5000 fAlphaAddInterior=0.5000 fBlurRadius=0.0300 iNumBlurpasses=1 and change them to: fSkyBrightness=0.7000 fAlphaAddInterior=0.8500 fBlurRadius=0.0600 iNumBlurpasses=3 That should create a pseudo HDR effect that looks just as good as the real thing when bloom is enabled.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jan 02 20215.22Yes Yes YesBronzeWilliam J May 
ShowUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 28 20151.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1Jan 04 20141.7.9Yes Yes PlatinumAlanB 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 05 20111.3.13Yes Yes PlatinumVilém Otte 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 02 20111.3.10Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
6740 Oblivion pagefaults on start CLOSED FIXED View
6998 Deus Ex Invisible War installer fails at random point during installation CLOSED FIXED View
7203 Characters in TES: Oblivion are broken CLOSED FIXED View
7928 DirectX installer for Oblivion crashes when trying to load fusion.dll CLOSED ABANDONED View
8021 Oblivion map stopped working from Wine 0.9.33 (pbuffer) CLOSED FIXED View
8040 Oblivion crashes when Journal is opened CLOSED INVALID View
9931 Offscreen render targets seem to be off by one CLOSED FIXED View
10047 Oblivion water lacks transparency CLOSED FIXED View
12929 Games crash/wined3d doesn't work with ATI's fglrx driver CLOSED FIXED View
13728 Crash when running Oblivion installation program CLOSED FIXED View
14062 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Cannot load outdoor saves CLOSED ABANDONED View
14173 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Seemingly random freezes - Suspected regression CLOSED ABANDONED View
14186 Morrowind stucks for 3-5seconds during background music change (in combat) CLOSED FIXED View
14591 Oblivion crashes in wine 1.1.1 CLOSED FIXED View
15814 Oblivion crashes on launch CLOSED FIXED View
15900 Oblivion: Vertex pipeline replacement breaks rendering CLOSED INVALID View
18069 Oblivion frequently crashes CLOSED FIXED View
18387 Oblivion doesn't quite make it all the way down CLOSED FIXED View
18439 Crash dialog appears underneath fullscreen (D3D9?) apps CLOSED ABANDONED View
18893 Oblivion installation crashed with an uncought exception CLOSED FIXED View
21609 Multiple games loose most sound effects or crash CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Dll override (d3dx9_27.dll)
d3dx9_27.dll seems to be needed for playing Oblivion. Thus, you need it. I’m not sure if it affects to battle where the king where murdered, but I set this to native only and cleared it. Though, same time I waited ending of the battle behind the corner.
(1.1.0) Wine implementation of quartz is buggy and seems to cause random crashes. Disabling it removes in-game musics but seems to help with both crashes and battle performance.
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