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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What works

Install works flawlessly.

Menu opens, and I am able to reconfigure the game, explore saved games from windows, and start a new game (where I can watch the opening movie.

Sound works in both the menu and in the movies.

I noticed no speed problems and my configuration settings worked and were loaded each time, unlike some users have experianced.

What does not

The installer freezes if you have insufficiant hard drive space.

During loading screens there is a terrible static.

Game crashes after loading a game or starting a new game (after opening movie).

Text, pictures, and buttons don't always appear correctly, and seem to appear and disappear.


What was not tested

Actuall game play is the only thing not covered, aside from checking if the windows saved games will actually run in addition to showing up on the load screen.

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Additional Comments

I had to check the hardware settings before playing due to the lack of hardware detection. I followed what other people have suggested and modified my /home/user/My Games/Oblivion/Oblivion.ini to get rid of the value for SIntroSequence (while still keeping SIntroSequence= even though it is empty). This allowed me to actually start the game. The error that I recieve upon the crash is (in part): Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000004 in 32-bit code (0x00582604). Perhaps I should start a bug report and see if we can overcome it. My box: P4 2.8Ghz, 512 ram, 512 swap, Nvidia FX5500, On-board sound (as well as an unsupported X-Fi =( )

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

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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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