The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
WINEARCH=win32 Obviously running and installing. Launcher menu. Changing settings. Intro videos and main menu. Builtin DX9 works marvelously. Patching and installing DLCs and simple mods. Winetricks wasn't necessary.
What does not
However, once the game starts: it starts grabbing/leaking memory until it hits around 842Mb. Then the game hangs up, frozen. Also once patched, the main menu loses music and Wine complains about MIDI. Minor issue was the graphics chip being properly detected.
Nothing seemed to alleviate the memory/hang issue...
Winetricks -> .NET + native DX9 + native D3Dcompiler4.7 = nope
Regedit values were useless.
The music issue *might* be solved with native Directmusic or WMP. Wasn't my biggest concern.
Use a much earlier version of Wine for this game.
Maybe buy Crossover for additional support/influence.
What was not tested
The unplayable part of the game, which was most of it. Also did not exhaust all my debugging options, I simply don't have time to do a lot of debugging these days.
Started with Gentoo's packages: wine-vanilla 5.22, wine-mono 5.1.1, wine-gecko 2.47.1
Options on wine-vanilla: "X dos fontconfig gecko jpeg lcms mono mp3 ncurses nls opengl osmesa perl png pulseaudio
realtime run-exes ssl threads truetype udev udisks unwind v4l xcomposite xinerama xml"
Used the above with linux-5.9.10-gentoo (hardened profile) under KDE Plasma 5.20.3
I thought is might be some system config error, being just an Athlon64x2, 2Gb RAM, Nvidia 8400GS/nouveau.
...so I swapped drives with my gaming rig (Ryzen5 6-core, 8Gb RAM, RX570/amdgpu): problems reproduced.
Also tried a Macbook (Intel Core 2 Duo, 4Gb RAM, GeForce9400M) with PlayOnMac... problems reproduced on Wine 5.22 _and_ 5.0.3. Wine 3.20 works just fine.
Standard WINEDEBUG wasn't helpful, there was a _lot_ of:
fixme:d3dx:D3DXLoadSurfaceFromMemory Unhandled filter 0x5
Again, I don't have time for Bugzilla. If someone else wants to take this up, thank you.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 02 2021||5.22||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||William J May|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 28 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 13.1||Jan 04 2014||1.7.9||Yes||Yes||Platinum||AlanB|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 05 2011||1.3.13||Yes||Yes||Platinum||VilÃ©m Otte|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 02 2011||1.3.10||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|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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