The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion GOTYE

On August 25, 2010, in playable games, by Necron99

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Versions: 1.3.9, 1.3.17, 1.3.18 Winetricks .verb: click to download
Windowed: no Full-screen: yes

The Elder Scroll series has consistently provided awesome RPG experiences. While this game title is a few years old now, I still play TES Oblivion regularly. This was the first Steam game I tried installing and playing on my Ubuntu Linux box.

WINE CONFIGURATION:

  • No library overrides required.
  • Set Audio > Direct Sound to “emulation” if you lose sound in game.

GAME CONFIGURATION:
If you experience audio lagging in Oblivion when the music changes you may need to go into your Wine C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/oblivion/Data folder and make a backup copy of the Music folder. Then go into the original Music folder and delete everything in there. You won’t have any in-game music, but for me that was actually ok as playing without the music makes the game that much more immersive…

RUNNING THE GAME:
Oblivion launches and runs ok with all settings on high – but with noticeably lower frame rates than when running on Windows… Frame-rates really take a big hit when multiple NPC’s are on screen at the same time. Even turning off shadows or grass doesn’t make much difference.

WINETRICKS .verb INSTALLER NOTES: [general installer help here]
The oblivion_gotye.verb installer will install Steam + Oblivion in it’s own wineprefix. You may still need to set Direct Sound to Emulation if you have problems…

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8 Responses to “The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion GOTYE”

  1. Ed says:

    I purchased and tried to run Oblivion (Steam through Wine in Ubuntu 10.10) and the main menu came up, but when I clicked play, the main menu goes away and the game does not open.

  2. Sebas; says:

    Installed using Steam on Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) and Wine 1.4 and d3dx9 (via winetricks). My hardware: Macbook Pro 8,1 (2GB Ram + Intel HD Graphics 3000).

    The launcher works OK, but the game freezes on the loading screen. Wine shows a dialog window with the text “Internal error – invalid parameters recieved”.

    Same problem with Morrowind (also installed via Steam).

    • Necron99 says:

      You problem is most likely Intel HD Graphics card not compatible with Linux drivers + Direct X + Wine.

      • Sebas; says:

        Yes, imust be a problem with de intel HD. Tonight I’ve tried on another PC (with nvidia ION graphic card) and both games worked at first try.

        I hate intel graphic cards, they are full supported on kernel but they only causes problems hehe. Next time I won’t buy a Macbook =/

        • Sebas; says:

          Hi again. Now I’m able to run the game if I start it from Steam.

          It’s to say, I’ve the “Internal error – invalid parameters recieved” popup if I run the game direclty (“wine oblivion.exe” or “wine oblivionlauncher.exe”), but It runs well from Steam.

          The only problem it’s that I’ve black skin textures, but it’s a common error on my graphic card drivers.

          Cheers

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