Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Mint Skyrim Guide

Running Cinnamon Mint 17
This should work for any Ubuntu-based system that can run PlayOnLinux and has an NVIDIA card.
  1. Install NVIDIA Drivers and restart
    1. Open 'Driver Manager' >>  Select version >> Apply Changes
    2. restart
  2. Install PlayOnLinux
    1. Open 'Software Manager' >> Search and Install 'PlayOnLinux'
  3. Set ptrace_scope to '0'

    • echo "0" | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope

    Open PlayOnLinux

    1. Tools >> Manage Wine Versions >> x86 >> version 1.7.8
    2. Configure >> New
      1. name it "skyrim"
    3. Configure >> 'skyrim' drive >> 'Wine' tab
      • Configure Wine >> Applications >> Windows Version >> 'Windows 7' >> 'OK'
    4. Configure >> 'skyrim' drive >> 'Display' tab
      • GLSL Support > default
      • Direct Draw Renderer > opengl
      • Video memory size > (maximum allowed)
      • Offscreen redering mode > fb0
      • Render target mode lock > default
      • Multisampling > default
      • Strict Draw Ordering > default
    5.  Configure >> 'skyrim' drive >> 'Install Components' tab
      1. Microsoft Core Fonts
      2. xact
      3. tahoma
      4. vcrun2008
      5. d3dx9
      6. d3dx10
      7. Steam
  4. Log in to Steam and Install Skyrim from Steam
    • while you are waiting for Skyrim to download, adjust settings in Steam
      •  In the top menu: Steam >> Settings >> in-game >> deactivate steam overlay
  5. PlayOnLinux >> Configure >> 'skyrim' drive >> 'General' tab
    1. 'Debug flags' > "-no-dwrite
    2. 'Make a new shortcut . . .'
      • TESV >> "Skyrim"
      • skyrim launcher >> "Skyrim Options"
      • steam >> "Steam" or "Skyrim Steam"

  • Skyrim's launcher options 
  • disable vertical sync in NVIDIA's settings
  • bookmark the skyrim installation folder
    • disable vertical sync in Skyrim's settings
    • workaround for the opaque water problem

  • More Specific Skyrim Tweaks
  • SKSE and Mods
    • workshop mods
    • nexus mods
  • mod for the opaque water problem


SteamOS with wine?

http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/threads/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-guide.331/

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