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Friday, May 23, 2008

How-to: Playing Oblivion on Linux with Wine!

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6 comments:

Roman said...

Quite impressive, I wonder why the 3D Mark patch isn't merged into wine by default, AFAIK lot's of up to date games require it to work i.e. Call of Duty 4 etc. Probably break some other apps.

Dawey said...

Yeah, but fortunally it's easy to patch and compile Wine : ).

TreviƱo said...

Well, I figure because it seems more a workaround than a real fix from the code point of view.

decentralist.wordpress.com said...

You should have mentioned the Oblivion - Linux standard how-to website: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Linux

The 3D Mark patch is not necessary, and only one dll is needed, you don't have to install all of DirectX.

This is still the top PC game until GTA 4 comes to PC. Hope Wine can run that too!

Colin said...

I had issues with sound not working at all until in Oblivion I tried the WINEDEBUG=-all just to see if it helped frame rates and lo and behold it works perfectly.

I've been using Wine since about 2003 and it went from an all-but-worthless curiosity to something that should really make home users and IT departments wake and up and look closer at Linux.

Erik765 said...

Well, I've spent a couple of hours looking everywhere and so far, it seems like I'm the only one with this problem!
When I type wine setup.exe it will not start and it just sits there taking up most of my cpu forever until I kill it. I can post the output if someone would like to see it, but I can't make any sence of it. Everywhere I read, it says install isn't a problem and it goes right on to talk about patching, etc.
I've tried installing dx9 which went perfectly, and also creating a blank wine profile to see if maybe one of my libraries was conflicting or something. Everything I try is not changing my output.
I've gotten WoW, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop working and I really want to get Oblivion working so I can complety be done with Winblows once and for all!
Any ideas at all?