How to play The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on Adélie Linux

  1. Create a pmmx architecture chroot.
  2. Install the following packages:
    • freetype
    • glu
    • mesa-dri-intel
  3. Install wine and wine-libs version 4.x. Adélie 1.0 only has Wine 3.x which does not appear to even let Oblivion start. However, even if Oblivion had started, Wine still needs to be built with mpg123 support to prevent a late crash (which it currently isn't in Adélie 1.0). An updated APKBUILD is located at sroracle/packages, wine-4 branch.
  4. winecfg settings:
    • Windows 7
    • *d3dx9_27 (native) DLL override (more info)
    • Emulate a virtual desktop
  5. Environment variables:
    • export WINEARCH=win32
    • export WINEDEBUG=fixme-all (otherwise your terminal gets spammed with fixme:quartz)


Last modified on 22 May 2019 at 07:28:15 AM EDT ET