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  • Submitted: Jun 13 2015 09:17 AM
  • Last Updated: Aug 25 2017 06:11 AM
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Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: Wineskin2.6.2 WineStaging2.12
  • ATI / AMD: GREEN (fully playable)
  • NVIDIA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREY (not tested)

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download Wrapper The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 1.6 [2017]

* * * * * 45 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!




Screenshots
Skyrim Special Edition will (sadly) NOT work. 64bit applications are not yet supported in Wine.
Now supports the Enderal total conversion! (Details below.)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing video game series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Skyrim was released on November 11, 2011, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Three downloadable content (DLC) add-ons were released—Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn—which were repackaged into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition, which released on June 4, 2013.

Skyrim's main story revolves around the player character's efforts to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, a dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world. The game is set two hundred years after the events of Oblivion and takes place in the fictional province of Skyrim. Over the course of the game, the player completes quests and develops the character by improving skills. Unlike previous Elder Scrolls games, Skyrim does not require the player to select a character class at the beginning of the game, negating a problem which the development team felt that previous entries had by forcing the player into a rigid play-style too early into the game. Skyrim continues the open world tradition of its predecessors by allowing the player to travel anywhere in the game world at any time, and to ignore or postpone the main storyline indefinitely.

The game was developed using the in-house Creation Engine, built specifically for the game. The team opted for a more unique and diverse game world than Oblivion's Cyrodiil, which game director and executive producer Todd Howard considered less interesting by comparison. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released to critical acclaim, with reviewers particularly responding well to the refined character development and setting. The game shipped over seven million copies to retailers within the first week of its release, and sold over 20 million copies across all three platforms.

[Source: Wikipedia]


Table of contents
- System specs of test system
- Differences and benefits of this wrapper
- Additional info
- Known issues
- Installation manual
- Enderal information
- Enderal wrapper information
- Enderal installation manual
- Troubleshooting


My System Specs:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.11.1
- CPU: 2,8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
- RAM: 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
- Video: ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
- Used disk space: 15.5 GB (Game, all expansions and HD texture pack)
- TESV Skyrim version: 1.9.32.0.8


Whats the benefit of this wrapper compared to any other one you'll find on Porting Team?
- It lets you play the regular DRM version of Skyrim which you can buy via Steam.
- Because of that you will be able to use Steam Workshop to get mods.
- Even better: You can use SKSE! (See „Installation“; 13-20)
- The wrapper has the Steam compatibility of my Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion wrapper and the performance of DanIsTheMan’s Skyrim wrapper. Best of both worlds and will hopefully overcome all your previous problems with other wrappers.


Additional info:
- Using the HD textures will make the game look great but also takes some performance. If you consider on using this and/or a lot mods tinkering with graphics remember that this may cause the game to act sloppy or freeze.
- Now this is important: The wrapper is pre-set to use 1GB (1024MB) of graphics memory. This setting needs to be adjusted depending on what you have. (See „Installation“; 6-12)


Known issues:
- The wrapper may take a while to start. Just wait for the Steam login to appear. This can take up to 30 seconds.
- Whenever you start Skyrim it will open up a little window telling something is going to be installed -> it won’t. An error window will appear; close it and the game will proceed. Fixed in 1.3! (For 1.0-1.2 users see „Installation“; 21-26)
- The game will crash on quitting! Just use force quit (cmd+alt+esc) if you get stuck in a frozen Skyrim screen. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt the game. (Remember to save your game first!)


Installation manual:

[Decompress the .7z file with Keka it is freeware. StuffIt Expander will NOT work.]

1. Double-click the The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim wrapper and Steam will be starting.
2. Steam installs itself. Wait for it.

3. Log into your Steam account.
   3.1 If Steam accidentally set the language to german click on "Steam" in the Steam menu bar and choose "Einstellungen".
   3.2 Press on the tab named "Oberfläche".
   3.3 Choose your favorite language from the drop down menu at the top and press ok.
4. Install The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. (You need to have purchased the game first.)
5. Upon completion of the installation process quit the wrapper (You will also notice a Steam icon in the menu bar of OSX -> You can click it and chose „Quit“ there as well).

[Now we need to set the graphics memory that should be used depending on what your card provides.]

6. Right-click the Skyrim wrapper and select "Show package content".
7. Open Wineskin.
8. Go to „Advanced“ -> „Tools“ -> „Winetricks“.
9. Search for „memory“.
10. There will be 4 options (512MB, 1024MB, 2048MB and default) to choose from. Choose what fits your graphics card – if nothing fits choose „default“ – and press „run“.
11. As soon as you see „Winetricks Commands Finished!!“ you are done. Close everything.
12. You can now start up the wrapper and play Skyrim. Have fun!

[So, coming up next: Getting SKSE working. Mods rely on it a lot.]

13. Go to http://skse.silverlock.org and download the installer file (NOT the .7z archive) of the current build.
14. Right-click the Skyrim wrapper and select "Show package content".
15. Open Wineskin.
16. Select „Install Software“ -> „Choose Setup Executable“.
17. Navigate to wherever the downloaded SKSE installer is (probably in your „Downloads“ folder), select it and press „Choose“.
18. Installation starts. Press „Next“. Then uncheck „Desktop Shortcut“ and press „Next“ again. Wait for the installation to finish and press „Close“
19. Wait a short moment. Probably Wineskin will come up with an error. Ignore and close it.
20. You are done. Close Wineskin. SKSE is now installed.

[Fix for error message on starting up Skyrim. You only need to do this if you have version 1.0 of the wrapper!]

21. Right-click the Skyrim wrapper and select "Show package content".
22. Open Wineskin.
23. Go to „Advanced“ -> „Tools“ -> „Registry Editor“.
24. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Valve\Steam\Apps\72850
25. Right-click in free area within the right side of the window (where you find the columns name, type and data) and choose „New“ and then „DWORD Value“.
26. Set the name of the new value to „vcredist“; double-click the value, set „Value data:“ to 1; press „Ok“
27. From the menu bar choose „Registry“ and then „Exit“.
28. You are done. Close Wineskin. The error message on starting up Skyrim is gone.


[Fix for error message on starting up Skyrim. You only need to do this if you have version 1.0-1.2 of the wrapper!]
[Revert the changes of the old fix first!]

21. Right-click the Skyrim wrapper and select "Show package content".
22. Open Wineskin.
23. Go to „Advanced“ -> „Tools“ -> „Winetricks“.

24. Search for „msxml3, choose it and press "run".
25. As soon as you see „Winetricks Commands Finished!!“ you are done. Close everything.
26. You can now start up the wrapper and play Skyrim. Next time steam wants to install vcredist it will go through flawlessly and never bother you again. Have fun!

NOTE: When using mods remember to activate downloaded mods! To do so go to „Data Files“ within the Skyrim launcher window and check the mods and DLCs you want to use.
NOTE 2: SKSE will not be listed in „Data Files“. It’s a script pack that acts in the background. When correctly installed SKSE will be mentioned at Skyrims version number at the bottom left of the games settings menu indicating that it is running.


Enderal information:
Enderal (to be released July 1-3 of 2016 - English version some weeks later) is a total conversion for TES V: Skyrim: a game modification that is set in its own world with its own landscape, lore and story. It offers an immersive open world, all for the player to explore, overhauled skill systems and gameplay mechanics and a dark, psychological storyline with believable characters.

Enderal is free and can be played by anyone owning a legal copy of TES V: Skyrim. (No DLCs are necessary.) It is developed non-commercially by SureAI, the team behind the renowned Oblivion mod "Nehrim: At Fate´s Edge" (and various other projects).

Features:
  • An open world with its own lore and hand-crafted, detailed and diverse landscapes (desert, heathlands, forests, jungles, mountains and more)
  • An unconventional story with psychological and philosophical undercurrents
  • German and English localizations, both fully voiced by dozens of speakers, many with a professional background
  • Multi-faceted, believable characters with own ambitions and motivations
  • Overhauled gameplay with experience points, survival mechanics and hard, challenging combat
  • An overhauled skill system with classes and new special abilities
  • A housing system allowing the player to design their own homes
  • 30 to 100 hours of expected playtime
More information can be found here.


Enderal wrapper 1.0 information:
  • Wineskin 2.6.2
  • WS9Wine 1.9.11
  • Pre-installed Enderal Launcher
  • Pre-installed Steam Client
Enderal wrapper 1.1 information:
  • Wineskin 2.6.2
  • WS9WineStaging 2.12
  • Pre-installed Enderal Launcher
Enderal installation manual:

[Decompress the .7z file with Keka or The Unarchiver both are freeware. StuffIt Expander will NOT work.]

1. Double-click the The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim - Enderal wrapper and Steam will be starting.
2. Steam installs itself. Wait for it.

3. Log into your Steam account.
   3.1 If Steam accidentally set the language to german click on "Steam" in the Steam menu bar and choose "Einstellungen".
   3.2 Press on the tab named "Oberfläche".
   3.3 Choose your favorite language from the drop down menu at the top and press ok.
4. Install The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. (You need to have purchased the game first.)
5. Upon completion of the installation process quit the wrapper (You will also notice a Steam icon in the menu bar of OSX -> You can click it and chose „Quit“ there as well).

[Now we need to set the graphics memory that should be used depending on what your card provides.]

6. Right-click the Skyrim wrapper and select "Show package content".
7. Open Wineskin.
8. Go to „Advanced“ -> „Tools“ -> „Winetricks“.
9. Search for „memory“.
10. There will be 4 options (512MB, 1024MB, 2048MB and default) to choose from. Choose what fits your graphics card – if nothing fits choose „default“ – and press „run“.
11. As soon as you see „Winetricks Commands Finished!!“ you are done.
12. Close Winetricks.

[Set the wrapper to start the Enderal launcher.]

13. Go to "Configuration".
14. Click on "Browse".
15. Navigate to "/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim/Enderal Launcher.exe" and select "Choose".
16. Close everything.

[Download the Enderal installation file.]

17. You can get it at these places: 18. Right-click the Skyrim wrapper and select "Show package content".
19. Move the Enderal installation file to "/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim/" (You can delete or move the Enderal installation file to a safe place after step 23.)

[Install Enderal.]

20. Double-click the The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim - Enderal wrapper and Steam as well as the Enderal Launcher will be starting.
21. Log into your Steam account.
22. Follow the instructions of the Enderal Launcher to install the Enderal total conversion.
23. Enjoy!

NOTE: Even though you need to log into your Steam account always use the Enderal Launcher to start the game.
NOTE2: Don't make changes to the RAM and CPU sliders in the Enderal Launcher settings since this will cause errors.
NOTE3: Make sure to deactivate all Skyrim mods which you have subscribed to. You find the option within the Enderal Launcher.


Troubleshooting - Have a problem? Look here:
- Not allowed to start the wrapper: Gatekeeper denies software which is not certified by Apple. Gatekeeper options are found in Apple menu > System Preferences… > Security & Privacy > General tab under the header "Allow applications downloaded from:". Check "Anywhere".
- "Data Files" is greyed out: Go to user/Documents/My Games/Skyrim. Put the SkyrimPrefs.ini in the trash and start the game. In most cases this does the job. If not you'll find other possible solutions in the comments on page 4.
- The game performs poorly or even freezes: If you're on a mobile graphics processor (Intel HD or Iris) the game may tell you to get highest graphic settings. This is a mistake by the software. Try reducing your settings by at least the half.
- Loading screens taking forever (>30 seconds): This seems to be a problem with older versions of OS X. Try updating your operating system to the latest version (at least to Yosemite 10.10.5).
- Texture errors appearing (wrongly and multicolored textures): Either your graphic settings are set too high and/or a mod is interfering. Reduce you're settings and/or get rid of the faulty mod.
- Game Pad isn't working: Have a look at this video tutorial >click me<. It was brought to my attention that for this to work you need an updated driver that can be found >here<
- Steam doesn't load its content (black store and community; library still accessible): For experimental fixes have a look at this page >click me< (scroll to "Steam Client Build Issues"). [I will provide a fixed wrapper version as soon as its no longer experimental]
- FNIS compatibility: FNIS will not work in Wine (see comments on page 28 for details). Maybe future iterations of FNIS or Wine will change this but as of this date (June 30, 2016) it's not working.

Enderal Troubleshooting:
- Patching progress is buggy/not finishing: Have look at this page. If their solutions don't work try to update your launcher manually. Just re-download the current launcher and replace your old one within the Skyrim directory. Make sure you get the appropriate launcher (language) for your installation or the game will be messed up! German launcher; english launcher.


In case you like my work don't forget to vote.

And if you want to contribute even more you'll find a specific link on my homepage at:
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What's New in Version 1.6 [2017] (See full changelog)

  • - Added a new version (1.0.1) for the Enderal wrapper with an english and german launcher. It should also fix any problems you might have encountered by using the 1.0 or 1.1 versions.


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I use this comment for notifications on changes since the changelog doesn't seem to work well.

June 14, 2015
- Added fix for error message on starting up the game (No need to re-download the wrapper. See "Installation"; 21-28)

June 15, 2015
- Added new game icon (No need to re-download the wrapper.)

June 16, 2015
- Got rid of some unnecessary content.
- Changed some basic settings.
- Changed solution for vcredist installation error. (Fix is implemented in 1.3!)

June 20, 2015
- Reverted back to version 1.2 settings.
- Included vcredist fix.

October 21, 2015
- Fix for OSX El Capitan

July 3, 2016
- Added a special wrapper to support the Enderal total conversion (see http://sureai.net/games/enderal/ for more details)

July 18, 2017
- Fixed a problem with Steam not launching anymore

August 11, 2017
- Added a new version (1.0.1) for the Enderal wrapper with an english and german launcher. It should also fix any problems you might have encountered by using the 1.0 or 1.1 versions.
So, leaving a comment for my own port may seem strange but it's to inform you guys about a possible setup:

Running Skyrim Legendary Edition with Skyrim High Resolution Texture Pack on high settings.

Also including the following mods:
- SKSE
- Unofficial Skyrim Patch
- Unofficial Dawnguard Patch
- Unofficial HearthFires Patch
- Unofficial Dragonborn Patch
- Unofficial High Resolution Patch
- SkyUI
- Dynamic Loot
- Dynamic Loot Dawnguard
- Dynamic Loot Dragonborn
- Pure Waters
- The Eyes of Beauty
- SG Female Textures Renewal UNP
- Female Facial Animation
- GeonoxFaces

Everything runs smooth.


EDIT: Well, the HD textures didn't go well though. While having played a little longer it seems they crash Sykrim for me. Deactivated them. *doh*
I've been modding Oblivion extensively over the last couple years and I intend someday to use this wiki to make a Skyrim port for myself.

http://wiki.step-pro....com/STEP:2.2.9
Thank you for this port, it is running smoothly in my MBP mid 2014, I'm using El Capitan DP and it's brilliant. I'm also running 40 mods and I've got between 39 and 60 fps, using the latest engine and wrapper. Bear in mind that I'm not playing the Steam version.
Cassiel, how are you not using the steam version?

superxxaj, on 18 June 2015 - 12:58 PM, said:

Cassiel, how are you not using the steam version?

Get the retail version and install it via Wine (Wineskin -> „Install Software“.). Then set Wine to start tesv.exe instead of Steam.exe (Wineskin -> Advanced).
The only way I can actually play Skyrim with this wrapper is when I play it in Windowed Mode and put the resolution on 800 x 500 and the detail on low. All other settings just give me a black screen (or on some of the lower settings, if i'm lucky, a frozen Skyrim logo with sound) that I'll have to Force Quit. My Macbook Pro should be able to handle the ultra high quality because that's what it auto-detect.

Right now Skyrim is rather unplayable for me in a windowed 800 x 500 screen.

My system specs:
Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch Mid 2014
- OS: Mac OS X 10.10.3
- CPU: 2,2 GHz Intel Core i7
- RAM: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
- VIDEO: Intel Iris Pro 1536MB

TimZwiep, on 18 June 2015 - 08:46 PM, said:

The only way I can actually play Skyrim with this wrapper is when I play it in Windowed Mode and put the resolution on 800 x 500 and the detail on low. All other settings just give me a black screen (or on some of the lower settings, if i'm lucky, a frozen Skyrim logo with sound) that I'll have to Force Quit. My Macbook Pro should be able to handle the ultra high quality because that's what it auto-detect.

Right now Skyrim is rather unplayable for me in a windowed 800 x 500 screen.

My system specs:
Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch Mid 2014
- OS: Mac OS X 10.10.3
- CPU: 2,2 GHz Intel Core i7
- RAM: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
- VIDEO: Intel Iris Pro 1536MB

The Iris Pro is no dedicated graphics card. It's an on board chip. And its performance is far behind the 5870 which I'm using. Even my preferences aren't maxed - for a reason. The game checked the 5870 and went to high, not ultra.

I'm pretty sure Skyrim doesn't detect that on board chip correctly. Try setting your graphic prefs to medium or low.

In addition deactivate the HD textures if you are currently using them. For testing purposes you should also deactivate any mods.

(As a side question: Did you exactly follow the installation steps from 1 to 12?)

Anarath, on 18 June 2015 - 10:23 PM, said:

The Iris Pro is no dedicated graphics card. It's an on board chip. And its performance is far behind the 5870 which I'm using. Even my preferences aren't maxed - for a reason. The game checked the 5870 and went to high, not ultra.

I'm pretty sure Skyrim doesn't detect that on board chip correctly. Try setting your graphic prefs to medium or low.

In addition deactivate the HD textures if you are currently using them. For testing purposes you should also deactivate any mods.

(As a side question: Did you exactly follow the installation steps from 1 to 12?)

I've tried every combination of detail setting and resolution and only 800 x 500 windowed on low detail loads the game. At some settings (e.g. 1024 x 640 windowed and medium detail) I can choose new game and than it freezes. Fullscreen I can't play any setting and the screen stays black. I don't use any mods or have the HD textures activated. I can hardly believe that my Macbook Pro can't do any better than this, at least it should run medium detail on 1440 x 900 fullscreen.

It would be amazing if I could finally play Skyrim on my MBP like cassiel can.

(Answer: Yes I've followed step 1 to 12 precisely, three times I've tried it from the start but with the same result.)

TimZwiep, on 19 June 2015 - 10:25 AM, said:


I've tried every combination of detail setting and resolution and only 800 x 500 windowed on low detail loads the game. At some settings (e.g. 1024 x 640 windowed and medium detail) I can choose new game and than it freezes. Fullscreen I can't play any setting and the screen stays black. I don't use any mods or have the HD textures activated. I can hardly believe that my Macbook Pro can't do any better than this, at least it should run medium detail on 1440 x 900 fullscreen.

It would be amazing if I could finally play Skyrim on my MBP like cassiel can.

(Answer: Yes I've followed step 1 to 12 precisely, three times I've tried it from the start but with the same result.)

Since I don't have an Iris Pro computer around I can't test it myself. But its pretty strange you run into such an error.

2 things which might help:

1. Deactivate Steam overlay. Steam -> Settings -> In-Game -> Overlay. This is known to be a problem sometimes.

2. Some stuff has changed in 1.3 so maybe 1.2 is more of use for you. Just try the old wrapper and let me know.

(Did you let Steam install the game or did you move it over from a previous install?)

Anarath, on 18 June 2015 - 04:50 PM, said:


Get the retail version and install it via Wine (Wineskin -> „Install Software“.). Then set Wine to start tesv.exe instead of Steam.exe (Wineskin -> Advanced).

Thanks
When I try to launch skyrim through the launcher, my "data files" button is greyed out. What should  do about that?
Also, when i try to start up the game, the in game startup menu is missing. Is there a fix for this as well?
UPDATE: I got the data flies working by turning off dlc and disabling steam overlay, but when I try to start up the game, I get the dragon logo and bethesda logo, but no menu still.

Gorthax24, on 20 June 2015 - 01:27 PM, said:

UPDATE: I got the data flies working by turning off dlc and disabling steam overlay, but when I try to start up the game, I get the dragon logo and bethesda logo, but no menu still.

Too less information.

Computer, system, did you follow the instructions precisely? Also what do you mean by "launch Skyrim through the launcher" - did you change anything within the wrapper?

Disabling Steam overlay is never a bad thing. But there is no need to disable DLCs.



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