Summary Hello my fellow penguins! This guide will show you how to set up a Skyrim modding environment for the original “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” on Linux, using a modified Steam Proton run script. 🔥 Please note, that this guide IS NOT for “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition” - it’s for the older “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” or “Legendary Edition”. If you are looking to play with “ModOrganizer 2” and “TESV: Skyrim Special Edition”, there is a Lutris installer here.
For those of you who know about the virtual content I love to create, you can no doubt imagine that this game was an instant buy for me. I’ve played a few games on Steam this week, but this one was probably the most visually and audibly pleasing. It really is a refreshing treat for the senses, and it’s one of those games that makes you feel a little better about life after playing it.
New users to Linux may find it a bit “fiddly” getting Second Life up and running. So, in this guide I’ll quickly show you how to install the Firestorm client to access Second Life. The Linux distro I use is Manjaro Xfce 20.0.3, which is an Arch based distro. However, the steps below should work on other Linux distros like Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Pop!_OS 📝 Ensure you have your Linux graphics drivers up to date and installed correctly before following the steps below.
UPDATE 📝 22/08/2021: This guide is outdated. You no longer need to manually fiddle with this Proton prefix in order to play the game. I have tested this from a bare installation using “Proton 6.3-6” and the game installs and plays fine. I’ve left this article visible to show the rapid progression of gaming on Linux. Introduction I’ve seen lots of Linux gamers online having issues trying to get this game to run.
Update (24-06-2020) 📝 This document is outdated. Lutris will automatically install the necessary compatibility files for you. Therefore, you no longer need to manually download these files as explained in the steps below. I have left this article visible, simply to show the rapid progression of gaming on Linux. The Sim 4 on Linux with Lutris At the time of writing, this game is a free download on Origin.