Skyrim on Mac with CrossOver

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The latest in action role-playing open world windows game  The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can be played on Mac (and Linux) with CrossOver!
Play Skyrim on Mac and Linux with CrossOver
CodeWeavers has dramatically improved Skyrim's performance under CrossOver on the Mac with our Mac Driver technology. Our Mac Driver allows Skyrim players vastly superior responsiveness from the mouse during gameplay.  For those playing Skyrim via Steam, our Mac Driver means that Steam's system tray icon integrates seamlessly into the native OS X menu bar.  For Mac users playing Skyrim in fullscreen mode, the Mac Driver permits use of the native "command-tab" key sequence to change screens to and from Skyrim. Playing Skyrim with CrossOver's new Mac Driver is the best way there has ever been to play Skyrim on a Mac.


How do I install The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Mac with CrossOver?
To play Skyrim on Mac with CrossOver, first download the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game. Once you have download the game watch our short instructional video on how to install The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Mac with CrossOver. When you have finished watching the video, download the free trail of CrossOver. When your trial expires, be sure to come back to this page to purchase CrossOver for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at a discounted rate!

For a complete walkthrough on installing Skyrim, visit Install Skyrim in Crossover using the CrossTie File.

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  1. Click the button above to download the CrossTie.
  2. Click on 'OK' to open the file with 'CrossOver'.
  3. CrossOver will now automatically install The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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Not enough memory to run application.
Benjamin Reed
Benjamin Reed
Posted 2012-02-09 16:07
I have a MacBookPro6,1 (i7, 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M)

The installation went fine, I can start the launcher, but when I click "PLAY" it pops up, "Not enough memory to run application." with an OK button.  In theory, it should work with my 512MB of VRAM, but I wonder if that is the issue?

Anyone seen this before?
Jack Phinney
Jack Phinney
Posted 2012-02-09 17:02
I haven't seen this, no. Furthermore, I'd expect that a GT 330M card would be capable of running this game.

So, the first thing I'd do is set the graphics detail to "low" from the "options" in the launch screen and see if that does anything.

If not, you might try messing around in the registry. To do so, close Steam, and then go to Programs>Run Command, select the Skyrim bottle, enter "regedit" in the "command" field, and click "run".

Within regedit, browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/Direct3D

in here, add a new string value called "VideoMemorySize" and set it to "512".

If this has no effect, you might try going to back and setting "VideoMemorySize" to "1024". Any luck?
Benjamin Reed
Benjamin Reed
Posted 2012-02-09 19:11
Aha!  Setting video memory to 512 explicitly worked.  Thanks!
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