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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Click the button above to download the CrossOver Mac trial version (fully functional for 14 days).

Click the button above to download CrossOver Linux trial version (fully functional for 14 days).

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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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Crashes on new MacBook Pro immediately after selecting 'Play'
Eric Kuzmenko
Posted 2012-06-22 14:46
My brother just got the new 15" Retina MacBook Pro (the MC976xx/A model).

I have installed Skyrim for him on Steam using the instructions on the "Tips & Tricks" page although as soon as I select play on the launcher nothing happens. I have also used winetricks as instructed on the Skyrim's appdata page on winehq to install d3dx9_42, vcrun2008, and xact. I also removed the video file from "Skyrim/Data/Video". from "Skyrim/Data/Video". Please help!!!

Also, when attempting to install DirectX 10 I am getting the message: "CPU does not meet minimum requirement; Streaming SIMD Extensions support required".
Silviu Cojocaru
Silviu Cojocaru Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 8
Posted 2012-06-22 15:04
You should submit a ticket. What version of Crossover are you running?

You do not need to install DX10. Skyrim is a DX9 game
Eric Kuzmenko
Posted 2012-06-26 21:23
He is using 11.1.0
Greta Closius
Greta Closius
Posted 2012-06-29 08:29
I have the same problem with Gray Matter.  Believe it uses directx9
Greta Closius
Greta Closius
Posted 2012-07-17 06:51
Go to Ticket 897883 there's a temporary fix posted
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