I don't know that this will apply to all, but I know that my laptop runs sound through the APU. So you have skyrim in wine (Or nooby POL or whatever) and it runs! COOL! YOU ARE ONE STEP TOWARD AWESOME!!! Uh oh, why is the intro video so crackly in sound? Huh? NOOOO WHY CAN'T I HAVE SOUND?!??!?!?!? Well let's address this on a chip level. With an APU there are multiple streams that say I AM VIDEO, or I AM SOUND, or I AM BLEH and it is always calling for package A B C D. If you don't have them, the APU freaks out and flips on it's back and yells like a child. What to do to fix this So we have normal wine, right? HOPEFULLY the latest version of it (1.7.22) and set in. Boop open your terminal and type Code: sudo winecfg We are doing sudo just to make sure. It won't hurt anything. The packages we want are listed here: Code: d3d10 d3d10core d3d10_1 d3dcompiler_35 d3dcompiler_36 d3dcompiler_37 d3dcompiler_38 d3dcompiler_39 d3dcompiler_40 d3dcompiler_41 d3dcompiler_42 d3d10_36 d3d10_37 d3d10_38 d3d10_39 d3d10_40 d3d10_41 d3d10_42 dsound dmusic msvcm80 msvcm90 msvcp100 msvcp110 msvcp60 msvcp70 msvcp71 msvcp80 msvcp90 msvcr100 msvcr70 msvcr71 msvcr80 msvcr90 xinput1_1 xinput1_2 xinput1_3 xinput1_4 Yes this is a lot to add, but this is creating a fallback for your wine system. However way you installed skyrim (either steam or by CD) one way or another sound will work. For me it is a little crackly but I have sound and I can play this like I do in Windows. SPARE SOUND FALLBACKS Here is a list of directX packages that are being built in wine. http://wiki.winehq.org/DirectXStatus In dsound and dmusic are the other packages associated with the main packages. If the dsound and dmusic packages do not support as a backup to xinput, then add the packages that are associated with them. This will have all the packages that are either inside of the dsound and dmusic parts that are not being accessed and will serve as a popular fallback. There are no pictures here because this guide helps with adding packages in the winecfg window on an APU machine. There is nothing to show here.