I'm not sure why you're disappointed. You purchased a game that does not have native Linux binaries or even a supported code wrapper. This is not the fault of ZeniMax at all. Have you considered dual-booting into Windows to play the game? You can purchase a license for Windows 10 Home for USD 100.
And unfortunately we have no similar to wine program in order to do the other way around and play the mac version. Many years ago I remember there was a close to wine emu called pearpc or similar name. (memory may betray me here. I tried it a few times but from administrative point of view was meaningless as few PCs were running mac back then. I suspect it doesn't exist anymore?
@sidebyside bring up an interesting point. Would it be possible to install OS X as a "hackintosh" of sorts and play it that way? I don't recall seeing a similar post about OpenGL requiring version 4.1*, so it might be a possible solution. You can purchase a legitimate license for OS X 10.6 from Apple for only USD 20 and then get the free upgrade to OS X 10.10 via the Mac App Store.
While you're still violating the EULA by installing it on non-Apple hardware, at least you can't say that you've pirated it.
* The patch notes specifically state "We have upgraded the Mac client to use OpenGL 4.1", but it does not say that OpenGL 4.1 is required. The DirectX 11 note states "We will no longer support graphics cards and operating systems that are not compatible with DirectX 11".
I can now get all the way into the game past the character creation screen. I can see other ppl talking and I can move around as if all was well, however the main screen is black so it doesn't work. It was good just to see that screen again though and hear that music. The new processor doesn't crash but we can't display anything yet I guess in DX11 just a black screen.
Yesterday I tried to run ESO in Linux on my desktop computer with AMD Radeon HD 7850 graphics card and it worked.
But it doesn't work on my computer at work with Nvidia GT610. But as I said, maybe it's a good thing that I can no longer play at work . I think my employer did this - conspiration theory
I'm not sure.
But I didn't upgrade anything. Wine 1.7.15, PlayOnLinux 4.2.10, OS openSUSE 13.1 with kernel 3.12, AMD Catalyst (FGLRX) from december 2015.
But this is the only computer where I can play ESO.