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Beyond Good & Evil

Digital distribution version from GoG.com, presumably patched to the latest version.

Application Details:

Version: GoG.com version
License: Retail
URL: http://www.beyondgoodevil.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.6-staging

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

- install OK

- launch OK

- gaming ok

What does not

- sound desync during cinematics

- sound loop during gaming

- gamepad but that is normal: BGE GOG edition does not support natively controller

Workarounds

Audio bugs workarounds:

- to avoid sound desync: copy dsound.dll in the game folder. Then in wine config override dsound as "native, builtin"

- to avoid sound loop: disable EAX and CSMT

What was not tested

I played this game several hours with workarounds applied, it's stable.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

For better gaming experience, install this widescreen patch which removes cinematics black bands:

http://ps2wide.net/pc.html#bge

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 08 20194.6-stagingYes Yes YesGoldLe Gluon du Net 
ShowSlackware64 14.1Dec 21 20141.6.2Yes Yes GoldAdrian Alexe 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Jan 28 20141.7.10Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 13 20121.5.6Yes Yes Golderoen 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 27 20101.3.10Yes Yes Silverezzetabi 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13046 Intermittent audio looping in Beyond Good and Evil NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO: Get the game working properly

Fix 1: Audio and Video out of Sync

When playing cutscenes, audio and video are getting out of sync. This isn't a fault of wine, the game has this issue also on Windows because of CPU power management.

There are two possible solutions to get around this issue:

-If you've got the CD/DVD-version, you can use the following Loader from the ubi.com-Forums: Link. Place the "Full Processing.exe" into the folder, where you installed BG&E and run it with wine.

-If you're owner of the STEAM-version, this Loader won't work, because it can't start the BGE.exe directly (blame copy protection!). So you'll have to use another way to let your CPU work at max speed all the time. Type the following into a terminal:

su root
echo "performance" > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor

If you're not using cpufreq, you can try out Slowdown.exe :)

Fix 2: Resolutions and DirectX error

The settings application of the game is unable to detect proper resolutions and refresh rates if you don't run Wine in a virtual desktop. Even if you try to run the game with a resolution that doesn't look weird, it may crash with a DirectX error.

To fix this, update to Wine 1.7.19 or open up

winecfg

and set a virtual desktop. Now you can run the settings application of the game, choose your resolution and save these configuration. This will work even if you disable the virtual desktop again.

Fix 3: Rendering problems

If you've got some weird graphical glitches, that render the game almost unplayable, you can try these fixes:

1. Disable the triple buffer in the BG&E settings application.

2. Open up

wine regedit

and create a new registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\OffscreenRenderingMode

Value: fbo

Note: On Wine 1.7.19 I did not encounter any glitches anymore.

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