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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: 1.6.2

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What works

With some tweaking, everything. I have completed the game.

What does not

This is a list of small problems, none of which prevent you from completing the game:
  • A lot of errors during installation which can be ignored.
  • Also during installation, the License Agreement is a blank. But you can check the agree option and continue with the setup.
  • At first, the audio and video are out of sync during the cutscenes. But this can be fixed by manually overriding a DLL (check Additional Comments).
  • The game still has some small bits that go out of sync during some cutscenes even after the manual DLL installation.
  • Very near the end of the game, a minute long cutscene has no audio for 15 seconds. Make sure to have subtitles turned on!
  • The game carashed once right after defeating the final boss. The error said 'no more memory'. I've reloaded the final save game and beat it multiple times without any other crashes. It seems to have been random. 

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • I didn't try running it in fullscreen. I played in windowed mode the whole time.
  • I didn't try any of the widescreen fixes that the community has made. I only played the game at 1024x768.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Here's every step that I took to get the game working. FIRST (Setting up a new Wine prefix): I made a new clean Wine 32bit prefix: WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-bge-gog winecfg This is a small in between step that can be skipped. Wine always creates the Desktop, My Documents, My Videos, etc. as symlinks to ~/Desktop and $HOME/. I prefer to remove these symlinks and keep all the files in the Wine prefix that I just created. To follow this example, I went into ~/.wine-bge-gog/drive_c/users/$USER/ and removed the symlinks (rm Desktop My\ *), after which, I created the directories (mkdir Desktop My\ {Documents,Music,Pictures,Videos}) (use these commands without the parentheses). This is just a personal preference. As I've said, you may skip this step. SECOND (Installing the game): I installed the game with the /nogui option: WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-bge-gog wine setup_bge.exe /nogui At this point, I encountered a lot of errors. Everytime I clicked next, there would be a 'Runtime error' complaining about not being able to call 'proc'. The License Agreements was a blank, but I agreed to it and clicked Next. At the end of the setup, there will be three more errors. One is about not being able to execute 'sdbinst.exe' as the file is not found, and two other runtime errors. THIRD (installing the new dsound.dll): I downloaded the new dsound.dll from: http://www.down-dll.com/index.php?file-download=dsound.dll&arch=32Bit&version=6.2.9200.16384&dsc=DirectSound Then, I cd ~/.wine-bge-gog/drive_c/windows/system32/ and backed-up dsound.dll: mv --backup=number dsound.dll dsound.dll.orig Using 7z program, I extracted the freshly downloaded zip file into the directory we just traveled to: 7z x ~/downloads/__32-dsound.dll6.2.9200.16384.zip dsound.dll Now, back into Wine configuration: WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-bge-gog winecfg Head over to the Libraries tab, drag down the list, start typing 'dsound' and when it finds it, add it to the list, click Edit, and select Native. Apply and OK. Because the DLL we just manually installed is a Windows 7 version, some people recommended switching the Windows version to Windows 7, but I left it at its default, Windows XP. I didn't notice a difference between Windows 7 or XP versions. FOURTH (Configuring the game): This brings up the game's settings: WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-bge-gog wine explorer /desktop=BGE,1024x768 ~/.wine-bge-gog/drive_c/GOG/BGE/SettingsApplication.exe Changes that I made here are marked with an asterisk. Graphics settings tab: I only changed the resolution to 1024x768 (*) Advanced Settings tab: Water Detail: High Antialiasing: Off Flare: On Shadow Quality: High (*) Compatibility: Manual compatibility settings enabled (*) Triple buffering disabled (*) SSE enabled HW Vertex Processing enabled Multi vertext stream enabled Mipmapping enabled W buffer disabled Fastflip disalbed Autogen mipmap disabled The buttons in the lower right corner of the window can not be seen. From left to right, they are: Play, Save and Quit. After you've made the changes, click Save followed by Quit. To run the game, you need to be in the game directory, otherwise an error will pop-up, saying it can't open 'sally_clean.bf': cd ~/.wine-bge-gog/drive_c/GOG/BGE/ && WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-bge-gog/ wine explorer /desktop=BGE,1024x768 BGE.exe Once in the game menu, go into the settings, and make sure to enable the subtitles. I had the game once going out of sync, for a very brief cinematic, and a second time, near the end, halfway through the cinematic, the audio disappeared. OTHER: I didn't need to change my CPU frequency. I had it on 'conservative' all the time, and changing to 'performance' made no difference. GOG installer version: 2.1.0.9 Video card: GeForce 9500GT 1 GB Video driver: nvidia 340.24

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentSlackware64 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 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 21 20101.3.9Yes 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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