- 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
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.
For better gaming experience, install this widescreen patch which removes cinematics black bands:
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 08 2019||4.6-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Le Gluon du Net|
|Show||Slackware64 14.1||Dec 21 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Adrian Alexe|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"||Jan 28 2014||1.7.10||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jun 13 2012||1.5.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||eroen|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 27 2010||1.3.10||Yes||Yes||Silver||ezzetabi|
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
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
and create a new registry key
Note: On Wine 1.7.19 I did not encounter any glitches anymore.