installation using GoG's installer
configuration utility (must be run in virtual desktop mode in order to properly detect your screen resolution and refresh rates)
playing the game in fullscreen mode (almost everything is working correctly, except audio)
What does not
audio is frequently looping (that's the most annoying bug I encountered)
running the game in virtual desktop mode (no keyboard and mouse input at all)
audio/video is out-of-sync in the cutscenes/dialogues when CPU throttling is enabled (see comments below)
there is a very thin, diagonal line across the screen (can be hardly seen, not disturbing)
ORM=backbuffer has graphical issues, just stick to the default fbo setting
What was not tested
completing the game
The audio/video out-of-sync problem exists in Windows too (as I've read in several forums, so it's not certainly wine's fault). To workaround this, you should disable CPU frequency scaling under Linux e.g. set it to performance (instead of ondemand). Rated to Silver because of the quite annoying audio looping issue. To really enjoy the game you should enable subtitles. Tested with a clean wine install, no winetricks or dll overrides were needed. Nvidia driver 190.53.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 21 2010||1.3.9||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.