Game installs without issues and runs smoothly.
What does not
Sound. It loops for some time, then it stops altogether. Running the game with pulseaudio suspended doesn't help. Also, game slows down at some times. It's not a frame rate issue, graphics is smooth, but the whole game moves slower.
What was not tested
Playing the whole game.
I was surprised how nicely the game run on my ATI card with troublesome Catalyst drivers. Shame about the sound, though.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|5559||rendering problem in Beyond Good and Evil||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13046||Intermittent audio looping in Beyond Good and Evil||NEW||View|
|13486||Having CPU switch frequency dynamically (powersave daemon), Prince of Persia (potentially more apps?) runs way too fast||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27872||Beyond Good and Evil: launcher doesn't allow to change resolution in fullscreen mode||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
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.