Category: Main Games Adventures Beyond Good & Evil version

Beyond Good & Evil

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

Application Details:

Version: version
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.6-staging

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Test Results

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What works

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.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I was surprised how nicely the game run on my ATI card with troublesome Catalyst drivers. Shame about the sound, though.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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
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

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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 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

wine regedit

and create a new registry key


Value: fbo

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


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