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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: 4.6-staging

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Test Results

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What works

After few settings the game seems working fairly well.

What does not

The dialog sounds are messed up; you will hear only a small piece of the sound. This is the reason of the Silver rating. Activating the subtitles reduce this problem to a simple annoyance.

Workarounds

What was not tested

I only played only up the first boss.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I used winetricks to use the native dsound and avoid the looping sound problem. $ winetricks -q dsound There is a well known problem with the game (not Wine), cut-scenes go out of sync when CPU speed is not fixed. So to keep cut-scenes in sync I used "cpufreq-set -c 0 -f 2000MHz" and "cpufreq-set -c 1 -f 2000MHz". Strangely enough I had to set a fixed speed in both my CPUs even if I started the game with "schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine ./BGE.exe" in order to use only the first CPU. The SettingsApplication.exe might get confused about available resolutions if started directly. Use a virtual desktop: $ wine explorer /desktop=800x600 SettingsApplication.exe In the Advanced Setting tab disable Triple-buffering; if you don't the Wine log will say -- fixme:d3d:swapchain_init The application requested more than one back buffer, this is not properly supported. Please configure the application to use double buffering (1 back buffer) if possible. Overall in case of wide screen you might want to disable the black bars; to do so create a noband.reg file with this content: REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Beyond Good & Evil\SettingsApplication.INI\Basic video] "NoBands"=dword:00000001 And execute regedit noband.reg .

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
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 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Dec 27 20101.3.10Yes 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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