Basically everything works, except for decent sound
What does not
There is a fine line from top left to bottom right which is only visible in very bright situations
Also the famous sound bug, (see bug list) gets a little annoying
What was not tested
I played the whole game using wine, everything was tested.
This is the Steam version, I also had the the CD-version (as you will be able to see). The Steam version does run the game, where the CD-version did not for me I had to add a register record as noted by Ben in the CD-version. Quoting Ben: You need to use fbo mode by creating a registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\OffscreenRenderingMode with the value fbo
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 09 2018||3.5||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Eugene|
|Show||Slackware64 -current||Jan 10 2016||1.9.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||Danny Schmarsel|
|Show||Slackware64 -current||May 05 2015||1.7.42||Yes||Yes||Silver||Danny Schmarsel|
|Show||Slackware64 -current||Jun 12 2014||1.7.19||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Danny Schmarsel|
|Show||Slackware -current||Mar 30 2012||1.5.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Danny Schmarsel|
|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.