Installation, game play work almost perfectly (after tweaking to use fbo and windowed mode).
What does not
Sound tends to get stuck in loops quite often which is very annoying and means you need to play with subtitles.
If you try to play in fullscreen mode, it won't let you choose any resolutions.
What was not tested
I haven't played the game through to the end, but so far it looks good.
You need to use fbo mode by creating a registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\OffscreenRenderingMode with the value fbo Launch the game in desktop mode either throgh winecfg or e.g: wine explorer /desktop=bge,1024x768 CheckApplication.exe otherwise you won't be able to change resolution
|Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64
|Dec 23 2018
|Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)
|Mar 22 2015
|an anonymous user
|Jun 11 2014
|Jan 16 2014
|Apr 11 2011
|Other apps affected
|rendering problem in Beyond Good and Evil
|Intermittent audio looping in Beyond Good and Evil
|Having CPU switch frequency dynamically (powersave daemon), Prince of Persia (potentially more apps?) runs way too fast
|Beyond Good & Evil runs faster than normal
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.