Playing the game is fun now! The music works perfectly, the sounds are not interrupted anymore and the graphical glitches are gone.
What does not
The game runs too fast when the CPU is throttled on the machine (same problem as on plain Windows, so that is not a Wine issue).
Resolution cannot be changed without a virtual desktop (even on an ATI machine).
What was not tested
Machine: IBM Thinkpad T400 2x2,4 GHz, 4GB RAM ATI Radeon 3750 with Mesa 9.1.7 drivers
|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
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.