- Installing the demo, running it, playing it through.
What does not
- Apart from the audio/video out of sync-bug when the CPU is throttled the game runs fine. This will likely never be fixed, the game has this problem on Windows, too.
What was not tested
- Controller support.
I did not encounter any bugs with looping sounds, so I rated this Platinum. I know that this game seems to have problems when your CPU is in powersave mode. Look into the HowTo below to fix this.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Slackware64 -current||Jun 12 2014||1.7.19||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Danny Schmarsel|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 09 2008||0.9.61.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Ben|
|Show||openSUSE 10.2||Jun 01 2007||0.9.37.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Stefan Allmann|
|Show||SUSE 10.1||Jun 28 2006||0.9.16.||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Andras Kovacs|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|5533||Windows Installer ignores manual location entry||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|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.