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Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
URL: http://www.beyondgoodevil.com/
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.19

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What works

Installs fine and runs somewhat - when all advanced config settings are turned off. No crashes or freezes. It can be played and, presumably, completed.

What does not

The videos, intro and in-game, are messed up, as is all speech. The game is too slow and not responsive enough, especially the camera.

Workarounds

What was not tested

complete gameplay

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

This is the multi-language DVD edition. I guess its not that much needed to get it running perfectly.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowSlackware64 -currentJun 12 20141.7.19Yes Yes PlatinumDanny Schmarsel 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 09 20080.9.61.Yes Yes BronzeBen 
CurrentopenSUSE 10.2Jun 01 20070.9.37.Yes Yes BronzeStefan Allmann 
ShowSUSE 10.1Jun 28 20060.9.16.Yes Yes GarbageAndras Kovacs 

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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