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Beyond Good and Evil Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 22, 2014.

  • by booman, Aug 22, 2014 at 1:20 PM
  • booman

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    Beyond Good and Evil is an arcade action adventure game where you play as Jade the reporter. Battle aliens, solve puzzles, take pictures, race your hovercraft & travel to different cities.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Beyond Good and Evil in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Beyond Good and Evil. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.4
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: beyondgoodevil
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_dsound
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Note: All libraries will automatically download and install

    Installing Beyond Good and Evil

    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_beyond_good_and_evil_2.0.0.5.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    File Integrity
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    Check End User License Agreement
    Click Options
    Uncheck Adobe Reader
    Uncheck Desktop icons
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    Installing
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    Click "Exit Installer"
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "BGE.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Beyond Good & Evil
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Beyond Good & Evil"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
    Select "SettingsApplication.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: BGE Settings
    Click Next
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Remove Widescreen bars

    Wine Tab
    Click Registry Editor
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    Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Expand Software
    Expand Ubisoft
    Expand Beyond Good & Evil
    Expand SettingsApplication.INI
    Expand Basic video
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    Right-click
    Select New
    Select DWORD Value
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    Type: NoBands
    Press Enter
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    Doubleclick NoBands
    Type: 1
    Click OK
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    Should look like this
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    Close Registry Editor

    Close Configure

    Optimization

    Select BGE Settings
    Click Run

    Select resolution
    Click Save

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    Advanced Settings
    Adjust Water detail, Antialiasing, Flare, Shadows quality and Compatibility
    Make sure to uncheck Triple-buffering and W buffer & HW Vertex Processing
    Click Save
    Click Quit

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    Conclusion:
    Beyond runs pretty good on my GeForce 550 Ti. Some of the audio is out of sync during the cutscenes. But the game itsself has a great frame rate and is totally playable and quite fun.
    I was happy that the widescreen bars can be removed via registry. Now it runs great in fullscreen.

    Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    good guide as always, excelent title very recommended

    :)
  2. allenskd
    I'm still waiting for Beyond Good and Evil 2 which was teased a few years ago :(
  3. booman
    I saw that somewhere... Kickstarter maybe?
  4. allenskd

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