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.
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.
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Mint 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: beyondgoodevil
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)
Check the following:
Note: All libraries will automatically download and install
Installing Beyond Good and Evil
Check End User License Agreement
Uncheck Adobe Reader
Uncheck Desktop icons
Click "Exit Installer"
Name your shortcut: Beyond Good & Evil
Select "Beyond Good & Evil"
Wine version: 1.6.2
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"
Name your shortcut: BGE Settings
Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Remove Widescreen bars
Click Registry Editor
Expand Beyond Good & Evil
Expand Basic video
Select DWORD Value
Should look like this
Close Registry Editor
Select BGE Settings
Adjust Water detail, Antialiasing, Flare, Shadows quality and Compatibility
Make sure to uncheck Triple-buffering and W buffer & HW Vertex Processing
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.