Beyond Good & Evil

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Beyond Good & Evil
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Developers
Publishers
Engines
 
Release dates
Windows
November 19, 2003
Beyond Good & Evil at SteamDB
 Beyond Good & Evil at Wikipedia

General information

More information Ubisoft game page
More information Ubisoft forums
More information The IRIS Network - A wiki for the game
More information GOG.com Community Discussions
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail Disc check DRM: TAGES
Uplay Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
Green Man Gaming Playfire ClientRequires online activation DRM: SecuROM.
Humble Store DRM-free
Amazon.com DRM details are not known
GOG.com DRM-free
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg

Version differences[edit]

Information Every version except GOG.com uses Tages DRM, which isn't completely compatible with modern OS and systems.[citation needed]
Advantage The GOG.com version has been modified to work with modern system directly including multithread wrapper and doesn't include DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Beyond Good & Evil\

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\slot*.sav
Information sally.idx contains an index of save game names which will not be shown if it is missing (saves can still be loaded).[1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

External general video settings.
External advanced video settings.
Information Options can only be changed in a launcher
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable WSGF WS Bronze.svg See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor Impossible False icon.svg
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Impossible
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Impossible Synchronization issues if running at more than 60 FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Information All resolutions stretch from 4:3 without this fix.
Information Because the game is internally rendered in a 16:9.4 aspect ratio instead of 16:9, you will see some very small borders on both sides of the game when playing in 16:9.

Fix Use DX3D injector[2]

  1. Download the DX3D injector.
  2. Extract it into the installation folder.
  3. Open d3d9.ini and set your resolution, then save your changes and start the game.
Information If the game shows an error message go into the Redist folder and run DXSETUP.exe.
Information If the game fails to launch with this fix, run CheckApplication.exe in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode.

Input settings[edit]

External key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible No mouse acceleration.
Mouse input in menus Native Only mouse buttons.
Mouse Y-axis inversion Impossible Y and X axis cannot be toggled individually.[3]
Controller
Controller support Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

External audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Impossible
Surround sound Native Up to 7.0 output.[4] May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible
EAX support Native

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
Dutch Native Native Native
French Native Native Native
German Native Unknown Unknown
Italian Native Unknown Unknown
Spanish Native Native Native

Issues unresolved[edit]

Alt-Tab[edit]

Alt+Tab functions while in-game, but the window title bar will flicker in the game itself.

Issues fixed[edit]

Texture Flickering Issues[edit]

The optimal settings for maximum modern system compatibility with the game (Method 1).

First Method[edit]

Fix Change video compatibility settings

  1. Launch SettingsApplication.exe and click "Advanced Settings".
  2. Disable the following:
    • HW Vertex Processing
    • Multi Vertex Stream
    • Autogen Mipmap
Information For most people simply disabling HW Vertex Processing works flawlessly, HOWEVER this usually slows down the game badly, including on high-end machines, which is why some prefer the second method.

Second Method[edit]

Fix Disable anti-aliasing

Another popular fix is to simply disable anti-aliasing in the "Advanced Settings" menu and checking the manual compatibility box.

If this doesn't work completely (some flickering still remains), the anti-aliasing can be overridden in the graphics card's control panel.

Audio/Video Sync[edit]

If you are having problems with the sound not syncing up with the picture, go launch SettingsApplication.exe, go to "Sound Settings" and choose your Sound Card.[5]

Note that using a monitor with a native refresh rate above 60 Hz may also lead to sync issues. To correct this, change your refresh rate to 60 Hz or use an FPS limiting program to set the max FPS to 60.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE ME, 2000 SP4, XP
Processor (CPU) 700 MHz Pentium III, Celeron, or AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB (98 SE)
128 MB (ME/2000/XP)
128 MB (98 SE)
256 MB (ME/2000/XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.2 GB 2.2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 7200
Nvidia GeForce1 256
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0b compatible
ATI Radeon 9500
Nvidia GeForce 3
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

References

  1. Tip: Best to include "sally.idx" when backing-up save games, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com
  2. Widescreen fix, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com
  3. Buy on Steam or XBLA? - Giant Bomb
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  5. Backlog on 1UP FM -- Replay this great game! - Beyond Good & Evil Message Board for PC - GameFAQ