Prince of Persia is the latest installment of the franchise and with a new make-over. All of the trick-jumps, climbing and platforming is there, but now you get to play cooperative with Princess Elika. Purge the corruption by slaying bosses of each realm and explore multiple routes to the next objective, all in comic-book style graphics.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Prince of Persia in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Prince of Persia. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.1 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0-staging is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the Virtual Drive: princeofperisa
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine: 2.0-staging
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 (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the Following:
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
Select "Prince of Persia.exe"
Name the shortcut: Prince of Persia
Name this shortcut: PoP Launcher
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Prince of Persia"
Wine version: 2.0-staging
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Select "PoP Launcher"
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
- Screen Resolution
- Vertical Sync
- Graphics Quality
- High Resolution textures
Click "Launch the game!"
or Quit launchPoP Launcher and run Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia ran great on my GeForce GTX 950. There were some short freezes when loading some content, but otherwise climbing and fighting was smooth. This game has some wonderful Borderlands-ish graphics and amazing animation. It is a lot of fun playing co-operative finding the way to the next area and then fighting off minions and bosses.