In Prince of Persia Sands of Time, fight against time to defeat the Evil Vizier! Engage in this epic platformer, trick jump action game with a special ability to reverse time using the ancient Dagger.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Prince of Persia Sands of Time in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the retail version of Prince of Persia Sands of Time. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.4 is installed and you can close this window
Copy CD ROM data
Due to problems with PlayOnLinux/Wine and mounting CD ROM's
Create a "Prince of Persia" folder on your desktop
Copy all the data from both of your disks to the new folder
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: princeofpersia
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.4
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)
Check the following:
Select "Select another file"
Navigate to your Prince Of Persia installer
Check "I accept the terms of the license agreement"
Click Next again
Proceed with installation?
Installer will ask for Disk 2
Navigate to /media/username/POP_PLAY/autorun/Pop_GFX
Note: Enter your login in place of "username"
Path should show D:/autorun/Pop_GFX
Note: It's fine if there is another drive letter. ex: E: or F:
Check "I will install Acrobat Rader myself later"
Check "Never register"
Uncheck "View the Readme.txt File"
Uncheck "Launch the Prince of Persia The Sands of Time"
Name the shortcut: Prince of Persia
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "Prince Of Persia"
Wine version: 1.8.4
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
Prince Of Persia First Launch
Select Prince Of Persia
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
- Special Effects
- Shadow Effects
- Water Effects
Fog Artifacts Fix
There is a problem with fog even in Windows
Navigate to the game Support folder
Open Hardware.iniCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/princeofpersia/drive_c/Program Files/Prince of Persia Sands of Time/Support
Scroll down to the bottom
Change the following to:
Right click Hardware.ini
Click Permissions Tab
Select "Read-only" for all permissions
After fixing the fog problem, Prince of Persia Sands of Time ran beautifully. There are some strange camera movements to get used to, but otherwise performance is great and graphics look amazing "for its time".