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Prince Of Persia Sands Of Time Guide

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    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.

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    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.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8.4

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
    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 1.8.4 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

    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 the virtual drive: princeofpersia
    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 1.8.4
    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"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Select "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Navigate to your Prince Of Persia installer
    Select "setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Select Language
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    Check "I accept the terms of the license agreement"
    Click Next
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    Click Next again
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    Proceed with installation?
    Click Yes
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    Installer will ask for Disk 2
    Click Browse
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    Navigate to /media/username/POP_PLAY/autorun/Pop_GFX
    Click OK
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    Note: Enter your login in place of "username"

    Path should show D:/autorun/Pop_GFX
    Click OK
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    Note: It's fine if there is another drive letter. ex: E: or F:

    Check "I will install Acrobat Rader myself later"
    Click Next
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    Check "Never register"
    Click OK
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    Uncheck "View the Readme.txt File"
    Uncheck "Launch the Prince of Persia The Sands of Time"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "PrinceOfPersia.EXE"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Prince of Persia
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Prince Of Persia"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.4
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Prince Of Persia First Launch

    Select Prince Of Persia
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Graphics
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Gamma
    • Special Effects
    • Shadow Effects
    • Water Effects
    • Fog
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    Fog Artifacts Fix

    There is a problem with fog even in Windows

    Navigate to the game Support folder
    Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/princeofpersia/drive_c/Program Files/Prince of Persia Sands of Time/Support
    Open Hardware.ini
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    Scroll down to the bottom
    Change the following to:
    ForceVSFog=1
    InvertFogRange=0
    ZEnableFix=0

    Click Save
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    Right click Hardware.ini
    Click Permissions Tab
    Select "Read-only" for all permissions
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    Conclusion:
    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".

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good classic and actually runs without problem

    Good screens too

    :)
  2. Duapruis
    Considering how "old" this game is I'm still amazed on how good it has aged, graphically speaking... Good guide as always btw...
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  3. booman
    Yeah, me too... I had never played any Prince of Perisa games previously and found this one at Goodwill. It installs and runs nicely after you fix the fog issue.
    Its pretty similar to Assassin's Creed and Darksiders when it comes to jump-tricks.

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