Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

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Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
URL: http://www.princeofpersiagame....
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

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Test Results

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What works

Nearly everything:

  • Starting a new game
  • Loading and saving
  • Cutscenes
  • Keyboard and mouse controls
  • Using a gamepad (PS2 controller with USB adapter)

What does not

  • Having fog effects on causes everything to be covered by gray, making the game unplayable.  This occurs in Windows too.
  • Having water effects on causes some parts of the game to be covered in gray, making those parts unplayable.
  • The game does not go into fullscreen immediately.  By changing the resolution in the options menu (to anything), the game will go into fullscreen.
  • An immobile mouse pointer remains on the screen.  This can be removed by changing virtual desktops and coming back.
  • Occasionally, sound does not work upon starting the game.  Logging out and logging back in fixes this.


What was not tested

Finishing the game

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

This game is right on the line between Platinum and Gold, as it runs very well but for a few nagging issues.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowZorin OS 16Mar 22 20227.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumMatheus 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20216.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumLuciano 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 14 20101.2-rc3Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1 x86_64Mar 07 20101.1.38Yes Yes GoldOlivier 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
49927 Prince of Persia Sands Of Time Graphic Bug UNCONFIRMED View

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Weird double-rendering
by Screwtape on Sunday September 15th 2013, 2:50
When I try running this game with Wine 1.7.1 (or any previous version back to 1.5.6 or so) I get a weird double-rendering of everything:

(in case that link doesn't work, it shows a reasonable, legible Ubisoft logo at the left of the output window taking up about 80% of the space, plus another copy of the Ubisoft logo at about a 60 degree angle at the upper right)

I'm not sure if it's a bug in Wine, a bug in my graphics drivers (Intel HD4000 graphics, Mesa 9.1), or some unfortunate interaction between the two. I figured I should mention it, though.
RE: Weird double-rendering
by Screwtape on Monday December 28th 2015, 1:10
As of Wine 1.8 and Mesa 11.0, this is no longer a problem.