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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Full version, LEVEL Romania magazine cover mount, February 2009.

Application Details:

Version: LEVEL Romania
License: Retail
URL: http://www.princeofpersiagame....
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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What works

I have completed the game and everything works except controller support.

What does not

Workarounds

What was not tested

N/A

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

There is fog issue which happens on Windows too. To fix it, before running the game, you need to edit the file Hardware.ini.

The two values need to be inverted:

ForceVSFog=0
InvertFogRange=1

thus becoming:

ForceVSFog=1
InvertFogRange=0

To make things simple, this sed command will create a back-up file called Hardeware.ini.orig and edit the file Hardware.ini:

 sed --in-place=.orig 's/ForceVSFog=0/ForceVSFog=1/g; s/InvertFogRange=1/InvertFogRange=0/g' Hardware.ini

I remember playing this game with a Logitech Rumblepad 2 on Windows XP, and I think it worked out of the box. I tried the same controller in this test, but I couldn't get it working. This is the only issue to which I couldn't find a fix.

I installed it in a clean Wine 32 bit prefix, and I played and completed the game by running it in fullscreen in a separate X instance using this script:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
export WINEARCH=win32
export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-popst
export WINEDEBUG="fixme-all,err-all" dir="$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/UBISOFT/Prince of Persia The Sands of Time"
prog="PrinceOfPersia.EXE" cd "${dir}" && /bin/nice -n -3 /usr/bin/xinit /usr/bin/wine $prog -- :1 -a 1 -t 1 &

Game's version: 1.81
Video card: GeForce 9500GT with Nvidia driver 340.24

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentSlackware64 14.1Sep 03 20141.6.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumAdrian Alexe 

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