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==Input settings==
 
==Input settings==

Revision as of 17:11, 25 July 2021

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Quebec
Ubisoft Singapore
Ubisoft Casablanca
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Anvil
Release dates
Windows June 12, 2010
Reception
Metacritic 75
IGDB 81
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on HowLongToBeat
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on IGDB
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on MobyGames
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on Wikipedia
Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia 1989
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame 1993
Prince of Persia 3D 1999
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2003
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within 2004
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones 2005
Prince of Persia (2008) 2008
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands 2010
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake 2022

Key points

No longer requires a constant internet connection. Playable offline.

General information

Ubisoft forums for game series
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Deluxe Edition also available, included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

Version differences

The Deluxe Edition includes two exclusive skins, one exclusive map, the soundtrack and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands\1.0\Engine\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\11\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect

Video settings

Graphics settings must be changed using GameSettings.exe in the installation folder.

Windowed

Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set the Path to <path-to-game>\Prince of Persia.exe.
  4. Set the desired window position and size.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click OK, then File and Save.

Post-Process

Disable Blur
  1. Open Regedit and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands\1.0\Engine
  2. Go to PostEffects and change Dword value to 1 instead of 2.
Thanks to Chiz on helixmod.blogspot.com. This could have very minor artifacts but the game looks much cleaner. If the game glitches(very rare), then just restart the game.

Input settings

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Dutch
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.[1]
French
German
Hungarian
Local retail version only.
Italian
Polish
Local retail version only, download
Russian
Local retail version only.
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation, Download.

VR support

Issues unresolved

Steam overlay is not available

Opening the Steam overlay causes all input (keyboard or controller) to be ignored, ALT + TAB to desktop and then back into the game will resolve the input issue.

Issues fixed

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Fullscreen mode defaults to 100 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\Prince of Persia.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D 2.6 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 100 / 200 / GTX series
ATI Radeon X1600 / HD 2000 / HD 3000 / HD 4000 / HD 5000 series
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/33320/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (33320) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References