Arabian Nights

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Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights cover
Developers
Silmarils
Publishers
Visiware
Wanadoo
DreamCatcher Interactive
Digital re-release Piko Interactive
Release dates
Windows June 21, 2001
Arabian Nights on MobyGames
Arabian Nights on Wikipedia

General information

Prince of Persia community forum (contains some information related to a game)
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 4 DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace intro file with empty one[1]
  1. Download empty intro file and extract it.
  2. Move it to the installation folder, overriding already existing one.

Notes

Not required for GOG.com release.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\opt.def[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\sultan.sa*[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Game launcher.
Game launcher.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Use Dxwnd[1]
  1. Launch Dxwnd.
  2. Click Edit and Add...
  3. Type in the Name for the profile.
  4. Press ... button left of Path field.
  5. Go to where you've installed the game and select _start.exe and click OK.
  6. Tick the box left of Do not notify on task switch (this will prevent the game from crashing when loosing focus, with a downside of it constantly accepting for input, even if out of focus).
  7. In Mouse tab under Mouse Clipper section select On.
  8. Click OK and launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Setting a music volume slider to a lowest value will result in music being played at 100% volume. Setting dialog volume slider to lowest value however will instantly skip all dialog lines.[1]
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Polish
Not available on GOG.

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen after the game's start[edit]

Remove the intro movie. See Skip intro videos[1]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Glide 3 Not present in GOG release.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium - 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 390 MB

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2019-12-20