Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame

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Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame cover
Developers
Brøderbund
Release dates
DOS 1993
Mac OS (Classic) 1994
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame guide on StrategyWiki
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame on MobyGames
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame on Wikipedia
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Key points

The Mac OS version has better graphics, resolution and framerate than the DOS version. Playable with Basilisk II or Mini vMac emulators.

General information

Prince of Persia Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Requires the manual to solve copy protection questions.
DOS
Mac OS
A shareware demo is available.

Version differences[edit]

The following versions are known to exist. You can check the version number by pressing AltV in game.

Known differences between versions are listed.

original floppy version[edit]

This release does not show a version number. When AltV is pressed it will instead show "PRINCE OF PERSIA 2".

1.0 Floppy version[edit]

Adds an option to the installer to "Make Program Accessible under Windows". This option seems to be missing from other versions.

Files on the disks are dated April 30 1993.

1.0 CD-ROM version[edit]

This version can be found on the Prince of Persia CD Collection released in 1995. Files on the CD are dated May 27 1995

1.1 CD-ROM version[edit]

This version can be found on the Prince of Persia Collection - Limited Edition released in 1998. This release can also be recognised as it has a film clip on the CD about the making of POP3D.

The v1.1 CD-ROM collections took out the in-game sound + music data for General MIDI (MT-32 is not effected).

Essential improvements[edit]

General MIDI[edit]

The game was composed on the original Roland SC-55. It also uses the Roland GS extensions for percussion.

Unfortunately, it sends drum changes that are incompatible with the Roland SC-55mkII or other later Roland models like the SC-88.

Because the game uses the Roland GS extensions, it will not sound the same when played on a non-GS compatible General MIDI compatible device.

A patch[1] by Vogons user Tikalat is available to fix some of these problems, such that the game will sound correct on other Roland GS compatible devices.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CONFIG.DAT
<path-to-game>\SETUP.DAT
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\PRINCE.SAV
Mac OS (Classic)

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Macintosh version only (DOS version uses keyboard shortcuts).
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 10 MHz 286
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 6.0.7
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 Color

References

  1. GM fix - last accessed on 2020-08-23