View Full Version : Prince of Persia!

October 23rd, 2006, 01:12 PM
this game may be old but it's a classic!

1) at the terminal x@y:/$ sudo aptitude install dosbox
2) create directory /prince with sudo. take ownership and relax all the permissions on that directory.
3) visit abandonia (http://www.abandonia.com/index2.php) and search for "prince"
4) download it and unzip it into a newly created /prince directory.
5) from the terminal start dosbox (DOS emulator)-- x@y:/$ dosbox
6) within dosbox virtual mount the directory-- z:\> mount x /prince
7) change to that virtual mounted drive-- z:\> x:
8. start prince! x:\> prince

NOTE: the text in bold are the strings to use.
NOTE2: if the game appears slow within the dosbox / game hold down CONTROL and tap F12. you should see the cpu cycles: 3000 increase higher thus increasing the speed of the game :biggrin:
NOTE3: if you can't get out of prince with ALT+TAB just press CONTROL + F1 two times to get a menu and get your mouse to start working again!
NOTE4: CONTROL + F8 to quit!


PS. another classic game is DUNE 2 also found on the same website.

October 25th, 2006, 05:39 AM
really good idea I was just looking around there and find some really nice games. On the other side I might suggest to use the Official DOSBox Game Launcher that makes life much easyer (in the original dosbox i just could not find : so there was no c: etc) other than that it comes with dosbox 0.65 cvs. The direction is

good luck

October 25th, 2006, 10:34 AM
Now what about Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Warrior Within and Two Thrones :) If those could work under Ubuntu i'd be happy :p

October 25th, 2006, 02:28 PM
You may have a look on this page http://cedegawiki.sweetleafstudios.com/wiki/Category:Working
it lists two of you three desired PoP game
though it would have an additional cost of 15$ (5$ for at leas three month)


October 25th, 2006, 07:41 PM
PS. another classic game is DUNE 2 also found on the same website.

Dune 2 was such an awesome game. It was my first and is one of the best realtime strategy games I ever played. This truely was the mother of all modern RTS games. Somebody should do a 3D opensource remake of the original.

March 31st, 2009, 07:10 PM
I found a link on installing Latest Prince of Persia, the windows version.

March 31st, 2009, 08:47 PM
Sands of Time runs OK with WINE. I have it and it's pretty good.

April 2nd, 2009, 01:43 PM
I'm not sure if I should be thanking you -- as I am now about to waste *colossal* amounts of time :-D -- but Thank you!!!

I didn't know of the existence of dosbox -- or that all these old games were available, and I am now embarking on a very pleasant trip down memory lane -- including even Adventure, which I used to play on my Vic-20 when I was a kid!!! And Dune -- a favourite when I was at Uni!



August 2nd, 2011, 09:56 AM
I really love the POP games and I'm looking for the latest games,and also i love the costumes of POP which is my most favorite.