Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

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Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Casablanca
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.[1]
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Jade
Release dates
Windows December 1, 2005
macOS (OS X) October 6, 2008
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones guide at StrategyWiki
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones at 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

General information

Ubisoft game page
Ubisoft forums for game series
Prince of Persia Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3.6.10.06 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Uplay
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to Video in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename LOGORP.BIK, UBIMC.BIK, and UBISOFT.BIK

Skip loading screens[edit]

Delete/rename loading files[citation needed]
  1. Go to Video in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename LOADIN0.BIK, LOADLOP0.BIK, and LOADOUT0.BIK

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13530/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\POP3Profiles\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13530/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Very limited resolution choices. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Widescreen resolution.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x MSAA. Can be improved to 8x through the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set custom resolution[4]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract pop3.7z files to the installation folder (password: pop3).
  3. Edit pop3.ini to set the resolution and FOV multiplier.
  4. For GOG.com version pop3.exe need to be unpacked with UPX.

Notes

Supported exe size: 6 344 704 bytes.

Windowed[edit]

Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd as administrator.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set name to Prince of Persia - The Two Thrones.
  4. Set path to <path-to-game>\pop3.exe.
  5. Set launch to <path-to-game>\PrinceOfPersia.exe.
  6. Set Acquire admin caps.
  7. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  8. Click on Input tab.
  9. Set Cursor visibility to Hide.
  10. Click OK, then File and Save.

Post-processing[edit]

Disable post-processing effects[citation needed]

Use 3D Vision fix to toggle the blur, bloom, and heat distortion effects.

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Button prompts[edit]

Works for the entire trilogy.
Instructions[5]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open POPDATA.BF with a text editor such as Notepad ++.
  3. Press Ctrl+F and find the line Input event names.
  4. Under it go to Gamepads then change the buttons to what you want.

Notes

Make sure you don't increase or decrease the file size as it will make the game crash.
DualShock 4 replacement file can be used (only for The Two Thrones). DualShock 4 works only with wired connection, unlike Sands of Time or Warrior Within.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output.[6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX Unified (compatible with EAX 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0)
May require DirectSound3D restoration software to enable EAX and surround sound functionality on Windows Vista and later.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Retail only. Patch for digital release here
French
German
Italian
Polish
Retail only - due to StarForce 3 DRM, can't be played on Win7 and up.
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Random hang ups on loading screen[edit]

No solution so far.

Issues fixed[edit]

MSAA can cause bloom glitches[edit]

In-game MSAA option can cause the bloom effect to be rendered wrong.
Disable in-game MSAA[citation needed]
  1. Disable in-game MSAA option and force it through the graphics card control panel.

Sensitivity issues for gamepads[edit]

The game has sensitivity issues with diagonal input for gamepads (running diagonally does not work).
Set gamepad speed to +1.25[citation needed]
  1. Go to Options - Controls-Gamepad and set Gamepad Speed to around +1.25

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
128 MB of VRAM
Supported ATI chipsets: 7500/8500/9000/X series
Supported Nvidia chipsets: GeForce 3/4/FX/6/7 series
The Nvidia GeForce4 MX is not supported

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[2][3] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/13530/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (13530) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References