Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

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Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Jade
Release dates
Windows November 30, 2004
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within guide at StrategyWiki
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within 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)
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1].
Russian copies use StarForce 3 DRM[Note 2].
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, UBIMTL.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

(0 stands for the English version. 5 is Dutch for example.)

Deleting, or renaming Video folder skips loading screens, as well as intro videos, and cutscenes.

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13500/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GameProfiles\POPWWPROFILES
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13500/pfx/[Note 3]

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.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix (Hor+)[7]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract pop2.7z files to the installation folder (password: pop2).
  3. Run upx.bat for the GOG.com version.
  4. Edit pop2.ini to set the resolution and FOV multiplier.

Notes

Supported exe size: 5 533 696 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 - Warrior Within.
  4. Set path to <path-to-game>\pop2.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 DirectX tab, set DirectX9.
  9. Click OK, then File and Save.
  10. Run the game directly from DxWnd.

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 control settings.
In-game control settings.

Button prompts[edit]

Works for the entire trilogy.
Instructions[8]
  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.
Xbox 360 and DualShock 4 replacement files can be used (only for 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.[9]
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
Spanish
Retail only. Patch for digital release here
French
German
Italian
Not in GOG.com version
Polish
Local retail version only.
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game fails to start[edit]

Error: "The game cannot be launched. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."
Run as administrator[citation needed]

Mark PrinceOfPersia.exe to run as administrator.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE 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 3.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 7500
Intel 915G
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce 4
ATI Radeon 9500

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[3][4][5][6] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/13500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (13500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References