How to Play Prince of Persia on Ubuntu

The Prince of Persia trilogy

By on January 18th, 2008 13:02 GMT
Prince of Persia is definitely one of my all-time favorite games. It's a third-person action adventure video game published by Ubisoft. The Prince of Persia trilogy is composed of the following: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. Without any further introduction, here's what you need to get started:

• Wine
• Original Prince of Persia CDs

Install and configure Wine

If you don't have Wine installed, here's how to get the latest version:

1. Open a terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and paste the following commands (one by one - hit ENTER after each one):

wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

sudo apt-get update
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Then close the terminal window.

2. Go to Applications -> Add/Remove, make sure you select the "All available applications" option in the upper-right side of the window, search for wine and install it. When it's done, close the window.
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3. Hit ALT+F2 and paste in the following command:

wine iexplore http://appdb.winehq.com/

Click 'Install' when prompted and when you'll see the "Wine Internet Explorer" window and WineHQ website, then you can close it.
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4. Search on Google for the Tahoma font with the following string:

tahoma filetype:ttf

Save it on your desktop, then copy it in the wine fonts folder (/home/yourusername/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts).

Tip: To see the .wine folder, go to View -> Show Hidden Files in your home directory.

Install Prince of Persia

Insert your Prince of Persia CD or DVD in the optical drive, a folder appears after a few seconds and all you have to do is to right click on the setup.exe file and open it with Wine. Now follow the installation steps.

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When the installation is over, run the game and do the following:

1. Create a profile
2. Restart the game.

Have fun playing Prince of Persia on Ubuntu and look below for some cool screenshots I've made!
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