Original Prince of Persia 1.0 1.3 and 1.4

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Original Prince of Persia 1.0 1.3 and 1.4

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Some information on the different DOS versions of Prince of Persia.
(Press Ctrl-V during gameplay to find out which version you have).

Prince of Persia v1.0 : 1990
Original PC version; Has original color scheme (Level 3 dungeon is dark blue)
No Setup program; uses manual command line parameters:
j (joystick); vga, mcga, tga, ega, hga, herc, cga (graphics);
stdsnd, adlib, covox, gblast, ibmg, sblast, tandy (sound)
Cheat activation code is 'megahit'

Prince of Persia v1.3 : 1992
Same levels, but with new color scheme on some levels (Level 3 dungeon is dark green)
Complete Hardware configuration startup Setup program.
You can specify Graphics Mode, Input Device, Sound Device and Music Synthesizer.
Cheat activation code is 'improved'

Prince of Persia v1.4 : 1993 (from Prince of Persia CD Collection)
Levels and color scheme identical to v1.3 (Level 3 dungeon is dark green)
Limited choice for Hardware configuration startup Setup program.
You can only set Sound Device and Music Synthesizer (PC Speaker, Sound Blaster Pro, Other Drivers).
Cheat activation code is 'improved'

Not sure if it's of any use tho... oh well... :roll:
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Yes!! for example I never played POP1.3 or POP1.4...I only know POP1.0 :D
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Post by GameMaster »

wow thats some useful info.
I wonder why POP1.3's setup doesn't have a option for soundblaster.
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programmer wrote:You can download v1.3 from this location if you want :mrgreen:
Thank you :D
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Post by Autor_Serwisu »

Uhhh... You can download all different versions from my page: www.princeofpersia.prv.pl (alias for princeofpersia.princed.com.ar)
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Autor_Serwisu wrote:Uhhh... You can download all different versions from my page: www.princeofpersia.prv.pl (alias for princeofpersia.princed.com.ar)
Yes! It was the same link of programmer :mrgreen:

I downloaded pop 1.3, but the link for pop1.4 doesn't work...

Reading the file Manual.txt I was surprised by this:

Secret Keys
-----------

While searching through memory in my kracking quest, I came across
some strange code that turned out to be a check for a series of keys.
I discovered that if you hold down a special key (won't tell which one -
find out for yourself) and press one of the following keys during
boot-up, you will get a keen treat. Here is a summary of what each
secret key does (I won't tell you exactly what they do so that it will
be as much a pleasant surprise for you as it was for me).


DELETE - Press the arrow keys (works only on the //gs)
RETURN - Neat-o
! - Message from authors (press any key after this one for
something else)
@ - Pretty cool
^ - Move your joystick around for this one

Get ready for one kick-butt game.


Can You tell me please which's that special button? :)
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Post by Prince0fPersia »

Can You tell me please which's that special button? :)
I think the manual.txt is for the Apple II version of Prince of Persia released in 1989(!).
The "special key" is supposedly both Apple keys, as stated here in a slightly modified version of the manual text file :

http://apple2.org.za/gswv/a2zine/Docs/P ... siaDoc.txt

The correct doc file for the IBM versionl of Prince of Persia can be found here :

http://www.apple2.org.za/mirrors/ftp.ap ... persia.doc

Like it says, "Get ready for one kick-ass game." More than 15 Years of kicking and counting still... :P
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great info
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Sorry for my previous post, I'm searching on the internet for prince of persia 1, but one who is cracked so I can skip levels till the last. I can only skip to level 4 now, en there are only 15 minutes left. Thx!
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Thank you very much! :wink:
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Post by _Zaphod_ »

1.4 is a version that was changed to be more compatible with modern CPUs and operating systems. it was coded especially for the POP collection pack. POP2 was also revised in a similar manner. they forced VGA in the case of 1.4 POP1 because ALL modern cpus and dos boxes have vga support
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Re: Original Prince of Persia 1.0 1.3 and 1.4

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Hi, I'm new here. Upon downloading the 1.4 version from the links provided in this thread, I noticed that it appeared to be a hacked version.
Before PoPUW went down, I backed up the version from his site. So, here is the original, uncracked 1.4 version of Prince of Persia (Copy Protection is included).

http://www.mediafire.com/?ntty3nnmxom
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Re: Original Prince of Persia 1.0 1.3 and 1.4

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Where can I find a cracked version of POP 1.4? In the version available at http://princeofpersia.ppa.pl/down.html you need the manual to pass level 2, which is full of blue posions with letters on the top.
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Re: Original Prince of Persia 1.0 1.3 and 1.4

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Prince0fPersia wrote:Some information on the different DOS versions of Prince of Persia.
(Press Ctrl-V during gameplay to find out which version you have).

Prince of Persia v1.0 : 1990
Original PC version; Has original color scheme (Level 3 dungeon is dark blue)

Prince of Persia v1.3 : 1992
Same levels, but with new color scheme on some levels (Level 3 dungeon is dark green)

Prince of Persia v1.4 : 1993 (from Prince of Persia CD Collection)
Levels and color scheme identical to v1.3 (Level 3 dungeon is dark green)
This isn't correct. 1.4 and 1.0 don't have the same level layouts. 1.4 has levels that look like the Konami SNES remake. Even the first level is different. I don't know about 1.3.
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Rick wrote:This isn't correct. 1.4 and 1.0 don't have the same level layouts. 1.4 has levels that look like the Konami SNES remake. Even the first level is different. I don't know about 1.3.
You sure you're not talking about the "SNES Levels" modification by hjalmar?

By the way, if it interests someone, here's all the colour schemes for each version:

1.0
Dungeons: Blue
Palaces: Yellow

1.3 and 1.4
Levels 1, 2 and Potions Level: Blue
Levels 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11: Yellow
Levels 3 and 7: Green
Levels 8 and 9: Brown
Levels 12a and 12b: Golden
Level 13: White
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