Sunday, April 3, 2016

Prince of Persia 2008 (updated)

fix by: Chiz, updated by: 3d4dd

Shadows and character's ambiant occlusion fixed

This fix is based on the work of Chiz and contains its fixes:
  • 2D UI to 3D.  Very mild setting, adjust to your tastes.
  • Skybox depths and storm effects fixed (dark and sunny).
  • Lens/sun flares focused and adjust correctly with convergence changes
As the old version of Helixmod Chiz used for his fix didn't allow to make distinctions based on textures or PS-VS-pairs some of its fixes messed up some other effects (e.g. in battles). The actual version of Helixmod allowed me to prevent this. So the update
  • (re)fixes some effects during fights
  • fixes the depth of landscapes in the background
  • adds different conversion presets for cut scenes and  exploration
Known Issues:
some magic effects may cause flickering but are only visible for a very short time

  • Download this this zip file and extract it to the folder where Prince of Persia.exe is located
  • Remove Prince of Persia.exe from the profile for Prince of Persia and add it to the profile for Prototype 2 using nvidiaInspector
Hotkey associations can be changed by editing DX9Settings.ini and the key codes from
  • '0' convergence preset for cut sceens
  • '9' convergence preset for gameplay
    You can change the convergence and depth preset by pressing the hotkey of the fix and then the hotkey for saving Your 3D settings (Ctrl+F7).


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    1. ...and this is a game that is worth to be played (again). It has a timeless art style and still looks very good nowadays - especially in 3D. One of my favorite games.

    2. Yea, too bad Ubisoft abandoned PoP 2008 universe...
      Anyways, thanks for the fix! Now I have an excuse to replay it again ;)

  2. Hello,

    works good. Some ghosting, but not that bad.

    I have a problem though. Can't save my settings with Ctrl+F7. Also everytime I click 0 or 9 the settings fall back to some unplayable values. I have to press Ctrl+F5 or Ctrl+F6 to bring back the image to a normal depth. And I have to do this everytime I click 9, 0 or reopen the game (after Alt+Tab).

    Has anyone a solution for this?

    I would setup Depth and seperation manually, but instead of floating point values, here are some hex values instea, I can't really understand.

    1. Did you do the step where it says to assign the profile to Prototype2? If you don't have a profile set for a game, it will behave like you are seeing where it cannot save the settings. If it's assigned to Prototype2 it should work.