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No, this is my first PoP game. I didn't really like the combat system though, you have no HP, and there's no countering the enemy's attack. I wish they would've used Assassin's Creed's combat system, since the game is based on the same engine.
uh, there IS countering an enemy's attack. it's called deflection. you can deflect pretty much any enemy combo and turn it around against them.
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I just blocked until they finish attacking. I don't remember there's any countering combo in the combo list.
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I just blocked until they finish attacking. I don't remember there's any countering combo in the combo list.
if you press the block button just before they hit you, you'll deflect their attack, and they're left wide open. then you just move in and start your own chain of attacks. it's, uh...mentioned during the first battles.
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if any of you guys want the Epilogue DLC (which comes with 3 hours more of story and gameplay after the ending) to come to PC, i suggest you email this lady:

Mary Beth Henson
Corporate Media Relations Manager
mary-beth.henson@ubisoft.com

apparently the DLC is coming out for the console versions, but not the PC. time to make a fuss.

here's what i wrote in my email to her:

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Hi!

Ever since the Prince of Persia developers announced the possibility of DLC, the fan community has been electrified. Especially exciting was the promise that the DLC would be meaty and full of content - not just a few add-ons, but some genuine additions to the gameplay and story.

Recently, the announcement of DLC has increased fan excitement even more. However, some important segments of the fan community have been left feeling neglected. The Prince of Persia Epilogue DLC has not been announced for PCs, only consoles. Furthermore, one of the official voices on the Ubisoft forums (UbiRazz) has confirmed that the DLC will not be coming to the PC platform.

UbiRazz's post:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...901063927#3901063927

PC gamers are arguably the most vocal videogame fans around. It's surprising that the goodwill Ubisoft showed by not including DRM on the PC version will be squandered by the decision to withhold the DLC from PC gamers. Many gamers purchased the PC version to show their support of publishers putting less DRM in games. I personally know 5 PC gamers who would not have normally purchased the game. They're now fans of both Prince of Persia and Ubisoft.

I urge you to take whatever measures you can to reverse this decision to deny PC gamers the Epilogue DLC. There are myriad digital distribution channels for the PC platform, and many of them (such as Steam) are easily monetized.

From the post-release interviews, I know that the developers listen to the feedback of the fans - that's why the DLC will have more challenging battles, puzzles, and traps. Don't stop listening now. PC fans are incredibly loyal, if they're treated right. If they're treated wrong, however, the bad press and negative community feedback can poison a franchise for years to come.

PC gamers are ready and willing to pay for the Epilogue DLC. The demand is there. It's up to Ubisoft to take advantage of it. The ball's in your court.
you can send something similar if you want. the important thing is that they understand that the demand is out there.

more contacts and emails can be found here:

http://www.ubisoftgroup.com/index.php?p=69&art_id
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bump for those who recently purchased the game off of steam (like me).

anyway, my sig rig can max the game, but putting any AA on results in certain textures disappearing (the king's face goes away, and certain ground textures too).

biggums, i know you've got an 8800GT too, did you ever experience this? i've got the latest nvidia drivers, but perhaps i need to rollback to fix this issue.

EDIT: actually, just adding the -32bit tag to the launch options cleared this up.
Edited by curly haired boy - 3/25/09 at 12:57pm
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some stuff i've discovered:

since PoP is such an artistic and colorful game, i hardly noticed until now, but i didn't have any shadows!

but after checking out some screenshots posted by, i finally figured out that i was missing them. i went off to the settings and decided to mess around until my shadows appeared.

now, this isn't my first time having to tweak the new PoP game to make it run right - i had to add -32bit to the launch options so the king's face would show up. so i went off to the settings menu full of hope.

what i discovered, though, is that the settings menu is at least as complicated as one of the puzzles in SoT.

not in terms of options, of course. it's very simple on its face, but each item affects the others - and finding the exact configuration that works is pretty insane. 6 different variables, with 2 or more options for each one.

fortunately, i found a way to get the shadows to appear WITHOUT the AA going crazy (getting that weird-looking, fuzzy edges with the slight light halo around em).
  • first, i had resolution. i didn't want to change that, so i left it at my monitor's res: 1440 by 900. throughout my tests, i did not change that variable.
  • second is the widescreen option. i found that toggling this on and off had some effect on shadows and AA appearance, as well as microstuttering.
  • then we have the Vsync option. i found that it pretty much does what it's labeled, and does not affect the other options much.
  • Antialiasing. here's a biggie. it goes from none to 8x, at least on my machine (8800GT). obviously affects AA in the game.
  • graphics detail - this is KEY. the slider has low, medium, and high settings. this slider is the true key to getting your game to look as good as the screenshots.
  • high-res textures - also key, and also affects performance of other options

whenever i made a change to the settings in the launcher, after clicking OK, i exited the launcher, then restarted before actually entering the game. i found this helped the settings to 'stick'.

without further delay, my findings: the 'High' graphics setting is the source of many, MANY problems. through all the permutations i tested, the 1-per-second slowdown appeared ONLY with the slider set to high. secondly, while the lower fidelity settings would work with AA that actually seemed to work, putting the slider to High would cause the edges to appear degraded, blurry, edged with a white halo, and overall very ugly. even with AA turned off completely, the high setting would mess up the edges, making them appear extra-sharp.

now, if i had the slider set to high, and AA on 4x before, why wasn't I experiencing these problems? well, that ties into why my shadows weren't showing up. every time i adjusted the settings, i'd immediately pop into the game and they wouldn't 'stick'. so i was actually playing on low graphics. why didn't I notice? well, i had the high-def textures box checked, which overrides the textures chosen by the graphics slider. when i finally learned how to make the settings 'stick', all of these problems cropped up.

so what settings did i end up with?
  • 1440x900 resolution
  • no widescreen
  • Vsync on
  • AA set to 4x
  • graphics fidelity set to MEDIUM
  • high-def textures on
you may be thinking "but i don't want to play on MEDIUM, i want to max it out!" well, it turns out medium and high are identical in looks, but definitely not in performance. high will mess up everything, but medium looks the same as high (if you have the high-def textures on), and you can't tell the difference. this comparison proves it:

http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,6...eviews/?page=4

so, if you've got that 1-per second slowdown problem, or your edges look like crap, or your shadows aren't showing up, try moving that slider down to medium.
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