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Prince of Persia

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Prince_Of_Persia.SIT (1.36 MB)
MD5: b13d05a32541397e8fa77c02479190ad
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
PoP_Cheats.sit (438.34 KB)
MD5: d1c5e18e2e7dc7410a9a553ede5e8112
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
P_Persia_1_Ch_Le_Sp.sit (1.08 MB)
MD5: 7c7b9c81ceb8b1d6ad384f6d9e2e8a56
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
POP1-151.sit (1.46 MB)
MD5: 26a50467af42988f02787fb7daf4e61b
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
PoP.sit (1.35 MB)
MD5: c4937acbf33cea528c4a773ff9385ab0
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Prince-of-Persia-0-15Beta.sit (756.30 KB)
MD5: db77280a60fcf655b89a4f8b0858827d
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
PoP.dsk_.sit (770.77 KB)
MD5: ca14f53e98ad9f93add3e805a119e19b
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (1.34 MB)
MD5: c86b3e2e302f485e1073614279566d59
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Prince-of-Persia_Optimized.sit (1.39 MB)
MD5: df26e58a267a110270a8f965f7a5722d
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Prince of Persia is a platform game, originally developed by Jordan Mechner in 1989 for the Apple II, that was widely seen as a great leap forward in the quality of animation seen in computer games. Mechner used a process called rotoscoping, in which he studied many hours of film of his younger brother David running and jumping in white clothes, to ensure that all the movements looked just right.

Also unusual was the method of combat: protagonist and enemies fought with swords, not projectile weapons, as was the case in most contemporary games. Mechner has said that when he started programming, the first ten minutes of Raiders of the Lost Ark had been one of the main inspirations for the character's acrobatic responses in a dangerous environment.

Potion Codes
To use with the manual.

Note about the second download: It contains the files from the rar file mentioned below, but it seems the rar format killed the resource forks of the cheats, along with the creator/type info. You can only use the ReadMe's. Use for information only. If a better file appears, feel free to delete the second download and this paragraph.

Third download is a StuffIt 5.5 document, in which you will find two cheaters, three editors, and all sprites used in PoP 1.

4th DL added for better compatibility (StuffIt 1.5.1)
5th DL added for floppy drive (1.44MB) compatibility
6th DL is the 0.15 beta version (for historical purpose)
7th DL yet another version, b/w only on a RAW image for dd.
8th DL added with speed improvements

YouTube walkthrough: Prince of Persia - Complete play through (38mins)

See also:
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame, Prince of Persia CD Collection

Architecture: 68k

For b/w graphics, Prince of Persia needs an Apple Mac Plus, SE, Classic, SE/30 with 2 MB free RAM minimum (Mac OS 7 = 2.5 MB RAM), or SE/30 with colour graphics card, Macintosh LC or Mac II with 2 MB free RAM minimum for coloured graphics (Mac OS 7 requires 4 MB free RAM.
The game needs to be installed on hard disk.

Warning: The beta version will crash or freeze the whole system if the screen depth is not set to 256 colors (8-bit mode).


IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2021, May 10 - 8:29pm

The SDLPop can be found here:
Modding Community/SDLPop,

but, probably, the comment below talks about a special version made for older Macs?

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2021, May 6 - 8:02pm

This game open source remake (DOS version?)
for Intel OS X Leopard only! Here >>
(download provided/built by @thedoctor45)

mathieudel's picture
by mathieudel - 2021, May 6 - 6:17pm

If you compare the DOS and Mac versions of the game, you'll notice the Mac one is slower.
It turns out this is because of a bug in the port (performing <= check when counting frames instead of <)...
And the bug has been fixed ! You'll find the patch here :

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2021, April 8 - 9:42pm

There's an "official mobile version" available for iOS devices on the App Store called
Prince of Persia: Escape (free with in-app purchases)

jorisw's picture
by jorisw - 2019, October 26 - 2:40pm

Found a StuffIt 3.6 compatible archive of the save game editor:

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by ameath - 2017, February 19 - 9:29am

For those interested in a bit of obscure PoP trivia - if you run the game in Mini vMac under 640x480 resolution you will get the standard "Mac II" color graphics, but if you use the 512x342 resolution you will see the "Macintosh LC" color graphics. The differences are quite subtle, but it appears elements of the game were re-drawn to accommodate the LC's smaller screen resolution (i.e the old 12" RGB monitor). I have provided some screen shots to demonstrate:

Macintosh II (640x480 resolution):

Macintosh LC (512x342 resolution):

The Mac II version is definitely superior in my opinion. The LC version inevitably comes out looking a little bit 'chunkier'. It is most obvious when you look at the character graphics.

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, November 29 - 10:50pm

Incredibly!!! It works perfectly. Smile Thank you very much. If it worked that way at all. Do you think I could possibly be also other programs that can not find elsewhere? Smile

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2016, November 29 - 9:04pm

Hello Ovi,

Try the fifth DL I've just added. I guess it could take place inside your floppy. Let me know if not... Wink

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, November 29 - 3:33pm

Hello. So the 3.6 version of StuffIt also can not decode the necessary programs. Constantly writing errors. I'm skeptical. The fourth version of Prince of Persia is too large for 1.44MB floppy ..

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, November 26 - 4:48pm

Perfect! That would be the very best. Others find it on another site. Prince of Persia just can not find it anywhere. I use StuffIt ver. 4.0.1. I also have an older 1.5.1 but it is very bad. Formats cpt.bin my work and everything in hqx. 1x sit well even I managed to unpack ..

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by MacTouch - 2016, November 26 - 4:17pm

Hi 24bit,

There is a compatibility problem on this site with many games compressed with StuffIt. Many users here have put theirs archives without thinking of backwards compatibility (they couldn't know that I think). With few of them, I have already encounter this problem with MinivMac & I have found a solution. It's a pain to solve that on a PC. But my machine can resolve that without any effort. I have prepared a file for upload for that. So, if needed, I can do it if requested. Also, MikeTomTom is already aware. Like I said to him, I can't imagine track & replace all the incompatibles files here because it would be very boring. But I can do it upon simple request. Oh, and also, I have tested your compressed "Pop" file on MinivMac and unfortunately, it couldn't be opened for the sames reasons.

Ok Ovi, let us know. I can upload a compressed "cpt" or another type of compressed file if needed...

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, November 26 - 3:44pm

OK, thanks for the tip on Stuffit 3.6 HQX. I'm going to look for. I will write later.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, November 26 - 12:28pm

I do see your point Ovi.
Different uploaders have chosen to share their apps and game here in containers they thought appropriate.
How do you move your files to your Mac Classic?
As the fourth SIT file is taken to your Mac untouched, Stuffit 3.6 does open it via the menu, even if the resource fork of the SIT is damaged.
Let us know which games are troublesome on your side. It won't be a big thing to repack them to Stuffit 3.6 HQX.

For all vintage Macs with a 1.4MB floppy drive and without ethernet, I would recommend to set up the Mac emulator BasiliskII Build 142 on a Windows 2000 host or better.
BII-142 serves as man in the middle.
Downloads may be moved to the emulators HDD to be inflated and written to floppy there.
The forum for BII and build 142 is here:

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, November 26 - 9:30am

I have a Macintosh Classic with 2MB of RAM. Another two megabytes will soon. Smile
The fourth link try today, but I have this problem too with other games here.
However, the format .sea.hqx or .cpt.bin works OK ... Could anyone possibly be saved in this format? thanks.

(Made one posting out of two - 24bit)

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, November 25 - 10:11pm

Try the fourth download please and let us know how you fare. Smile

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2016, November 25 - 6:34pm

Which configuration do you have ?

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, November 25 - 12:30pm

Please help. After downloading the file .sit can not expand the Macintosh Classic. I use StuffIt 1.5.1 and 4.0.2.
Only message - The archive ".........sit" has been corrupted or may not be a valid archive. Do you wisch to continue working with it?

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by soudesune - 2015, November 20 - 4:24pm

Scans of the box uploaded.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, March 30 - 1:03pm

Second & 3rd download may have the same content, but 2nd one is unnecessary now?

Laurier's picture
by Laurier - 2015, March 30 - 5:05am

Added two Cheater,three Editor and all sprites use in PoP 1

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, March 19 - 9:52am

Anyone get the cheats below to work?

naveed's picture
by naveed - 2013, August 26 - 7:02am

For a scanned pdf manual click here
unfortunately it is not classic mac compatible.

davisr's picture
by davisr - 2012, April 28 - 2:08pm

For the interested, Prince of Persia's source code has been released by its author on GitHub. It's available to download here.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2011, September 25 - 12:32pm

Check for "Prince of Persia collection" to find that manual in English.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, September 24 - 6:23pm

From a railway kiosk, some years ago I got a CD-ROM for Prince of Persia 1 + 2 (PC/Mac, picture is very similar to this one), but the PDF manual included on disc is:
1.) written in german
2.) very low quality, you need to imagine what could be written on it.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2011, September 24 - 2:02pm

The version available here seems to run with MiniVMac 3.1.3, but not on all hosts it seems.
Windows7 64bit Ultimate = yes
SL 10.6.8 64bit = no
Other Mac emulation seems to play the game in 256 colours with Snow Leo or GNU-Linux host e.g. Mandriva 64bit.
Mac emulation with W7U plays sounds somewhat strange, unfortunately.
Might be a good idea for Windows users to set up a GNU-Linux host for Mac emulation, either native or in Virtual Box. CD-ROM support is working in emulation on my Mandriva 64bit host, by the way. (Needless to say Chris Bauer developed his emulators on a Mandriva host, I guess.)

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by bertyboy - 2011, September 23 - 8:24pm

I;m awfully tempted, nect time I get my boxes of original games out - they're still packed away in the shipping boxes from emmigrating here - I'll pull the original manual for this and scan it. It wasn't that big, I typed it all up in Word 5 to imitate the original before.
I'll also add the original disk images to the game download - could have sworn I did this before but now it's just an installed version. I'm sure the disks came with two versions, B/W and Color I think, but I've not installed it for 20 years.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, September 23 - 3:49pm

does anyone have any idea what's wrong with it?

i'm sure this runs in Mini vMac, too. Minimum requirement is Mac OS 6.07, Mac Plus, SE, Classic.
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by Thundersock - 2011, September 23 - 1:59am

Compared to some games, it always runs a little slower, he really just jogs. You may want to check a youtube video for comparison. But its probably just incompatible, which is disappointing.

Not a high tech answer, I've only played it.

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by gacintoshmarden - 2011, September 22 - 10:16pm

I've tried this game countless times in both SheepShaver and Basilisk II, changing the memory settings, the colour depth, everything. No matter what, the music is laggy and butchered. I'm running Windows 7, does anyone have any idea what's wrong with it?

blargg's picture
by blargg - 2011, January 4 - 2:21pm

Any interest in a patch that removes the need to look up potion codes?

noodleman's picture
by noodleman - 2010, October 30 - 12:36am

Wow, I remember this game on my old Mac Classic in Black n' White =D Its so cool to play it again on my iBook in colour!

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by adrianrmarsh - 2010, May 31 - 10:33pm

I too would really appreciate the manual, as its been a while since I played this...

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by I3loodTeeth - 2010, April 17 - 2:58am

This game is a cult classic and heaps of fun. RECOMMENDED


MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, October 2 - 6:55am

Can't hardly wait! Big smile

Anon's picture
by Anon - 2009, October 2 - 6:47am

@Adam and MacWise

'Helpers & Add-ons' sounds good and I'll put it on the todo list. So one day soon you'll be able to add those save games etc. Which are actually a very important part of the archive experience.

adam77's picture
by adam77 - 2009, September 17 - 7:15pm

I see, I guess if we can have a section labeled "General Files" that would be fine. I don't want you to have to go through a lot of work to get it done though. I have recently found many cheats, trainers, save games, etc, for many of the files here.

Your right, they are not manuals, but some good cheats non the less.

MacWise's picture
by MacWise - 2009, September 16 - 4:33pm

we might need to add a new field like 'General files'

Better call it Helpers & Add-ons.

Anon's picture
by Anon - 2009, September 16 - 11:09am


At the moment we can only show 1 manual but the files have successfully been uploaded. With a bit of fiddling this can be changed. Looking at the files, I see they're not really manuals, we might need to add a new field like 'General files' or do you think putting them in the 'Manuals' field is suitable?

adam77's picture
by adam77 - 2009, September 15 - 3:53pm

I tried to edit this page to add two cheaters and a level editor, but the files have not shown up as of yet. I can go to Revisions and see my comment, but that's it. Any ideas.

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by grawlix.computing - 2009, September 15 - 8:20am

If you can describe the situation, I might be able to offer some suggestions. What version of Mac OS are you using? Did you get it to unpack properly? What happens when you try to run the game? Do you get error messages?

nino's picture
by nino - 2009, August 31 - 10:23pm

My version works but I am unable to start the game...I'm playing it on my iBook...can anyone help?

Daniel's picture
by Daniel (not verified) - 2009, August 21 - 3:31pm

if you're a Windows user, you will also need to download SDL 1.2 libraries and a GTK+2 Runtime.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2009, August 20 - 9:18am

Checked the manual "codes" - which despite appearances, never came with the game - against the real manual, and they're OK.

butterstick19's picture
by butterstick19 - 2009, August 20 - 6:08am

i dont understand the potion challanges. i drink the right one according to the manual but it still sends me to the start without my saved progress. any thoughts?

Fred's picture
by Fred (not verified) - 2009, August 1 - 4:16am

Well for me it's different. Just read it upside down.

IIsi 50MHz's picture
by IIsi 50MHz (not verified) - 2009, June 13 - 6:22am

If the document is not already extracted, drag the file onto the Stuffit Expander icon, and when the Stuffit icon highlights or darkens, release the mouse button. You should then have a folder containing the Prince Of Persia programme and the files it needs.

If you have already tried this, you might have received a corrupted file and should download it again.

David's picture
by David (not verified) - 2009, June 13 - 3:24am

I tried running this game with Basilisk II but it says:

The document "Persia(COLOR)" could not be opened, because the application program that created it could not be found.

Someone please help me.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, June 2 - 8:48pm

The manual link has the info for potion challenges. It's a png image though.

Joe  's picture
by Joe (not verified) - 2009, May 11 - 4:54am

Can someone upload the manual please? I can't past the potion challenges.