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I play Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands with Swift Shader 3.0, but it runs at low FPS, it's incredibly slow, and there's bad graphics with glitches.

How can I fix this?

My system configuration:

  • 1 GB RAM
  • Pentium dual core processor 1.86 GHZ
  • Intel® 965 express chipset family
  • OS: Windows XP
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closed as not a real question by Wipqozn, Frank, kalina, deutschZuid, MBraedley Mar 5 '13 at 12:09

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1 gig of RAM? You're gonna need more than that, even with XP. –  Frank Mar 4 '13 at 21:32
The problem is this question is not helpful for others. Please read this: gaming.stackexchange.com/faq Notice: Please note, however, that site policies prohibit questions of the following types: (...) Shopping advice and recommendations Anyways, let's see what moderators will tell. –  RedDragon23 Mar 4 '13 at 21:53
@RedDragon23 I'm not sure how this might not be helpful for other users; we allow tech support because others might run into this exact issue. It's definitely not a shopping recommendation. About the only reason we'd close it is for NARQ , for not enough information provided to solve the problem, or doesn't meet the system requirements. Currently, there's not enough info to solve the problem, so I'm going to be VTCing until that information can be provided. –  Frank Mar 4 '13 at 23:04
@fbueckert I believe the required info has now been provided. –  galacticninja Mar 5 '13 at 4:18
And as usual, more comments blabling about the meta aspect of "is it a question or not", than actually considering the new user and his problem. If I was getting that kind of welcome, I sure wouldn't bother sticking around. –  Gnoupi Mar 5 '13 at 9:12

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I don't think software is going to help you here. You're right at the minimum required RAM (or below, depending on who you ask), and below the minimum CPU speed listed on the Ubisoft Store Page (I've added the specs below my answer).

The answer is in the hardware, upgrade!

Minimum Requirements from the Ubisoft Store Page

  • Supported OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better recommended)
  • RAM: 1 GB Windows XP/2 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0 or higher compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)
  • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability (5.1 sound card recommended
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0 libraries
  • Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
  • Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
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Could you edit in the minimum requirements listed in the Ubisoft Store page? I'd do it myself but the Ubisoft website does a country-specific webpage redirect and the minimum system requirements is not listed in the page I'm getting. –  galacticninja Mar 5 '13 at 4:22
@galacticninja Added, thanks. –  Coronus Mar 5 '13 at 18:29

The game doesn't support your graphic card, but it also doesn't support Swift Shader. You're also short on RAM and CPU.

Software-based solutions can only get you so far. I'm afraid you'll just have to get better hardware.

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