Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Game-stopping Bug [Update2]

The original glitch in the computer world was a literal bug in the system, a moth as the story goes. May I submit to you that latest bug to add to the ever-growing list.

I’d only progressed halfway through Ubisoft Montreal’s latest adventure when I flipped my way to The Observatory. The room looked fairly straightforward, flip to the pull switch, activate the astrolabe and use it to vault my way to freedom. Unfortunately, the switch required to control the astrolabe doesn’t rise with the platform, as evidenced in this walkthrough video. Just an emblem with some mysterious smokey fire (that’s usually inside the switch).

I was unlucky in locating any mention of the bug via Google. This leads me to believe that the issue isn’t widespread. Short of restarting the game (or cheating), I cannot progress any further.  This is really unfortunate because I am supposed to review the game!

I’ve reached out to Ubisoft Montreal for comment. I can only assume that a patch is in the works.


A reader was kind enough to upload his save game file that includes the much needed switch.  I’ve yet to try it myself, but a handful of members have already moved beyond the Astrolabe thanks to the file.

Let’s see, all we needed was a different save game to remedy the issue.  Doesn’t seem that hard to address/fix Ubisoft!


I’ve confirmed that the file does unlock the long lost switch (and that the file is virus/spyware free, as far as my tools can tell).  Many thanks to Asilo for the upload. Now, I am off to complete and review the game…

50 Comments on Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Game-stopping Bug [Update2]

  1. Hey guys iam new here if someone stuck in the balcony from where you can’t jump or rather go further.just 1restart the game or 2lower the difficulty.iam stuck at the place where main boss sees us and start throwing his spheres like thing and start breaking our way i am mainly stuck where he see us second time just after the hidden sacrophagus(may be in the palace or just after it)please help me

  2. my POP-tfs data file “DATA_PC 04-07” file has accidently been modified. does anybody has the the same file as i cannot undo it!!!

  3. hey guys help me urgent plz,,,i have windows 7 i5 with 6 GB ram and 64 bit operating system i have ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 5650 but when i start to play prince of persia first it work n moves normally but after 5 minutes the game stops automatically without any errors.,,,plz help,,,,

  4. O meu prince of persia ta com o msm problema do video, oq q eu faso pra corrigir isso ?????? responde ai pf vlw !!!!

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  6. hey guyz i olso one of u whoz stuck in dis fuckin pop bug problem …m stuck on observatory level wer der is no lever shown on d platform wich is raised…kindly sm1 plz hlp me…

  7. freand i hav same problem whenever i go on terrace & want to catch the slide the prince will fall down if you get the save file just after the terasse please ………………………… contact me on my id

  8. in part 7 when after rotating wheels …when i jump to piller from wheel …iam able to get piller…from that piller if i do forther action the piller is going invisible and every thing is going invisible…help me out

  9. i can’t cross the Before the Terrace Puzzle in pop the forgetten sands
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  16. in pop forgotten sands when I go to the level the observatory the the rotaing machine go in the air .so am not able to complete the mission . please tell me ay way to solve this problem.

  17. hi everyone. can someone help me? I am stuck at the first encounter with ratash. i keep on failling to my death. supposedly i should be revive back to my last checkpoint but then i end up in another place where ratash is not there and i cant proceed. HELP ME PLEASE :'(

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