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Sonic's Schoolhouse
Sonic's Schoolhouse cover
BAP Interactive
Orion Interactive
Release dates
Windows 3.x October 18, 1996
Windows October 18, 1996
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Educational
Art styles Cartoon
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic's Schoolhouse on HowLongToBeat
Sonic's Schoolhouse on IGDB
Sonic's Schoolhouse on MobyGames
Sonic's Schoolhouse on Wikipedia
Sonic the Hedgehog fangames (series)
Sonic CD 1995
Sonic's Schoolhouse 1996
Sonic 3D Blast 1997
Sonic & Knuckles Collection 1997
Sonic R 1998
Sonic R (2004) 2004
Sonic Adventure (series)
Sonic Heroes 2004
Sonic Mega Collection Plus 2006
Sonic Riders 2006
Sonic Racing (series)
Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis) 2010
Sonic the Hedgehog 2010
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine 2010
Sonic Spinball 2010
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 2011
Sonic 3 & Knuckles 2011
Sonic Generations 2011
Sonic CD (2012) 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II 2012
Sonic Dash 2014
Sonic Lost World 2015
Sonic Mania 2017
Sonic Forces 2017
Sonic the Hedgehog (Mobile Decompilation) 2021
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mobile Decompilation) 2021
Sonic Colors: Ultimate 2021
Sonic Origins 2022
Sonic Frontiers 2022

Sonic's Schoolhouse is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person educational game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM-free with some exceptions (notes may include more details)
Game assets are loaded from the CD. See Remove CD requirement.
Windows 3.x
This game is not available digitally.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\SONICSH.INI[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\SONICSH.INI[Note 1]


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 15 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Game window is too small

Enable the "Run the game in 640 x 480 screen resolution" compatibility setting in the program properties for SONIC.EXE.

Video not available, cannot find 'vids:IV32' decompressor error

Occurs when entering the field trip school bus without the Indeo Video codec enabled in Windows.
Re-enable Indeo Video codec 3.2 in Windows
  1. Download the Indeo codec registry patch for iv32.
  2. Run the patch.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Software renderer
Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

Remove CD requirement

Copy over files from the CD
  1. Open the SONIC folder on the CD and copy all the subfolders (ART, AVI, MAP, MIDI, TEX, WAV).
  2. Extract the folders to the <path-to-game>.
  4. Replace all CD path entries for variables under the [PATHS] section with the corresponding paths for folders in the <path-to-game> (e.g. Tex=D:\Sonic\tex\ --> Tex=C:\SonicNT\tex\).
  5. Save the file.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.1, 95
Processor (CPU) Intel i486 DX2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA, 256 colors
Sound (audio device) Sound Blaster 16 or compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. WinG - Wikipedia - last accessed on 2020-03-20