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==Essential improvements==
 
==Essential improvements==
 
===[https://github.com/Rubberduckycooly/Sonic-CD-11-Decompilation/releases Decompilation port]===
 
===[https://github.com/Rubberduckycooly/Sonic-CD-11-Decompilation/releases Decompilation port]===
{{ii}} A full decompilation of Sonic CD 2011
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{{ii}} A full decompilation of Sonic CD (2011).
{{++}} Sharp, pixel-perfect display
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{{++}} The game can be displayed with {{Term|nearest-neighbor}} scaling.
{{++}} Controls are completely remappable via the settings.ini file
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{{++}} Controls are completely remappable via the {{file|settings.ini}} file
{{++}} The window allows Windows shortcuts to be used
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{{++}} The window allows Windows shortcuts to be used.
{{++}} Complete support for using mobile/updated scripts, allowing for features the official PC version never got
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{{++}} Complete support for using the updated scripts from the mobile port, allowing for features the official PC version never received.
{{++}} Native Windows x64 version, as well as an x86 version
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{{++}} Open-source with a 32-bit and 64-bit Windows version available.
{{++}} Native modding support
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{{++}} Native modding support.
  
 
==Video==
 
==Video==

Revision as of 22:34, 17 May 2021

This page is for the updated version. For the 1996 version, see Sonic CD (1996).

Sonic CD
Sonic CD cover
Developers
Sonic Team
Windows BlitWorks
Windows Christian Whitehead
Publishers
Sega
Engines
Retro Engine
Release dates
Windows January 19, 2012
Sonic CD (2012) on IGDB
Sonic CD (2012) guide on StrategyWiki
Sonic CD (2012) on MobyGames
Sonic CD (2012) on Wikipedia
Sonic CD (1996) 1996
Sonic's Schoolhouse 1996
Sonic 3D Blast 1997
Sonic & Knuckles Collection 1997
Sonic R (1998) 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 (2010) 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 Colors: Ultimate 2021

Key points

Includes both the US and Japanese/European soundtracks.
Game physics and speed are tied around 60 FPS, meaning slowdowns on lower end machines and speedups with high refresh rate monitors.

General information

Official developer site
Sonic Retro - A huge fan site for everything Sonic the Hedgehog. Mods for all the games can be found here.
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\200940\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/200940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\200940\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/200940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Essential improvements

Decompilation port

A full decompilation of Sonic CD (2011).
The game can be displayed with nearest-neighbor scaling.
Controls are completely remappable via the settings.ini file
The window allows Windows shortcuts to be used.
Complete support for using the updated scripts from the mobile port, allowing for features the official PC version never received.
Open-source with a 32-bit and 64-bit Windows version available.
Native modding support.

Video

External video settings.
External video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
5:3 only, stretched to fit the set resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game speed bound to frame rate. Must cap the frame rate at 60 FPS.

Pixel-perfect scaling

The game's graphics in this re-release appear rather blurry, regardless of resolution selected and the in-game Nostalgia video filter does not provide a clear nearest-neighbor image. Use the decompilation port for native integer scaling support, or follow this guide by TheA_Gamer554 for a workaround to make the vanilla game run in a pixel-perfect scaled image; pre-made 4:3 and 15:9 setup.dat files are available to download.[1]

Input

Xbox 360 Controller layout for the game.
Xbox 360 Controller layout for the game.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
No mouse support.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Except for display mode window.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

In-game soundtrack selection menu.
In-game soundtrack selection menu.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Song lyrics are not subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Only US songs are voiced. The Japanese songs use their instrumental versions due to licensing issues; use the Restore Lyrics mod.[Note 2]
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Mods

Mods require the Mod loader.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 321 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/200940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (200940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Japanese, when in reference to the Sonic CD soundtracks, refers to nationality only and not language spoken. All songs in Sonic CD with vocals are sung in English only.
  3. OP: Sonic - You Can Do Anything
    ED: Cosmic Eternity - Believe in Yourself

References

  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-01-17