Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Collection
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Collection cover
Developers
Sumo Digital
Publishers
Sega
Engines
Sumo Engine
Release dates
Windows January 31, 2013
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed guide on StrategyWiki
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on MobyGames
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on Wikipedia
Sonic Racing
Subseries of Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing 2010
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 2013
Team Sonic Racing 2019
Sonic Racing 2019

Key points

Free downloadable content through updates.

General information

Sonic News Network - A massive wiki for the Sonic the Hedgehog universe
Sonic Retro - A huge fan site for everything Sonic the Hedgehog. Mods for all the games can be found here.
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Europe only.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Metal Sonic & Outrun Included with the game for all owners as of January 17, 2018
Windows
Ryo Hazuki Included with the game for all owners as of January 17, 2018
Windows
Yogscast Contains 1 new racer
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use intro skip[citation needed]
  1. Download the Intro Skip Files.
  2. Extract to <path-to-game>\Data\movies

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SART\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/212480/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\212480\remote\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/212480/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings in launcher.
Graphics settings in launcher.
Advanced graphics settings in launcher.
Advanced graphics settings in launcher.
Video options can't be change in-game. You must launch the configuration tool to change video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 letterboxing.
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA. To force SSAA (AMD) or MSAA (Nvidia), see Section 3 on this guide
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enable if the game stutters.[1]
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Physics are capped to 60 FPS.[2] Internal frame rate capper in place. For best results, use external frame rate capper to cap game to 60 FPS, or disable game's Vsync to use game's internal capper.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Change FOV with Flawless Widescreen[citation needed]
  1. Install Flawless Widescreen.
  2. Run it and install the plugin for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
  3. Go to the Flawless Widescreen installation folder.
  4. Go into the \PluginCache\FWS_Plugins\Modules\SonicASRTransformed\Dependencies\Scripts\ folder.
  5. Download this modified FWS Script Mod.
  6. Replace the original SonicASRTransformed.lua with the modified one.
  7. Restart Flawless Widescreen and adjust the FOV as needed.

Notes

Changing the default FOV also affects HUD, menu, and loading screens.

Input settings[edit]

Control settings in game.
Control settings in game.
Input settings in launcher.
Input settings in launcher.
Key rebinding in launcher. From left: Keyboard, XInput and DirectInput.
Key rebinding in launcher. From left: Keyboard, XInput and DirectInput.
Key and controller bindings must be changed in the configuration tool. Inversion and vibration options must be changed in-game.
Supports motion controls under Windows 8.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings in game.
Audio settings in game.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, FX, Announcer, and Steam Voice Chat.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 5.1 output[3]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language settings in launcher.
Language settings in launcher.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Character speech remains in English.
Italian
Spanish
Castilian.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus, Co-op
Local players can go online too. Co-op career mode supports 4 players.[4]
LAN play
Versus
Players on the same network will be directly connected. Requires an internet connection for Steam authentication.[5]
Online play
10 Versus
Matchmaking is not Region locked. However, if you have 128 friends who own the game, entering Matchmaking will crash the game. Only fix is to remove friends who own the game from your friends list.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
It's possible to play private games.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Players can create custom matches, but P2P networking is still used.
Direct IP
Players must join other friends through their Steam profiles. Additionally, there's a way to make matchmaking lobbies private.

Private matchmaking lobbies[edit]

Although not an official option, it is possible to play privately on matchmaking mode by using the -internalid command line argument.[6]
This method is intended for private ranked matchmaking lobbies only. Private matches can be created more easily by using the Custom Game option.
Instructions[6]

Use the -internalid secret_text command line argument.

  • Example: -internalid SegaDoesWhatNintendont

Notes

This option will force the game to connect only with players who are using the same internalid. Any player who wants to join your lobby must set this argument first.
Argument must be removed before playing in public matches.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Sonic & Sega All Stars Transformed.
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Missing objects on ATI Radeon HD3000/HD4000[edit]

Objects like the water and boost pads, essential to gameplay, will not render at all.[7]
This is a driver issue, and not much can be done about it. It may be partially fixed by messing about with the game's settings and window (minimizing, moving it, or even opening UAC prompts),[8] but even this will only make the objects slightly visible and still hard to see.

Shadow stripes[edit]

This occurs on some old Nvidia GPUs, like the GeForce 7600GS (AGP8x). Unfortunately, there is no known fix.[9]

Issues fixed[edit]

Stuttering[edit]

Stuttering is caused by high frame rates (above 60 FPS). In another case, the GPU load can also be too low causing frame rates below 60 FPS.
Enable Vsync[citation needed]
Set energy mode of the graphics card to maximum performance[10][11]

Launcher.exe has stopped working (Windows 8)[edit]

Application crashes with error message: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Set Windows 7 compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Open Launcher.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Enable Windows 7 compatibility mode.

Low audio volume[edit]

Volume level is very soft in game.
Disable automatic volume adjustments[citation needed]
  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Go to Hardware and Sound → Sound.
  3. On the Communications tab, choose "Do nothing".

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate and 60 FPS cap[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change TargetFPS=0.0 to TargetFPS=60.0.
  5. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes CRI Movie
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista, 7, 8)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6.7 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support

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>/212480/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (212480) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References