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Sonic Lost World

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Sonic Lost World
Sonic Lost World cover
Developers
Sonic Team
Windows SEGA Europe[1]
Publishers
SEGA
Engines
Hedgehog Engine
Release dates
Windows November 2, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 57
OpenCritic 60
IGDB 58
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
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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

General information

Sonic Retro - A huge fan site for everything Sonic the Hedgehog.
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Windows
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Windows
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
NiGHTMARE Zone Included with the base game installation.
Windows
Yoshi's Island Zone and The Legend of Zelda Zone are exclusive to the Wii U version, and not available for the PC version without unofficial ports.

Add PC port of Yoshi's Island Zone and The Legend of Zelda Zone

Download DLC Restoration mod

Essential improvements

Gamma Correction

Restores the intended color correction from the original Wii U version, which is missing on PC for unknown reasons.
Requires HedgeModManager.

Fix Depth of Field Ordering

Restores missing terrain caused by broken depth of field ordering, a problem introduced to the PC version.[2]
Enable "Fix Depth Of Field Draw Order" code in HedgeModManager.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SEGA\SLW\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/329440/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\<user-id>.sdat[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/329440/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Anamorphic 16:9. Use this plugin with Flawless Widescreen.
Multi-monitor
Anamorphic 16:9. Use this plugin with Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Anamorphic 16:9. Use this plugin with Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use this plugin with Flawless Widescreen.
Windowed
See Window styling for window styling options.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Game only supports borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Nvidia users can force SGSSAA in Nvidia Profile Inspector with the 0x084010C5 anti-aliasing compatibility flag. Causes minor shader aliasing, especially at 2x and 4x; 4x or 8x is recommended.[3]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS. FMV cutscenes are pre-rendered at 30 FPS.
120+ FPS
See High frame rate. If physics related issues are encountered, shift the max FPS parameter to higher or lower values.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Use dgVoodoo 2 and either Auto HDR on Windows 11 or Special K.

High frame rate

Change frame rate throttle with a command line argument[4]

--F30 - This will change the expected throttle to 30 FPS and may help with machines around the minimum requirements.

--F# - Where # is the maximum desired FPS. Recommended to reduce frame rate related issues as much as possible.

--F - This will completely disable frame rate locking and allow the machine to run as best as it can; this is the most unstable mode, but it can be tried as a last resort.

Notes

High frame rates may cause some physics to be more intense or make the game behave in unexpected ways.
  • 120 FPS, for example, will cause the last part of Frozen Factory Zone 4 to become unplayable due to the friction of snow becoming too intense, making it impossible to gain enough speed before the ice slope to pass the huge gap before the end.
  • However, 144 FPS is playable on that stage by seemingly making the ice physics too intense and by extension cancelling out the increased snow friction, but also makes it impossible to accelerate on ice by constantly stopping the character's momentum once he hits a certain speed, requiring the player to let the character slide instead of actively doing it.

Window styling

Instructions

To set the window style options, find the bytes 25 FF FF FB FF 0D 00 00 CB 00 50 6A F0 51, then replace 00 00 CB 00 with your windowing parameters (e.g. 00 00 CF 00 makes the window resizable).

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Can be disabled by pressing S during cutscenes.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Lacks the in-game option to choose different languages for audio and text present in original Wii U version.[5]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish
Castilian.

Issues fixed

Game crashing at random parts

Turn the Grass setting off
Change your display's refresh rate to 60 hz

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Sonic Lost World.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio CRI ADX2
Cutscenes CRI Movie

Modifications

Minimal HUD

Disables some "redundant" HUD elements, some of which are persistent.
Requires a mod manager, such as Sonic Lost World Mod Loader or SonicGMI.
The current version removes the item suitcase selection circle, but there are only five icons placed vertically.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 2900
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Windows XP does work, but is not officially supported

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>/329440/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (329440) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. 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).

References

  1. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2022-08-17
    Checked by looking at credits.
  2. Sajid (@Sajidur78) - last accessed on 2022-12-15
    "Did you know? Sonic Lost World on PC has broken Depth of Field ordering. You can see it in the screenshots for how much of a difference it makes. Recently, I pushed a patch to the Hedge Mod Manager community codes that fixes this issue (see comparisons below)."
  3. NVidia Anti-Aliasing Guide (updated) | Post #3226 | guru3D Forums
  4. Sonic Lost World Patch - Public test branch :: Sonic Lost World General Discussions
  5. Miiverse - Mairo's post | Nintendo