Sonic Mania

Official retail version distributed through Steam.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.0.1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Almost everything seems to work (played through the game and got all achievements to 100%).

What does not

Controllers. Workaround provided.

Alt+Tab on fullscreen mode.


The game is designed for xinput controllers only.

Workaround 1

To get controllers working, you need a recent version of x360ce, available on GitHub. Put the DLLs and ini file into the game's root directory, edit the .ini file to match your controller mapping and change the dll overrides in winecfg to native for xinput1_3 and xinput9_1_0.

The provided mapping should already work for DualShock 4 and DualShock 3. For DualShock 3, you need to edit the keys for the d-pad like this:

  • D-pad POV=0
  • D-pad Up=14
  • D-pad Down=15
  • D-pad Left=12
  • D-pad Right=13

Pressing the right stick button pauses the game with a "controller disconnected" message but is not harmful at all.

Workaround 2

Map your controller to keyboard keys and call it a day. Programs like this exist on probably all desktop environments and as stand alone like QJoypad, Jkeys, AntiMicro, etc.

What was not tested

Everything was tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I'd suggest to play on 4 times the default window size, in windowed mode. For this, edit the Settings.ini in the game's folder like this: ... [Video] ... vsync=n tripleBuffering=n windowed=y border=y winWidth=1696 winHeight=960 refreshRate=120 .... Maintainer edit: Rating changed from Gold to Silver, as the game suffers from issues not present in the Windows version. A paragraph in the extra comments mentionning that the game is a Planium rating if you don't use a controller has also been removed, as that is not the case given the guidelines for ratings.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 16 20238.0.1Yes Yes NoSilverRodri 
ShowManjaro LinuxDec 10 20227.22Yes Yes NoSilverUser 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 17 20227.0Yes Yes NoSilverUser 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 21 20205.0.2Yes Yes NoSilverUser 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20194.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumUser 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
43640 Sonic Mania: Switching to fullscreen minimizes the application UNCONFIRMED View

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