Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut

Sonic is Back again in a all new Epic Adventure for the PC, You can play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Big The Cat, or E102 Gamma, you'll et a unique adventure every time as each character has their own deep storyline and unique type of gameplay. Don't forget to visit your favorite chao in the chao garde, where you can take a break from saving the world and pit your chao against others in a variety of tournaments.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

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What works

The game opens and runs very smoothly, and joystick was configurable. Sound DOES work with windows media player 9 installed. No blatant visual bugs besides clipping issues that are most likely inherent in the game itself (the dreamcast version had some of these).

What does not

Camera, but only with my dual shock plugged in. For whatever reason, if I try to play with my dual shock controller plugged in with a usb adapter, any place that the camera can be controlled puts me in first person mode, and spins me to the right. the motion stops if I hold down any configured button, including the not-configured right and left on the right analog stick: holding left causes the motion to stop, and holding right make it spin left, for some reason. Perhaps a deadzone problem? I don't even use the analog sticks, so it's silly that this seems to be affecting the game even when i have them turned off. If anyone knows a workaround for this, please let me know. My other, non-analog-stick gravis pad gave me no problems at all, and neither did the keyboard controls.


Sound works with wmp9 installed, but only if the sound driver is set to ALSA. I had experienced very choppy sound, and I found out it was from using the older oss driver. Music works, voice works, but I can't get sound effects to play for the life of me. I'll be checking to see if I'm missing any important files if I can, as enabling voice is supposed to enable sound effects as well.


Another issue is that I'm fairly certain there should be an intro movie, like in the dreamcast version. This does not play for me, if it exists... this may or may not be a wmp bug?


What was not tested

Installing - I just took my Sonic folder and put it in my wine directory. I had to use a cd crack because I don't have the disc anymore (else I would have just installed it myself).

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Additional Comments

I searched around and found out a way to launch the game with the "autorun" executable it comes with (allowing you to tweak settings like resolution and other options without having to mess with the ini file). Open up regedit (just type regedit in terminal) and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->Software->Microsoft->Windows->CurrentVersion->Uninstall, create a new key named SONICADVDX, create a new string value within, name it UninstallString, and for data write in the windows version of the path to the unsetup executable (mine is C:\Program Files\Sonic Adventure DX\unsetup.exe). I was unable to actually launch the game with autorun, but the options window will now pop up and let you work your magic, and save your settings. Now double-click your sonic.exe and you're good to go! (the above may not be a problem if you are running off the cd, so feel free to let me know otherwise)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 14 20227.0Yes Yes NoSilverJohan Mehan 
ShowmacOS 10.14 "Mojave"Jul 24 20205.0.1Yes Yes YesSilverWhisperingLullabies 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 05 20205.5-stagingYes Yes NoSilverReuben Thomas 
ShowBunsenLabs Linux 8.3 "Hydrogen" RC2 x86_64Jun 30 20161.9.13Yes No Garbagepolyzium 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 10 20141.7.17Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

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