Sonic & Knuckles Collection

CD with Official Sega Patch

Application Details:

Version: 1.0 with patch
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.5

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation (well, enough to play the games, anyway)
  • Gameplay
  • Graphics
  • Sound effects
  • Pause, restart, reset, exit
  • Special stage mode
  • Both joystick and keyboard control

What does not

The installer is buggy in several ways:

  • It needs to be run in Windows 98 mode; otherwise, it says you can't play on Windows NT and won't complete.
  • It produces an extra, blank window
  • It seems to hang near the beginning, but it does continue after a while 
  • The mouse cursor becomes invisible during the aforementioned hang
  • It produces error messages frequently, but they don't seem to have any significant effect if you just click OK every time.

Other broken things:

  • Background music must be disabled; otherwise, the games will hang or crash at the Sega logo.
  • The arrow buttons on the game selection screen and sound test are more narrow than they should be. (Minor problem)
  • The game window has no title bar unless "allow the window manager to decorate the windows" is disabled in winecfg. (Could be KDE's fault rather than Wine's, but either way, it's consistent with this game and never happens with any other program I've tried.)
  • Trying to enter fullscreen mode makes the game crash.
  • Trying to use the sound test makes the program freeze. (even for sound effects)
  • Everything in "help" seems to do nothing at all.


What was not tested

Uninstallation, remapping controls, and multiplayer. I didn't play any of these games all the way to completion, either.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 04 20131.7.5N/A Yes PlatinumP. Neidhardt 
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Oct 04 20121.5.14Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 07 20101.1.40Yes Yes SilverA Wine user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 21 20101.1.36Yes Yes BronzeA Wine user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 01 20081.1.0Yes Yes SilverDario Napole 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9159 shell32/explorer: Add support for Progman DDE interface CLOSED FIXED View
10328 Sonic and Knuckles collection install prompt hidden behind blue background CLOSED INVALID View
10329 Sonic & Knuckles Collection freezes when starting a game CLOSED FIXED View
10339 Sonic & Knuckles Collection games display wrong in windowed mode CLOSED FIXED View
10374 Sonic & Knuckles Collection's in-game controls become delayed CLOSED ABANDONED View
10399 Sonic & Knuckles Collection crashes if fullscreen is toggled inside Wine virtual desktop CLOSED ABANDONED View
21849 Sonic & Knuckles Collection: arrow buttons are very narrow CLOSED FIXED View
21850 Sonic & Knuckles Collection's game window can't be decorated by window managers CLOSED FIXED View
29752 Sonic 3 & Knuckles Collection AutoPlay menu hangs on start CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Speed patch
Download, extract in game folder and run it: this will fix the out-of-sync game speed.