| Progress continues
Dolphin's developers have been hard at work moving Dolphin forward since 4.0.2. The Dolphin Blog provides updates on Dolphin's recent progress.
| The Dolphin Emulator Wiki needs your help!
Dolphin can play thousands of games, and changes are happening all the time. Help us keep up! Join in and help us make this the best resource for Dolphin.
|Series||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Release date(s)|| AUS November 11, 2010|
EU November 12, 2010
NA November 16, 2010
JP November 18, 2010
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Multiplayer (2)|
|Input methods||Wii Remote, Wii Remote + Nunchuk, Classic Controller, GameCube Controller|
Sonic Colors (ソニック カラーズ Sonikku Karāzu in Japan, Sonic Colours in European and Australian markets) is a 2010 platforming game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The game has similar gameplay to the 2008 game Sonic Unleashed, using both both side-scrolling and third-person perspectives.
 Odd Spring Textures
In OpenGL, springs appear with weird textures, even when turning on Safe Texture cache (though, when turned on, it TEMPORARILY solves the texture problem).
 OpenGL Startup Screen Hang
In OpenGL, the game may hang after the SEGA logo if you have EFB Copies enabled at game startup. Disabling EFB copies resolves the issue. However, EFB copies need to be enabled for proper emulation. To fix this, use D3D. If using OpenGL, you can disable EFB copies when starting, and re-enable after the main menu appears.
 Boost Effect
Some people have reported that boosting causes a large portion of the viewable area around Sonic to go completely black, making navigation quite difficult, though this bug does not affect game performance. It seems to happen mostly when the internal resolution is set to above 1x native (640x528).
 Low Performance Crash
If running the game with low performance computer with low FPS and slow emulation speed, the game may crash after Sega title cutscene. You can use "accurate v-beam emulation" to help with this.
 Glow Effects
Glow effect are less subtle than on the Wii.
 Text in Credits
Letters on the credits are invisible (but still interactable).
Missing Hud and Menu
The Menu and the In-Game Hud may be invisible if you don't enable "Custom Projection Hack" on "Game Properties" ON Development builds the "Custom Projection Hack" is missing, so the game is broken right now until fixed. Fixed by .
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed. Please see the performance guide for an overview of performance related settings. A full list of options is available at Template:Config/doc
|On||If otherwise, black screen may occur.|
|Off||When enabled, it may result in a black screen.|
 Version Compatibility
This game has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows XP x86||Intel||nVidia GeForce 7100||Around 15 FPS.|
|Windows 7 x64||AMD Phenom X4 @ 3GHz||nVidia GeForce 9800GT||Around 30 FPS, lags in some places.|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300||ATI Radeon HD 4650||Around 20 FPS|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200||nVidia GeForce 9600GT||Around 20 FPS, some minor glitches, black screen on Act II|
|Windows 7 x64||AMD Phenom X4||ATI Radeon HD 4850||Around 20 FPS, black screen when using pink wisp|
|Windows 7 x86||AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.81GHz||nVidia GeForce GT 240||OpenGL: 15-20 FPS, no graphic or sound problems at all.|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core i5-750 @ 4GHz||ATI Radeon HD 5870||Around 43+ FPS (unlimited, normal is 30). Only Some graphic problems, but barely noticeable.|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600||nVidia GeForce 9800 GT||DirectX11: 15-20 FPS|
|Windows XP x64||AMD Phenom II X2 @ 3.50GHz||ATI Radeon HD 4650||25-30 FPS (80%-100%), Perfect game play.|
|Windows 7 x86||Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.93GHz||ATI Radeon HD 4550||20-28 FPS (75%-98%), Perfect game play. With No Problem|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core i5-760 @ 2.8GHz||nVidia GeForce GTX 470||DirectX9: Locked at 30 FPS, perfect game play & sound. (1920x1080)||Louie82Y|
|Windows 7 x64||AMD FX @ 4.5GHz||AMD Radeon R9 295X2||DirectX11: Super Perfect Gameplay, use this emulator for sonic colors(1920x1080)||Angel X|
|Windows 7 x64||AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4GHz||nVidia GeForce GTX 460||DirectX9: Locked at 30 FPS, sometimes drops to 26-28 FPS during small scale explosions, perfect game play & sound. (1920x1080)||Grounder|
|Windows 7 x64||AMD Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.5GHz||nVidia GeForce GTS 450||Perfect: 60 FPS Menu etc 30 FPS in game With DX9 Plugin, Dual Core Enabled, 16x Anisotropic Filtering enabled, Scale 3x, 1920x1080, x64||RDilus|
|Windows 7 x64||AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2GHz||ATI Radeon HD 5750||Perfect: Menu: 60 FPS, Game: 30 FPS (sometimes drops 25~28), with DX11 Plugin, Dual Core Enabled, 16x Anisotropic Filtering enabled, Scale 3x, 1680x1050, EFB Copy: Texture, OpenCL enabled, 64 bits mode.||Juliannb|
|Windows 7 x64||AMD Phenom X4 9350e @ 2.01GHz||nVidia GeForce 9600 GT||Black screen after SEGA logo with Direct3D9; crashes at start up with OpenGL. UPDATE: Perfect with Direct3D9. I've disabled Progressive Scan, so black screen... never again!|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Quad Core @ 3.33GHz||nVidia GeForce 9600 GT||Around 25-30 FPS (75-100%), no graphic & sound problem||Sonic1993|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6950||Perfect. 30 FPS in DX11 with AA Samples 4 (quality 16), AF x16, and Internal Resolution x4 (2560x2112), at 1920x1080.|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.1GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6850||Works totally fine. Slight random slowdowns during intense action.||MegaJump|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core i7-860 @ 2.8GHz||ATI Radeon HD 4850||60 FPS in menus and 30 FPS in levels with DirectX11 16x Anisotropic Filtering, Scale 4x and Resolution 2560x1440. Deactivate V-Sync, Audio Throttle and uncheck RAM in EFB Copies||TimeWalker|
|Windows 7 x86||Intel Core i5-750||AMD Radeon HD 6950||30 FPS in DX9 (AF16x, AA 9XSSAA) , random slowdowns but average is 30 FPS,Lock threads to core and OpenMP.||MinorOS|
|Windows 7 x86||AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.825GHz||nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti||FPS varies between 20-30 FPS, no matter what settings or plugin I use. "Skip EFB Access from CPU" seems to help. Guess I need a better processor. The game plays perfectly however.||AgainstYourThought|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core i7-950 @ 4Ghz||nVidia GeForce GTX 570||Rock solid 30 FPS. It never drops at all and no glitches or anything. DX9, 4x Native, 16x AF, 0x AA, Skip EFB from CPU, Texture EFB Copy, Fast Texture Cache, OpenCL, OpenMP. Turning on AA destroys the performance.||Zharay|
|Mac OS X 10.7.4||Intel Core i7 @ 2.6GHz||nVidia GeForce GT 650M||Almost rock solid 30 FPS, perfect on almost all menus, so much better than I could have dreamed for. For some reason, the only place that lags in the game is... map screen for Tropical Resort. For some reason there the emulator thinks it's running at full speed. Also for some reason loading times are drastically improved compared to the actual console experience. The boost effect glitch occurs if I use fullscreen. UPDATE: I replaced my computer with an identical model (older model developed issues)... and it does NOT work nearly as well as above. Very choppy and at times laggy. Odd and worrying to say the least.||Ac|
|Windows 7 x64||AMD Athlon II X4 645 @ 3.1GHz||nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti||DirectX9: Works bad and slow. (15 FPS) DirectX11: Some graphical glitches, often lags. (20-30 FPS), OpenGL: Works great and mostly fast, sometimes little lags (25-30 FPS)(1920x1080)||SlaSh (L.V.)|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.9GHz||nVidia GeForce GTX 560m||Seems to lag with all graphics cores and settings. I can only get around 60-70% speed (and 21-25 FPS). performance is even worse with LLE. Very odd indeed, seeing as other people have it working near perfect, at least on older dolphin releases.||Vgf89|
|Windows 7 x64||Amd Phenom II x6 1090T @ 4.5GHz||ATI Radeon HD 5850||Perfect, 60/29-30FPS, DX11, 1920x1080, Scaled EFB copy, pixel lighting, 16x AF, OpenMP texture decoder. Only one of the cutscenes had minor sound issues.||ekp|
|Windows 7 x64||Intel Core i5-2430m @ 2.4 GHz||Intel HD Graphics 3000||Playable at 19-25 FPS, no HUD, and slow gameplay.||Ace12182|
|Windows 7 x64||AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9 GHz||AMD Radeon HD 7770||Completely playable. Slight to moderate slowdown in some areas. 25-30 FPS. OpenGL, 2x Native, HLE Audio.||Randompc1|
|Windows 8.1 x64||Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.4GHz||Intel HD Graphics 4400||Playabe, 30 FPS in-game and stage select, 60 FPS in others menu. The game HUD does not appear without Custom projection hack marked zNear (Nothing typed in the box) MMU unmarked. 1x native resolution. Texture EFB copy. DirectX 9.||Narvy|
|Windows 7||AMD FX-4130 @ 3.8GHz||AMD Radeon HD 7850||Near perfect. 30 FPS (no EFB, 30 FPS framelimit) with occasional slowdown. Running at 1080p with 4x aa, 16x af and FXAA filter. Everything is emulated perfectly except for two minor graphical bugs: some glow effect are less subtle than on the Wii, letters on the credits are invisible (but still intractable).||RedstoneForge|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-540M @ 2.53GHz||nVidia NVS 5100M||Playable, 30-60 FPS during stages. Menus at 60 FPS. HUD visible. Running at 1x IR, no AF or AA.|
 Gameplay Videos
- Sonic Colors - Planet Wisp Act 5 (1080p)
- Sonic colors WII Dolphin r7259 (Asteroid Coaster)
- Sonic colors WII Dolphin r7259 (Aquarium Park)
- Sonic colors WII Dolphin r7259 (Terminal Velocity)
- Dolphin Emulator 4.0.2 - Sonic Colors: Starlight Carnival (1080p HD) - Nintendo Wii