Sonic Colors

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Sonic Colors
Sonic Colors‎
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
Release date(s) AUS November 11, 2010
EU November 12, 2010
NA November 16, 2010
JP November 18, 2010
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods Wii Remote, Wii Remote + Nunchuk, Classic Controller, GameCube Controller
Compatibility 5PerfectEdit rating: Sonic Colors
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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.

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[edit] Problems

[edit] 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).

[edit] 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, either use DX9 or DX11. If using OpenGL, you can disable EFB copies when starting, and re-enable after the main menu appears.

[edit] 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).

[edit] 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.

[edit] Configuration

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

Graphics

Config Setting Notes

Skip EFB Access from CPU

On If otherwise, black screen may occur.

Enable Progressive Scan

Off When enabled, it may result in a black screen.


Game Properties

Config Setting Notes

VBeam Speed Hack

On Fixes the black screen glitch even if the game is running below 60 FPS.


[edit] Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Sonic Colors since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

4.0-1458 (current)
2.0 (r5350)
r3661
r6603
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

[edit] Testing

This game has been tested on the environments listed below:

[edit] Gameplay Videos