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|Series||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Release date(s)|| JP December 30, 2003|
NA January 5, 2004
EU February 6, 2004
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Multiplayer (2)|
|Input methods||GameCube Controller|
|GameIDs||G9SP8P, G9SJ8P, G9SE8P|
Sonic Heroes is yet another installment in the Sonic series for the Nintendo GameCube. In Sonic Heroes, three characters (in teams, of which there are 4) travel together at once, each with unique abilities which the player can utilise to defeat enemies or tackle obstacles.
For NTSC-U version:
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Odd black areas appear on the right side of the screen in-game on all backends. As of and the April Dolphin Progress Report. However, the problem still occurs if using resolutions above 1x Native, using any level of anti-aliasing other than none, or messing with the Scaled EFB Copy setting. Under the OpenGL backend, if Anisotropic Filtering is changed during emulation, multiple shadows appear. The issue will remain even after the setting has been reverted to what it was at before until the emulation has been stopped and then restarted., the core problem has been partially addressed, see
Corrupted UI elements
Some of the UI elements appear corrupted. Notable examples are emblem counter and the text on the save data loading screen. Setting Texture Cache Accuracy to Safe solves this issue.
In two player mode, the in-game controls for pressing A, B, X and Y act as if they are set to turbo-mode (holding the button down means the button is repeatedly turned on and off very quickly). This makes gameplay very difficult due to not being able to jump high enough, rapid scrolling through the characters in the team, and so on.
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.
|1x Native (640x528)||See Black Areas for details|
|None||See Black Areas for details|
|1x||See Black Areas for details|
|On||See Black Areas for details|
|Position 1 (Safe)||Fixes corrupted text|
The graph below charts the compatibility with Sonic Heroes since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Mac OS X 10.6.8||Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.13GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 9400M||Working well at about 20-30FPS; about half-speed. Small shadow glitch. Rapidfire buttons glitch not present. When EFB scale is set to 1x, shadow glitch disappears and also speed goes up 10-20FPS.||Ac|
|Windows||Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465||Black areas appear on the screen in-game unless the Direct3D11 plugin, the EFB scale is set to 1x, and anti-aliasing is turned off. Dolphin Emulator Sonic Heroes rendering bug (R6798)||soundspark|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II 720 BE @ 3.2GHz||ATI Radeon HD 4850||Working good at 50FPS. EFB Scale set to 1 and EFB Copy set to texture.Using DX11 Plugin||ultramann|
|Linux Slackware 13.37||Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti||Consistent 60FPS. Fully playable with no major issues. On OpenGL the black areas can be eliminated by setting Render to Main Window, Auto Adjust Window Size, turning IR to 1x, then switching to Auto (Window Size) in-game. Using fullscreen, anti-aliasing, or EFB Copies -> RAM brings the black areas back.||Shonumi|
|Windows 8||AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6850||Constant 60FPS. Runs perfectly, no problem.|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i3-2330 M @ 2.2GHz||Intel HD Graphics 3000||Playable, 40~60FPS during gameplay, it slows down while selecting your team, the audio gets chopped when there are lots of actors around. Can be played with Anti-Aliasing set to 4x, but the ground may look weird. Weird AI glitches (cannons not working properly, wrong jump aim...) and some 3D models just go missing randomly making you fell at some random place, but there are few chances of these occurring.||Oddlyoko2K|
|Windows 7 Ultimate||Intel Core i5-4430 @ 3GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti||Runs perfectly on 1x resolution with Scaled EFB copies, steady 60FPS at all times. Played through team rose without any problems.||Dawngaward|