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Sonic Heroes Guide

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    Choose a team of 3 characters from the Sonic games and work your way through fast levels full of jumps, traps and enemies. Switch between your characters abilities to eliminate enemies and finish the level. Each level can be completed in different ways and then at the end is a boss fight.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Sonic Heroes in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail CD ROM version of Sonic Heroes. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window

    Copy Disk Data

    1. Enter Disk 1 of 2
    2. Create a folder on your Desktop
    3. Copy all of the files from Disk 1
    4. Paste the files in your new folder
    5. Eject Disk 1 (right-Click, select Eject)
    6. Enter Disk 2 and repeat
    7. Over-write any existing files

    Note: Keep Disk 2 in the CD/DVD ROM drive

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: sonicheroes
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine: 3.0
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
    Click Apply
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    Drives Tab
    Select Drive D:
    Click Remove
    Click Add
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    Select D:
    Click OK
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    Navigate to your Desktop folder
    Code:
    /home/username/Desktop/sonicheroes
    Click OK
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    Type: CD-ROM
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Navigate to the folder on your Desktop
    Select "setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Check "Agree"
    Click Next
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    Check "Full"
    Click Next
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    Click "Start Installation"
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    Disk Warning
    Click Browse
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    Select [-D-]
    Click OK
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    Click OK
    If the installer still doesn't continue, Cancel and start over
    Make sure Disk 1 is properly unmounted and Disk 2 is in the drive
    Re-do the Drives Tab steps in Wine Configuration
    It took me a few tries to get this right and the installer would complete

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Launcher.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Sonic Heroes
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Sonic Heroes"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.0
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    Note: Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine. Click the + to download other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launch Sonic Heroes (Launcher)
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Click Options
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    Screen Setting Tab
    Adjust:
    • Window Mode
    • Fullscreen
    • Resolution
    • Fog
    • Anisotropic Filter
    • Shadow Setting
    • Free Camera
    • Clipping
    • Frame Rate
    Click Select
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    Click "Play game"
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    Conclusion:
    Unfortunately the highest resolution Sonic Heroes can run at is 1280x960. No widescreen support, so you will either have to run it windowed or change your Linux Desktop resolution to match before launching Sonic Heroes. Once the game is running, everything performs perfectly. I was able to play on my keyboard and my old Logitech controller.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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