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.
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:
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window
Copy Disk Data
- Enter Disk 1 of 2
- Create a folder on your Desktop
- Copy all of the files from Disk 1
- Paste the files in your new folder
- Eject Disk 1 (right-Click, select Eject)
- Enter Disk 2 and repeat
- Over-write any existing files
Note: Keep Disk 2 in the CD/DVD ROM drive
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: sonicheroes
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine: 3.0
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows XP
Select Drive D:
Navigate to your Desktop folder
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages should automatically download and install
Navigate to the folder on your Desktop
Click Next again...
Click "Start Installation"
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
Name the shortcut: Sonic Heroes
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Sonic Heroes"
Wine version: 3.0
Note: Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine. Click the + to download other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launch Sonic Heroes (Launcher)
Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors
Screen Setting Tab
- Window Mode
- Anisotropic Filter
- Shadow Setting
- Free Camera
- Frame Rate
Click "Play game"
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.