The Definitive Way to Play Sonic Adventure 2
Written instructions on how to install and get all this stuff working:
Step 1: Download the SA2 Mod Manager.
Step 2: Copy the contents of the SA2 Mod Manager zip file in to your Sonic Adventure 2 install folder on Steam. You can easily get to the Sonic Adventure 2 install folder by right clicking Sonic Adventure 2 in Steam, selecting “Manage” and clicking “Browse local files”.
Step 3: Launch SA2ModManager.exe. If it asks you about an update, say yes.
Step 4: Go through the tabs at the top one by one and make sure all your settings are correct. Turn some cheat codes on if you wish (I’d recommend “Reduce Spin Dash Delay”).
Step 5: Under the Graphics tab, it’s recommended you check the box for “Lock Framerate.” This will stop Sonic Adventure 2 from running uncontrollably fast on newer displays.
Step 6: Under the Options tab, you can check “Disable Loading Animation” to marginally speed up the game’s loading times and make it operate more like the original Gamecube/Dreamcast version. It also skips the loading screen tips, but they were almost impossible to read on the PC anyway.
Step 7: Also on the Options tab, click “Enable 1-Click Install” and say yes if Windows gives you an alert about it. This will allow the Mod Manager to automatically grab and install files directly from GameBanana.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
– To activate a mod and actually use it, you need to check the box next to it in the mod list.
– ALWAYS remember to click “Save.”
Now that you have the Mod Manager ready to go, now grab some mods:
General GameBanana SA2 Section:
—— RECOMMENDED MODS
No Model Tinting
SA2 Volume Controls
Highest Quality Textures
Level Oddity Patch
Eggman Lighting Fix
— Setting Up SA2 Volume Controls
In the mod manager, select “SA2 Volume Controls” and click “Configure” located under the list. Set the volume controls to your liking. You can always click “reset” to reset all values to their defaults. I recommend lowering music volume to 74, but that’s my personal preference.
— Setting Up HedgePanel
In the mod manager, select “HedgePanel” and click “Configure” located under the list. My personal preference is to disable Fast Somersault, Random Homing Attack Sounds, and Automatic Magic Hands Prompt.
—— OPTIONAL MODS
Smoother Wall Collisions
Disable Upgrade Models
Character Select Plus
The New Challengers Assets
—— MY MOD LOADER ORDER
01. No Model Tinting
02. Cutscene Revamp
03. Disable Upgrade Models
04. No Battle
05. Dreamcast Characters
06. High Quality Textures
07. Character Select Plus
09. Oddity Patch
10. Eggman Lighting Fix
11. SA2 Volume Controls
12. Smoother Wall Collisions
13. Better Radar
14. The New Challengers Assets
—— OTHER MODS SEEN IN THIS VIDEO
SA2 Battle Network
Modern SA2 v6: The Trial
Honey the Cat
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—— CHAPTER SELECT
00:00 – Intro
06:55 – Sonic Adventure 2’s Ports
14:51 – Sonic the Hedgehog’s Pro Grinder
19:15 – How Do We Fix It? (Mod Manager Setup)
25:49 – Seven Essential Mods
35:19 – Seven Optional Mods
39:26 – More Mods and Mod Load Order
41:11 – Wrapping Up
44:07 – Credits
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