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Sonic Unleashed playable on PC thanks to modders

Thursday, 21st March 2013 12:02 GMT By Dave Cook

Sonic Unleashed has been brought to PC thanks to intrepid modders. My first question was “why?” but now it’s “how?” as the game doesn’t exist on the PC format. it’s simple: they modded Sonic Generations to make it run silly. No wait, that’s not simple at all.

RPS reports that the Sonic Generations – Unleashed Project includes most of the day stages from Sonic Unleashed, has improved controls and runs at a smooth 60FPS.

It’s essentially the best – if not incomplete – version of the game money can’t buy, because it’s free. You can download it here, but be warned, you need a Steam version of Sonic Generations installed for it to run.

Here’s some footage of the mod in action:

What do you think?

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  1. Keivz

    Give the people what they want!! Viva la revolucion!! Viva la revolucion!!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. aseddon130

    so they have successfully ported over Sonic Unleashed levels into PC Sonic Generations, yay??

    Only thing i remember about Sonic Unleashed was you turned into a vampire Sonic thing, as for the levels … pffffft. Not a clue tbh.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ojinnvoltz

    only a bunch of weirdos would do this. the easier way to play Sonic Unleashed on PC is to play the Wii version on Dolphin.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. PC_PlayBoy

    @3

    Talking out the hole in yer arse! Did you even bother reading the article?

    Buy the game on Steam, support the developer and mod community. These mods have huge improvements over console versions (or Dolphin emulator for that matter).

    - No console limitations. This means support for unlimited resolutions (4K, etc), high-quality texture filtering and 60 FPS gameplay as long as you have the hardware for it. Stages that had performance problems in the original game now work perfectly (with a proper setup).

    - Eight Modern Sonic stages completely readapted from Sonic Unleashed. Lots of layout improvements, recreation of gimmicks, and fixing various bugs/glitches.

    - Brand new White World Stage for level selection. Enjoy the new soundtrack arranged by Falk.

    - Various High-Definition retextures by Lobotomy.

    - No mandatory RPG elements, no medal collection, no Werehog.

    - Superior control scheme, player speed, consistent camera control (no wildly changing FOVs or distances that would make a player nauseous and confused), support for various skills (such as Super Sonic), etc.

    - Classic linear progression system for starting a new game. This new game won’t overwrite your current save file (as long as you don’t disable savefile redirection), so you can collect Red Rings and have new score and time records.

    - New Red Ring locations for each level. S Ranks will require you to speedrun and optimize your route as much as possible.

    - Alternate and experimental FxPipeline renderer included within the game. Provides support for special effects from Sonic Unleashed, such as directional shadows, directional light shafts, better motion blur, and much more! (Recommended to use)

    Like the Dolphin emulator is going to do all of the above. Idiot…

    #4 1 year ago
  5. ojinnvoltz

    @4

    I’ll concede to being an idiot. I see you’re really passionate about this so instead of implying that Sonic fans are weirdos, I’ll just flat out say that Sonic fans are weirdos.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. nollie4545

    This is the difference with the PC community. There are talented people out there who will give 110% for years if necessary, and often for next to nothing, to give a the community a mod or tweak or even whole next content for existing games where the community have established there is scope for something that could bring a lot of benefit to the table.

    I’ve seen the tiniest but most complete little mods radically change games for the better. And whats more, they are improved, re-released again and again, gaining polish and new ideas or balance.

    This modification of a game from an entirely different platform, however, is taking it to a new level, could be quite interesting for so called ‘exclusive’ titles pinned on a particular console etc.

    #6 1 year ago