Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed cover
Sumo Digital
Sumo Engine
Release dates
Windows January 31, 2013
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed guide at StrategyWiki
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed at Wikipedia
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic CD (1995) 1995
Sonic 3D Blast 1997
Sonic & Knuckles Collection 1997
Sonic R (1998) 1998
Sonic R (2004) 2004
Sonic Adventure DX 2004
Sonic Heroes 2004
Sonic Mega Collection Plus 2006
Sonic Riders 2006
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing 2010
Sonic 3D Blast (2010) 2010
Sonic the Hedgehog 2010
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine 2010
Sonic Spinball 2010
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 2011
Sonic 3 & Knuckles 2011
Sonic Adventure DX (2011) 2011
Sonic Generations 2011
Sonic CD (2012) 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II 2012
Sonic Adventure 2 2012
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 2013
Sonic Adventure DX (Steam) 2014
Sonic Dash 2014
Sonic Lost World 2015
Sonic Mania 2017
Sonic Forces 2017

Key points

Very well optimized for low-end graphics cards..
Free downloadable content through updates.

General information

Sonic News Network - A massive wiki for the Sonic the Hedgehog universe
Sonic Retro - A huge fan site for everything Sonic the Hedgehog. Mods for all the games can be found here.
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Listed as "Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Collection" since January 17, 2018. Both Metal Sonic & Outrun and Ryo Hazuki DLCs are included for free
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Metal Sonic & Outrun Contains 1 new racer and a new race track
Ryo Hazuki Contains 1 new racer
Yogscast Contains 1 new racer
Metal Sonic & Outrun and Ryo Hazuki are free for all existing owners since January 17, 2018.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use intro skip[citation needed]
  1. Download the Intro Skip Files.
  2. Extract to <path-to-game>\Data\movies

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SART\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\212480\remote\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings in launcher.
Graphics settings in launcher.
Advanced graphics settings in launcher.
Advanced graphics settings in launcher.
Video options can't be change in-game. You must launch the configuration tool to change video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Letterboxed to 16:9 with narrower aspect ratios. Use Flawless Widescreen.
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA. Tutorial on forcing SSAA (AMD) or MSAA (Nvidia) found Section 3 on this guide
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enable if the game stutters.[1]
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Physics are capped to 60 FPS.[2] Internal frame rate capper in place. For best results, use external frame rate capper to cap game to 60 FPS, or disable game's Vsync to use game's internal capper.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Change FOV with Flawless Widescreen[citation needed]
  1. Install Flawless Widescreen.
  2. Run it and install the plugin for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
  3. Go to the Flawless Widescreen installation folder.
  4. Go into the \PluginCache\FWS_Plugins\Modules\SonicASRTransformed\Dependencies\Scripts\ folder.
  5. Download the modified FWS Script Mod from WSGF.
  6. Replace the original SonicASRTransformed.lua with the modified one.
  7. Restart Flawless Widescreen and adjust the FOV as needed.


Changing the default FOV also affects HUD, menu, and loading screens.
Hex edit exe files[citation needed]
  1. Obtain Brandondorf9999's fixed exe from the WSGF attachment with the GameCompanion included.
  2. Extract the contents and replace the original "ASN_App_PcDx9_Final.exe" with the modified exe in the installation directory.
  3. Open the exe up in a hex editor.
  4. Go to offset 0x11A9 and replace 00 00 80 3F with your representive float multiplier value (The default multiplier is 1). Remember to invert the byte order to Little Endian.

Input settings[edit]

Options menu in game.
Options menu in game.
Control settings in game.
Control settings in game.
Input settings in launcher.
Input settings in launcher.
Key rebinding in launcher. From left: Keyboard, XInput and DirectInput.
Key rebinding in launcher. From left: Keyboard, XInput and DirectInput.
Key and controller bindings must be changed in the configuration tool. Inversion and vibration options must be changed in-game.
Supports motion controls under Windows 8.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Only one player can use the keyboard
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput recommended; DirectInput supported, but somewhat broken.[citation needed]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Menu buttons can't be rebound.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings in game.
Audio settings in game.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, FX, Announcer, and Steam Voice Chat.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 5.1 output[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language settings in launcher.
Language settings in launcher.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Character sayings remains in English.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus, Co-op
Local players can go online too. Co-op career mode supports 4 players.[4]
LAN play
Players on the same network will be directly connected. Requires an internet connection for Steam authentication.[5]
Online play
10 Versus
Matchmaking is not Region locked. However, if you have 128 friends who own the game, entering Matchmaking will crash the game. Only fix is to remove friends who own the game from your friends list.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
It's possible to play private games.
Players can create custom matches, but P2P networking is still used.
Direct IP
Players must join other friends through their Steam profiles. Additionally, there's a way to make matchmaking lobbies private.

Private matchmaking lobbies[edit]

Although not an official option, it is possible to play privately on matchmaking mode by using the -internalid command line argument.[6]
This method is intended for private ranked matchmaking lobbies only. Private matches can be created more easily by using the Custom Game option.

Use the -internalid secret_text command line argument.

  • Example: -internalid SegaDoesWhatNintendont


This option will force the game to connect only with players who are using the same internalid. Any player who wants to join your lobby must set this argument first.
Argument must be removed before playing in public matches.

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Missing objects on ATI Radeon HD3000/HD4000[edit]

Objects like the water and boost pads, essential to gameplay, will not render at all.[7]
This is a driver issue, and not much can be done about it. It may be partially fixed by messing about with the game's settings and window (minimizing, moving it, or even opening UAC prompts),[8] but even this will only make the objects slightly visible and still hard to see.

Shadow stripes[edit]

This occurs on some old Nvidia GPUs, like the GeForce 7600GS (AGP8x). Unfortunately, there is no known fix.[9]

Issues fixed[edit]


Stuttering is caused by high frame rates (above 60 FPS). In another case, the GPU load can also be too low causing frame rates below 60 FPS.
Enable Vsync[citation needed]
Set energy mode of the graphics card to maximum performance[10][11]

Launcher.exe has stopped working (Windows 8)[edit]

Application crashes with error message: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Set Windows 7 compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Open Launcher.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Enable Windows 7 compatibility mode.

Low audio volume[edit]

Volume level is very soft in game.
Disable automatic volume adjustments[citation needed]
  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Go to Hardware and Sound → Sound.
  3. On the Communications tab, choose "Do nothing".

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate and 60 FPS cap[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change TargetFPS=0.0 to TargetFPS=60.0.
  5. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes CRI Movie
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista, 7, 8)
2 GB (XP)
4 GB (Vista, 7, 8)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6.7 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support