Sonic Adventure DX (Steam)

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Sonic Adventure DX (Steam)
Sonic Adventure DX (Steam) cover
Sonic Team
Sonic Team USA
Release dates
Windows September 16, 2014
Sonic Adventure DX (Steam) guide at StrategyWiki
Sonic Adventure DX (Steam) at Wikipedia
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic CD (1995) 1995
Sonic 3D Blast 1997
Sonic & Knuckles Collection 1997
Sonic R (1998) 1998
Sonic Adventure DX 2003
Sonic R (2004) 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
Dreamcast Collection
Sega Bass Fishing 2011
Sonic Adventure DX (2011) 2011
Space Channel 5: Part 2 2011
Crazy Taxi (2011) 2011
Sega Bass Fishing (Steam) 2014
Sonic Adventure DX (Steam) 2014
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (Steam) 2014
Crazy Taxi (Steam) 2014

This page is for the Steam version. For other versions, see Sonic Adventure DX (2011).

Key points

Updated version of PC re-release of game with more graphical options and fixed issues.
Only available through Steam and no update for those owning physical or DRM-Free version.
Missing all Game Gear games from the GameCube and 2003 PC versions; use BetterSADX.
Aspect ratio is locked to pillarboxed 4:3; use BetterSADX.
The game may occasionally cap the frame rate at about 48 FPS instead of 60 FPS; BetterSADX may help.

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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All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]


  • Resolution options (including true widescreen)
  • Improved graphics
  • Mod support
  • Full controller support
  • Super Sonic in action stages
  • Additional Twinkle Park circuits
  • Playable Game Gear titles
Known issues caused by latest version of BetterSADX:
  • Boss fight during Chaos 0 may freeze rarely on some hardware.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA\Sonic Adventure DX
BetterSADX moves the save file to <path-to-game>\SAVEDATA\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Configuration tools graphics tab.
Configuration tools graphics tab.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Supports widescreen resolutions, but is pillarboxed to 4:3 aspect ratio. Use BetterSADX to fix.
4K Ultra HD
Use BetterSADX.
Field of view (FOV)
Alt+Tab works.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use BetterSADX.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced via the video driver.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA in-game. Nvidia card owners can force any kind of AA with Nvidia Inspector with AA flag "0x080000C1" as long as they are using a 4:3 resolution (IE: 1200x900 on a 1600x900 monitor). If using BetterSADX, AA can be forced via respective GPU manufacturer's control panel.[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
If using BetterSADX, you may need to force it on.
60 FPS
Cutscenes are locked to 30 FPS.
120+ FPS
Game is locked to 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Configuration tools input tab with keyboard.
Configuration tools input tab with keyboard.
In game setting window for keyboard.
In game setting window for keyboard.
Configuration tools input tab with controller.
Configuration tools input tab with controller.
In game setting window for controller.
In game setting window for controller.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game settings.
In-game settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, voice and music.
Surround sound
On by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Low FPS[edit]

If the FPS is stuck in the 40s and won't rise to 60, disable the in-game FXAA and Vsync and instead, force them through the Nvidia/Radeon control panel.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7300 series
ATI Radeon X1600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce 8800 series
ATI Radeon X1900
512 MB of VRAM


  1. Steam Community :: Guide :: BetterSADX