Sonic Lost World

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Sonic Lost World
Sonic Lost World cover
Developers
Sonic Team
Publishers
Sega
Engines
Hedgehog Engine
Release dates
Windows November 2, 2015
Sonic Lost World guide on StrategyWiki
Sonic Lost World on Wikipedia
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General information

Sonic News Network - A massive wiki for the Sonic the Hedgehog universe
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Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Yoshi's Island Zone and The Legend of Zelda Zone are Wii U exclusive DLC (for obvious reasons) and not available for the PC version.
Name Notes
NiGHTMARE Zone Included with the base game installation.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SEGA\SLW\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/329440/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\<user-id>.sdat[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/329440/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios other than 16:9 are letterboxed. See the WSGF entry for information on removing the borders for different aspect ratios.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Use Nvidia Profile Inspector (Nvidia only).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use Nvidia Profile Inspector (Nvidia only).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Forced on
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS. To unlock, use the --F parameter.[1]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Change FOV with Cheat Engine[citation needed]
  1. Download and install Cheat Engine.
  2. Download the WSGF attachment (SLW Widescreen Fix CE Table) or Brandondorf9999's fixed exe (which also has the CE Table included).
  3. Open slw.CT in Cheat Engine and attach the process slw.exe.
  4. Press Shift+0/ Shift+9 to adjust FOV. To reset the FOV, press Ctrl+ Shift+0. If you're using the CE table, Press Shift+P to enable the fix.
Hex edit exe files[citation needed]
  1. Download Brandondorf9999's fixed exe from the WSGF attachment.
  2. Open slw.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Go to offset 0x1333EA.
  4. Replace bytes 00 00 80 3F with bytes representing your float value multiplier (default multiplier is 1). Remember to invert the byte order to Little Endian.

Notes

Use this online float to hex converter.
Altering fov using the exe edit can de-stabilize the camera in some parts of a 2.5D stage view, but it may work properly for 3D.

HUD[edit]

Install a mod[2]

Download minimal HUD mod and a mod manager (Sonic Lost World Mod Loader or SonicGMI).

Notes

Disables some "redundant" HUD elements, some of which are persistent.
The current version removes the item suitcase selection circle, but there are only five icons placed vertically.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Can be disabled by pressing S during cutscenes.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Lacks the option to choose different language for audio and text present in original Wii U version.[3]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish
Castilian.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Sonic Lost World.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio CRI ADX2
Cutscenes CRI Movie

Minimal HUD[edit]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 2900
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Windows XP does work, but is not officially supported

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/329440/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (329440) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References