Sonic Riders

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Sonic Riders
Sonic Riders cover
Sonic Team
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2006
Sonic Riders guide at StrategyWiki
Sonic Riders at Wikipedia


SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
Sonic the Hedgehog
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Sonic & Knuckles Collection 1997
Sonic R (1998) 1998
Sonic R (2004) 2004
Sonic Adventure (series)
Sonic Heroes 2004
Sonic Mega Collection Plus 2006
Sonic Riders 2006
Sonic Racing (series)
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 Generations 2011
Sonic CD (2012) 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II 2012
Sonic Dash 2014
Sonic Lost World 2015
Sonic Mania 2017
Sonic Forces 2017

Key points

No in-game quit option. Must use Alt+F4 to quit.
Certain options can only be changed via the launcher.


This game is not available digitally.
Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1].
Available in the "Sonic PC Collection" bundle.
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\Game Data01\save.dat[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Change FOV with Cheat Engine[citation needed]
  1. Download and install Cheat Engine.
  2. Download the WSGF attachment.
  3. Use the included Cheat Table file to adjust the FOV values.
Change FOV with hex edit[citation needed]
  1. Open d3dx9_25.dll with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Go to offset 0x3F9A9.
  3. Replace bytes 00 00 80 BF with bytes representing your float value multiplier at a negative value (default multiplier is -1.0). Remember to invert the byte order to Little Endian.


Use this online float to hex converter.
If the code is replaced with the command to jump to allow the extending of vertical fov at 0x3F9A9, replace bytes 00 00 80 3F at 0x1F8F3A with bytes representing your float value multiplier in a positive value (default multiplier here is 1.0).
FOV multiplier values lower than -0.75 or 0.75 will also cause blue clipping on geometry.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows 98SE and ME also launch the game fine, but are not officially supported.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III or AMD equivalent running at 1.0 GHz or higher
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D compatible video card
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other DirectSound-compatible sound card, Windows compatible keyboard and mouse


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).