Dreamcast Conversion is a modpack to make the PC version of Sonic Adventure DX look and sound like the original Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure. This is done by reimplementing Dreamcast assets (levels, textures, sounds, object models, special effects and branding) in the PC version. The modpack also includes custom HD textures for the majority of ingame menus and other GUI assets. Another subset of mods recreates events and challenges that were previously only available on the Dreamcast through memory card downloads. All of the above (and more!) can be downloaded and installed in one go using a universal installer developed with this mod pack in mind.

Dreamcast Conversion is designed for use with SADX Mod Loader. It is split into several mini-mods which you can enable or disable independently.

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If you like Dreamcast Conversion, please vote for it to help it become Mod of the Year on ModDB!

Dreamcast Conversion was released on December 23, 2016 and is nearing its first release anniversary. It surely has been an exciting year. Although the main work on the project is complete, our work is never done! There are still many things that can be improved in DC Mods and, as you can see from the changelog, even after the last big release there've been some updates. Stay tuned for those Dreamcast Christmas DLCs, by the way - they're coming!

Also, as of 1st of December 2017 the mod's page has been visited more than 40000 times with over 9600 downloads. So if you like this mod, please vote for it on ModDB and help it become Mod of the Year!

To vote, go to the mod's main page, scroll down a bit and click "vote for this mod".

New installer

I have released a new build of my installer, which features a much improved UI and a new self-update system that allows you to update the mods before installing them!

Web version

Offline version (December 1 update)

I hope you like the new installer, and I would love to hear your feedback! Please leave your comments on the main page, on the installer's GitHub issue or on my Twitter. And don't forget to vote for Dreamcast Conversion on ModDB if you like Dreamcast stuff!

Here's a list of new features for this build:

Profile system

The installer has been redesigned around profiles that require minimum user input for a very easy install process, and a Custom profile for advanced users who want to set things up manually.

  • Dreamcast mods: full experience with Dreamcast mods and various enhancements
  • SADX with enhancements: for people who like to play the game without Dreamcast mods
  • Minimal/Vanilla: only the most essential/speedrun friendly mods are installed
  • Custom: allows to select which mods to install and configure Mod Loader settings

Install types

New mods

  • Camera Code Error Fix (CCEF) by VeritalDL and SonicFreak94 - Minimal/Vanilla profile only
  • Idle Chatter by SonicFreak94
  • Egg Carrier Garden Ocean Fix by PkR - SADX profile only
  • Mystic Ruins Base Fix by PkR - SADX profile only
  • Egg Carrier Ocean Music by MainMemory

Update system

  • The installer can check if updates are available for the mods, the Mod Loader and the installer itself
  • New UI for the update check: the installer will tell you which mods will be updated
  • The installer can now update itself and relaunch automatically

User experience

  • Various UI improvements
  • A new "Reset graphics settings" checkbox has been added to help troubleshoot startup crashes
  • The Mod Loader settings page is now displayed only when the Custom profile is selected
  • An option to clean up the mods folder (Custom profile only)
  • The folder permission fix is now applied only if SADX is installed in Program Files

Components

Troubleshooting guide (updated November 23)

Troubleshooting guide (updated November 23)

QA/Testing Tutorial 1 comment

Follow this guide if you are experiencing issues with Dreamcast mods

The Ultimate Guide to SADX Sins is now online!

The Ultimate Guide to SADX Sins is now online!

News

We've launched a blog that compares SADX with the Dreamcast version. Find out which is better!

Now accepting donations

Now accepting donations

News

You can now support DC Conversion or my other projects with your donations!

Dreamcast-exclusive DLCs now playable in SADX PC

Dreamcast-exclusive DLCs now playable in SADX PC

News

New mods for SADX have been released that add Dreamcast DLC content to the PC version

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Dreamcast Conversion Offline Installer (Dec 1)

Dreamcast Conversion Offline Installer (Dec 1)

Installer Tool

This is an all-in-one installer package that can be used on any version of SADX to install Dreamcast Conversion and other mods. The new update includes...

Dreamcast Conversion Update 7 (manual install)

Dreamcast Conversion Update 7 (manual install)

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A compilation of fixes, enhancements and new mods for Dreamcast Conversion introduced after Update 6. This is a full release. If you have a previous version...

Dreamcast Conversion Offline Installer (Nov 23)

Dreamcast Conversion Offline Installer (Nov 23)

Installer Tool

This is a setup program that installs SADX Mod Loader, Dreamcast Conversion and several other mods on any version of SADX. The November 23 version includes...

Dreamcast Conversion Offline Installer (Nov 19)

Dreamcast Conversion Offline Installer (Nov 19)

Installer Tool

This is a setup program that installs SADX Mod Loader, Dreamcast Conversion and several other mods on any version of SADX. The November 19 version includes...

Dreamcast Conversion Offline Installer (Nov 11)

Dreamcast Conversion Offline Installer (Nov 11)

Installer Tool

This is a setup program that installs SADX Mod Loader, Dreamcast Conversion and several other mods on any version of SADX. The November 11 hotfix includes...

Dreamcast Conversion Offline Installer (Sep 03)

Dreamcast Conversion Offline Installer (Sep 03)

Installer Tool

This is a setup program that installs SADX Mod Loader, Dreamcast Conversion and several other mods on any version of SADX.

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niv634
niv634

really nice project but if you can choose which chao garden you want to covert into dreamcast one its will be great becouse i love the station square one but less the egg carrier one becouse its too big and the water is too deep and you cant save the chao from them.

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PiKeyAr Creator
PiKeyAr

I've received similar feature requests before, so maybe you'll see it sometime soon. It should be pretty easy to implement given that the gardens use different PVM names in SADX anyway. I'll probably add enhancements to the SADX gardens as well, like better quality textures from the Gamecube version.

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niv634
niv634

good to hear (:

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Guest
Guest

Pretty uh, crap mod ay, can't even configure the controls, basically that one feature came down to me not using this mod at all, not sure why you wouldn't make that a feature, and if it is there, please make it easier to find because I just ended up deleting this, it's great and all, but oh man I do not want to dash with A or V or Z or some random crap.

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Darkspines147
Darkspines147

Pretty uh, stupid reason to rage quit if you ask me. Why you would play a 3D action game with a keyboard is beyond me, but I'll indulge you.

To adjust controls to your liking, press the "enter" key (Return key on older keyboards) while in game, scroll down to "pad config", from there you can configure your controls. Note: This will only work for Keyboard/Mouse, and generic gamepads made before the Xbox360 Controller! Disable the Input mod.

For Xbox 360/Xbox One/Generic dual Analog stick Controllers, use the Input mod.

For Dualshock 3 and Dualshock 4 controllers, search for "ScpToolkit", and run it to install the proper controller drivers, then run the game using the input mod like you would with a Xbox 360/Xbox One/Generic Gamepad Controller.

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PiKeyAr Creator
PiKeyAr

Oh jeez, I totally forgot the ingame control config thing in SADX2004. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

I'm not sure if it can redefine keyboard controls though, I can't seem to get it to record any keyboard keys on my computer, though admittedly I've never even used that menu before.

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Darkspines147
Darkspines147

Too be fair, the ingame control config is pretty useless nowadays, so it would be easy to forget it's there, especially if the Input mod is active. I run SADX on an old Windows XP Laptop with a Hyperkin USB Genesis/Mega Drive Controller, as well as Win7 and Win10 with Xbox Controllers, so that's the only reason why I even remember it.

Not sure how possible it would be for the Input mod to latch on to that for basic controller mappings.

Edit: I remember the Key config working here before... It may be broken?

Default Keyboard controls are
Arrow Keys - Move
Z - Jump/confirm
X - Action/cancel
Enter - Start
Esc - Action/cancel/exit game
Q - rotate camera left
W - rotate camera right
E - reset camera position

Alternate Actions
A - Action (Same a Z)
Space - Jump (Same a X)
V - Action (Same a Z)
R - Same as up
D - Same as left
F - Same as right
C - Same as down

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Darkspines147
Darkspines147

Just tested the SADX Trial A, and nope it doesn't config Keyboard controls, but the keyboard controls aren't bad so I still feel like that guest is being a petty snob.

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PiKeyAr Creator
PiKeyAr

You do realize this mod doesn't touch the controls at all, right? Dreamcast Conversion isn't involved with the controls in any way. I think what you mean is missing keyboard configuration in the 2004 version of the game, which is required by SADX Mod Loader - you need that particular version to run any mods, including this one. It's a limitation of the 2004 PC port rather than a missing feature in the mod(s).

SonicFreak94 is working on customizable keyboard controls in his Input Mod, so you might see that someday. The majority of people play with controllers, so this feature isn't top priority. Also I think the default Z/X/arrow controls in the 2004 PC port are good enough.

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Guest
Guest

What made you interested in creating this mod?

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PiKeyAr Creator
PiKeyAr

The ugly looks of all ports in comparison to the original Dreamcast game. I've been interested in restoring the DC visuals ever since I first played SADX, but what really made me start working on the mod was the discovery of lighting data in SA1 and SonicFreak94's work on the lighting mod.

TheArcadeStriker's SADX '99 Edition mod that was posted around the same time also inspired me. I actually made some contributions to that mod, but some time later I realized that a faithful Dreamcast recreation required more in-depth hacking than '99 Edition did, so I ended up starting my own project. DC Conversion used some of TheArcadeStriker's contributions (some texture work in various levels, Twinkle Circuit and Sand Hill landtable ports etc.) in the early days until I reworked them or introduced more faithful recreations. Still, I think he deserves an honorable mention as his mod was well built for its technical level, and his topic on Sonic Retro grabbed the attention of other SADX hackers.

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