This mod attempts to restore Dreamcast assets (including levels, textures, sounds and some objects/effects) in Sonic Adventure DX PC. The main focus of this mod is porting Dreamcast Sonic Adventure Action Stages, Adventure Fields and boss arenas to SADX. Some level object ports have also been done to improve texture quality and restore missing detail, animations and effects. A companion mod called Sound Overhaul restores some of the deleted sounds and replaces most ingame sound effects with higher-quality sounds ripped from the Dreamcast version. The long-term goal of this project is to reproduce the Dreamcast SA1 experience in SADX PC as accurately as possible, including graphics, sound, branding etc. This mod 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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Sound Overhaul 2: a Dreamcast sound mod

I'm happy to announce the release of Sound Overhaul 2, which you can download here.

This mod is a complete audio overhaul (well, almost) for Sonic Adventure DX. It replaces most ingame sound effects with files ripped from the Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure, as well as restores missing ambient noises, missing sounds in cutscenes and other sound effects.

For this update, I have used a better ripping and converting algorithm that allowed me to get rid of unwanted reverb and fix many volume problems plaguing the first test release of Sound Overhaul. I have also gone through all sounds manually and made sure they sounded good (in my opinion) in the game by playing through the whole story for all characters and making manual adjustments to volume, looping etc.

This version replaces all sounds in the game with the exception of Chao-related sounds and Metal Sonic sound clips. It is by no means an accurate recreation of the way SA1 sounded on the Dreamcast (both volume- and effect-wise), and I had to make arbitrary decisions along the way regading the volume of many sounds. Still, I hope you like it!

Known issues with this release:

  • Some sounds may be more quiet or loud than needed.
  • Some sounds may be still missing. This is because the game doesn't use them even though they are present. It is likely that the same happens in the Dreamcast version.
  • Some sounds may get cut off. This is due to a bug in SADX code that occurs when playing the game at 60 FPS.
  • Some sounds are still different in comparison with the Dreamcast version. It is likely that the Dreamcast applied additional effects to original sounds, which need to be implemented separately.

If you found a problem with a sound in this mod, please report it on the issue tracker: Github.com

Credits
SonicFreak94 for helping me disable the sound ID check in Mystic Ruins' Final Egg hub

PkR

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Guest
Guest

When is the next update coming out?

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PiKeyAr Creator
PiKeyAr

Very soon!

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roboticthing
roboticthing

Hey

Imgur.com

How do i fix this bug?

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PiKeyAr Creator
PiKeyAr

1) Update the Mod Loader
2) If the above doesn't help, please send me your SADXModLoader.ini (in the mods folder) and I'll try to find what's causing it.

I've had this exact bug reported many times, in 99% of cases people were using BetterSADX with an outdated ModLoader, but apparently sometimes it still happens. I've never been able to reproduce it, though.

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Red_Bird
Red_Bird

Why does this mod REDUCE the draw distance in some levels?

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PiKeyAr Creator
PiKeyAr

If you mean Emerald Coast, that was necessary to fix the skybox alignment with the water. Other than that, I can't remember a single case where I reduced draw distance.

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Red_Bird
Red_Bird

Oh. Yeah, I meant EC.

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PiKeyAr Creator
PiKeyAr

See here: Github.com

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sonikonyas
sonikonyas

I'm having some issues, the textures are all messed up in-game and the order I placed the stuff was correctly done, take a look:
Gyazo.com
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I.imgur.com

PD:Solved, I did disable mipmapped textures

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toonkirby606
toonkirby606

Umm hi can you explain this? Gyazo.com

and why it happens? and also my camera faces downards whenever i stand still how do i fix this also?

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PiKeyAr Creator
PiKeyAr

Outdated Mod Loader and/or other mods being used that change textures for BEACH00.PVM

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toonkirby606
toonkirby606

wait nevermind i had something called mipmapped textures on yeah and about the other problem with the camera facing down how do i fix that?

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toonkirby606
toonkirby606

Is SADX FE the one that does this?

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PiKeyAr Creator
PiKeyAr

That sounds like an issue with SADX Input Mod (old versions had something like this), or SADX 2004 incompatibility with your controller if you don't have the Input Mod. I suggest installing/updating the input mod.

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