The world can be a confusing and dangerous place, especially when there are two of you! Sonic must face the new, villainous Shadow, a hedgehog who teams up with Eggman to take over the world. Along the way, mysteries surrounding the dark hedgehog and past events pertaining to the Space Colony ARK are revealed. Sonic Adventure 2 stars Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, Shadow the Hedgehog, Rouge the Bat, Professor Gerald Robotnik, and Maria Robotnik. Will the world be saved or will it be conquered?
This is a project that my brother and I have collaborated on together using the PC version of the game. After I finished a game movie for the first game, people requested another one for the sequel. While we were both initially hesitant to create it since there's so many different SA2 movies on YouTube, we eventually found enough incentive to do it after brainstorming how we can make it stand out. RFunk195 handled production and post-production in cutscenes while I handled the rest of post-production and audio balancing.
The movie uses various mods and codes that enhance, restore, and fix aspects of the original PC release. Credits to those mods will be further down in the description. Most notably, we used a mod which removes the game's subtitles and a code to disable music, allowing us to change the timing of the voice clips to fix (most of) the game's admittedly charming, but distracting dialogue interruptions and audio mixing. Additionally, most unused dialogue from the game's files has been reintroduced, and some of the game's iconic stages have been incorporated as estimated one minute long segments, sort of like a mini music video for the stages' music. When fully rendered, the video will display in 4K 60FPS. With all of these changes, we hope that our movie will be unique enough to be worthily called "The Definitive Edition".
Check out RFunk195's YouTube channel! While he may not upload videos very often, it would mean a lot to him if you could show him support!
Codes from SA2ModManager that were used: Infinite Rings P1, Infinite Lives P1, Have All Upgrades P2 (used for rival bosses except when Sonic fights Shadow because Shadow would have a glitchy version of Sonic's upgrades), Disable Music, Disable Voices (for one scene), Reduce Spin Dash Delay, Disable Omochao, All emeralds trackable in treasure hunt stages
RFunk195 also removed text_e.prs from the game directory to disable the B Button text strings during gameplay. Unfortunately, using this method didn't remove the "Saving..." text or the subtitles during Cannon's Core.