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Sonic 2 HD Demo 2.0

Average User Rating:
4.41667/5,
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    Overview
    Sonic 2 HD is an unofficial overhaul of SEGA’s franchise classic for the modern world. It is made for fans, by fans, with no financial gain whatsoever.

    From the very beginning of the project, Sonic 2 HD has focused on maintaining the feel that has made Sonic the Hedgehog 2 a classic while using new tools to reimagine the original as it could have been were it made today. The game’s art direction reflects this, but Sonic 2 HD has also given equal attention to unseen essential elements in the physics and audio. The result of this is an unprecedented re-interpretation in high definition graphics, music and gameplay of Sonic 2, which continues to set quality standards to this day.

    We firmly believe 2D artwork is the foundation of Sonic’s retro roots. With this in mind, our goal was to produce a similar shading style to the Japanese original concept artwork and set it in motion with hand-drawn animations. Now, 25 years after Sonic 2’s release, Sonic 2 HD can faithfully represent the original’s cast of characters and environments in a world where technology no longer imposes artistic limitations.

    sonic2hd.com

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    Engine
    Built from the ground up for Sonic 2 HD, the SonicOrca engine recreates the feel of the original Sonic games and allows for modern features and functionality that were not possible in 1992. Utilizing modern graphics technologies, SonicOrca enables the high resolution visuals and overhauled interfaces seen throughout Sonic 2 HD.

    The engine is written in C# and uses SDL2/OpenGL for interaction with the operating system and graphics card. The engine also features built-in tools to allow for streamlined development.

    Running into trouble? Visit our FAQ for more information.

    Download
    https://www.sonicfangameshq.com/for...9/?temp_hash=cc56d74fafe662919e299d9c7a87f45a
    sonic2hd.com/download
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  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Got a question for us? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below and see if your question can be answered here. If you have a more specific question, feel free to reach us through our Facebook page.

    Game Download
    Where can I download Sonic 2 HD?

    You can download the game here:
    https://www.sonicfangameshq.com/forums/attachments/s2hd_2-0-1012-rc2-zip.549/?temp_hash=cc56d74fafe662919e299d9c7a87f45a
    or here:
    sonic2hd.com/download

    What platforms is Sonic 2 HD available to play?
    Right now Sonic 2 HD is playable on PC and Windows operating systems. We have plans to port the game to Mac if possible.

    What are the system requirements?
    The recommended system requirements to fully enjoy Sonic 2 HD are as follows:
    • OS Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64bit
    • CPU Intel Core i5 2500
    • GeForce GTX 650 1GB
    • 4GB RAM
    • 400MB of disk space
    How do I install Sonic 2 HD?
    Once the download is complete, extract the zip fie and run S2HD.exe. It's as simple as that!

    When will new zones be released?
    Unfortunately we cannot give a definitive date. We are working to include new zones, however our team works on Sonic 2 HD in our free time, on top of personal life, work and other commitments. Rest assured, we want to release new zones as quickly as possible!

    To get the latest on what we’ve been working on, be sure to follow us on our social media channels or view our progress here.

    Is Sonic 2 HD safe to download?
    Yes. As some may recall, the 2012 Alpha Release of Sonic 2 HD falsely triggered antivirus software to thinking the download contained a keylogger. For that and many other reasons, this version of Sonic 2 HD is no longer available to download. Since our project reboot in 2014, the game has been rebuilt from the ground up with a new engine, eliminating the chance for the same mistake to occur again.

    Project Development
    What is the purpose of this project?

    The idea of creating a high definition version of SEGA’s classic Sonic the Hedgehog 2 first appeared on the website Alchemist Defined around 2007. An artist named “Billy” had drawn a detailed piece of artwork depicting Sonic about to fight the final boss in Death Egg Zone. The low resolution sprites were brought to life in this recreation; both the background and the characters had been completely remastered. A number of video game websites quickly discovered the image and shared it with their readers. The question had been posed: “What would Sonic 2 look like in high definition?”

    With this idea planted in the community’s mind and “Vincent” stepping forward to take the helm, the Sonic 2 HD project offically began in 2008.

    Our goal for the project is to recreate the classic video game by breathing new life into sprites with hand-drawn artwork and animations, updating music with fresh new instruments, and rebuilding the engine with attention to extra details. In short, we are recreating Sonic 2 as though it were made using the technology available to us today. Why? We are a group of dedicated Sonic fans who want to pour our abilities into a passion we’ve all had for over 25 years.

    When will Sonic 2 HD be complete?
    Ah, the million dollar question [​IMG]. Sonic 2 HD is made in our free time, on top of our lives and ongoing careers. Unless the game hits a different route, we cannot guarantee the project’s next release or any tentative date for the completed game.

    What engine is used to build Sonic 2 HD?
    Built from the ground up for Sonic 2 HD, the SonicOrca engine recreates the feel of the original Sonic games and allows for modern features and functionality that were not possible in 1992. Utilizing modern graphics technologies, SonicOrca enables the high resolution visuals and overhauled interfaces seen throughout Sonic 2 HD.

    The engine is written in C# and uses SDL2/OpenGL for interaction with the operating system and graphics card. The engine also features built-in tools to allow for streamlined development.

    Do you accept donations?
    No, we will not accept any donations. Sonic 2 HD is a freeware fan game and an homage to the classic franchise made by us dedicated fans in our free time. To support classic Sonic, buy games like the newly released Sonic Mania or Christian Whitehead’s Sonic CD, now available on all major platforms.

    I'm an experienced artist/programmer/musician and I'd love to help develop the game!
    Unless specifically stated on our Facebook page, we are not looking to fill any additional spots on the team. If you still want to send us a sample of your work, feel free to contact us at s2hdstaff@gmail.com.

    Troubleshooting
    I meet the system requirements and the game doesn't run!

    Please make sure you have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 installed on your system. If you are using Windows 8 or Windows 10 you should not need to worry about this, as they come with it out of the box. If you have Windows 7 and do not have it installed, please visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653.

    Why is the game running so slowly?
    We are working very hard to improve performance across a wide variety of systems in the long term.

    I found X bug.
    Demo 2.0 is still an early build of the game, so there will likely be many bugs that need to be ironed out for future releases. If you find one, be sure to send us a message through our Facebook page along with a screenshot so we can work to fix it.
  • Project Management
    Vincenzo Mastrorosato
    Ryan Hathaway

    Programming
    Rosen Iliev
    Ted John | intelorca.co.uk
    Victor Lopez
    Lake Ishikawa | lakeishikawa.com
    SrBilyon Harris | srbilyon.com

    Animation
    Ricky Earl
    Mike Harvey
    Leonardo Cirius | behance.net/leonardocirius

    Artwork

    Vincenzo Mastrorosato
    “Lapper”
    Corral Summer | corralart.weebly.com
    Christian Peterson
    Mike Harvey
    Jesús Campos | nerkin.deviantart.com
    Isaiah Garcia

    Music
    Toni Leys | youtube.com/tonileys

    Social Media / QA
    Andrew Mansour
    Alexandra Magnett​

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Recent User Reviews

  1. TailsIsGood
    5/5,
    "GOOD REMAKE"
    i still have problem with the game but... whatever
  2. Sean Evans
    5/5,
    "It's Back"
    I have my issues with the art style in a couple of places, and the physics aren't perfect, but I'd be lying if I said this wasn't a damn fine showing. It's almost a bit unfair. S2HD is a big deal, and it's probably one of the most high profile fan projects of...well anything really. So for it to be a disappointment would be shocking. The animations are great! All the little additions and details really go a long way in enhancing the atmosphere of the game. The music is masterfully crafted, and it's got such charm (the credits and pause screen). I did have performance issues, and again the physics aren't quite there yet. I really hope this gets finished, but hey I waited this long. Take your time.
  3. Mors
    5/5,
    "Loved it!"
    There were some glitches, and I'm not the biggest fan of the way Sonic looks, but literally everything else about this game is mindblowingly good. Even the credits look really really good!

    Without a doubt the best game of SAGE 2017.

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