The Sonic the Hedgehog OSV (Original Sound Version) Project is a community effort to create the best possible rips of music tracks from classic Sonic games. The project's goal is to provide a superior-quality collection of consistently ripped, timed, and accurately labelled music, avoiding the mislabellings and low-quality recordings that similar collections exhibit.
Several soundtracks/OSVs have been ripped so far, totaling over 1 GB in disk space. The collection spans from 1991 (Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)) through 1998 (Sonic R for Windows 95/98), which includes most of the major "classic" Sonic games. However, a few are absent, as users encountered difficulties ripping their soundtracks.Despite the project's stated goal, several Sonic Retro forum users have expressed concern about the quality of the files produced, and the somewhat outdated methods of the project, and have suggested that a more up-to-date ripping effort be made.
Sonic Sue was able to do a great deal of the ripping herself. However, some games proved to be problematic, and other users stepped in to help with those. Help was provided by:
|The Sonic the Hedgehog OSV Project - A community effort to rip the best Sonic music possible|
|Sonic 1 (16-bit) | Sonic 1 (8-bit) | Sonic 2 (16-bit) | Sonic 2 "Beta" | Sonic 2 (8-bit) | Sonic CD: USA, Japan & PAL, Japan & PAL Looping | SegaSonic the Hedgehog | Sonic 3 | Sonic Chaos | Sonic & Knuckles | Sonic Compilation | Chaotix | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island: Mega Drive/Genesis, Windows/Saturn | Sonic Jam | Sonic the Fighters | Sonic R | Sonic Pocket Adventure | Sonic Gems Collection | Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) | Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games OSV|