|SADX Mod Loader|
|System: Microsoft Windows|
|Supported Games: Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut PC|
SADX Mod Loader is a tool for DLL-based mods in the US release of the 2004 PC version of Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (not the Steam release). The loader dll requires the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 runtime, and the mod manager program requires .NET Framework 4.0.
First, it's required that you have the U.S. version of sonic.exe (Can be found on MainMemory's page or compared with the MD5 C6D65712475602252BFCE53D0D8B7D6F)
To install the loader, extract the 7z archive to the folder SADX is installed in.
To install or uninstall the loader or to change the settings for the loader, run the SADXModManager.exe program.
On the first page you'll find a list of available mods, with Up and Down arrows to change the order they're loaded in (if two mods change the same thing, the one on bottom will be used) and buttons to refresh the list and view the mod folder.
On the second page you'll find a list of available cheat codes from the Codes.xml file in the mods folder.
Below that you will find various options for the loader. Currently the options include:
The "Save and Play" button will save your settings, launch the game (must be named "sonic.exe") and exit the manager.
The "Save" button simply saves your settings and continues.
The "Install loader"/"Uninstall loader" button will install or uninstall the loader dll. The DLL is placed over CHRMODELS.dll, with the original moved to CHRMODELS_orig.dll.
The "Config Editor" button allows you to edit SADX's configuration settings, as a replacement for autorun.exe. It also allows you to change controller settings.
To install mods, simply place each mod in its own subfolder of the "mods" folder and tick the checkbox next to their entry in the mod manager's list.
The mod loader allows mods access to the following features:
The mod loader also patches SADX's depth buffer list so it will use the highest available setting, rather than the lowest.