1. Welcome to the ultimate model pack for SA2!Hello there!
This model pack replaces most of the character models with their best modern character models!
HD Models is currently an extension of Modern SA2 until MSA2 v6 releases in either late 2020 or early 2021.
*If you have MSA2 5.0, please download this mod as it's a necessary addon for MSA2.
Amy, Eggman, Knuckles, Metal Sonic, Rouge, Shadow, Sonic and Tails all have updated models!
(**alternate models are yet to be updated, only Sonic has an alternate model as of now)
2. Versions of this mod
HD Models Pack v8.1 is the full package. This includes: models, animations & physics, sound effects, voice clips and stage (SET) layouts (basically everything)
HD Models & Animations v8.1a includes models, animations & physics and SET layouts.
HD Models ONLY v8.1b includes... models (surprise!) and Speeps' HedgePanel mod.
Now HD Models & Animations includes the physics and SETs because a lot of animations are tied to the physics, so my animations will play slowly, and thus not looking or feeling good.
THIS NEW VERSION (v8) IS A PREVIEW OF THE MODELS AND ANIMATIONS BEING PREPARED AND FINALISED FOR MODERN SA2 V6, SO EXPECT A FEW BUGS HERE AND THERE WITH THE ANIMATIONS! THESE ANIMATIONS WILL BE MUCH BETTER IN THE FINAL PRODUCT!
3.1. SET Layout Changes (v8.1 and v8.1a)- City Escape
- Metal Harbour
- Green Forest
- White Jungle
- Pyramid Cave
- Final Rush
3.2. Model Changes (all versions)- Unleashed Sonic
- Forces Shadow
- Forces Amy
- Forces Metal Sonic
- Forces Tails
- Forces Eggman
(mech models will be updated in HD Models v9*)
- Forces Knuckles
- Forces Rouge
3.3. Animation Changes (v8.1 and v8.1a)These animations are recreations of the animations seen in Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Generations and Sonic Forces. Currently, only Sonic and Shadow have updated animations, with the exception of Knuckles as he uses some of Sonic's running animations, and the exception of all the characters for the common animations.
- Brake turning
- Spring-to-falling transition
- Jump spin
All of Sonic's animations are a combination of Unleashed and Generations animations.
- Idle 1
- Fast walking
- Max speed
- Sliding (was previously the somersault)
- Sliding uncurl (was previously the somersault uncurl)
- Homing attacks
These are all from Sonic Forces: Episode Shadow DLC
- Skate 1
- Skate 2
- Skate 3
- Sliding (uses the same animation as Sonic)
3.4. Sound changes (v8.1 only)- Modernised sound effects for the menus, objects and characters
- 4Kids cast for the voice clips (Tails uses Colleen's voice for now. This will be changed to his 4Kids voice in the next update)
3.5. Physics changes (v8.1 and v8.1a)Mimics the physics in Sonic Unleashed. The v9 update has more accurate Unleashed physics for Sonic and Shadow.
Knuckles is slightly faster, Tails is faster and can jump higher now, Eggman is slightly faster and has a slightly higher jump and Amy is faster and can jump higher.
MAKE SURE TO LOAD MODEL MODS LAST!
4. Extras (troubleshooting and Xbox buttons)
If you’re getting crashes with this mod, try play around with the Menu Overhaul mod and HD GUI and ALWAYS load model mods last! Using the bounce bracelet with Metal Sonic during 2P will sometimes crash the game! This is NOT an issue with any of my mods, it's just how SA2 works as this conflicts with Metal Sonic's shield ability.
If you wish to use the Xbox button prompts for the Action button window in-game and the Options menu, go to HD Models [version]>gd_PC>PRS XBOX and copy the two files in there. Then go to the PRS folder and paste the two files in there. Make sure to have HD GUI configured properly if you use that mod and haven't done it already and you're good to go!
For the nitty gritty details, here are the meshes/models used to create this models...
Sonic Unleashed head, body, mouth, arms and Chip's bracelet
Sonic Forces Sonic shoes, hands and Soap shoes for the alternate model
Complete Forces model for Shadow
Complete Forces model for Tails
Complete Forces model for Knuckles
A custom posed Forces Knux head model for gliding
Complete Forces model for Rouge
For the alternate outfit, Batman V2's utility belt and Catwoman's waist belts are used from Batman: Arkham Knight!
Complete Forces model for Metal Sonic
Complete Forces Amy model