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SA2 Mod Loader - A Modding Tool for Sonic Adventure 2

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Automatic Self-Updates 4y
  • Feature Instead of just telling you there's an update, the mod manager will now offer to automatically download and install the updates for you.
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SA2’s Mod Loader

This is the main way to use mods with SA2. The SA2 Mod Loader.

It supports file replacement mods, custom code mods, cheat codes, and debug logs.

1. Required Downloads

In order to get the mod manager to function as it should, you need to download and install the files listed down below. Once installed, restart your PC and then proceed to setting up the mod manager.

DirectX web installer runtime (Click Here) (you need this to get the game working first if you can’t run the game by default)

Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2010 Redistributable - x86 (Click Here) - x64 (Click Here)

Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2012 Redistributable (Click Here)

Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2013 Redistributable (Click Here)

Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2015, 2017, 2019 Redistributable (Click Here)

.NET Framework 4.8 Runtime (Click Here)



2. Updates

The latest version of the mod manager is always available at http://mm.reimuhakurei.net/sa2mods/SA2ModLoader.7z, which has been linked down below for those that scroll straight to the bottom to download the file.
If you’ve downloaded it from the Gamebanana download page for the mod manager, be sure to update it as you won’t be able to run all the new mods that have been released.
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  • I'm not able to install 2010 Redistributable because it's no longer available when I click the link, and I can't install .NET Framework 4.8 Runtime because it tells me that I have a more recent version of it already installed.

    When I install the mod loader, SA2 crashes after the SEGA and Sonic Team screen. Is there any way at all I can fix this? An older version of the mod loader used to work better, but idk where it is anymore, and it wouldn't let me use quite a few mods anyway. ^^;;
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    Whenever I open the loader, it says "Data_DLL.dll could not be found. Cannot determine state of installation." How can I fix this?

    Edit: When I click Save and Play, it tries to install the loader but it can't. I thought the download meant that I'd installed it. It can't find "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sonic Adventure 2\sa2modloader_f8491\resource\gd_PC\DLL\Win32\Data_DLL.dll" but it didnt even come in the download, so?

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    so I am having a bit of trouble iv been trying to solve this issue but nothing works so I install the mod manager and no mods show up and i don't know how to fix it iv tried everything everyone has been telling me to do and nothing is working can I have help pls

     
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    I have a huge probelm, everytime I try to use this for the first time I get that message, when I say yes it just crashes the game everytime I start it, I have tried literally everything to solve it and Nothing worked, even uninstalling and installing I just don't get it. And yes, I have all the required downloads installed.
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    Whenever I click on the 1-click install buttons on other mods, nothing happens. Have I done something wrong?? The modloader still works if I use it directly, but for some reason the 1-click stuff isn't working.

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  • i noticed when i run the mod loader with or without mods the game crashes at Iron Gate door 3.... are you working on a fix or is there something wrong with my game?

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    is this compatable with steam release of sa2

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  • I keep getting a box saying "Unhandled exception occured in your application. startIndex cannot be larger than length of string. Parameter name: startIndex." I try to open the mod loader. Yes everything is installed in the SA2 directory.
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  • Why do you need all of the windows redistributable visual studios? Cant the one for 2015, 2017, and 2019 suffice?
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    what does this mean
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