Sonic 3D Xplosiv by Empire Interactive Europe Ltd.

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NameSonic 3D
VersionXplosiv by Empire Interactive Europe Ltd.
License Retail
DXGL Version0.5.7
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This release of Sonic 3D is the version released to the PC, and infamous for not working on the most recent Windows version. Empire Interactive is the publisher for this version.
Old test results
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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
The game worked well under Windows 10, but it is sensitive what configuration is used, otherwise it either shows artifacts, or just simply crashes as it would.

What does not
The CD audio is not playing during game play. Gamepad did not work, it may require a tool to translate gamepad input to keyboard input. Moderator note: Regarding CD audio, please see

What was not tested
Anything beyond Zone 1 Act 1 and the special stage belonging to it. Installing the game with the DirectX 3 it came with. Running it on earlier Windows versions

Additional Comments

It can be run directly from the CD.

Used the following options:
* Video Mode: Stretch if mode not found--Stretching, scaling of all kind worked, however it worked best with this option.
* Change Display Color Depth
* Adjust Primary Resolution
* Disabled Anisotrophic filter and antialiasing.

The fact that the first option fixes it gives the impression, that the crash is related to hardware differences. Perhaps a CRT monitor solves it? ;P

* Moderator note:  The first option adds video resolutions that recent video card drivers do not expose.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateDXGL versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentOfficialAug 20 20150.5.7 Yes Yes Silver Adam 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected


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