As you may have noticed, or seen in the recent SAESR showcase, Emulation has now been legalized for the main leaderboard! At this time, the only allowed emulator is Flycast. Other emulators may be potentially allowed in the future on the Category Extension board for Third Party Controller%, but at this time that has not been squared away.
All unmodified versions of SA1 are legal on emulator! Feel free to play any release version of the game obtained through legal means.
If you are interested in running CX on Emulator, we have more information in the SA(DX) Discord server for how to set that up!
As for Third Party Controllers themselves, after thorough testing and several runs, we've decided on allowing the StrikerDC controller. Please note all turbo functionality is still banned, and no other controllers have been legalized for the main board at this time. Third party dreamcast controllers are a fickle thing! If you have a controller which you believe does not provide a competitive advantage, please reach out to us and we would be more than happy to do some testing.
And finally, The Future!
The moderation team has continued to work dilligently to make sure Sonic Adventure is as accessible as possible, and that won't stop any time soon. New tutorials are being made, new routes are being discovered, and the game is as easy to get into as ever.
It's Sonic Adventure's 25th anniversary in 2023, Let's work together to make this the year of Sonic Adventure! Break some records, make some crazy moves, let's shatter everyone's expectations of what can be done on the dreamcast!
Good Luck in runs, and have fun!