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Emulator Issues #10065

Movie playback with Bounding Box games desync on different GFX settings

Added by Fog over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:
Questionable
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
% Done:

0%

Operating system:
N/A
Issue type:
Bug
Milestone:
Regression:
No
Relates to usability:
No
Relates to performance:
No
Easy:
No
Relates to maintainability:
No
Regression start:
Fixed in:

Description

Game Name?

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

Game ID? (right click the game in the game list, properties, info tab)

G8MJ01

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

Playing back a movie file created with different graphics settings from what the movie file was created with will cause desyncs.

For example, a movie file created with native resolution and no enhancements will not play back properly if trying to run with either a different resolution or any other type of enhancement (shaders are fine).

This is most definitely related to the bounding box changes prior to 5.0 release.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Record a movie file for a bounding box enabled game (make sure it's of some length)
Stop emulation and save the movie file
Change graphics settings to different settings from what was used to record the movie file
Playback the movie file

The movie should desync at some point during playback.

This can also be reproduced by playing back this TAS for Paper Mario: TTYD with non-default graphics settings: http://tasvideos.org/5366S.html

Which versions of Dolphin did you test on? Does using an older version of Dolphin solve your issue? If yes, which versions of Dolphin used to work?

Dolphin 5.0

History

#1 Updated by JosJuice over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Questionable

Please motivate why this is a bug rather than a natural side effect.

#2 Updated by Fog over 3 years ago

JosJuice wrote:

Please motivate why this is a bug rather than a natural side effect.

I guess it's more of a usability thing than an outright bug, but this wasn't an issue before the bounding box changes were made. Users usually expect graphics settings to not matter when playing back movie files, and expect Dolphin to sync the settings for them so that it can play back properly.

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