Emulator Issues #11299
Detect ISO region and change system language if necessary
Boom Blox, Boom Blox Bash Party
Game ID? (right click the game in the game list, properties, info tab)
MD5 Hash? (right click the game in the game list, properties, info tab, MD5 Hash: Compute)
What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.
Both games are the US versions. They check if the system language is set to English. The game(s) won't boot if not, it doesn't even show a prompt or something. Dolphin 5.0 showed a prompt with some memory address, newer versions (QT probably) don't do that(just for your information). Maybe its good to let Dolphin tell the game that the system language is English which probably won't cause any issues with other US versions of the game for obvious reasons XD. Such a routine should be easy to implement. (I can't tell if other regions do similar things, because I don't own the EU version.)
What steps will reproduce the problem?
Set the Wii system language to something else (in my case German), then start the game. It will be stuck in a black screen.
Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.
Is the issue present in the latest stable version?
If the issue isn't present in the latest stable version, which is the first broken version? (You can find the first broken version by bisecting. Windows users can use the tool https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-green-notice-development-thread-unofficial-dolphin-bisection-tool-for-finding-broken-builds and anyone who is building Dolphin on their own can use git bisect.)
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What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)
Operating System: Windows 10 x64
Processor/CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Video Card/GPU: NVIDIA GeForece 940MX and Intel(R) HD Graphics 620
Is there anything else that can help developers narrow down the issue? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files, savefiles, savestates)
Match language to the region it belongs to if the game won't boot.
#1 Updated by JosJuice over 1 year ago
- Issue type changed from Bug to Feature request
- Status changed from New to Accepted
We already (optionally) make sure that the language matches the region of GameCube games. We should do it for Wii games too, like you say.
(It sounds a bit dubious that this game only would accept English - it should accept English, French and Spanish - but the point still stands.)
#2 Updated by Kimishima over 1 year ago
Yes, it's wired. Thank you for the acceptation of my request! I thought it was a known issue, because Techjar resolved my edit in the wiki (to warn the users about that issue (=> Configuration)) with the reason that it's already a known issue that plenty of NTSC games react that way. [[Recent changes]]. So your confusion confuses me a bit :-S.
#5 Updated by kolano over 1 year ago
I have a feeling variations in supported languages will make this somewhat difficult to handle appropriately (i.e. while still respecting users language selections). Many NTSC titles support Spanish for instance, but not all do and we won't want to force Spanish over to English when it is supported. Though perhaps we can handle it a bit more intelligently by looking at which language Wiimote warning screens exist on each disc, or some other identifier beside the GameID region.
#10 Updated by JosJuice over 1 year ago
We are not going to do any detection of whether the game hangs, we would just make sure that the language that is set in the SYSCONF while the game is running is a language that actually can be selected from a region-appropriate system menu. There will very likely be a toggle for this when/if it gets added, like we have with the equivalent feature for GC games.
- Fixed in set to 5.0-10866
- Status changed from Fix pending to Fixed