Emulator Issues #11539
Dolphin isn't pulling back cover images from Gametdb for all games.
- Battle of Giants Dinosaurs Strike (Disc 0, Revision 0) SGXE41 (0001000053475845)
- Top Shot: Dinosaur Hunter (Disc 0, Revision 0) R8XZ52 (000100005238585a)
MD5 Hash? (right click the game in the game list, properties, info tab, MD5 Hash: Compute)
What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.
I have a couple games that Dolphin doesn't seem to pull back from Gametdb.com even though they are both USA region and the properties reports game IDs that I am able to look up manually on GameTDB and all the other metadata looks accurate.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
Simply open up Dolphin in grid mode and see a grey "x" on particular games instead of the proper cover image.
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?
As far as I know, grid mode isn't available in 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.)
Seems to have been broken for these two games since the Grid feature was added in beta.
If your issue is a graphical issue, please attach screenshots and record a three frame fifolog of the issue if possible. Screenshots showing what it is supposed to look like from either console or older builds of Dolphin will help too. For more information on how to use the fifoplayer, please check here: https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/index.php?title=FifoPlayer
What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Build 17134
Dell G3 3579 Laptop Core i7-9750H
NVidia GTX 1050 Ti
#6 Updated by robross0606 27 days ago
I just checked the GameCovers subfolder and an image for R8XZ52 is not in there. Not sure why because it is accessible at:
My guess is that there is no high quality ("HQ") image available for that title. However, there is one for the low resolution and the cover art cache is low resolution anyway. It seems to only be looking for high resolution images and not the one available at:
#7 Updated by robross0606 27 days ago
I was able to manually download that image and place it in the GameCovers cache folder which at least temporarily fixed the issue. Seems like a good idea for the cover art downloader to try for HQ images, but fail over to the low resolution image if an HQ one isn't available. Especially since the stored images are only thumbnail size anyway.