Emulator Issues #11942
Wii Sports resort Black Screen
Wii Sports Resort (PAL)
Game ID? (right click the game in the game list, Properties, Info tab)
What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.
Black screen in some games, specially when is played with two players (Some games works with one player) to reproduce this issue, select for example the archery game with two players. And then none happens, only black screen.
Note: Tested using bluetooth passtrough with wii's real bluetooth chip.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
Select archery game with two players. (Using bluetooth passthrought in my case) and then, blackscreen. This happens in other mini-games of this title, but in order to test, the archery game is the most high-rate failure.
Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.
[Version number here]
What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)
Windows 10 x64
#2 Updated by LuismaSP over 1 year ago
Yes, two with severity "low"
-The format that the disk image is saved in does not store the size of the disk image.
-Errors were found in 108342 unused blocks in the DATA partition.
Problems with low severity were found. They will most likely not prevent the game from running.
#6 Updated by LuismaSP over 1 year ago
After MANY tests, I think I found the problem, more or less...
The problem is related with the mii info stored at "/user/wii/shared2/menu/facelib/RFL_DB.dat it seems that dolphin cant read this info because the mac changes sometimes.
More info can seen here:
#9 Updated by LuismaSP over 1 year ago
Forget about it, the issue persist. I Tried to re-assign my miis (And worked in all related games) but blackscreen again.
Tried to delete RFL_DB.dat and create a new one (By opening mii's channel and create new miis) the same result. This game just blackscreens when he try to read the RFL_DB.dat when two players are selected.
One more time, steps to reproduce the issue:
Have a /user/wii/shared2/menu/facelib/RFL_DB.dat file (This is created when you create miis via Mii channel)
Try to start a 2 player game in archery game. - Blackscreen-
Tested with the latest builds and builds from more than 6 months ago. Sorry but I can't see a working build from this point.
- Status changed from New to Invalid
This sounds like NAND issues. The only time I've had black screens in Wii Sports Resort is with our beautiful friend Dualcore or when I'm doing naughty things to my NAND. Feel free to update issue 7143 if you believe it's a dualcore issue, otherwise, I'd definitely recommend keeping tabs on your NAND. Considering that I have family that play this game daily in Dolphin, I know it's kept up fairly well.
Sorry, is not a dualcore issue, and not a nand issue. I can assure you that my nand files are ok and other games that depends on this files are working fine.
The only problem here is the RFL_DB.dat file. I don't know if you have miis created through the mii channel. In my case, if I delete or move this file, the game works very well. The problem is when this file is present "only for this game" it doesn't matter if you have a fresh dolphin install, if you import or create frow scratch a mii on the wii channel. If the file is created through dolphin or imported from a real wii console. If you have this RFL_DB.dat file under "user>wii>shared2>menu>facelib" the archery game for 2 players gots a blackscreen.
Please, test it, and reopen this issue if you got the same problem.
Ok, after more than 1 **cking hour testing. I got where the issue is:
The game blackscreen in the games "specially the archery game in two players" if you have a (RFL_DB.dat file + EFB Copies to Texture Only disabled)
This can be solved by disabling one of them. Removing the RFL_DB.dat file, or enabling EFB Copies to texture only, "But in this case, the miis on the archery game becomes invisible)
Any tip to solve this by enabling the EFB copies to texture and get the miis visible?
Thanks a lot.