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Emulator Issues #12031

Metroid Prime Trilogy: Metroid Prime 2 Echoes Crashing When Entering Water in Accursed Lake

Added by jwriston about 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

Status:
Fixed
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:
5.0-11832

Description

Game Name?

Metroid Prime Trilogy: Metroid Prime 2 Echoes

Game ID? (right click the game in the game list, Properties, Info tab)

R3ME01 (0001000052334d45)

MD5 Hash? (right click the game in the game list, Properties, Verify tab, Verify Integrity button)

da4fc9304933fe9137ecd5e156a1cf07

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

White box comes on screen when entering water in Accursed Lake and computer freezes

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Entering water in accursed lake

Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.

5.0-11824

Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

Unknown

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.)

[First broken version number here (if applicable)]

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

[Attach any fifologs if possible, write a description of fifologs and screenshots here to assist people unfamiliar with the game.]

What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz (12 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
GPU: Geforce 1060 GTX 6GB
Windows 10 64-bit

Is there anything else that can help developers narrow down the issue? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files, savefiles, savestates)

[Anything else here]

History

#1 Updated by Techjar about 2 months ago

I played through this game not long ago and didn't have any issues. Perhaps this is a dual core crash? All the Metroid Prime games (especially the Wii ones) known to be unstable on dual core.

#2 Updated by Pikachu025 about 2 months ago

Does just Dolphin crash or does really, as you phrased it, the entire computer lock up? Because if it's the latter that's a driver crash.

#3 Updated by jwriston about 2 months ago

Pikachu025 wrote:

Does just Dolphin crash or does really, as you phrased it, the entire computer lock up? Because if it's the latter that's a driver crash.

Pardon my phrasing. All drivers are up to date and I have no issues with any game in or outside of Dolphin other than this problem. I am able to Alt+Tab to see the programs open. I am able to open Task Manager but can only see it in the Alt+Tab selection. I am unable to change the screen from the white dialogue box on a black screen.

This is likely a dual core crash. I will try to play this evening without the extra cores turned on. I attempted the same spot on the stable 5.0 with no issues. No problems experienced entering water anywhere else.

#4 Updated by JosJuice about 2 months ago

This sounds like the problem where panic alerts in fullscreen can lead to a deadlock. (The title of the panic alert dialog ("Question") shows up, but the rest of the panic alert is white.)

#5 Updated by JMC4789 about 2 months ago

Panic Alert is likely a fifo one, right? So single core should fix it?

#6 Updated by jwriston about 2 months ago

JMC4789 wrote:

Panic Alert is likely a fifo one, right? So single core should fix it?

You peeps are very smart! Yes. The box does say “Question” and I’m in full screen. I will definitely play with single core. Will performance be similar?

#7 Updated by JosJuice about 2 months ago

No, the performance with single core is worse, unfortunately. That is the tradeoff you have to make for avoiding errors.

#8 Updated by JosJuice about 2 months ago

Please test this build with your current settings (with dual core enabled): https://dl.dolphin-emu.org/prs/76/a2/pr-8715-dolphin-latest-x64.7z

This build is intended to fix the freeze. You will still get an error message, but it should show up correctly and you should be able to close it. (Single core is the fix for the error message showing up, but I would like you to test whether this build works as intended so that we know if it is a working fix for the freeze issue.)

#9 Updated by JosJuice about 2 months ago

  • Fixed in set to 5.0-11832
  • Status changed from New to Fixed

That pull request is now merged, so... I guess I'm closing this? Please comment if Dolphin still freezes, and we will re-open the issue.

https://dolphin-emu.org/download/dev/9a2d8a96233e062891d1210f9c79272899c3cdfe/

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