Emulator Issues #12351

"Real Wii Remote" causes crash if Wiimote is disconnected

Added by v1993 about 1 month ago. Updated 29 days ago.

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Game Name?

Anything Wii

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

When using "Real Wii Remote" option, dolphin will crash if Wiimote gets turned off.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Set Wii Remote 1 to "Real Wii Remote"
  2. Connect Wiimote to Dolphin
  3. Launch any wii game
  4. Disconnect wiimote using its power button and see Dolphin crash in an instant

If you disconnect wiimote while game is not running, it will crash once you try to run the game. It does not matter if continuous scanning is used or not.

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

5.0-13206, ac2525615644738b74e4f01dee2c4fd6f3a21cf1

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 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:

[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)

KUbuntu 20.10. Possibly relevant - I have two identical (same PID/VID) BT adapters connected to my PC.

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

In addition, I always must sync WiiMotes to have them connect, otherwise, they are connected using built-in XWiimote driver in Linux. Is it supposed to be this way?

Related issues

Related to Emulator - Emulator Issues #12343: Emulator crashes when WiiMote's batteries run outNew


#1 Updated by JosJuice about 1 month ago

#2 Updated by sfjuocekr about 1 month ago

Just turning a Wiimote off crashes Dolphin, I'm using a Dolphin Bar.

#3 Updated by gregpeters 29 days ago

I'm having the same issue: Whenever a Real Wiimote loses its blutooth connection Dolphin crashes.

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