Emulator Issues #12369

Program crashes upon opening Emulated Wii Remote Configuration with complex settings while a game is running

Added by yoshimo 4 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

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Game Name?

N/A. Crashes with any Wii game.

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

N/A. Crashes with any Wii game.

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

N/A. Crashes with any Wii game.

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

While any game is running, attempting to click "Configure" for any Emulated Wii Remote controller with complex settings will cause the entire program to forcefully close.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. In Controller Settings, set "Wii Remote 1" to "Emulated Wii Remote".
  2. Click "Configure" for "Wii Remote 1".
  3. Load the provided ComplexWiimote.ini controller profile for the Wii Remote 1 controls.
  4. Close the Wii Remote 1 controls.
  5. Start any Wii game.
  6. Wait for game to fully start. Proceeding while game is still starting will not trigger the crash.
  7. Click "Configure" for any Emulated Wii Remote controller. The Controller Settings window may be opened before game is started 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.

Yes. Present development version is 5.0-13374.

Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

Unknown. Attempting to run the stable version results in several "Trying to read from invalid SYSCONF" error dialogues, and Wii games cannot run due to being unable to find "connection handle 100".

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.)

5.0-11035 "Expression parser improvements (PR #7663 from jordan-woyak)"

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:

N/A. Not a graphical issue.

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

See PcSpecs.txt for CPU-Z report.

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

Make sure to download ComplexWiimote.ini as a testing file. It is one which I use for a gimmick setup for Super Mario Galaxy, and it triggers this crash.
Unfortunately, no useful information shows in the log. It seems the program crashes too quickly for anything to print if it's trying.

ComplexWiimote.ini (11.2 KB) ComplexWiimote.ini Wii remote controller profile which can trigger the crash yoshimo, 12/30/2020 09:03 AM
PcSpecs.txt (53.6 KB) PcSpecs.txt CPU-Z PC specifications report yoshimo, 12/30/2020 09:04 AM


#1 Updated by JosJuice 4 months ago

  • Regression start set to 5.0-11035
  • Regression changed from No to Yes
  • Milestone set to Current

#2 Updated by Billiard26 3 months ago

  • Assignee set to Billiard26

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