Emulator Issues #12416

Happy Feet 2 needs Safe Texture Cache for subtitles

Added by JMC4789 3 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

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Game Name?

Happy Feet 2: The Revenge

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


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

I'm too lazy to run the check iso thing with a game on my NAS it takes like 30 seconds.

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

From the first moment I booted the game, I knew this one would be different. Due to the lack of subtitles, I wasn't able to get the whole story, but there's obvious abuse going on with penguins seemingly berating a young penguin. This young penguin becomes so angry, that he begins to move his feet in a dance. Little do the others know, he has a plan. He stomps so hard he cracks the ice, sending the penguins to their untimely deaths.

30 years later, fate seemed to be repeating itself. An emperor penguin with a dark past lords over the Penguin hordes. Dancing forbidden for all. But one group of penguins isn't going to have it. So they band together, dancing and jumping their way across a glacier. Their dances inspire the others to join their cause, eventually collecting enough penguins to move onto the next stage.

Anyway, at that point in the story I turned on safe texture cache and there was some stuff about finding a lost penguin. I'm sure it ties into the story later on though. Medium Texture Cache is not enough to completely fix the issue. 2048 was enough for the area I checked, but this game is really bad about it so we might want to do 0 anyway just to be sure.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Just boot the game without safe texture cache on and with the audio off to see the story I saw and see the tragedy unfold.

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

I was using 5.0-13595 and didn't feel like running the auto updater for a texture cache issue

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.)


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:

Due to content guidelines of this site and the graphic nature of "Happy Feet 2" I am not comfortable uploading screenshots of the game.

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


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

I can't sleep, send help


#1 Updated by nf6429 3 months ago

Now that's a bug report description, somehow made me interested in a game about penguins. I might play through the game myself and see whether 2048 is fully satisfactory, I do need to redo that old PR of mine.

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