Emulator Issues #12454

Unplugging a controller from port 1 of a Wii U adapter causes a temporary freeze exclusively in Eternal Darkness

Added by zuur024 23 days ago. Updated 23 days ago.

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Game Name?

[Eternal Darkness Sanity's Requiem, Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc June 2002]

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

[GEDE01, GEDP01, GEDW01, GEDJ01, G96E01]

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


What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

[Unplugging the controller in port 1 on a Wii U adapter(Mayflash version used) or using the X+Y+Start controller reset combo causes the game to freeze temporarily until the controller is reconnected, causing sound glitches. Only happens on the demo disc if the game demo has been started(not in the menu or trailers). Tested 27 other games including Twin Snakes; none of them have the problem.]

What steps will reproduce the problem?

[Start Eternal Darkness with a Wii U adapter connected and unplug the port 1 controller or hold X+Y+Start.]

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, 5.0-13871]

Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

[Yes, 5.0]

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.)


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

[Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3, Nvidia GTX 750 Ti, 16 GB DDR3, Windows 10]

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



#1 Updated by JMC4789 23 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Questionable

There's not nearly enough information in this issue and nothing for someone who doesn't have the game to work from. You're going to have to be my eyes on this one for right now.

Can you enable logging and see if anything interesting pops up during the freeze? Have you tested it on console to see if this is in fact a game bug? Does the game do anything specific with the controller that would be notable? Does FPS or VPS drop to 0 during the temporary freeze? Does the emulator GUI also freeze, or just the game itself? Does it happen with standard controllers being unplugged?

#2 Updated by zuur024 23 days ago

Nothing at all shows up in the log when it freezes. It does not happen on console. FPS does drop to 0. The GUI does not freeze. It does not happen with standard controllers, only the Wii U adapter.
The game has a sanity effect that displays a message saying that the controller is unplugged, but the message does not actually show up when you disconnect the controller.

#3 Updated by zuur024 23 days ago

I should also note that unplugging the Wii U adapter does not freeze the game, and will in fact unfreeze it if the controller has already been disconnected from the adapter.

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