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Emulator Issues #12499

HLE audio bug in Snowpack Park

Added by howaboutnou 17 days ago. Updated 16 days ago.

Status:
New
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:

Description

Game Name?

Snowpack Park

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

WPGE01

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

b8d5a0acdc49ca3cf1cc4129a5dba8de

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

Upon reaching the title screen with HLE audio it's immediately apparent that the volume of the synth instrument/sample is significantly louder than it is supposed to be compared to using LLE and on real hardware. It changes what is normally a very subtle tone into a prominent screeching beep. This affects certain in-game music as well (namely the minigames and friendship points total) that use the same instrument. Fairly minor all things considered but it's an interesting quirk that is not easy too on the ears.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Simply changing the DSP emulation engine from LLE to HLE is enough to trigger the problem.

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'm using 5.0-13963 but I've known about this problem for years, I just never got around to reporting it.

Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

Last I remember.

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

Ryzen 2600, RTX 2060, Windows 10, 16 GBs 2400 MHz RAM, SSD

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

From what I can tell the developer (Skip) used a proprietary music/sound format for this game and for the rest of their WiiWare efforts. There may be some clues in or similar issues affecting the Art Style series and maybe even Captain Rainbow.

History

#1 Updated by JMC4789 16 days ago

Sounds like a valid bug. I'll try to confirm when I have more time.

#2 Updated by howaboutnou 16 days ago

#3 Updated by JMC4789 16 days ago

Thank you for uploading examples. I'll see if I can trick someone into working on this in the future.

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