Emulator Issues #12547

Wii Sports Resort Texture Glitches in Bowling on Vulkan with MoltenVK on MacOS 11.4

Added by nps-ca 13 days ago.

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Game Name?

[Wii Sports Resort]

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)


What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

[In Wii Sports Bowling, textures in the bowling alley pin area for your player and adjacent lanes shows texture corruption, cycles through other textures in the gameplay area]

What steps will reproduce the problem?

[Start Wii Sports Resort, Go to Bowling, once in gameplay start a bowling session and see the corruption right away when looking at the bowling lane]

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, persists in 5.0-14394 Development Version]

Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

[Yes, persists in Beta 5.0-14344 - cannot run 4 year old stable on this platform]

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.)

[Broken in all Apple Silicon versions with Vulkan and Molten VK support]

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:

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

[iMac 2021: 8 Core M1, M1 8 Core GPU, MacOS 11.4, 16GB RAM]

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

[Attachments has a video file also. I tried disabling multicore and tried all the graphics hacks and the texture safe, none made a difference. Only solution was to revert to OpenGL which had other issues due to Apple deprecating OpenGL features]

Dolphin_Wii_Sports_Resort_Correct_OpenGL_macos_2021-06-08.jpg (862 KB) Dolphin_Wii_Sports_Resort_Correct_OpenGL_macos_2021-06-08.jpg Dolphin M1 MacOS Wii Sports Resort Correct Operation in OpenGL nps-ca, 06/09/2021 04:51 AM
Dolphin_Wii_Sports_Resort_Flickering_Video_Vulkan_MoltenVK_M1_macos_2021-06-08.mp4 (2.53 MB) Dolphin_Wii_Sports_Resort_Flickering_Video_Vulkan_MoltenVK_M1_macos_2021-06-08.mp4 Dolphin M1 MacOS Wii Sports Resort Texture Flickering with Vulkan and MoltenVK nps-ca, 06/09/2021 04:51 AM
Fifo_log_wii_sports_resort.dff.7z (531 KB) Fifo_log_wii_sports_resort.dff.7z FIFO Log of Dolphin M1 MacOS Wii Sports Resort Texture Flickering nps-ca, 06/09/2021 04:51 AM
Dolphin_Wii_Sports_Resort_TextureError_Vulkan_MoltenVK_macos_2021-06-08.jpg (772 KB) Dolphin_Wii_Sports_Resort_TextureError_Vulkan_MoltenVK_macos_2021-06-08.jpg Dolphin M1 MacOS Wii Sports Resort Video of Texture Flickering Issue nps-ca, 06/09/2021 04:51 AM

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