Emulator Issues #12799

Rick Dangerous Wii - Doesn't Boot

Added by ZephyrSurfer 16 days ago. Updated 16 days ago.

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Game Name?

Rick Dangerous

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.

This homebrew no longer works.
The homebrew is called "Rick Dangerous Wii".

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Get the homebrew and try and play it. Will hang on a black screen immediately,

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, 5.0-15874

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.)

4.0-2543 (Plays fine)
4.0-2547 (Audio plays way too fast) ->

4.0-9345 (No change. Audio still plays way too fast)
4.0-9347 (Game no longer boots) ->

(The second PR mentions the first one, so they are related.)

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:

[Attach any fifologs if possible, write a description of fifologs and screenshots here to assist people unfamiliar with the game.]

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

GTX 1060
Windows 10

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

Let me know, I'll see what else I can do.


#1 Updated by pokechu22 16 days ago

The game is described at and available at It doesn't work even with DSP LLE Recompiler or Interpreter.

#2 Updated by pokechu22 16 days ago

I was unable to get the game to boot on either of my Wiis (both of which have BootMii as boot2, but I tried both directly launching it from the homebrew channel, booting to the homebrew channel, then opening the system menu and going back to the homebrew channel, and removing my SD card so it boots to the system menu and then launching the homebrew channel). One has 4.3U, and the other has 4.1U. Both have progressive video output disabled (because that's how my cables are currently set up, though I can use component cables if needed; it'll just require some annoying cable management).

The talk page on the wiki has one other user reporting that they were unable to get it to boot.

I also was able to start it in Dolphin 4.0-2543, but rendering was weird on the menu (fixed by setting the texture cache accuracy to safe), and when I started the game, it immediately opened the pause menu and Dolphin crashed upon trying to close it (by pressing the home button, at least).

Are you able to get it to run on your own Wii? If so, are there any settings you recommend I try?

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