Emulator Issues #13102


USB passthrough (microphone) doesn't work anymore

Added by markwest76 about 1 year ago. Updated 11 months ago.

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Game Name?

Let's Sing series

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.

my Logitech Vantage USB Microphone used to work perfectly using x64 usbdk driver but now following the "new" instructions:

Multi Interface Devices
For Microphone, Wii Speak, and USB Camera Passthrough, installing over the composite parent device is required.

Download and open Zadig, then:

  1. In the "Options" menu in Zadig, make sure "List All Devices" is enabled and "Ignore Hubs or Composite Parents" is disabled.

  2. Look through the composite parent of the device you wish to passthrough.

  3. On the right column, select "libusbk" then click "Replace Driver". It may warn you that you're modifying a kernel driver, but, this is normal. Select "Yes" to modify the kernel driver.

Guide to Whitelist a USB Device in Dolphin

  1. Open Dolphin's configuration dialog.

  2. Click on the Wii tab.

  3. In the "Whitelisted USB passthrough devices", click on the "Add..." button.

  4. Select the device you wish to passthrough.

the microphone doesn't work anymore...

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Load a game that uses the microphone (for example one of the Let's Sing series), the game will ask to connect the microphone because Dolphin cannot recognise it

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


Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

[Yes/No and version number here]

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.)

First broken version is the one that removed the x64 usbdk driver support (still have to figure out the exact number)

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)

Intel i7 7700
Geforce RTX 2060 super
Logitech Vantage USB Microphone

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

already inserted the device in the Dolphin whitelist

Actions #1

Updated by markwest76 about 1 year ago

using Windows 10

As of 5.0-10617 usbdk is no longer supported.

Actions #2

Updated by markwest76 about 1 year ago

I was wrong assuming that the cause of the issue was the 10617 usbdk deprecation, because I've just found out that 5.0-10614 doesn't work as well, while 5.0-8007 works now I have "only" to find out wich revision broke usb support

Actions #3

Updated by markwest76 about 1 year ago

ok, the PR responsible was 5.0-10344, anyway in the discussion of the PR someone else already reported this problem and it was indicated the solution (in fact only install the composite, not both entries)

Actions #4

Updated by Anonymous 11 months ago

Looks like this can be closed.


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