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Emulator Issues #13131

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Poor UX configuring graphics mods when globally disabled

Added by elektrotap about 1 month ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:
Questionable
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?

All games

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

n/a

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

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What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

When enabling graphics mods within a game, it is not clear to new users that they need to be enabled in the global settings. The warning symbol/message is easy to miss, and the "configure dolphin" button brings the user to a page with over 20 options, again leaving them confused.

Suggested fix is to grey out the entries of the graphics mods list while global setting "enable graphics mods" is off, to make it clear they are currently having no effect.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Right click game > properties > graphics mods > enable a mod

Next, a user will begin playing and be confused why their mod was not working

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 5.0-18116

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 https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-green-notice-development-thread-unofficial-dolphin-bisection-tool-for-finding-broken-builds and anyone who is building Dolphin on their own can use git bisect.)

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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: https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/index.php?title=FifoPlayer

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

Found on MacOS Ventura 13.1, but exists on all operating systems

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

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Actions #1

Updated by JMC4789 about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from New to Questionable

Disagree with this suggestion - it breaks convention with how cheatcodes and other menu options are handled.

I don't know if Advanced will be the final resting place of Graphics Mods, but I don't think it can be confused with any other setting on that page.

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