Emulator Issues #13321open
Nicktoons: Unite! -- Long Load Times
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.
I'm from a speedrunning community on [[[https://discord.gg/qQVFdCvtnu]]] and we have benchmarked emulator vs console load times for Nicktoons: Unite! One table can be seen here: [[[https://discord.com/channels/273192533197324288/273493101828636677/1138906174327099523]]]. And another here: [[[https://discord.com/channels/273192533197324288/273493101828636677/1032481263233282109]]]. Basically, on disc, load times hover around 6-10 seconds. But in Dolphin, load times are 9-13 seconds long. I want to thank JosJuice and the Dolphin team for working hard to make load times accurate on the majority of popular games. Nicktoons: Unite! seems to have characteristics that make disc loads different than emulator, for example on console the game randomly freezes while the disc "churns". We have yet to confirm if this bug happens on other Blue Tongue shovelware games with a similar engine.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
Boot the game and load a level.
Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.
19866 dev and 19368 beta are the latest right now. Sadly I can't confirm what exact version these occurred on, but I can confirm the issue exists from 5.0 stable to the present version, to various degrees.
Is the issue present in the latest stable version?
Yes, the stable seems to have the longest loads.
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.)
[First broken version number here (if applicable)]
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[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)
Tested on multiple machines of speedrunners. Results are roughly consistent across multiple hardwares. Should not be considered a hardware issue afaik.
Is there anything else that can help developers narrow down the issue? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files, savefiles, savestates)
[Anything else here]
Latest time table:
ccoprun 144000 HZ (Disk) (30FPS) Any% Solo WR Crow (Wii 30 FPS) Chiringu (Emulator 60 fps) Jimmys lab (199 frames) (6.63 seconds) / (196 frames) (6.53 seconds)(diff 3 frames, 0.10s)C / (629 frames) (10.48 seconds) Ghost Zone Prison (257 frames) (8.57 seconds) / (258 frames) (8.60 seconds)(diff 1 frames, 0,03s)H / (783 frames) (13.05 seconds) Amity Park (260 frames) (8.67 seconds) / (247 frames) (8.23 seconds)(diff 13 frames, 0,44s)C / (834 frames) (13.90 seconds) Vlads Castlee (252 frames) (8.40 seconds) / (253 frames) (8.43 seconds)(diff 1 frames, 0,03s)H / (796 frames) (13.27 seconds) Vlads Throne Room (190 frames) (6.33 seconds) / (186 frames) (6.20 seconds)(diff 4 frames, 0,13s)C / (591 frames) (09.85 seconds) Bikini Bottom (279 frames) (9.30 seconds) / (274 frames) (9.13 seconds)(diff 5 frames, 0,17s)C / (751 frames) (12.52 seconds) Jellyfish Fields (291 frames) (9.70 seconds) / (288 frames) (9.60 seconds)(diff 3 frames, 0.10s)C / (832 frames) (13.87 seconds) Jellyfish Factory (266 frames) (8.87 seconds) / (273 frames) (9.10 seconds)(diff 7 frames, 0,23s)H / (803 frames) (13.38 seconds) The Chum Bucket (200 frames) (6.67 seconds) / (209 frames) (6.97 seconds)(diff 9 frames, 0,30s)H / (548 frames) (09.13 seconds) Crockers Fortress (289 frames) (9.63 seconds) / (288 frames) (9.60 seconds)(diff 1 frames, 0,03s)C / (769 frames) (12.82 seconds) Fairy World (285 frames) (9.50 seconds) / (283 frames) (9.43 seconds)(diff 2 frames, 0,07s)C / (747 frames) (12.45 seconds) The Big Wand (204 frames) (6.80 seconds) / (205 frames) (6.83 seconds)(diff 1 frames, 0,03s)H / (553 frames) (09.22 seconds) The Great Voyage (249 frames) (8.30 seconds) / (254 frames) (8.47 seconds)(diff 5 frames, 0,17s)H / (783 frames) (13.05 seconds) Dr. Calamtours Lab(218 frames) (7.27 seconds) / (217 frames) (7.23 seconds)(diff 1 frames, 0,03s)C / (630 frames) (10.50 seconds) Load Frames (3439 frames) (114,63 seconds) / (3431 frames) (114,36 seconds)(diff 8 frames, 0.27s)C / (10.049 frames) (167,48 seconds) (diff to C in seconds 53.12 seconds)