Emulator Issues #13339open
[Android] Sonic Unleashed broken graphics on Mali GPU
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)
This option is unavailable in the Android app, but I have the same file on my PC:
What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.
Lots of general visual bugs. Sonic is translucent, lots of billboarded sprites have incorrect transparency and layering, the skybox also has layering problems, etc.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
This happens when trying to boot the game normally. I have done a lot of troubleshooting to try and fix the issue but none of the toggles help (which is a good thing, because this particular device needs lots of hacks to get games running)
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?
Dolphin 5.0 is unavailable on Android. I know the issue is present in versions older than the latest beta version (which is 5.0-19870) - I recently updated from 5.0-19791, which also has the issue
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.)
Testing for this sort of thing is unfortunately rather difficult since I am using Android. Every Dolphin version I have tried since I got the device in question is broken in the same way. I got the device in May 2023.
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
Fifologs seem to be unavailable on Android.
What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)
Is there anything else that can help developers narrow down the issue? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files, savefiles, savestates)
I am using the Vulkan backend. This game is known to have an unrelated issue where OpenGL shows no visuals at all, at least on Android, so switching backends doesn't help.
Unlisted Youtube video: https://youtu.be/rJN5Uj57-XQ (apologies for the camera quality, i don't think a screen recorder would have played very well with this device)