Emulator Issues #13520


Invalid read while playing Animal Crossing GCN

Added by MaxPowers69 about 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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Game Name?

[Animal Crossing]

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.

[Ever since I got back into my old Animal Crossing GCN town after a 2 month hiatus, I've been getting this consistent error message pop up after about 5 minutes of playing (said error message is in the screenshot below). After the message pops up, I have no choice but to restart the game all over again, only for that same message to appear once more. I've never had this problem with the game before my hiatus and all other games on Dolphin seem to be working fine.]

What steps will reproduce the problem?

[1. Starting the game
2. Playing the game for a few minutes before the error message randomly pops up
3. After the message appears and I choose to ignore it, the game auto restarts]

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, 5.0-21393]

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 number here (if applicable)]

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)

[Processor: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1135G7 @ 2.40GHz 2.42 GHz
Installed RAM: 8.00 GB (7.77 GB usable)
Device ID: 4BA1AC28-85DC-4FD6-82C6-DBD02AB87843
Product ID: 00342-20814-63895-AAOEM]

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

[Yes, I've attached the invalid read message I've been getting alongside the RAW file which acts as my memory card.]


Screenshot 2024-04-11 104922.png (1.22 MB) Screenshot 2024-04-11 104922.png MaxPowers69, 04/17/2024 12:00 AM
SRAM.raw (68 Bytes) SRAM.raw MaxPowers69, 04/17/2024 12:19 AM
Actions #1

Updated by Billiard26 about 2 months ago

SRAM.raw is not the memory card file (not that we necessarily need the memory card file).

Actions #2

Updated by JosJuice about 2 months ago

Do you have any cheats enabled?

Actions #3

Updated by MaxPowers69 about 2 months ago

JosJuice wrote in #note-2:

Do you have any cheats enabled?

No, all cheats are off.


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