Emulator Issues #4674

Luigi's Mansion - Missing shadows in all backends

Added by giaga7 over 10 years ago.

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What's the problem?

In Luigi's mansion there are not shadows

Dolphin version with the problem (as it appears in the title bar, Ex.: "R
4779" or "R 6403M"):

r7612, but every rev

(optional) Dolphin version that does not have the problem:

Operating system and version:
32-bit or 64-bit:

Windows 7 64-bit

Game ID (as it appears in game properties, Ex.: "GZ2P01" or "RSBE01"):


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Was the ISO a plain dump from disc, compressed and/or scrubbed?


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Dolphin r7612:

Maybe this could be related to other issues I don't know and I didn't find any issues, and fixing this could fix other issues too!:)


#1 Updated by tommyhl2.SS over 10 years ago

I'm getting this too. Windows 7, 32-Bit, HD3650. r7683.

#2 Updated by mariagoitea59 about 10 years ago

This game ussually works fine but with graphics bugs,one of them is you can see with dx9 through his mouth and with opengl the map have some lines.

#3 Updated by hatarumoroboshi about 10 years ago

Resident Evil code Veronica X (GCDE08) has a very similar problem (no shadows)

#4 Updated by DanielFroud over 9 years ago

Shadows are important as there is a scene in the game with a projector screen. You are attacked by ghosts who are invisible. I think their shadow should appear on the projector screen, as it makes it difficult to fight the ghosts.

#5 Updated by florian98.rg over 9 years ago

Apparently it doesn't seem to be a issue with the video plugin's since said issue also happens using the software plugin. (Dolphin 3.0-735)

Is it possible that this is related to some JIT misfunction or something like that.
Also I'll play through the game until i get to the room the user above me said is unplayable.

I'm sorry for bumping this, but i didn't want to create another issue :P

#6 Updated by Billiard26 almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted
  • Issue type set to Bug
  • Category set to gfx

Here's a fifo log:

#8 Updated by DevinXXL over 8 years ago

Sorry for bumping this, but is there any possible fix soon?
I really don't want to use my old (veery old!) TV just for playing this awesome game.

I wouldn't mind if this wasn't such a dark game at all, but the shadows are very important (I'm sure everyone else will agree) and you even need them in regular gameplay to 'see' some ghosts (see above).


#9 Updated by JMC4789 over 8 years ago

There is no real fix; I don't even think it's known what's wrong! The best thing you can do is try the variety of branches to see if there is any change in behavior throughout the game, and report it on here. Apologies that I don't have a better answer for you, but, I feel the same way about this glaring issue in a game which would look absolutely stunning on Dolphin.

#10 Updated by SPWeiberg over 8 years ago

I beat the part with the movie projector, it was difficult but not impossible

Would love to see a fix

#11 Updated by DevinXXL over 8 years ago

"The best thing you can do is try the variety of branches to see if there is any change in behavior throughout the game, and report it on here."

Thanks, already tried that, wouldn't have asked otherwise. It didn't change anything, except sometimes everything was a bit pixelated, but disabling EFB helped fixing that I think. Whatever I did, no shadows or something like that.

Anyway, thanks for reply. Still hoping for a fix.

#12 Updated by NeoBrainX over 8 years ago

Shadow shows up on the real hardware when running the fifo log Billiard posted there. Definitely some issue with out GPU emulation.

#13 Updated by NeoBrainX over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Fixed

Fixed as of commit ea6b37cb.

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