Emulator Issues #5185
Metroid Prime 2 and others games with black bars after some lags (DX9,DX11 and OPENGL)
1) Game Name and ID (as it appears in right click > properties: "GZ2P01",
G2ME01 - Metroid Prime 2 Echoes¶
2) What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
A black bar below screen
3) Did the game ever work correctly (i.e. not have this problem) on an
earlier version of dolphin? Please specify the exact revision when the
I dunno,but there some rev like r6505 doesn't has this issue...
4) What steps will reproduce the problem?
1.Load the new/save game
2.Then play until you get some lags (1,4) the black bar below will appear
5) What version of dolphin are you using (32bit/64bit along with the
version as it appears in the title bar, etc)?
On what operating system, drivers, and hardware? Be sure to list OS,
graphics driver information, and video card model if you are having
graphics problems, for example.
WIN 7 64
6) Please provide any additional information below.
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GoogleCode, so please use a 3rd party host for screenshots or any other
files (http://min.us/ for example).
#2 Updated by burnhellxp over 8 years ago
More info can be found here: http://forums.dolphin-emulator.com/showthread.php?tid=1413&pid=196391#pid196391
#3 Updated by Nick.Lustig over 8 years ago
Curios, because on my rig this black border issue is different.
I have this black border in Metroid Prime Echoes with all newer
revisions for such a long time that I can´t remember if it ever
worked without the border... However, I tried "r6505" as
BurnHellXP suggusted and yeah, no black border o_O
The difference to burnhell's explanation of his problem and mine
is that the black border ALWAYS consists from the beginning
of the game (Excluding the game menu... there is no such border!),
so on my system the lags don´t cause the black border... it's always there.
Waiting for fix, so long... I already tried different Resulutions,
different Aspect Ratio's, Render to Main Window, Crop, Widescreen Hack, etc.
I use Windows Vista x64.
I use the OpenGL graphic backend.
Tested 3.0-419 (x64) --> Black border.
Tested r6505 (x64) --> No black border.
Metroid Prime 2 Echoes \G2MP01\ 2004/05/21 \PAL (Europe).
#4 Updated by captgrrr about 8 years ago
What "other games" have this problem? I was able to reproduce this issue in MP2 when testing issue 5448 but would like to see if other games work better on revisions after about 6523 because MP2 gets crash prone. Also do any of you have this problem if you disable duel core? I have not. For others testing this problem its important to delete your shader cache. This problem goes away after a while if you dont(at least for me)
2xOpteron 256, Radeon HD2600XT(512MB agp), 2GB ram, win7prox64
#5 Updated by burnhellxp about 8 years ago
captg...@hotmail.com, the black bar appear even with the shader cache deleted and like you said "other games" are Sonic Adventure 2 Battle PAL and maybe others.
Like pauldacheez said on issue 5448, when all models or textures that aren't nailed to the floor as part of the map geometry disappear for a split-second, then reappear, the black bar will appear.
After issue 5448 get a fix, the black bar issue will probably be fixed too