Emulator Issues #6275
Nintendo Puzzle Collection (J) has severe lockups in D3D9/D3D11
Game: Nintendo Puzzle Collection - GZPJ01
In D3D9/11, there is severe lockup on any kind of loading or transition (moving through menus, loading character screens, etc.) but gameplay remains unaffected.
During the lockup, Dolphin shows 60 fps, but drops down to 0 after it finishes and then recovers to normal framerate. Just letting the opening demo roll will show how severe of a problem it is.
The problem has existed as long as the game has played, from what I can tell. OpenGL has always worked, even pre-GLSL merge.
I ran this in 3.5 1282, 3.5, and 3.0 to test.
I tested this on my Core i5 email@example.com GHz and GTX 280, my Core i7 2670 QM with GTX 560m, and a friend tested it on their Core i7 3xxx Laptop. All three had the exact same behavior.
I can get video of the problem if need be, but the fifo-log doesn't seem to capture the problem.
#2 Updated by tommyhl2.SS over 8 years ago
I'm not getting any lockups with this game at all.
Asus Laptop: K53TA
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit - SP1
CPU: AMD Llano A6-3400M, Quad-Core, 1.4GHz-2.6GHz (Overclocked)
GPU: AMD Radeon HD6650M, 1GB GDDR3 (Catalyst 13.1)
RAM: Samsung 4GB DDR3-1333
#5 Updated by JMC4789 over 8 years ago
Then I don't know what's going on, probably my computers just being jackasses. Or at least, the nVidia ones. I don't know how to fix this on them, since SS has Windows 7, my computers are running windows 7, the difference was Radeons.
This is an odd issue now... I'll continue to mess with things.
#7 Updated by JMC4789 over 8 years ago
Okay, so, I apparently was pretty stupid when I wrote this issue report. The bug only happens in one of the subgames, not all three. Panel De Pon is one of my favorite games, and honestly I didn't check the others. The other two don't suffer at all. Compare D3D9/11 to OpenGL, you'll find every single transitions locks up. This also means my previous tests on the Radeon should be rendered invalid, since I just mashed A and loaded the first game that came up.
Either way, I tested this on 3.5-1593 and it's still an issue for me. I apologize for the incomplete report, and hope this allows people to more concisely confirm the problem.