Emulator Issues #6541
Mega Man Network Transmission tends to crash when FPS and VPS are far apart
Game: Mega Man Netowrk Transmission - GREE08
The game will crash if the video thread is what's being maxed out. Basically, on dualcore, the FPS and VPS both want to be 60, but more likely than not, if you have slowdown, the FPS will drop without the VPS dropping. If this becomes really bad during a load time, the game can hang.
What did you expect to happen instead?
What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Dualcore on, Software Renderer
2. Attempt to load a save game
3. Admire Black Screen
This happens on every build of dolphin, I tested up to 3.5-1920. It is very rare, and didn't happen in normal play (though the music glitch did, which I believe is related.) I was not using savestates or cheats when the crash happened. Enabling GPU Sync option does not fix the problem.
Tested on a Core i5 3570K with a GTX 760 and 8GB of ram running Windows 7. Because my computer is very powerful, getting it to slowdown was tough. I was using D3D11, which helped me trigger the music glitch, but I was unable to crash the game on a hardware video backend.
My Core i7 2670 QM laptop also didn't not experience crashes on hardware back-ends, but the music glitches were slightly more common. But I was using savestates because I was stuck using keyboard. Meh, that's another issue anyway.