Emulator Issues #7050
Punies glitch and disappear offscreen and HUGE lag.
Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door
What's the problem? Describe what went wrong in few words.
Punies are randomly disappearing.
What did you expect to happen instead?
Punies to continue following me.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
Any situation where Punies can get "lost", the game deletes them. This includes falling off a ledge, blowing them off a ledge, or across a gap with bubbles. If multiple (20+) are offscreen they become un-rendered and start induced a HUGE frame-rate lag and slowdown in the room until it's left and returned. Returning CAN make them re-appear, but it's still impossible to get all 101 to the end as there's always at least 1 Punie that doesn't come back.
Which versions of Dolphin did you test on?
Dolphin x64 v4.0.2
Dolphin x64 v4.0-707
Does using an older version of Dolphin solve your issue? If yes, which
versions of Dolphin used to work?
The game itself works, but this is my first playthrough via Dolphin in any scenario. 2 different versions both create this problem.
What are your PC specifications? (including, but not limited to: Operating
System, CPU and GPU)
System: Windows 7 x64
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 @ 3.40GHz (Quad-Core)
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX650 @ 1GB GDDR5
RAM: 8GB GDDR2 @ 1866MHz
Are you using the 32 or the 64 bit version of Dolphin?
Is there any other relevant information? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
The problem I'm experiencing is accompanied by another issue that people have said was resolved in v4.0-707, which is the loop-frame of the punies being rendered incorrectly resulting in a glitched/garbled graphic.
Internal Resolution: 2xNative (1280x1056)
Check: Scaled EFB Copy
Check: Per-Pixel Lighting
EFB Copies to RAM
Check: OpenMP Texture Decoder
Check: Fast Depth Calculation
#2 Updated by TAxxOUTBR3AKxx about 7 years ago
Another update. I just finished the timed escape in the tree, and the problem presented itself again. I'm assuming it's not as bad as Direct3D was, but OpenGL still presents the issue I stated in the OP, albeit I get a tad more leeway with them being offscreen and the amount of time being able to do so. I know because I just lost 40+ punies crossing the gap with the bubbles.
#4 Updated by JMC4789 about 7 years ago
Yeah, I played through this area with no problems. Please find out what build this started happening with. If you cannot, then I'm going to assume this is your problem. I've played through this area in Dolphin a while back; and had absolutely no troubles aside from the messy graphics.
#5 Updated by jesse_lun about 7 years ago
Is the following issue related:
It seems that the Wind Waker graphic fix was also supposed to fix the punis, but loading a savefile with them crashes Dolphin.
Savefile in question: https://www.mediafire.com/?9wy8qadwv5tcf5d
#10 Updated by JMC4789 over 6 years ago
- Status changed from Work started to Fixed
Fixed by 4.0-3610 -> https://dolphin-emu.org/download/dev/9551650c42d8e256043a5783ba3b7b3aa18e350d/