Emulator Issues #8199
The sims freezes with xfb enabled
What's the problem? Describe what went wrong in few words.
The latest build causes the game to sometimes stutter on the EA games/The Sims intro, also the game fails to get past the loading screen when loading a saved game and when starting a new game the screen goes black.
What did you expect to happen instead?
Runs nice and smooth with no crashing problems
What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. On startup menu select "Get a life"
2. choose new game
3. screen will go to black
4. restart and choose to load a game and the game freezes when it's about run the 3D game content but doesn't get past the loading screen
Dolphin 3.5 and 3.5-367 are old versions of Dolphin that have
known issues and bugs, so don't report issues about them and test the
latest Dolphin version first.
Which versions of Dolphin did you test on?
Problem extends from 4.0-5070 onwards
Does using an older version of Dolphin solve your issue? If yes, which
versions of Dolphin used to work?
What are your PC specifications? (including, but not limited to: Operating
System, CPU and GPU)
AMD Radeon HD 7870 (Tahiti LE) with 14.12 Omega drivers
Is there any other relevant information? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
#1 Updated by JMC4789 about 6 years ago
#6 Updated by degasus about 6 years ago
Can you try if PR 1992 is still affected? https://dl.dolphin-emu.org/prs/pr-1992-dolphin-latest-x64.7z
#7 Updated by andrewjameshorton91 about 6 years ago
enabling Skip EFB Access seems to fix the stuttering during the intros but the loading screen and black screen freeze is still there, on the other hand disabling XFB fixes both of the problems.
PR 1992 doesn't fix it but when you load the game it takes 10 seconds for the Licensed By Nintendo screen to appear when it should appear instantly, also happens at "The Sims" logo after the intro in which it takes a while before the Press Start message appears.