Emulator Issues #8429


SoulCalibur II - fade-in/fade-out effects missing

Added by nael.masood almost 8 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

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Game Name?
SoulCalibur II

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What's the problem? Describe what went wrong in few words.
The fade-in and fade-out effects in the game don't show up. In certain sequences, the game uses fade-to-black and fade-from-black effects when transitioning between scenes. Two examples I can think of:

  • The title screen of the game. After the opening FMV sequence to the game is skipped or ends, the title screen pops out of nowhere.
  • In an Arcade Mode run, after the victory sequence, the screen immediately jumps from the shot of the pose

What did you expect to happen instead?

  • The title screen should fade in from black, rather than the jarring transition that it is now
  • Similarly, in the arcade mode transition to the next fight, there should be a quick fade-to-black at the end of the victory sequence, followed by a quick fade-in to the next match's versus screen.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Start up the game and either skip the intro sequence or let it play out. The games transitions to the title screen from there, sans the fade-from-black effect
  2. From the title screen, go to the main menu, select Original, then select Arcade. 3. Pick any character, then win the first fight. Let the victory sequence play out, or skip it - the game immediately jumps to the versus screen for the next match

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?
4.0-5921, 4.0-5960

Does using an older version of Dolphin solve your issue? If yes, which
versions of Dolphin used to work?
Nope. In fact, looking through videos of the game being played in Dolphin from the past 3 years seems to indicate this effect has always been missing from the emulation of SCII.

What are your PC specifications? (including, but not limited to: Operating
System, CPU and GPU)
Windows 7 x64
Intel Core i5-4670 (non-k) 3.4 GHz
nVidia GeForce GTX 780 w/ GeForce drivers 347.88
8 GB DDR3-1066

Is there any other relevant information? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files)
Going to link to a couple YouTube vids since those best show the issue. If requested, I can record my own playthrough in Dolphin.
On the original hardware:
In Dolphin: (using version 4.0-3274)

Related issues

Related to Emulator - Emulator Issues #8881: Star Wars - Rogue Squadron II and III - Video Overlaying Backdrop has very visible edges.Fixed

Actions #1

Updated by JMC4789 almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted


Actions #2

Updated by kolano about 7 years ago

A similar issue occurs with Star Wars - Rogue Squadron, see Issue:8881.

Actions #3

Updated by leoetlino almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Fixed
  • Fixed in set to 5.0-7151
Actions #4

Updated by pokechu22 4 months ago

  • Related to Emulator Issues #8881: Star Wars - Rogue Squadron II and III - Video Overlaying Backdrop has very visible edges. added

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