Emulator Issues #8896


GoldenEye Rogue Agent : Invisible menu/system text (NTSC-J)

Added by danbsky over 8 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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Game Name?
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent a.k.a GoldenEye: "Dark" Agent in Japan

Game ID?

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong in few words.

Menu and system text are invisible in D3D/OGL expect in-game text.
I think maybe it visible in Software Renderer.
Because software renderer shown copyright text but the game stuck there, so I can't check other text.

on 4.0.2
Title Screen (OGL):
Name Entry (OGL):

on 5.0-RC-19
Title Screen (OGL):
Title Screen (D3D):
Title Screen (Software):
Name Entry(OGL) :
In-game text normally shows(D3D):

Which versions of Dolphin did you test on?
Does using an older version of Dolphin solve your issue? If yes, which
versions of Dolphin used to work?

5.0-RC-19 - Broken
4.0-7409 - Broken
4.0-6597 - Broken
4.0-6585 - Works
4.0.2 - Works

What are your PC specifications?
Win7 x64 / i5-2500K / GTX570 / 12GB RAM

Is there any other relevant information?

Already Tried Settings

  • Change Video API - D3D/OGL/Software Render
  • Store EBF copies to Texture Only - Enable/Disable
  • Safe Cache (change to left/middle of slider)
  • Change XFB - Virtual/Real/Disable
  • Force console as NTSC-J - Enable/Disable
  • Override language on NTSC games - Enable/Disable

Files (327 KB) danbsky, 09/05/2015 09:28 AM
Actions #1

Updated by danbsky over 8 years ago

Oops, fix image links.

on 4.0.2
Title Screen (OGL):

on 5.0-RC-19
Title Screen (D3D):

Actions #2

Updated by PEmu over 8 years ago

Can you find the version where it stops working?

Actions #3

Updated by JMC4789 over 8 years ago

  • Regression changed from No to Yes

Can we get a 3 frame fifolog please?

Actions #4

Updated by danbsky over 8 years ago

Here you are. recorded on 5.0-rc-25

p.s. "Request Entity Too Large" message is shown when I tried attach fifo logs directly. (these logs are less than 2MB)
check client_max_body_size or other server settings please.

Actions #5

Updated by hk.konpie over 8 years ago

Try set 'Fast Depth Calulation' to diable both D3D & OGL.
I tested your fifolog. probably works.
Sorry, my bad English.

Actions #6

Updated by danbsky over 8 years ago

Still an issue with 4.0-7636 using default settings + disable Fast Depth Calculation.
Do I need any other settings?

Actions #7

Updated by JMC4789 over 8 years ago

  • Assignee set to Armada
  • Priority changed from Normal to High

Upping priority because you provided the fifolog necessary for debugging.

Actions #8

Updated by Armada about 8 years ago

Actions #9

Updated by JosJuice about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fix pending
  • Milestone set to Current
Actions #12

Updated by JosJuice about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Fix pending to Fixed
Actions #13

Updated by mathieui about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Fixed to New

That bug is again visible with fast depth.

Bisecting gives me:

commit 65b5765858e67e12f6648839a49e5cb996ef84fd
Author: Jules Blok <>
Date:   Tue Dec 27 20:25:40 2016 +0100

    VideoBackends: Clamp the range to the maximum depth value supported in the z buffer.

Oh, and I’m on PAL, unlike the original reporter, but that should not matter too much.

Actions #14

Updated by Armada about 7 years ago

Looks like this slipped through FIFOCI as the Intel Mesa driver never rendered this FIFO log correctly.

That change was only made because it made sense, we could just revert the commit and take 224 as the maximum depth range value. Even though that is technically larger than what the GX depth buffer allows, in the end unlike GX we're not storing integers in the buffer.

Actions #15

Updated by ZephyrSurfer about 3 years ago

This was originally fixed in 4.0-8666

A regression happened with fast depth.

The regression started in 5.0-1605 ->

The regression was fixed in 5.0-2847 ->

Actions #16

Updated by JosJuice about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed

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