Emulator Issues #9488
Plugging in / unplugging laptop while playing SSBB results in brief slowdown
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Game ID? (right click the game in the game list, properties, info tab)
MD5 Hash? (right click the game in the game list, properties, info tab, MD5 Hash: Compute)
c55273506f0814362f1f6defc354263b (edited ISO, works fine on both Dolphin and real Wii)
What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.
Plugging in / unplugging laptop while playing SSBB results in brief slowdown (60 fps -> 1-20 fps for a few seconds). I tested with a few other games and couldn't reproduce the problem. I do know that in older versions of Dolphin (~3.5) this problem was much worse.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
Plug in / unplug laptop while playing SSBB
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?
What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)
Win 10 Pro x64
Intel Core i7-4702MQ CPU @2.20GHz
GeForce GT 750M
GeForce Game Ready Driver 364.72
#1 Updated by kostamarino almost 5 years ago
- Status changed from New to Questionable
I am pretty sure this happens due to a power mode switch in your laptop when you unplug it. Anyways i highly doubt this has something to do with dolphin, but rather your laptop doing what is supposed to do when unplugged, switching power modes.
#2 Updated by ryanebola16 almost 5 years ago
I tested this on both "HP Recommended" and "High Performance" power options. In "High Performance" the only difference between "On battery" and "Plugged in" is "Minimum processor state" (5% battery, 100% plugged in).
The problem occurred with both power settings. Are there power settings in other locations that I can adjust to see if they cause changes? Nothing power related could be found in my NIVIDIA Control Panel.
#4 Updated by ryanebola16 almost 5 years ago
Even if that's true this issue is still a problem that can annoy Dolphin users. Since the problem was worse in previous versions of Dolphin something may be able to be done within Dolphin to improve this situation. I'm open to testing ideas if anyone else can think of something. The issue is very easy to reproduce on my laptop.