A fatal error occurred. Check the log for details. Continuing emulation may result in crashes and bugs. Please help

Whenever I try to run my Persona Q ROM, it doesn’t work. Instead of running the game, there’s just a pop-up window stating that a fatal error has occurred. Is there any way I can fix this? I really want to play Persona Q :frowning:

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 11
  • CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i3-1005G1 CPU @ 1.20GHz 1.19 GHz
  • GPU: Intel(R) UHD Graphics
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): 1850
  • Game: Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

Diagnostic Log
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9.488772] Service.FS <Info> core/file_sys/archive_selfncch.cpp:OpenRomFS:193: Unable to read RomFS
^ Your ROM is corrupted. You’ll need to redump your game. Please refer to our game dumping guides:

Dumping Game Cartridges
Dumping Installed Titles

Make sure your GM9 is up to date and that you have enough free storage space available on your SD-Card to perform the dump.

I don’t have the game on my 2DS.
Is there another way I can perform this?

Sorry, how do you have the game then?

My friend told me to just download a ROM off of the internet and use it, so I did.
(I’m really sorry, I’m new to Citra :disappointed:)

Regardless of whether your friend told you to or not, you do realize that that is highly illegal, right? Taking something that you don’t have any right to is obviously theft, no matter how you look at it. As such, since I can’t aid criminals, I can’t provide any support to you any longer.

Ok, I’ll just buy the game then. But when I do, how do you hack your 2ds? Will I never be able to use my 2ds the same way again?

You will be able to completely use your 3DS as per normal. In fact, it unlocks a lot more functionalities than before (cheat codes, mods, custom home menu themes, ect.).

As for a guide, please follow this one: https://3ds.hacks.guide/
It guides your step by step through the entire process. Really handy. If you run into any issues whilst going through this guide, or have any questions about it, feel free to ask in the Nintendo Homebrew Server for support: Nintendo Homebrew
These people maintain this guide, and are therefore very knowledgeable about all this.