Citra freezes when trying to load any game

Whenever I try to launch a game all of Citra freezes up, it doesn’t crash, it just stays open until I close it. I’ve tried waiting for over an hour with no changes. it was working fine yesterday and now all of a sudden nothing loads. I’ve made no major changes whatsoever.

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
  • CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics
  • Citra Version: Nightly 1728
  • Game: Monster Hunter Generations and Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (16.9 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1728 HEAD-9019212
Operating System                              Windows 10 (10.0)
CPU                                                   Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz | AVX
Graphics API                                  OpenGL 3.3.0
Graphics Renderer                             Intel(R) HD Graphics 2500
GPU Driver Version                  
CPU JIT                                       [x]
Hardware Renderer                             [x]
Hardware Shader                               [x]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [x]
Shader JIT                                    [x]
System Region                                 -1
Shader Disk Cache                             [x]

Here’s some issues I found with your log that might help.

  • You are running out of date drivers for your GPU. You need to install the most recent driver for your graphics card from Intel’s website. Support for Intel® Graphics

According to intel my drivers are up to date.

Latest is 5161. Follow these steps to manually update.

GPU Driver Version:

This driver is outdated, you need to update.

Download from
direct link:

then follow this guide to install it:

Your iGPU has driver bugs so you should use this older build until you buy a graphics card or a new computer: