Citra Freezes While Playing Dragon Quest VIII

The game will freeze during the start of a battle. Exiting and reloading allows me to keep playing again, but the freezing continues after about 5 - 10 minutes of gameplay during the open world battle areas. (Never freezes during town gameplay, i.e. non-combat situations).

System Information

  • Operating System: SteamOS v3.3
  • CPU: AMD Zen 2 w/ 4-cores/8-threads, variable frequency @ 2.4 - 3.5 GHz
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Nightly 1807
  • Game: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

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System Information for Support

Client Version                               Nightly 1807   HEAD-bb05d8c12
Operating System                             KDE Flatpak runtime
CPU                                          AMD Custom APU 0405 | AVX2 | FMA
Graphics API                                 OpenGL 4.6
Graphics Renderer                            AMD Custom GPU 0405 (vangogh, LLVM 14.0.6, DRM 3.45, 5.13.0-valve21.3-1-neptune)
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 have cheats enabled. This might cause weird behaviour or crashes. Please disable them and retest if your game is experiencing bugs or crashes.

I’m cautiously optimistic that suggestion did fix my issue. There were two cheats I had enabled. One cheat was working and the other was not. I disabled the one that was not working. I continued from my last save and just level grinded with battles for the past hour and no freezing occurred whatsoever. That’s a big difference from when it was freezing every 5 minutes during battles. Thank you, Support Team!