I have not tested this with any other game, but while playing Animal Crossing - New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo my speed usually rests idol at about 70%/100% speed. This is average, and can sometimes get as bad as 40% and as well good as 80%, sometimes 90% if I’m lucky. This mostly happens when in outside areas, but can also happen inside (though inside areas are notably better most of the time). My main concern is if this is a hardware issue or a software issue. I’ve tried the game on multiple resolutions, which seemed to change nothing. I also have a tower and tried installing more RAM, which didn’t seem to change matters either. The game runs and doesn’t freeze, but the speed is just god awful and annoying to deal with, making the game basically unplayable. I’m a beginner when it comes to tech, so any bit of help is super appreciated!
I am willing to upgrade any hardware if necessary, and I can install or take out RAM at will. I just want to get to the root of this problem, especially if I’m going to be throwing my money and time at something I don’t know will fix the issue… Max RAM is 32GB and min is 8GB.
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz 350GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Nightly 1226
Your PC specs are pretty good, so I don’t think there Is a problem there. This seems like more of a software problem to me.
Make sure that you aren’t running any GL hooks (like Fraps, MSI Afterburner, Dxtory) with Citra.
Try to make sure that your Internal resolution Is a similar size to your screen display, you may need to lower the resolution quite a bit to get a steady framerate.
If nothing seems to work, turning on ‘limit speed’ and testing each percent to see what works the best could also be an option. (It will mean the game’s framerate will be worse, but steadier and more enjoyable overall.)
Also, Citra Is still a fairly new emulator so If things don’t work out, there will most likely be updates In the near future that Improve stability for these Issues.
I just tried a few things, including updating my graphics card. I have a really strange feeling it has something to do with my GPU, as I updated it through Radeon and the performance got even worse somehow. Maybe Citra isn’t built to work well with AMD? I’m not trying to make assumptions, but I’m desperate to fix this issue.
Your using the Welcome Amiibo ver. which Is fairly new, I think that could maybe be the cause to some Issues- I’m not entirely sure though.
Another thing Is that If you keep the game running and just walk around the town for a bit, the game will eventually get smoother overtime, basically the emulator remembers all the textures and doesn’t have to load them up each time, making It faster.
Trying to download a new ROM may be tedious, so I could understand If you don’t want to attempt that.
Edit: I think your specs are fine honestly, I’m pretty sure AMD Is okay. I’ve seen worse specs manage to run the game, so It’s strange that this Isn’t working.
I’m hoping your solution is the final fix. Thank you for the recommendation! It occasionally dips down to about 85%, but I’m guessing that’s just the town loading in. Shoots right back up after I walk around a bit.
The ROM I provided for my buddy came from my 3DS. Works perfectly on his, didn’t work well on mine. I don’t really have too much doubt the ROM is the cause of the issue either. If bio3c’s solution doesn’t work in long term, I may consider upgrading my graphics card. I also hope Citra takes notice of this issue and does something in the future so people with specific cases like mine don’t occur more often. Thank you so much for your help!
Honestly i think that is up to you, citra isn’t that GPU demanding if you not planning on playing at very high resolutions. if you want numbers to get an idea just search videos on youtube and check the citra’s compatibility list for a base reference.
Hello, I have nearly the same PC configuration as yours, and the game worked slow when game screen is big, I just solved the problem by decreasing my windows screen resolution from 3840x2160 to 1920x1080. The game works perfectly now.
Hope it helps