Citra soft locks when i start a game

Issue:
Whenever i start up any game on Citra Nightly, the game speed immediately goes to 0% and the Citra app stops responding, taking minutes to “react” to a click of the tool bar, the only way to close it becomes using task manager. This probably isn’t a hardware performance issue, since i had been playing 3DS games on citra fine up until a bluescreen i got after downloading the new update.

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

  • CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz

  • GPU: Integrated Intel GPU

  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Nightly 1740

  • Game: Any game

  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

Diagnostic Log
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citra_log.txt (24.9 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1740 HEAD-2670b95
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                            10.18.10.4358
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  • You are running out of date drivers for your GPU.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

Your drivers are outdated, you need to update.

Download win64_15.33.53.5161.zip from Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* [15.33]
Mirror download: https://downloadmirror.intel.com/29969/a08/win64_15.33.53.5161.zip

Then follow this guide to install it: https://www.howtogeek.com/343287/how-to-fix-the-driver-being-installed-is-not-validated-for-this-computer-on-intel-computers/

Furthermore, because your iGPU has driver bugs, you’ll need to use an older version of Citra in order to prevent random freezing and crashing from occurring until you upgrade your hardware:
Download citra-windows-mingw-20191214-ddb7ead.7z from Release nightly-1392: Merge pull request #5020 from jroweboy/dynamic-mf · citra-emu/citra-nightly · GitHub
Extract it using Winrar or 7zip. Put the extracted folder anywhere you want. Now run citra-qt.exe from the folder and run your game.