Citra stops working when trying to start Pokemon Omega Ruby

Citra stops running when I try to start the emulation. I’m trying to run this from a really old laptop but I was able to run the game twice in the past 24hrs perfectly, I want to believe that there is a chance for this to be fixed. Here is what happens:

  1. Emulation starts.
  2. Speed/FPS/Frames are 46%/4/98.5
  3. Speed/FPS/Frames starts to decrease and reach 0
  4. Emulator becomes sluggish. Trying to interact with it causes it to not respond.

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel® Pentium® CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz 2.16 GHz
  • GPU: Intel® HD Graphics
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Nightly 1629
  • Game: Pokemon Omega Ruby
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (18.4 KB) !

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1629 HEAD-1bb2057
Operating System                              Windows 10 (10.0)
CPU                                                 Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU  N3540  @ 2.16GHz
Graphics API                                  OpenGL 3.3.0
Graphics Renderer                             Intel(R) HD Graphics
GPU Driver Version                  
CPU JIT                                       [x]
Hardware Renderer                             [x]
Hardware Shader                               [x]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [ ]
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  • You are running out of date drivers for your GPU.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.
  • Enabling Accurate Multiplication is recomended in certain games. If you are experiencing graphical glitches, try enabling this option.

GPU Driver Version:

This driver is outdated, you need to update.

Download from
direct link:

then follow this guide to install it:

In addition, you should turn off New 3DS mode in the System tab in Citra configuration to see if that prevents some random crashes. If it doesn’t help, use this older Nightly build:

Worked like a charm!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

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