Fire Emblem Fates/Awakening keep crashing at title screen

Issue:
For some reason when trying to play Fire Emblem Fates or Awakening the game crashes. It plays the loading sound and then starts the intro screen but it crashes in an instant. From what I could gather if the emulator show the connecting/loading screen before the game intro it wont crash but sometimes it skips that and just starts playing the title screen intro crashing the game. It also happens in both Canary and Nightly versions in old and new builds. (Haven’t tried on the new canary version since I dont have the right gpu)

System Information

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.60 GHz
  • GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
  • Citra Version (Citra Nightly 1781):
  • Game: Fire Emblem Fates(Special Edition)

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (4.0 KB)

The log file is incomplete. Make sure you follow the steps carefully:

  1. Open Citra, then go to File>Open Citra Folder (Citra>Open Citra Folder if on MacOS) and open up the log folder. Now keep that open in the background.
  2. Launch your game and encounter the problem; crash/slowdown/glitch and close Citra if it doesn’t do so by itself. Do not restart Citra as that will wipe the log of important information!
  3. Now upload the log file in this chat.

Here is the log
citra_log.txt (24.7 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                               Nightly 1781   HEAD-141471e
Operating System                             Windows 10 (10.0)
CPU                                          Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz | AVX
Graphics API                                 OpenGL 3.3.0
Graphics Renderer                            Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
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  • You are running out of date drivers for your GPU.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

This driver is out of date. 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.

citra_log.txt (24.7 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                               Nightly 1781   HEAD-141471e
Operating System                             Windows 10 (10.0)
CPU                                          Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz | AVX
Graphics API                                 OpenGL 3.3.0
Graphics Renderer                            Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
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

Try disabling V-Sync in Emulation>Configuration>Graphics>Advanced Tab.