Game freezes up & nearly crashes when loading new areas or cutscenes

I was playing Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, and the game started having serious issues loading new cutscenes and areas. The areas issue wasn’t so bad, the game just stuttered for a moment, so it was pretty manageable. The cutscene one is worse, however. When loading in cutscenes I haven’t played before, the game got stuck on the black screen from a previous fade-out (which was meant to fade-in to the new one), and while I could hear the sound effects and text blips, I couldn’t see anything. …Then the audio started to stutter, worse than I’ve ever heard it. Citra stopped responding for a moment, too, as if it was going to crash. After a bit of horrible audio and a black screen, the visuals that were meant to fade it suddenly appeared and everything seemingly went back to normal.

This happened twice today - first with the scene where Deerling, Pancham and Shelmet are outside the Foreboding Forest, and again with the scene that plays after you return and talk with Nuzleaf. I had closed Citra and messed with the configuration a little bit - because the first time all that had happened was just some lag and minor audio stuttering for a moment, and when I tried again and it played that scene like normal, I got through the gameplay level with no issues, and the following scene where you talk with all the characters had run without any issue even though I hadn’t gotten to that scene before, so I assumed I had fixed it. …Clearly, I did not, because once the following scene with Nuzleaf played, the problem came back.

I assume the area loading issue and the cutscene issue may be connected, however I’m not entirely sure.

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 11, 22H2 Version
  • CPU: AMD Athlon Silver 3050U with Radeon Graphics
  • GPU: AMD Radeon™ Vega 3 Graphics
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Nightly 1961
  • Game: Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
  • Screenshot of Issue: Citra Freezing Issue - YouTube (Apologies that it isn’t the full window, I was recording with the assumption that the issue had been fixed so I had cropped my recording area in the recording software)

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt.old.txt (11.6 KB)
I think this is the right log file? I opened Citra a couple of times after the issue 'cause I thought maybe I could figure something out on my own. Sorry if it isn’t the right one.

Please update to the latest Citra Nightly build and try again. Additionally, update to the latest GPU driver available for your GPU: