Home button not working in Bowser's Inside Story

In the game “Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey”, there is a mini-game with Broque Madame called Goomba Storm. At the end of the mini-game, a message shows up saying: Closing game… Press (home icon) to return to HOME Menu.
According to my Citra configuration, the home button is “B”, but nothing happens when I press it. So I am stuck at that screen.

System Information

  • Operating System: Win10
  • CPU: i5-8400
  • GPU: GTX 1070
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Nightly 1733
  • Game: Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

citra_log.txt (24.1 KB)

Thank you in advance!

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1733 HEAD-8dfd9d3
Operating System                              Windows 10 (10.0)
CPU                                           Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz | AVX2 | FMA
Graphics API                                  OpenGL 3.3.0
Graphics Renderer                             NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2
GPU Driver Version                            471.41
CPU JIT                                       [x]
Hardware Renderer                             [x]
Hardware Shader                               [x]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [x]
Shader JIT                                    [x]
System Region                                 -1
Shader Disk Cache                             [x]

I did not find anything wrong in your log file. Please wait for a moderator to assist.

I don’t have the game myself so I can’t check, but wouldn’t just stopping the emulation suffice? Or does it come back to that point if you do so? (Also, don’t use save states to test this, use in-game save files).

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Thank you for your reply. After trying what u said I got a message that the save data of the game is corrupt!

So I loaded back to a save state and tried saving in-game. However I was faced with the same “home button” message.

After restarting Citra a couple of times, my in-game save file was no where to be found. However, since I still have my Citra save states, I used the one before starting the minigame and managed to make a new in-game save normally. The deletion of the corrupted in-game save file seems to have fixed the “home button” message that appears after the mini-game as well.

I am assuming the whole “home button” message was because of the corruption of my in-game save data. And I am also assuming the corruption was because I was changing the “emulation speed” while the game was saving.