Instant CTD upon opening ANY game

Hey, I’ve been using this emulator for a while, since like 2020. I hadn’t used it for a while though, and reopened it today to play some games again.
But I’ve noticed the emulator suddenly just… can’t open any of my games anymore. Same roms folder that I’ve had for years, all of them perfectly functional, untouched since they were last used, none of them open. The emulator simply crashes and closes without so much as an error message as soon as the game tries to load up.

I’ve updated my GPU drivers JUST to be sure, and uninstalled and reinstalled the emulator (after backing up its roaming data folders, for obvious reasons), but no dice.
Tried erasing the shader cache folder, that did not do anything either.
The only change to my computer I could possibly think of that might have affected the emulator since its last use is upgrading my GPU (used to have a GTX 970), but it’s just a later model of the same brand of GPUs, using the same line of drivers, all fully updated (and I made sure to clear all previous configurations back when I upgraded), it’d be weird if THAT somehow caused it.

I’ve checked the log file, but I haven’t really found much in the way of issues that show the same final error message as mine, namely “CFG Module missing!”. It’s odd, but I’ve attached the log file either way.

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i5-10400F CPU @ 2.90GHz
  • GPU: NVidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Nightly 1874
  • Game: [any game]
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar): [no screenshots of the issue can really be made, as the program immediately closes with no error message upon it happening]

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (15.8 KB)

Hmmm, just in case, go to File>Open Citra Folder, and rename the nand folder found here to nand edit. Now try your game again.

That didn’t really seem to change anything.
After screwing around with the files a bit more though, I accidentally discovered the cause… the qt-config.ini file in the config folder, SOMETHING about it seems to have been causing it. Renaming it (so citra would re-generate the file) fixed the crashing (though I had to re-configure the UI obviously).

I’m not sure what changes could’ve been made to the emulator inbetween months-old versions and the current one for the configurations to break, but I’ve attached the culprit file (converted to .txt) in case it could be helpful.

qt-config.txt (29.9 KB)

Ah, I see. The config file has gone through some relatively big changes recently. Which wouldn’t usually be a problem, since it’ll just get overwritten with the new changes. However, it appears something about that process didn’t finish correctly. Resulting in a crash upon setting initialization.