Intense Loading Times

Issue:
The only game I play on this is animal crossing new leaf, for reference.
Until recently, when opening the game, it always booted up instantly with zero wait time. But now, whenever I open it, I’m greeted with this loading bar that says “loading shaders”, and it takes forever. And the number of “shaders” goes up every time I open the game, meaning every time I play it, I have to wait longer and longer for it to load. The number increases even if I don’t play the game. Just opening at all causes the number to increase. I’m afraid that eventually, it will just be a ridiculous wait time and it won’t even be worth it. Here’s a screenshot. Any help? Is this a common problem?

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ 8th Gen i5-8250U
  • GPU: Integrated graphics processing, see above
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Nightly
  • Game: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (4.0 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1419 HEAD-f106e76
OpenGL Vendor                                 null
OpenGL Renderer                               null
OpenGL Version                                null
Enable Hardware Renderer                      [x]
Enable Hardware Shader                        [x]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [ ]
Hardware Shader, Geometry Shaders             null
Enable Shader JIT                             [x]
Enable Vsync                                  null
System Region                                 -1

Here’s some issues I found with your log that might help.

  • Enabling Accurate Multiplication is recomended in certain games. If you are experiencing graphical glitches, try enabling this option.

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1419 HEAD-f106e76
OpenGL Vendor                                 null
OpenGL Renderer                               null
OpenGL Version                                null
Enable Hardware Renderer                      [x]
Enable Hardware Shader                        [x]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [ ]
Hardware Shader, Geometry Shaders             null
Enable Shader JIT                             [x]
Enable Vsync                                  null
System Region                                 -1

Here’s some issues I found with your log that might help.

  • Enabling Accurate Multiplication is recomended in certain games. If you are experiencing graphical glitches, try enabling this option.

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1419 HEAD-f106e76
OpenGL Vendor                                 null
OpenGL Renderer                               null
OpenGL Version                                null
Enable Hardware Renderer                      [x]
Enable Hardware Shader                        [x]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [ ]
Hardware Shader, Geometry Shaders             null
Enable Shader JIT                             [x]
Enable Vsync                                  null
System Region                                 -1

Here’s some issues I found with your log that might help.

  • Enabling Accurate Multiplication is recomended in certain games. If you are experiencing graphical glitches, try enabling this option.

You can disable Disk Shader Cache in the graphics options to boot the game faster but then you might experience stutters while playing, it’s a tradeoff.