MH4U Startup Black Screen

Issue:
Whenever I try to play MH4U the game opens with a black screen. Nothing I do seems to affect It.
I have been playing the game for over 100 hours now and have never had this problem before.
It started when I had turned my pc off after I had saved and quit my game.

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
  • Citra Version: Citra Nightly 1794
  • Game: MH4U
  • Screenshot of Issue:

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (24.6 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                               Nightly 1794   HEAD-e24e2a8
Operating System                             Windows 10 Version 2009
CPU                                          AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor             | AVX2 | FMA
Graphics API                                 OpenGL 4.3.1
Graphics Renderer                            AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
GPU Driver Version                           22.6.1 27.20.20912.1002
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.

  • Due to AMD’s poorly optimized OpenGL driver, you may experience slowdowns.
  • You have cheats enabled. This might cause weird behaviour or crashes. Please disable them and retest if your game is experiencing bugs or crashes.

System Information for Support

Client Version                               Nightly 1794   HEAD-e24e2a8
Operating System                             Windows 10 Version 2009
CPU                                          AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor             | AVX2 | FMA
Graphics API                                 OpenGL 4.3.1
Graphics Renderer                            AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
GPU Driver Version                           22.6.1 27.20.20912.1002
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.

  • Due to AMD’s poorly optimized OpenGL driver, you may experience slowdowns.
  • You have cheats enabled. This might cause weird behaviour or crashes. Please disable them and retest if your game is experiencing bugs or crashes.

I’m not noticing anything too obvious. So lets try clearing the shader cache: Go to File>Open Citra Folder, then open up the shaders folder and delete the opengl folder found here. Now try your game again.

Didn’t work. It still shows the black screen

Then we’ll try a portable build next. To rule out any other issues with your current set-up:

Go to Download Citra - Citra and select Manual download. Then under Nightly Build, click on your operating system’s icon to the right of the latest build available to download the build.
Extract it (.7z can be extracted using Winrar or 7zip) and put it wherever you wish. Inside the extracted nightly-mingw folder, create a folder called user. This Citra should now store all of its config, save files and such inside of this user folder.
Check to make sure that this user folder is in the same folder that contains citra-qt(.exe)
Now run the citra-qt executable found inside of the mingw folder and run your game. If you encounter the same issue again, upload a log file using this portable build.

The game ran fine on the portable build. Had no issues at all

Is my save file just corrupted or something? I’ve never changed any of the settings.

Did you use the cheat codes on the portable build perchance?

If you didn’t, then maybe something about those isn’t quite right. If not, then start up your regular Citra build, then go to File>Open Citra Folder (close Citra) and open up the config folder. Delete the qt-config.ini file found here. Now try your game again.

Wait I figured it out. Something was wrong with the system folder In my game. I switched It out with the one In the portable build and now It seems to work.

Thanks for the all the help

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