Micro-stuttering in Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds

The compatibility of Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds shows great in Citra homepage, and it shows 50 fps in gameplay, but it has a lot of micro-stuttering. Plus, the frame freezes a lot, sometimes for up to 5 seconds, with fps dropping to 20-40, then back to 50-60

I tried enabling Accurate Multiplication, but this causes Citra to crash when I launch the game. (I also tried Accurate Multiplication on with Disk Shader Cache both on and off)

System Information

  • Operating System: MacOS 11.1
  • CPU: i5 @2.3 GHz
  • GPU: Intel HD 4000
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): 1775
  • Game: Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

Diagnostic Log
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System Information for Support

Client Version                               Nightly 1775   HEAD-357025d
Operating System                             macOS 11.1
CPU                                          Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz | AVX
Graphics API                                 OpenGL 4.1
Graphics Renderer                            Intel HD Graphics 4000 OpenGL Engine
GPU Driver Version                           ?
CPU JIT                                      [x]
Hardware Renderer                            [x]
Hardware Shader                              [x]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication     [ ]
Shader JIT                                   [x]
System Region                                -1
Shader Disk Cache                            [ ]

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.
  • Please enable the Vsync option if you are experiencing screen tearing.

Compatibility is not the same as performance. With those specs, I’m not surprised that this is happening honestly. If you would like this to not happen, you would have to buy a new device with more up to date hardware.