Pokemon Crystal (VC) Won't load, immediate black screen

When trying to launch Pokemon Crystal (Virtual Console), it says it’s loading shaders, launching, then immediately goes to a black screen.

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10 19043.2006
  • CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i7-9700K CPU
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Nightly 1785
  • Game: Pokemon Crystal
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (12.4 KB)

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System Information for Support

Client Version                               Nightly 1785   HEAD-baecc18
Operating System                             Windows 10 (10.0)
CPU                                          Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700K CPU @ 3.60GHz | AVX2 | FMA
Graphics API                                 OpenGL 4.3.0
Graphics Renderer                            NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
GPU Driver Version                           516.94
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.

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

Go to File>Open Citra Folder. Then open up the shaders folder. Delete the opengl folder found here. See if the issue remains.

Tried it, no change.

Please try out this Citra build: Release nightly-1782 · citra-emu/citra-nightly · GitHub

Didn’t change anything unfortunately

I’d recommend a redump then. Please refer to our game dumping guides:

Dumping Game Cartridges
Dumping Installed Titles

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