Pokemon Legend Arceus crash with vulkan on yuzu

When I open Pokemon Legend Arceus in yuzu with vulkan as default video, the game crashes after choosing character and name, yuzu just closes with no error.

If I open the game with OpenGL it doesn’t crash, but it works 15-20 fps. If I save the game and choose vulkan again, yuzu crashes when it finishes loading the black screen and it will present the game.

I have seen that since the game came out it generates this problem with vulkan, but I have seen that many people have solved it by updating the drivers and have been able to play it using vulkan, but I have mine updated to 22.8.1 and I still have not been able to play Legend Arceus .

i7-4810MQ 8 core processor
AMD 8790M with updated graphics 22.8.1 via AmernimeZ
500GB SSD Drive


yuzu_log.txt (24.2 KB)

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System Information for Support

Client Version                               yuzu 1172
Operating System                             Windows 10 Version 21H2 (Build 19044.2006)
CPU                                          Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz | AVX2 | FMA
Graphics API                                 Vulkan 1.2.178
Graphics Renderer                            AMD Radeon HD 8790M
GPU Driver Version                           AMD proprietary driver 2.0.188
Host RAM                                     7.91 GiB
Host Swap                                    8.00 GiB
CPU Accuracy                                 Auto
GPU Accuracy                                 Normal
Docked Mode                                  [x]
CPU Multicore                                [x]
Async GPU                                    [x]
Async Shaders                                [x]

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Even with the modified updated driver, the GPU still lacks required extensions to run this game in Vulkan. It’s a 10 years old GPU.
You can either use OpenGL or try Linux.


Stick to your console for sure until you can upgrade pc.


the official amd 8790m drivers for Linux are from 2015… Do you think that Legend Arceus still works well with Linux?

I don’t have access to old GCN hardware to confirm. But if Vulkan is no good, the Linux OpenGL drivers are amazing, it should run very well with it.