Pokemon Sword doesn't start

Pokemon Sword gets stuck in launch screen. Well, it doesn’t really get stuck, it just never finishes to launch.
At first try it started without problems, the only issue i had was that i had no sound. So i stopped the emulation and change the sound settings in yuzu. Since then it never gets further than “Launching…”. It doesn’t freeze or so, the Ninteno Switch icon still does its thing and the loading bar still moves. Speed is at 3556% / 100% FPS is a 0 and Frame is nan ms
yuzu_log.txt (66.9 KB)


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System Information for Support

OpenGL Vendor                                 NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer                               GeForce GTX 1070 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL Version                                4.6.0
GPU Driver Version                            441.20
Enable CPU JIT                                null
Docked Mode                                   [ ]
RNG Seed                                      [ ]
Use Accurate GPU Emulation                    [ ]

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Try cleaning the shader cache.
Right click the game on yuzu’s list, click on open transferable shader cache, and delete or move the highlighted file, try booting it again atfer that.


Thanks for your reply.
I cleaned the shader cache and something changed. The loading bar now doenst move anymore, which was also the case when i frist started the game and it worked then. Unfortunatley it still doesnt start

Sounds like a bad dump then. Try doing the dumping process again.

Thanks for your help.
I reinstalled yuzu and now it seems to work

i did the same but it tends to freeze the game when the wooloo is trying to get that fence thing done any ideas why?

Any cutscene will softlock the game, the only way for now is to use saves after each one.

I know I might be a bit late but I tried the dumping process and it seems to not work I’ve done it 4 times and it always gets stuck loading the game and puts it on a dark screen if you can help, please do.

You need to post logfile.

ok so I figured the problem, the problem is the fact that the screen isn’t showing as I can control the game however I cannot see it

Can you give us the your system settings and Yuzu log to help you, I don’t know what is happening to have black screen.
yuzu_log.txt (3.0 MB)

CPU-Z CPU-Z Memory

this is all the infomation you requested i believe

You have very old GPU Driver, install the newest one from hear.

And increase your pagefile to 25000 mb.


well i have the same problem with the game not launching but if i open the shaders file there is nothing in it

So redump your content from console to rule out oddity.