Slow Performance with Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome Amiibo

Hello everyone! This is my first time posting and I’ve looked through all of the rules and tried to follow all of the troubleshooting steps, but my apologies if I’ve missed something.

My emulation speed on this game is floating between 50-70% most of the time, and I’m not really sure why! It goes up higher in most indoor environments, but it’s still not super great most of the time. I checked my CPU’s values according to the FAQ, and it’s above the threshold for good performance. I’ve also updated my GPU drivers before posting and that didn’t seem to improve things either.

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated!! <3

System Information



Citra Version: Citra Nightly 1458
Game: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome Amiibo

citra_log.txt (51.8 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1458 HEAD-680ef64
OpenGL Vendor                                 ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL Renderer                               AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 8 Graphics
OpenGL Version                                3.3.1
GPU Driver Version                            20.2.2 26.20.15019.19000
Enable Hardware Renderer                      [x]
Enable Hardware Shader                        [x]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [ ]
Hardware Shader, Geometry Shaders             null
Enable Shader JIT                             [x]
Enable Vsync                                  null
System Region                                 -1

Here’s some issues I found with your log that might help.

  • Due to AMD’s poorly optimized OpenGL driver, you may experience slowdowns.
  • Enabling Accurate Multiplication is recomended in certain games. If you are experiencing graphical glitches, try enabling this option.
  • You are using open source system files for Mii data. This will appear as your Mii having broken graphics, but will not affect the stability of the game. In order to resolve this, please refer to our guide on dumping system files. https://citra-emu.org/wiki/dumping-system-archives-and-the-shared-fonts-from-a-3ds-console/

Yeah unfortunately Radeon doesn’t perform well on OpenGL on Windows. You should get more performance if you don’t mind dual booting Ubuntu(Linux). It has open source Mesa drivers over there.