SMT Strange Journey Redux Menu FPS still low

Issue:
When opening the menu, the fps drops from stable 30 to ~12~19, sometimes below 10.
Battle and negotiation works, but all menus accessed via Y let the fps drop.

Tested on 2 systems with a lot of different settings. It seems it has nothing to do with the hardware, but with the software having issues with fog or something else hidden in the menu image-files.

System Information

  • Operating System: Win10
  • CPU: i5 2500k OC 4,4GHz & AMD Ryzen 5900X
  • GPU: AMD 480X OC & RTX 3080 Ti OC
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): 1721
  • Game: Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey Redux
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (1.1 MB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Nightly 1721 HEAD-89410c1
Operating System                              Windows 10 (10.0)
CPU                                                  Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz | AVX
Graphics API                                  OpenGL 3.3.1
Graphics Renderer                             Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics
GPU Driver Version                            20.11.2 27.20.14501.18003
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.

  • Due to AMD’s poorly optimized OpenGL driver, you may experience slowdowns.
  • Please enable the Vsync option if you are experiencing screen tearing.

No ideas anyone?
It says it runs perfectly and that they are just a minor slowdowns in the voice, which i do not experience at all. Only hard drops under 15fps whenever menus pop-up.

Maybe the current version of Citra runs worse, but which one would run smooth?

Make sure to not use any save states when testing out any issues you’re having with the emulator. Save States are not meant for use beyond single gaming sessions as they are way to unstable for that (they save the entirety of Citra’s state, emulation and all, which means that they also save any and all errors).

You should also try disabling Hardware Shaders in Emulation>Configuration>Graphics>Advanced Tab if you’re on an AMD GPU system. That sometimes improves performance on those GPUs.