Yo-Kai Watch Soft-locks/Freezes at Save

The game completely soft-locks whenever I try to save after around 30 minutes of gameplay, no matter where I save at. The music still plays and the screen still moves but no button can be pressed. (I’ve been using save states to work around this but I’d much rather actually be able to save the game.)

System Information

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
  • GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 4600
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Canary 1858
  • Game: Yo-Kai Watch
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including title!):

Diagnostic Log
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citra_log.txt (206.7 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                                Canary 1858 HEAD-a34b8e8
Operating System                              Windows 10 (10.0)
CPU                                           Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Graphics API                                  OpenGL 3.3.0
Graphics Renderer                             Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
GPU Driver Version                  
CPU JIT                                       [x]
Hardware Renderer                             [x]
Hardware Shader                               [ ]
Hardware Shader, Accurate Multiplication      [ ]
Shader JIT                                    [x]
System Region                                 -1
Shader Disk Cache                             [ ]

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

  • Enabling Accurate Multiplication is recomended in certain games. If you are experiencing graphical glitches, try enabling this option.

GPU Driver Version: Build

This driver is outdated, you need to update.

Download win64_15.40.46.5144.zip from https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29804/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-15-40-?product=75048
direct link: https://downloadmirror.intel.com/29804/a08/win64_15.40.46.5144.zip

then follow this guide to install it: https://www.howtogeek.com/343287/how-to-fix-the-driver-being-installed-is-not-validated-for-this-computer-on-intel-computers/

Since you have a desktop computer, you probably should buy an Nvidia graphics card to fix most problems because Haswell iGPUs are very problematic with Citra. All your other games (e.g Steam) would run much faster as well, even a basic GTX 1650 would :P: https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-HD-4600-Desktop-125-GHz-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1650/2168vs4039

If you do not want to do that for some reason then you might need to turn off Enable Hardware Shader in the Advanced tab in the graphics options on Citra.