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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance frozen at Loading screen after New Game
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I bought a used copy of the Greatest Hits edition of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (USA). The game boots up fine, memory card is configurated. The Black Isle and snowblind FMVs play smoothly with no glitches, and there are no problems with the title menu. However, after I start a New Game for One Player and choose any class, the game hangs at the Loading (on fire) screen, dropping to 0.32 fps. PCSX2 eventually crashes if I leave it alone long enough (maybe 40 minutes). I don't have any save files to load. Strangely, I can play the Tutorial just fine, with only one minor graphical bug (a single green vertical line in the pop-up boxes).

I've found one other person with the same problem, in a YouTube comment, but it doesn't seem like they ever got past this part either. I'm relatively inexperienced with PCSX2, so apologies if I've left anything out.

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PCSX2 1.4.0
Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
RAM: 16.0 GB

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GSdx 20160105132032 (MSVC 19.00, AVX) 1.0.0 [gsdx32-avx]
Pokopom XInput Pag Plugin (2.1.0) [padPokopom]
SPU2-X 20151231175709 2.0.0 [spu2-x]
cdvdGigaherz (20151231175709ll) 0.9.0. [cdvdGigaherz]
USBnull Driver 20151231175709 0.7.0 [USBnull]
FWnull Driver 20151231175709 0.7.0 [FWnull]
DEV9null Driver [DEV9null]

GSdx Settings
Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Renderer: Direct3D11 (Hardware)
Interlacing: Auto
Allow 8-Bit Textures
Internal Resolution: 2x Native
Texture Filtering: Bilinear (PS2)
CRC Hack Level: Full (Safest)
Enable HW Hacks
MSAA: 0x
Skipdraw: 0
Preload Data Frame
Round Sprite: Off
Sprite: Off
TV Shader (F7): None
Enable FXAA
Enable Shade Boost

SPU2-X Settings
Interpolation: 4 - Catmull-Rom (PS2-like/slow)
Module: 1 - XAudio 2 (Recommended)
Synchronizing Mode: Async Mix (Breaks some games!)
Audio Expansion Mode: Stereo (none, default)
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#2
(05-31-2017, 04:16 AM)Tocsin Wrote: I bought a used copy of the Greatest Hits edition of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (USA). The game boots up fine, memory card is configurated. The Black Isle and snowblind FMVs play smoothly with no glitches, and there are no problems with the title menu. However, after I start a New Game for One Player and choose any class, the game hangs at the Loading (on fire) screen, dropping to 0.32 fps. PCSX2 eventually crashes if I leave it alone long enough (maybe 40 minutes). I don't have any save files to load. Strangely, I can play the Tutorial just fine, with only one minor graphical bug (a single green vertical line in the pop-up boxes).

I've found one other person with the same problem, in a YouTube comment, but it doesn't seem like they ever got past this part either. I'm relatively inexperienced with PCSX2, so apologies if I've left anything out.

sʏsᴛᴇᴍ
PCSX2 1.4.0
Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
RAM: 16.0 GB

ᴘʟᴜɢɪɴs
GSdx 20160105132032 (MSVC 19.00, AVX) 1.0.0 [gsdx32-avx]
Pokopom XInput Pag Plugin (2.1.0) [padPokopom]
SPU2-X 20151231175709 2.0.0 [spu2-x]
cdvdGigaherz (20151231175709ll) 0.9.0. [cdvdGigaherz]
USBnull Driver 20151231175709 0.7.0 [USBnull]
FWnull Driver 20151231175709 0.7.0 [FWnull]
DEV9null Driver [DEV9null]

GSdx Settings
Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Renderer: Direct3D11 (Hardware)
Interlacing: Auto
Allow 8-Bit Textures
Internal Resolution: 2x Native
Texture Filtering: Bilinear (PS2)
CRC Hack Level: Full (Safest)
Enable HW Hacks
MSAA: 0x
Skipdraw: 0
Preload Data Frame
Round Sprite: Off
Sprite: Off
TV Shader (F7): None
Enable FXAA
Enable Shade Boost

SPU2-X Settings
Interpolation: 4 - Catmull-Rom (PS2-like/slow)
Module: 1 - XAudio 2 (Recommended)
Synchronizing Mode: Async Mix (Breaks some games!)
Audio Expansion Mode: Stereo (none, default)

Try using the latest GIT version - http://pcsx2.net/download/development/git.html
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Intel Core i7-4720HQ @ 2.6Ghz - 3.6Ghz Quad Core
Nvidia GTX 960M 4GB
8GB DDR3 Ram
15.6'' Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS
Windows 10 64 Bit
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#3
(05-31-2017, 09:28 AM)Donovan24 Wrote: Try using the latest GIT version - http://pcsx2.net/download/development/git.html
I tried using the latest revision 49840bb by ssakash. Still freezing at the new game loading screen.

I’m wondering if this is a problem particular to the Greatest Hits edition… I’ll try the same settings with the original USA and PAL editions and see if that works.
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#4
Please post the contents of the emulog.txt file after the problem occurs. The file can be found in "My Documents\PCSX2\logs" for the installer version or in "PCSX2\logs" for the portable/binary version.
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Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#5
Could you try software mode?
Lenovo Y50-70 Gaming Laptop
Intel Core i7-4720HQ @ 2.6Ghz - 3.6Ghz Quad Core
Nvidia GTX 960M 4GB
8GB DDR3 Ram
15.6'' Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS
Windows 10 64 Bit
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Intel Core i5 4670 @ 3.4Ghz
Gigabyte H81M
Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB
8GB DDR 3 Ram
1TB WD Black
Windows 10 64 Bit
Phillips 23.6" 1920x1080 IPS
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