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'''Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water''' is comprised of three interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent string of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides. As one of three people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, you’ll explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses. Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of all—the history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami. <!-- Please, don't just copy that WITHOUT giving a short description about the game || Description with less than 3 sentences will be considered a stub -->
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'''Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water''' is comprised of three interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent string of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides.<br />
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As one of three people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, you’ll explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses.<br />
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Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of all—the history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami.
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== Configuration ==
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Default configuration along with Vulkan API and [https://cemu.cfw.guide/using-async async compile].<br />
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''(The '''CPU-Mode''' can be changed from Single-Core recompiler too Dual-Core recompiler for this game. It has some intense rendering areas)''<br />
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Also there is a workaround graphic pack for the 10th drop which needs to be enabled to avoid a crash half-way through.<br />
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'''Note!''' This game do make use of the motion control feature in the WiiU Gamepad. Check out the [https://cemu.cfw.guide/motion-controls motion controls setup guide] if you own a controller with this feature!<br />
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The game also display the camera on the WiiU Gamepad at default. Either make use of the ''separate gamepad view'' feature in cemu or change the in-game camera controls!<br />
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<br />
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If you do not have a controller with motion support then change the in-game settings to only use the right analog stick.<br />
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This will also change the camera view to show up on the TV-screen instead of the game pad view.<br />
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You still need to move camera sideways. Click the right mouse button and hold to move the camera around.<br />
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This will also shift the directions of the right analog stick (left and right becomes up and down when going sideways)<br />
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{|style="margin: 0 left;"
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| [[File:Project zero options.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|Showing the options with the usage of the camera changed to right stick only]]
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| [[File:Project zero camera view changed.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|This is the view of the camera on-screen after disabling using the gamepad view for camera.]]
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|}
  
 
== Known Issues ==
 
== Known Issues ==
1.7.4- Cemu versions crashes when Miu Hinasaki see black hooded ghost while trying to escape from other ghosts in the beginning.<br />
 
1.7.5 Cemu version crashes when character enters INN.<br />
 
1.8.0+ Cemu versions freeze at loading screen before gameplay starts.<br />
 
1.9.0 - Instant black screen after game load. FPS counter shows 30 FPS.<br />
 
1.9.1 - Runs again. Needs '''emulateSinglePrecision = true''' to avoid in-game crash.<br />
 
1.10.0f - Crash at "Press A" title screen when A pressed.<br />
 
1.11.0b - Runs again. Some graphic glitches on-screen but it's doable now.<br />
 
1.11.0c - Crashed after Hisoka scene in Chapter 2.. Major slowdown in the forest on Chapter 2.. Memory leak in some areas..<br />
 
1.11.3 - Crashed after Hisoka scene in Chapter 2.. <br />
 
1.11.6 - Un-check separable shaders under "experimental" to progress further into the game, but still black faces/skins and crashed at drop 10.. <br />
 
1.14.0c- Un-checking separable shaders (Options - General Settings - Graphics) makes the game playable <br />
 
1.15.10- Crashed in Chapter 3 and 10 <br />
 
1.15.10- Movie Cutscenes are playable from Chapters 1 to 3. Black screen issues occur in certain in-game cutscenes when any one of your characters reaches for a key item, triggering an in-game cutscene from the action performed to occur, resulting in a Black screen. Chapters 1 to 3 have the option to skip scenes, should a black screen issue occur, and is only a temporary solution, as beyond this point, the game is virtually unplayable, as the option to skip a scene from the game's pause menu is not applicable for further chapters and game progression. Please see additional notes in the game's Compatibility Wiki for the current release version 1.15.10 for further details on this. - Tekmarvl <br />
 
1.15.11b-1.15.11c - Same Black Screen Issues exist in these two tested versions of the emulator. The only noticeable difference is that there is now a visible option to skip the cutscene in Chapters 4 and 5.
 
Doing so still results in the Black Screen issues that were apparent in version 1.15.10, and freezing of the game occurs with audio still playing, while accessibility to the game's Pause menu is no longer operational because of the frozen state. Only option left is to exit out of full screen mode, and manually close / exit the emulator to shut down the current emulation. - Tekmarvl <br />
 
  
== Configuration ==
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=== eShop / digital release cutscene issues ===
For Cemu 1.14.0c you'll need two things in order to able to enjoy this game!<br />
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The eShop version of the game has issues with all the cut-scenes in the 3rd drop and presumingly the 8th drop ''"soft-locking"''.<br />
You'll need:<br />
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'''Solution: '''You can hit '''-''' on you controller to frame-by-frame go through the cut-scenes or skip it entirely.<br />
- CemuHook<br />
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The disc releases of the game does not seem to have this issue and the cut-scenes play as expected.<br />
- Un-check separable shader (in graphics tab under settings).<br />
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[[File:Project zero 3rd drop cutscene.gif|frame|none|upright=1.75|Showcasing the "soft-lock" in thr 3rd drop and how you can skip it by pressing '''minus''']]
<br />
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There are a few things that's still broken in this game graphical wise, like viewing photos and the camera view on the GamePad view.<br />
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=== Light beam / reflections missing ===
[[File:Broken gamepad view.png|750px]]
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A crucial light effect is missing, rendering the game way darker then compared to how it appears on the WiiU.<br />
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There are some graphic packs that might help a bit on the lighting situation, but not entirely. Keep this in mind if this is your first time playing this game.<br />
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Here are some straight up side-by-side comparison screenshots Cemu (on the left) against the Wii U (on the right):<br />
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''Image source [http://bugs.cemu.info/issues/351 Cemu bug tracker: Bug #351]''
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{|style="margin: 0 left;"
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| [[File:Cemu projectzero 1st drop blackface.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|1st drop - "black face" due to missing light source]]
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| [[File:Cemu projectzero 1st drop camera light beam door.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|1st drop - camera light beam missing]]
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| [[File:Cemu projectzero 1st drop outdoors.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|1st drop - environment lightning is off]]
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|}
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{|style="margin: 0 left;"
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| [[File:Cemu projectzero 2nd drop mirror not rendering.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|2nd drop - mirror not rendering / rendering incorrectly]]
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| [[File:Cemu projectzero 4th drop black face.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|4th drop - missing light source, making the face look black]]
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| [[File:Cemu projectzero 4th drop envr light missing.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|4th drop - environment lightning is off and flash light beam]]
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|}
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{|style="margin: 0 left;"
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| [[File:Cemu projectzero 4th drop light beam and shadow missing.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|4th drop - flash light beam not working]]
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| [[File:Cemu projectzero 6th drop fog envr lighting.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|6th drop - overall environment lightning is off]]
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|}
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=== 60 FPS issues ===
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The reaching for objects on the ground animation is cut of short when using the 60FPS graphic pack.<br />
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The game becomes a bit heavier for the CPU in some areas, so changing the '''CPU-Mode''' from Single-Core Recompiler too Dual-Core Recompiler can be recommended!<br />
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{|style="margin: 0 left;"
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| [[File:Project zero 30fps reach opt.gif|frame|none|upright=1.75|30FPS - full animation]]
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| [[File:Project zero 60fps reach opt.gif|frame|none|upright=1.75|60FPS - animation cut short]]
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|}
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=== 10th drop - crashing after the black box ===
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This can be avoided by enabling the "10th Drop Crash Fix" graphic pack.<br />
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''Right-click on the game in the game list, select '''graphic packs''', tick the box for 10th drop crash fix under the '''Workarounds'''-tree.''<br />
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=== 14th drop - only 1/4th screen visible ===
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<del>When you are reaching the end of the game at the final fight 3/4th of screen will become blurred out when you look at sun if you are using the Vulkan API.</del><br />
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Fixed as of Cemu 1.21.2 (and maybe even before)<br />
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{|style="margin: 0 left;"
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| [[File:Cemu projectzero 14th drop issue.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|Cemu 1.19.1b - Only 1/4 is actually viewable with Vulkan]]
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| [[File:Cemu1212 project zero end.png|thumb|none|upright=1.75|Cemu 1.21.2 - Rendering correctly with Vulkan]]
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|}
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== Previously Known Issues ==
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{{teststart}}
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{{testsection|1.7.x - 1.15.x|collapsed}}
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{{testline|version=1.7.4|notes=Cemu versions crashes when Miu Hinasaki see black hooded ghost while trying to escape from other ghosts in the beginning.}}
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{{testline|version=1.7.5|notes=Cemu version crashes when character enters INN.}}
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{{testline|version=1.8.0|notes=Cemu versions freeze at loading screen before gameplay starts.}}
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{{testline|version=1.9.0|notes=Instant black screen after game load. FPS counter shows 30 FPS.}}
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{{testline|version=1.9.1|notes=Runs again. Needs '''emulateSinglePrecision = true''' to avoid in-game crash.}}
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{{testline|version=1.10.0f|notes=Crash at "Press A" title screen when A pressed.}}
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{{testline|version=1.11.0b|notes=Runs again. Some graphic glitches on-screen but it's doable now.}}
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{{testline|version=1.11.0c|notes=Crashed after Hisoka scene in Chapter 2.. Major slowdown in the forest on Chapter 2.. Memory leak in some areas..}}
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{{testline|version=1.11.3|notes=Crashed after Hisoka scene in Chapter 2.. }}
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{{testline|version=1.11.6|notes=Un-check separable shaders under "experimental" to progress further into the game, but still black faces/skins and crashed at drop 10..}}
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{{testline|version=1.14.0c|notes=Un-checking separable shaders (Options - General Settings - Graphics) makes the game playable}}
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{{testline|version=1.15.10|notes=Crashed in Chapter 3 and 10}}
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{{testline|version=1.15.10|notes=Movie Cutscenes are playable from Chapters 1 to 3. Black screen issues occur in certain in-game cutscenes when any one of your characters reaches for a key item, triggering an in-game cutscene from the action performed to occur, resulting in a Black screen. Chapters 1 to 3 have the option to skip scenes, should a black screen issue occur, and is only a temporary solution, as beyond this point, the game is virtually unplayable, as the option to skip a scene from the game's pause menu is not applicable for further chapters and game progression. Please see additional notes in the game's Compatibility Wiki for the current release version 1.15.10 for further details on this. - Tekmarvl}}
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{{testline|version=1.15.11c|notes=Same Black Screen Issues exist in these two tested versions of the emulator. The only noticeable difference is that there is now a visible option to skip the cutscene in Chapters 4 and 5.
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Doing so still results in the Black Screen issues that were apparent in version 1.15.10, and freezing of the game occurs with audio still playing, while accessibility to the game's Pause menu is no longer operational because of the frozen state. Only option left is to exit out of full screen mode, and manually close / exit the emulator to shut down the current emulation. - Tekmarvl}}
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{{testend}}
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{{testend}}
  
 
== Gameplay Videos ==
 
== Gameplay Videos ==
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{{#ev:youtube|032uemTWul0|300|inline|Cemu 1.17.3 - Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water - VULKAN - AMD RX VEGA 64|frame}}
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{{#ev:youtube|je7XBBENRIA|300|inline|Cemu 1.17.3 - Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water - VULKAN - AMD RX VEGA 64|frame}}
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{{#ev:youtube|pwk8QEpZPVI|300|inline|Cemu 1.17.3 - Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water - VULKAN - AMD RX580|frame}}
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{{#ev:youtube|HWtrMJnDbZo|300|inline|Cemu 1.17.3 - Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water - All three first drops - NVIDIA GTX 1060 - VULKAN|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|ZVws8DyB0JM|300|inline|Cemu 1.15.10 crashed in Chapter 3|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|ZVws8DyB0JM|300|inline|Cemu 1.15.10 crashed in Chapter 3|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|zXvdmN_0C7s|300|inline|Cemu 1.15.7c ran perfectly in Chapter 2|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|zXvdmN_0C7s|300|inline|Cemu 1.15.7c ran perfectly in Chapter 2|frame}}
{{#ev:youtube|jsF9bkIt1ZQ|300|inline|1.14.0c - Avoiding stage crashes - Un-check separable shaders (Options - General Settings - Graphics)|frame}}
 
 
{{#ev:youtube|4Nu6aKdOPho|300|inline|Cemu Emulator 1.12: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|4Nu6aKdOPho|300|inline|Cemu Emulator 1.12: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|0mraB7uZPcw|300|inline|1.11.6b Testdrive.|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|0mraB7uZPcw|300|inline|1.11.6b Testdrive.|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|iT2YIUi75pk|300|inline| Cemu 1.11.6 on AMD GPU|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|iT2YIUi75pk|300|inline| Cemu 1.11.6 on AMD GPU|frame}}
{{#ev:youtube|t74UZtUdTXY|300|inline|1.11.6 Continuation from the second drop|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|eb-_nClyxBo|300|inline|1.11.2 From start to current crash at the second drop|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|bixguZmCt1I|300|inline|1.11.0 A simple "how to" video.|frame}}
 
  
 
== Testing ==
 
== Testing ==
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{{testline|version=1.12.0d|OS=Windows 10 x64|region=EU|CPU=Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 GHz|GPU=Nvidia GTX 1070|user=Nickcao2|FPS=30|rating=Runs|notes= Crashed at drop 10 after Ren is dragged by Rui to another place.. The graphical problem with the black skin/face of the characters ingame still exists..}}
 
{{testline|version=1.12.0d|OS=Windows 10 x64|region=EU|CPU=Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 GHz|GPU=Nvidia GTX 1070|user=Nickcao2|FPS=30|rating=Runs|notes= Crashed at drop 10 after Ren is dragged by Rui to another place.. The graphical problem with the black skin/face of the characters ingame still exists..}}
 
{{testend}}
 
{{testend}}
{{testsection|1.14.x}}
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{{testsection|1.14.x|collapsed}}
 
{{testline|version=1.14.0c|OS=Windows 10|region=EU/JAP|CPU=Intel Core i5 4670k @ 4.2GHz|GPU=nvidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB|user=chriztr|FPS=30|rating=Playable|notes=Pretty much playable now if you got CemuHook for video playback and un-check separable shaders.}}
 
{{testline|version=1.14.0c|OS=Windows 10|region=EU/JAP|CPU=Intel Core i5 4670k @ 4.2GHz|GPU=nvidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB|user=chriztr|FPS=30|rating=Playable|notes=Pretty much playable now if you got CemuHook for video playback and un-check separable shaders.}}
 
{{testline|version=1.14.0c|OS=Windows 7|region=EU/JAP|CPU=Intel Core i5 4400 @ 3.10GHz|GPU=nvidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB|user=magatsu|FPS=30|rating=Playable|notes=still crashes on drop 10 after cutscene where rui drag ren. confirmed only crash in joining ceremony building, run smooth as usual once leave until game finish. (problem solved by switching to older version (i use ver 1.9) and revert back to ver 1.14 after the event end)}}
 
{{testline|version=1.14.0c|OS=Windows 7|region=EU/JAP|CPU=Intel Core i5 4400 @ 3.10GHz|GPU=nvidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB|user=magatsu|FPS=30|rating=Playable|notes=still crashes on drop 10 after cutscene where rui drag ren. confirmed only crash in joining ceremony building, run smooth as usual once leave until game finish. (problem solved by switching to older version (i use ver 1.9) and revert back to ver 1.14 after the event end)}}
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Configuration notes: disablePrecompiledShaders = true, since when you have them enabled the game is literally unplayable, rendering freezes for 5s~15s whenever new models or effects appear on screen, while game simulation keeps running on.}}
 
Configuration notes: disablePrecompiledShaders = true, since when you have them enabled the game is literally unplayable, rendering freezes for 5s~15s whenever new models or effects appear on screen, while game simulation keeps running on.}}
 
{{testend}}
 
{{testend}}
{{testsection|1.15.x}}
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{{testsection|1.15.x|collapsed}}
 
{{testline|version=1.15.0d|OS=Windows 7|region=EU/JAP|CPU=Intel Xeon X3440 [i7 840 equivalent] @ 4GHz|GPU=AMD Radeon 280X @ 18.10.1 Driver|user=Gevalt|FPS=30|rating=Runs|notes=All the 1.14.0c issues persist.}}
 
{{testline|version=1.15.0d|OS=Windows 7|region=EU/JAP|CPU=Intel Xeon X3440 [i7 840 equivalent] @ 4GHz|GPU=AMD Radeon 280X @ 18.10.1 Driver|user=Gevalt|FPS=30|rating=Runs|notes=All the 1.14.0c issues persist.}}
 
{{testline|version=1.15.7c|OS=Windows 10 x64|region=EU|CPU=Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 GHz|GPU=Nvidia GTX 1070|user=Nickcao2|FPS=30|rating=Playable|notes=Ran perfectly well, but only Chapter 2.. No crash even without separatable shader unchecked..}}
 
{{testline|version=1.15.7c|OS=Windows 10 x64|region=EU|CPU=Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 GHz|GPU=Nvidia GTX 1070|user=Nickcao2|FPS=30|rating=Playable|notes=Ran perfectly well, but only Chapter 2.. No crash even without separatable shader unchecked..}}
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Game is still pretty much in an unplayable state beyond the Third Chapter, and nothing has really been done to address the Black Screen and freezing issues that still existed in the prior versions of 1.15.11b and 1.15.10.}}
 
Game is still pretty much in an unplayable state beyond the Third Chapter, and nothing has really been done to address the Black Screen and freezing issues that still existed in the prior versions of 1.15.11b and 1.15.10.}}
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{{testend}}
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{{testsection|1.16.x|collapsed}}
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{{testend}}
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{{testsection|1.17.x|collapsed}}
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{{testline|version=1.17.1|OS=Windows 10|region=EU|CPU=Intel Core i5-9600k|GPU=Nvidia GTX 1050ti|user=Genisai|FPS=Unknown|rating=Loads|notes=Tried to load a previous save twice, but the emulator crashed both times.}}
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{{testline|version=1.17.2|OS=Windows 10|region=US|CPU=AMD Ryzen 5 3600|GPU=AMD Rx Vega 64|user=dante3732|FPS=Unknown|rating=Loads|notes=Tried to start game in menu, but the emulator crashed both times.}}
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{{testline|version=1.17.3|OS=Windows 10|region=EUR|CPU=Intel i5 9600k|GPU=AMD RX580 8GB|user=Chriztr|FPS=60FPS (FPS pack)|rating=Playable|notes=Goes in-game and so far it seems to render everything as it should with Vulkan API.
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All of the previous crash points for Vulkan seems to be gone atleast for AMD GPU's}}
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{{testline|version=1.17.3|OS=Windows 10|region=EUR|CPU=AMD Ryzen 5 2600|GPU=nVidia GTX 1060 6GB|user=Chriztr|FPS=60FPS (FPS pack)|rating=Playable|notes=Played through the first three drops with Vulkan API without a hitch.
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The third chapter was known to have a crash point going up the stairs to the 3rd floor. This do not happen anymore.}}
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{{testline|version=1.17.3|OS=Windows 10|region=USA|CPU=AMD Ryzen 5 3600|GPU=AMD RX VEGA 64 8GB|user=dante3732|FPS=60FPS (FPS pack)|rating=Playable|notes=Played through the 3 drops with Vulkan API, cutscenes drop 3 and 4 freezes, but can skip.
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}}
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{{testline|version=1.17.3|OS=Windows 10|region=EUR|CPU=AMD Ryzen 5 3600|GPU=AMD RX VEGA 64 8GB|user=dante3732|FPS=60FPS (FPS PACK)|rating=Playable|notes=Walkthrough full game with DLC on Vulkan API, in drop 8 script not work if use 60 fps pack. Dynamic shadows work incorrect, there are other minor graphic bugs. Game crash in drop 10, after box cutscene on any emulator settings. On last boss serios graphics glitches.
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}}
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{{testend}}
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{{testsection|1.18.x|collapsed}}
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{{testend}}
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{{testsection|1.19.x|collapsed}}
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{{testend}}
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{{testsection|1.20.x|collapsed}}
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{{testend}}
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{{testsection|1.21.x}}
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{{testline|version=1.21.2|OS=Win10|region=EU|CPU=Intel Core i5-9600k @ 4.88GHz|GPU=AMD RX580 8GB|user=chrissie|FPS=30|rating=Playable|notes=Playable with the crash fix enabled as stated in this wiki.<br />The game does lack a lot of the light sources, which sorta ruins the gameplay a tiny bit.}}
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{{testline|version=1.21.2|OS=Win10|region=CHN|CPU=Intel Core i7-8750h @ 2.2GHz|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB|user=weichen|FPS=30|rating=Playable|notes=The game lacks light source, which seriously affects the game experience.}}
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{{testend}}

Latest revision as of 10:22, 21 September 2020

Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water
Project-zero-maiden-of-black-water.jpg
Developer(s) KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) JP September 27, 2014
NA October 22, 2015
PAL October 30, 2015
Genre(s) Horror, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods Gamepad
Compatibility PlayablePlayable
GameIDs Missing IDs
See also...

Search Google
Wikipedia page

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is comprised of three interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent string of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides.
As one of three people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, you’ll explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses.
Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of all—the history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami.

Configuration

Default configuration along with Vulkan API and async compile.
(The CPU-Mode can be changed from Single-Core recompiler too Dual-Core recompiler for this game. It has some intense rendering areas)
Also there is a workaround graphic pack for the 10th drop which needs to be enabled to avoid a crash half-way through.
Note! This game do make use of the motion control feature in the WiiU Gamepad. Check out the motion controls setup guide if you own a controller with this feature!
The game also display the camera on the WiiU Gamepad at default. Either make use of the separate gamepad view feature in cemu or change the in-game camera controls!

If you do not have a controller with motion support then change the in-game settings to only use the right analog stick.
This will also change the camera view to show up on the TV-screen instead of the game pad view.
You still need to move camera sideways. Click the right mouse button and hold to move the camera around.
This will also shift the directions of the right analog stick (left and right becomes up and down when going sideways)

Showing the options with the usage of the camera changed to right stick only
This is the view of the camera on-screen after disabling using the gamepad view for camera.

Known Issues

eShop / digital release cutscene issues

The eShop version of the game has issues with all the cut-scenes in the 3rd drop and presumingly the 8th drop "soft-locking".
Solution: You can hit - on you controller to frame-by-frame go through the cut-scenes or skip it entirely.
The disc releases of the game does not seem to have this issue and the cut-scenes play as expected.

Showcasing the "soft-lock" in thr 3rd drop and how you can skip it by pressing minus

Light beam / reflections missing

A crucial light effect is missing, rendering the game way darker then compared to how it appears on the WiiU.
There are some graphic packs that might help a bit on the lighting situation, but not entirely. Keep this in mind if this is your first time playing this game.
Here are some straight up side-by-side comparison screenshots Cemu (on the left) against the Wii U (on the right):
Image source Cemu bug tracker: Bug #351

1st drop - "black face" due to missing light source
1st drop - camera light beam missing
1st drop - environment lightning is off
2nd drop - mirror not rendering / rendering incorrectly
4th drop - missing light source, making the face look black
4th drop - environment lightning is off and flash light beam
4th drop - flash light beam not working
6th drop - overall environment lightning is off

60 FPS issues

The reaching for objects on the ground animation is cut of short when using the 60FPS graphic pack.
The game becomes a bit heavier for the CPU in some areas, so changing the CPU-Mode from Single-Core Recompiler too Dual-Core Recompiler can be recommended!

30FPS - full animation
60FPS - animation cut short

10th drop - crashing after the black box

This can be avoided by enabling the "10th Drop Crash Fix" graphic pack.
Right-click on the game in the game list, select graphic packs, tick the box for 10th drop crash fix under the Workarounds-tree.

14th drop - only 1/4th screen visible

When you are reaching the end of the game at the final fight 3/4th of screen will become blurred out when you look at sun if you are using the Vulkan API.
Fixed as of Cemu 1.21.2 (and maybe even before)

Cemu 1.19.1b - Only 1/4 is actually viewable with Vulkan
Cemu 1.21.2 - Rendering correctly with Vulkan

Previously Known Issues

Testing
1.7.x - 1.15.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.7.4 N/A Cemu versions crashes when Miu Hinasaki see black hooded ghost while trying to escape from other ghosts in the beginning.
1.7.5 N/A Cemu version crashes when character enters INN.
1.8.0 N/A Cemu versions freeze at loading screen before gameplay starts.
1.9.0 N/A Instant black screen after game load. FPS counter shows 30 FPS.
1.9.1 N/A Runs again. Needs emulateSinglePrecision = true to avoid in-game crash.
1.10.0f N/A Crash at "Press A" title screen when A pressed.
1.11.0b N/A Runs again. Some graphic glitches on-screen but it's doable now.
1.11.0c N/A Crashed after Hisoka scene in Chapter 2.. Major slowdown in the forest on Chapter 2.. Memory leak in some areas..
1.11.3 N/A Crashed after Hisoka scene in Chapter 2..
1.11.6 N/A Un-check separable shaders under "experimental" to progress further into the game, but still black faces/skins and crashed at drop 10..
1.14.0c N/A Un-checking separable shaders (Options - General Settings - Graphics) makes the game playable
1.15.10 N/A Crashed in Chapter 3 and 10
1.15.10 N/A Movie Cutscenes are playable from Chapters 1 to 3. Black screen issues occur in certain in-game cutscenes when any one of your characters reaches for a key item, triggering an in-game cutscene from the action performed to occur, resulting in a Black screen. Chapters 1 to 3 have the option to skip scenes, should a black screen issue occur, and is only a temporary solution, as beyond this point, the game is virtually unplayable, as the option to skip a scene from the game's pause menu is not applicable for further chapters and game progression. Please see additional notes in the game's Compatibility Wiki for the current release version 1.15.10 for further details on this. - Tekmarvl
1.15.11c N/A Same Black Screen Issues exist in these two tested versions of the emulator. The only noticeable difference is that there is now a visible option to skip the cutscene in Chapters 4 and 5.

Doing so still results in the Black Screen issues that were apparent in version 1.15.10, and freezing of the game occurs with audio still playing, while accessibility to the game's Pause menu is no longer operational because of the frozen state. Only option left is to exit out of full screen mode, and manually close / exit the emulator to shut down the current emulation. - Tekmarvl

Gameplay Videos

Cemu 1.17.3 - Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water - VULKAN - AMD RX VEGA 64
Cemu 1.17.3 - Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water - VULKAN - AMD RX VEGA 64
Cemu 1.17.3 - Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water - VULKAN - AMD RX580
Cemu 1.17.3 - Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water - All three first drops - NVIDIA GTX 1060 - VULKAN
Cemu 1.15.10 crashed in Chapter 3
Cemu 1.15.7c ran perfectly in Chapter 2
Cemu Emulator 1.12: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water
1.11.6b Testdrive.
Cemu 1.11.6 on AMD GPU

Testing

Testing
1.7.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.7.2c Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 660 3.3 GHz Radeon HD 5750 512 MB KosmoRei 15-30 Loads Cemu crashes when Miu Hinasaki see black hooded ghost while trying to escape from other ghosts in the beginning.
Video
1.7.5 Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 660 3.3 GHz Radeon HD 5750 512 MB KosmoRei 15-30 Loads Cemu crashes after getting Camera Obscura and entering INN.
No crash if emulateSinglePrecision = true specified. Major sound problems. Sometimes rendering turns into total chaos.
1.8.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.8.2b Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 4670k @ 4.2GHz nVidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB chriztr 30 Runs Text box are scrambled. Game crashes after getting the camera and entering the house.
1.8.2b Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 660 3.3 GHz Radeon HD 5750 512 MB KosmoRei 15-30 Loads Cemu freeze at ingame loading screen before gameplay starts.
Video
1.9.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.9.0c Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 660 3.3 GHz Radeon HD 5750 512 MB KosmoRei 15-30 Unplayable Instant black screen after game load.
1.9.0b Windows 10 EU & JP Intel Core i5 4670k @ ~4.20GHz GTX 750 Ti 2GB chriztr 30 Unplayable Soft locks with black screen after boot on both EU and JP releases.
1.9.0c Windows 10 USA AMD FX-8320E Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB PickleRick! 28 Runs Running Trial Version. Only completed the prologue.
1.9.1 Windows 10 EU & JP Intel Core i5 4670k @ ~4.20GHz GTX 750 Ti 2GB chriztr 30 Runs Normal releases runs again. Add "emulateSinglePrecision = true" to a gameProfile and you can pass the crashing areas without Interpreter.
1.9.1 Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 660 3.3 GHz Radeon HD 5750 512 MB KosmoRei 15-30 Loads Cemu freeze at ingame loading screen before gameplay starts.
Last record in log: Unable to compile shader 68126366d42c1339
Video
1.10.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.10.0f Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 660 3.3 GHz Radeon HD 5750 512 MB KosmoRei 15-30 Loads Crash at "Press A" title screen when A pressed.
1.11.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.11.0 Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 4670k @ 4.2 GHz nVidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB chriztr 30 (with some drops down to even 11fps) Runs Goes in-game and seems to be playable with glitches.
1.11.0 Windows 10 EU Phenom II x4 965BE @ 3.4 GHz nVidia GTX 960 2GB Terry_Sunderland 30 (with some drops and stuter) Runs Goes in-game with but you need to create a gameprofile with "emulateSinglePrecision = true" or it will crash in areas without Interpreter, the game runs with glitches and stutter but very playable, one thing i found out is asides from the graphics problems and the problem with colors if you use the wiiu pad screen the letters you cannot read in normal mode can be readed clearly, the game DOES suffer from hangouts time to time (example on the seccond act you enter the woods and follow up a phantom, once you catch up the game will have a major drop in frames (2 or 3) and will freeze for about 5/7 minutes then resume.
1.11.0 Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 660 3.3 GHz Radeon HD 5750 512 MB KosmoRei 15-30 Loads Cemu freeze at ingame loading screen before gameplay starts.
Last record in log: Unable to compile shader 68126366d42c1339
1.11.0c Windows 10 x64 EU Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 GHz Nvidia GTX 1070 Nickcao2 3-30 Runs Ran well (25-30fps) until Chapter2, having major fps-drop(3-10fps) in the forest entering the fence.. What's worse is after the cutscene of Hisoka (captured by the ghost), crashed no matter what settings.. Some areas triggered memory leak: had to quickly escape from that area ASAP to prevent crash from out of RAM, also make sure have big RAMs (32 GB in my case).. If you use NVIDIA cards, turn off TileCache via NVIDIA Inspector or RivaTuner to make the screen and text clear without distortion..
1.11.1 Windows 10 EU/JAP Intel Core i5 4670k @ 4.2 GHz nVidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB chriztr 0 Unplayable Crashes when booting
1.11.1 Windows 10 x64 EU Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 GHz Nvidia GTX 1070 Nickcao2 0 Unplayable always boot-crashes in single core recompiler mode..
1.11.2 Windows 10 EU/JAP Intel Core i5 4670k @ 4.2 GHz nVidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB chriztr 30 Runs Playable until the second drop in the woods (see video)
1.11.3 Windows 10 x64 EU Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 GHz Nvidia GTX 1070 Nickcao2 30 Runs the same crash at Chapter2..
1.11.6 Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 4670k @ 4.2 GHz nVidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB chriztr 30 Playable Changing back to the the old shader cache system makes you progress further into the game. Just un-check separable shaders under "experimental"
1.11.6 Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5 660 3.3 GHz Radeon HD 5750 512 MB KosmoRei 15-30 Loads Changing back to the the "old" shader cache system makes black screen from the start. FPS counts, music plays, key presses handles, just no any graphics displayed. There was no such bug at 1.7.5. With new shader system game randomly hangs at instant camera view changes and looks like it hangs more when I move mouse.
1.12.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.12.0d Windows 10 x64 EU Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 GHz Nvidia GTX 1070 Nickcao2 30 Runs Crashed at drop 10 after Ren is dragged by Rui to another place.. The graphical problem with the black skin/face of the characters ingame still exists..
1.14.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.14.0c Windows 10 EU/JAP Intel Core i5 4670k @ 4.2GHz nvidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB chriztr 30 Playable Pretty much playable now if you got CemuHook for video playback and un-check separable shaders.
1.14.0c Windows 7 EU/JAP Intel Core i5 4400 @ 3.10GHz nvidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB magatsu 30 Playable still crashes on drop 10 after cutscene where rui drag ren. confirmed only crash in joining ceremony building, run smooth as usual once leave until game finish. (problem solved by switching to older version (i use ver 1.9) and revert back to ver 1.14 after the event end)
1.14.0c Windows 7 EU/JAP Intel Xeon X3440 [i7 840 equivalent] @ 4GHz AMD Radeon 280X @ 18.10.1 Driver Gevalt 30 Runs Regression! 1.14.0c Broke Camera Obscura view on Gamepad, it's UI textures display but the game render view remains 100% pitch black, making you unable to see what you are aiming at.

This doesn't happen at previous 1.13.2 release, same result with and without CemuHook. Other issues are: 1) In-game Brightness setting doesn't work at all. 2) Audio crackles with annoying static noises all the time, regardless of version and audio settings. 3) Characters suffer from somekind of shader/renderer bug where their models, except for hair and the rest of the scene, become either totally dark, or partially much darker than the scene, or come with weird "square checkers" pattern of correctly bright pixels on a (glitchfully) dark models. I'm attaching an Imgur album showing this exact issue, right here Configuration notes: disablePrecompiledShaders = true, since when you have them enabled the game is literally unplayable, rendering freezes for 5s~15s whenever new models or effects appear on screen, while game simulation keeps running on.

1.15.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.15.0d Windows 7 EU/JAP Intel Xeon X3440 [i7 840 equivalent] @ 4GHz AMD Radeon 280X @ 18.10.1 Driver Gevalt 30 Runs All the 1.14.0c issues persist.
1.15.7c Windows 10 x64 EU Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 GHz Nvidia GTX 1070 Nickcao2 30 Playable Ran perfectly well, but only Chapter 2.. No crash even without separatable shader unchecked..
1.15.10 Windows 10 x64 EU Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 GHz Nvidia GTX 1070 Nickcao2 30 Runs Crashed at a certain plot in Chapter 3 and 10..
1.15.10 Windows 7 x64 USA Intel Core i7 4710HQ 2.5-3.5 GHz Overclocked Nvidia Geforce GTX 860M Tekmarvl 60 Runs Runs fine with Cemuhook H264 enabled in Debug. Movie Cutscenes will play up till the third drop (Chapter Three), but will show a blank screen during in game cutscenes. The in game cutscenes can be skipped only up till the third chapter of the game from the pause menu by selecting skip scene to get past the black screen issue. However, when the in game cutscene begins to play in the fourth drop (Fourth Chapter) of the game, where your character Yuri Kozukata tries to wake up the sleeping Ren Hojo in the office of the Antiques shop, the screen will go black, and at this point nothing but the pause menu will work, and progress of the game will stop because there is no option to skip the scene.

Using a completed save to play past the Fourth Chapter where the screen goes black when trying to wake Ren is possible, but then another problem presents itself in the Fifth Chapter when you play as Ren and reach for a video tape that is left on top of a desk. As soon as the cutscene for the action that Ren performs when trying to reach for the video tape on the desk begins, the screen goes black, and progress of the game is again stopped, as the scene is not skippable from the game's pause menu. The Devs of this emulator should address issues like these, instead of ignoring it. It is not an issue with the Cemuhook H264 video plugin being enabled or disabled, as aforementioned before, Movie cutscenes will play just fine from Chapters 1-3. It is the game's own in game cutscenes when a simple action like reaching for an object takes place, that the screen will go black and progress will just cease, yet the pause menu is the only thing that remains functional, and you can either restart from the last checkpoint, or quit the game entirely. At this state for the current release version 1.15.10, the verdict for this game's compatibility is that it runs, but it has a long way to go before it is fully playable.

1.15.11b-1.15.11c Windows 7 x64 USA Intel Core i7 4710HQ 2.5-3.5 GHz Overclocked Nvidia Geforce GTX 860M Tekmarvl 60 Runs 1.15.11b-1.15.11c - Same Black Screen Issues exist in these two tested versions of the emulator. The only noticeable difference is that there is now a visible option to skip the cutscene in Chapters 4 and 5.

Doing so still results in the Black Screen issues that were apparent in version 1.15.10, and freezing of the game occurs with audio still playing, while accessibility to the game's Pause menu is no longer operational because of the frozen state. Only option left is to exit out of full screen mode, and manually close / exit the emulator to shut down the current emulation.

Game is still pretty much in an unplayable state beyond the Third Chapter, and nothing has really been done to address the Black Screen and freezing issues that still existed in the prior versions of 1.15.11b and 1.15.10.

1.16.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.17.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.17.1 Windows 10 EU Intel Core i5-9600k Nvidia GTX 1050ti Genisai Unknown Loads Tried to load a previous save twice, but the emulator crashed both times.
1.17.2 Windows 10 US AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Rx Vega 64 dante3732 Unknown Loads Tried to start game in menu, but the emulator crashed both times.
1.17.3 Windows 10 EUR Intel i5 9600k AMD RX580 8GB Chriztr 60FPS (FPS pack) Playable Goes in-game and so far it seems to render everything as it should with Vulkan API.

All of the previous crash points for Vulkan seems to be gone atleast for AMD GPU's

1.17.3 Windows 10 EUR AMD Ryzen 5 2600 nVidia GTX 1060 6GB Chriztr 60FPS (FPS pack) Playable Played through the first three drops with Vulkan API without a hitch.

The third chapter was known to have a crash point going up the stairs to the 3rd floor. This do not happen anymore.

1.17.3 Windows 10 USA AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD RX VEGA 64 8GB dante3732 60FPS (FPS pack) Playable Played through the 3 drops with Vulkan API, cutscenes drop 3 and 4 freezes, but can skip.
1.17.3 Windows 10 EUR AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD RX VEGA 64 8GB dante3732 60FPS (FPS PACK) Playable Walkthrough full game with DLC on Vulkan API, in drop 8 script not work if use 60 fps pack. Dynamic shadows work incorrect, there are other minor graphic bugs. Game crash in drop 10, after box cutscene on any emulator settings. On last boss serios graphics glitches.
1.18.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.19.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.20.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.21.x
Version OS Version Region CPU GPU Tester FPS Status Additional Notes
1.21.2 Win10 EU Intel Core i5-9600k @ 4.88GHz AMD RX580 8GB chrissie 30 Playable Playable with the crash fix enabled as stated in this wiki.
The game does lack a lot of the light sources, which sorta ruins the gameplay a tiny bit.
1.21.2 Win10 CHN Intel Core i7-8750h @ 2.2GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB weichen 30 Playable The game lacks light source, which seriously affects the game experience.