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I recently downloaded Dolphin in an attempt to play The thousand-year door and looked at my system specs to see if I had the right hardware, exc...

It runs, but it's slightly slow and im having some graphics issues. I'm new to this emulator, so I wondered if someone could give me a few pointers.

In example of the graphics issues:

When the ship turns around after dropping you in Rougueport, instead of a smooth animation i get a box of off-color screen until it is completely turned. I get small blocks on and near the characters of various colors, and after fighting the first battle you have, upon winning the defeated enemy calls a bunch of his underlings, but all I see are lots of little shadows where they should be. (I looked at a Google video to see what I was missing after seeing all the little shadows and finding it odd.)

This video shows the problem after the battle. I found it on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqQU7lnFfRY

This video shows what the end of the battle is SUPPOSED to look like:(Skip to the end, there is annoying commentary.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COawRaqc4lM


I believe i have more than adequate system specs:

CPU: Intel Moblie Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz
Motherboard: Area-51 m9750 with Intel i945PM chipset
Memory: DDR2 2048 Mbytes
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
2gigs of ram.

Im using XP x64 Professional Edition

Any ideas why im having these problems?
 

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Yeah, I was worried my processor might not be adequate, but the speed wasn't really that much of a problem. I got very playable speed, and it's only SLIGHTLY slower than it should be. The graphics issues were the main problem for me. If those are also related to my processor then there isn't much I can do. If not, well I can definitely play it.
 

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I think the graphic issues are more related to emulator bugs than your system. Have you tried playing around with the graphics plugin configuration (copy EFB to ram, safe texture cache, etc)?
 

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Thank you for your help so far. No, I have not played with the settings very much because I don't know what they all do yet, and I was worried about screwing things up and not being able to fix them. I remember having similar issues with graphics bugs with the original Paper Mario and Project64. Turned out only one plugin and one version of that plugin did the job for me, and I still use it on occasion. I will play with the settings you suggested, and see if that helps. Thanks again!
 
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