First official Retroarch for Switch released!

chanunnaki

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Oct 25, 2017
1,783
Nice... very nice. Glad I have two switches.

Edit: did the revised switch ever get released? The one that fixes the exploit?
 

Stimpack

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Oct 27, 2017
198
I just want to play old games. That's all I want. I've recently looked into the sx os stuff, which says it's supported by all firmwares, but I've read that retroarch has issues working with sx os. Does anyone know if this is working for it? My switch is updated to the latest.
 
May 3, 2018
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User Warned: Equating emulation with piracy, derailing
i mean you're installing homebrew to play games illegally what did you think would happen to your account
 

zychi

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Oct 28, 2017
4,064
Chicago
If EA would release Madden and NHL on Switch, it would be my ultimate console.

Hopefully n64(specifically zeldas and mario) and ps1 (xenogears and ff) run well on here. If Wind Waker(or wwhd is ported) ran great on it, this would become my alltime favorite console that plays allof my favorite games
 

CoL

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Oct 25, 2017
261
First buildbot releases are here:

https://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/nintendo/switch/libnx/

The main page will get the official link soon:

https://www.retroarch.com/index.php?page=platforms

It got OpenGL Support, shader and even Netplay!

(S)NES, GB(A), and Genesis works flawless, PSX works alright!

And Nintendo is still stuck on their NES games lol.

Some examples I quickly took:

Main Menu:

Some shaders:
GBA:

GBC:

SNES with scalefx for that sweet HD look:

And even PSX:
Dang these look really cool.


Quick question. I used emulators on Pc back in the day like 2 decades ago, but I've never used retroarch or any of the current emulators for consoles.

What's the feature set like for this Switch version for example. Can you edit the resolution of the games? Can you increase the resolution of nes/snes/gba games to 720p for handheld/1080p for docked? and would they run great? can you add filters? force anisotropic filters, anti aliasing (obviously talking for N64/ps1 and so on)?
 

molnizzle

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Oct 25, 2017
10,909
C’mon, Switch revision! Can’t wait to buy one for my main account and then hack my launch unit into oblivion.
 

Dreamboum

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Oct 28, 2017
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Its illegal if you don’t have the games and just downloads thr rom’s. How does downloading any games without paying help a publisher keep the place running. This thread isn’t about piracy but 7/10 times, thats what emulation does is bring out pirates.
We already had this discussion hundreds of times in this forum and the mod ruling was that the concern trolling is just derailing threads about homebrews. There’s no point coming in here assuming that people will pirate because the subject is about emulators, not roms.
 

Platy

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Oct 25, 2017
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so funny to see a scene at the begining, like the need to specify that snes games runs flawlesly xD
 

Becks'

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User Banned (3 Days): justifying piracy
Its illegal if you don’t have the games and just downloads thr rom’s. How does downloading any games without paying help a publisher keep the place running. This thread isn’t about piracy but 7/10 times, thats what emulation does is bring out pirates.
Piracy is a service problem, a majority of people wouldn't download ROMs if Nintendo or Sony offered games from their older systems on their current platforms. Nintendo added NES games but no one, besides a small group of people, gives a fuck about them. If Nintendo drops SNES, GBA, GBC, GB, N64, DS, GC and Wii on Switch, I'll never open my emulators ever again. Same with Sony.
 

Mhj

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Oct 30, 2017
879
Waiting for the inevitable Switch revision. By then the home brew scene will have matured, and I can transfer my account to the new Switch and hack my current.
 

Folie

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Dec 16, 2017
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Nintendo’s lack of having their shit together when it comes to legally emulating old games (ie, bought from the store) never ceases to amaze
 

Holly

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Oct 25, 2017
811
How does this compare to RetroNX. I've been using that for months, and aside from some annoyances with certain MSX disk recognition, it's been wonderful.
 

Aters

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Oct 26, 2017
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So far I don't see anything my homebrew PSV can't do, but if support for PS2 and GC ever happens, I will reconsider.

Nintendo’s lack of having their shit together when it comes to legally emulating old games (ie, bought from the store) never ceases to amaze
Wait, are you telling me you don't want to buy that $100 toy that plays 20 predetermined SNES games? Well that's your fault the games you like are not deemed classic by Nintendo.
 

c0de

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Oct 28, 2017
5,378
Its illegal if you don’t have the games and just downloads thr rom’s. How does downloading any games without paying help a publisher keep the place running. This thread isn’t about piracy but 7/10 times, thats what emulation does is bring out pirates.
And in 10/10 threads, legal stuff regarding emulation gets derailed by piracy discussion.
 
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Codiox

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Oct 26, 2017
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How does this compare to RetroNX. I've been using that for months, and aside from some annoyances with certain MSX disk recognition, it's been wonderful.
10x better. Now everything is in place like in retroarch on PC. Most of the options are working and you also got shader support and multi player over internet with netplay.