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Nintendo Switch Emulator yuzu Adds Higher Resolution Rendering Support

PGamer

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Nov 28, 2017
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We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. While you may have noticed a bit of a lull during August, make no mistake that our team was still hard at work! Behind the scenes, our GPU team has been investing a ton of time and talent into bringing about this patreon releases’ biggest feature: Resolution Rescaler!

As you might expect from the name, this feature increases native resolution through a set of rules enforced by a profile, very similar to other emulators such as Cemu. You can select Profile Scanner (Native) option in the Internal Resolution drop-down list.
Preview images:

 

Tora

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Jun 17, 2018
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Replaying Odyssey, Xenoblade, Yoshi etc woukd be nice...Games that look stunning that are held back a little bit by their resolution.

Can't wait!
 

Lant_War

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I wonder why it's always Nintendo consoles that get emulated so easily. Still, good to see progress.
 

otretas

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That doesn't quite make any sense.

If the WiiU emulator has had such a huge demand, why did the console flop? Meanwhile, the current best selling console PS4 has no progress at all in the emulation scene.
Most of the ps4 games are available on pc. Same reason why xbox emulation took so long to be developed.
 

-shadow-

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Oct 25, 2017
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There's something really funky about the image quality of SMM2 and Odyssey while Smash looks razor sharp. Is the in-game AA still at play or something?

Also: Xenoblade 2 replay in 4k... Good lord those screenshots will be so amazing!
 

Aleh

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There's something really funky about the image quality of SMM2 and Odyssey while Smash looks razor sharp. Is the in-game AA still at play or something?

Also: Xenoblade 2 replay in 4k... Good lord those screenshots will be so amazing!
Yep they say in the blog post that BOTW and Odyssey have a hard coded AA solution that they can't get rid of
 

pld

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That doesn't quite make any sense.

If the WiiU emulator has had such a huge demand, why did the console flop? Meanwhile, the current best selling console PS4 has no progress at all in the emulation scene.
Expensive hardware and software which rarely go on sale is the reason why there is a bigger demand for emulators of Nintendo consoles.
 

Error 52

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Nov 1, 2017
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I wonder why it's always Nintendo consoles that get emulated so easily. Still, good to see progress.
Kinda depends on the console for the reasoning.

In the Switch’s case, it’s an off-the-shelf Tegra X1 and the OS got hacked near-immediately.

With the Wii U, bear in mind emulation only really started popping off near the end of its lifespan, and the biggest emulator (Cemu) is Patreon funded and makes sweet bank of it, meaning the devs are working on it full time. (It’s also been dogged by long standing rumours that it’s built off stolen Wii U documents, though I don’t totally buy it.)

For GameCube/Wii, PCSX2, the big PS2 emulator, actually came out before Dolphin, and Dolphin languished for years in “SMS sorta boots” mode before it went open source and picked up real momentum. It’s also a much much better managed project than PCSX2 is, so there’s that.

Also, bear in mind that it’s not always true - N64 and DS emulation are still both in notoriously dire straits. (though the MelonDS emulator is promising)
 
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Ze_Shoopuf

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Jun 12, 2018
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Switch games don’t need increased resolution- they all desperately need a good implementation of anti-aliasing.

Most Switch games make my eyes bleed with all those horrible jagged edges. It’s really unacceptable in 2019.
 
Sep 25, 2018
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I wonder why it's always Nintendo consoles that get emulated so easily. Still, good to see progress.
its not that get done easily it’s just that secretly everyone wants to play Nintendo games they just don’t want to buy the system

i remember 2 years or 1 year ago people put up money to hack it, no one puts this effort for the other systems

shows how much people value Nintendo games
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The same is true for Switch(and some that aren't are also emulated on WiiU).
Not with Nintendo’s larger number of exclusives.

Nintendo has Mario, Kirby, Zelda, Metriod, Super Smash Bros, Xenoblade 2, soon to be Xenoblade 1 Definitive Edition, Astral Chain, Bayonetta 2, soon to be Bayonetta 3, Splatoon, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, and Fire Emblem,
 

Pwnz

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I wonder why it's always Nintendo consoles that get emulated so easily. Still, good to see progress.
Relatively less compute needed, and the majority of AAA 3rd party releases are on PC. Emulating Naughty dog would be a nightmare, they optimize so specific to hardware and you need a lot more compute than what you're emulating.
 

orochi91

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Oct 26, 2017
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Dolphin saved XBC from the Wii's hardware, and now yuzu will save the Definitive Edition from the Switch's.

Thank god, lol
 

RPGamer

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minimalism

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User warned: thread derail
Honest question: how are emulator threads allowed when general piracy ones aren't? I guess you can lie to yourself and say everyone using it is playing a backup of a legal copy they own....but c'mon. No one's that naive.
 

elyetis

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Oct 26, 2017
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Honest question: how are emulator threads allowed when general piracy ones aren't? I guess you can lie to yourself and say everyone using it is playing a backup of a legal copy they own....but c'mon. No one's that naive.
Same reason we can discuss Game of Thones but not speak about where to pirate the episodes.
 

pld

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Oct 27, 2017
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its not that get done easily it’s just that secretly everyone wants to play Nintendo games they just don’t want to buy the system

i remember 2 years or 1 year ago people put up money to hack it, no one puts this effort for the other systems

shows how much people value Nintendo games
Yup I agree. I have heard people saying numerous times that they are not going to buy a Switch for just one or two games. Nintendo's first party output usually consists of different genres so chances are high that you are only going to like a few titles if you are just into one specific genre.
It's basically a combination of high acquisition costs of Nintendo hardware/software and the desire to play high quality Nintendo software.
 

daxy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Great to see this moving relatively quickly. Nintendo games really lend themselves well to higher resolutions. I'll definitely be holding on to my old Switch model to eventually make use of this.