Ryujinx, an open-source Nintendo Switch emulator, seeing great progress: Some titles, like Puyo Puyo Tetris, already in-game/playable

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14 Responses

  1. 909090

    switch is so “weak” in hardware that it can already be emulated? lol

  2. Spongebob Roundpants

    I think the main reason Nintendo consoles get emulated first is because there’s more unique games worth preserving. Like in Sony’s case the PS4 only has PC games and games that try too hard to be movies. You can just watch them on youtube, no need to emulate. That’s my 2 cents.

    • Cherudim

      It’s because their hardware architecture has barely changed since the GameCube and as for the switch it’s because there’s tons of documentation freely available from nvidia. It has literally nothing to do with the game library.

  3. Sammer

    “As always, Nintendo’s consoles are always the first to be emulated as similar things happened with the Nintendo Wii and Dolphin. For years, Nintendo Wii games have been perfectly playable on adequately-specced PCs while consoles of the same generation, like the PS3 and XBOX 360, had to wait years before any significant progress in emulating them was made.”
    I think the fact that both the PS3 and the XBox360 had more complicated and powerful hardware was a major contributing factor to that.

    • Migosama

      Or maybe the community has more interest in developing tools for emulating those hardware, because ps3 and 360 had fewer games that weren’t already on PC, so it was not a big demand.

      • TheCrrit

        We forgot the amazing switch library LOL!!!, how many exclusives? 20?

      • 909090

        lol of course the main issue is hardware, PC should be WAY more powerful than emulated console to emulate it right, and for many years there was no such PCs to handle the PS3 beast

        • Polrous

          The thing is, it isn’t because the PS3 was a “beast”. It is because the PS3 was a weird strange system to make stuff on and now emulate because of the CPU and such in it. PCs from today will be able to emulate the PS3 once more work has been done to optimize the emulation. The only reason it will ever be years is because in most cases it takes years to emulate games well because the code isn’t optimized well enough.
          Look at Dolphin and the Gamecube, emulation on that thing was TERRIBLE for a while, then after years of development it can run the games from the system pretty flawlessly even on lesser hardware.
          Then there is CEMU (Which is a whole other story since there is speculation on if they used Nintendo’s code from a dev unit or something to make it run better.), with the Wii U running terribly until suddenly *boom* now with a certain level of hardware you can run multiple high regarded Wii U games at full FPS without any issue to usually be seen.

          Point is, PS3 wasn’t a beast it just has a really complicated CPU and stuff that causes working on emulating it really hard to do until future when tons of development is done.

  4. Lollypop

    Is the anniversary Nintendo ceo golf or cart or suprise game on low firmware allso emulatable?

  5. h

    idk. but here is my 2 cents worth. switch is basically a whole new level of experience at the hardware level. i think people buy it for that not the graphical experience. dont think it would be fun playing on mouse, keyboard or normal joystick. you just wont be switched. haha.

    but hats off to the developer. it surely is hard work. 🙂

    • DD44 Dostoveï

      You are definitely right.

      The gimmicks of Nintendo, whether you like them or not, are part of the experience.
      I’m a fanatic of trauma center on DS and even bought the console several times just to keep this experience at hand. You CAN’T emulate this game, the mouse feels way too awkward.

      The NX is for experiencing home console games on the go, while my VITA is dedicated to project diva and P4DAN in public transports. You don’t emulate that.

  6. asdf

    It’s been barely a year and we already have CFW, piracy and now two working emulators. Nintendo is getting absolutely destroyed this gen.

  7. atoxique

    RIP Nintendo Switch 2017-2018?

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