Question Citra switch port?

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by MonMonz, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. MonMonz
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    Just saw a port of citra for android..and its kinda stable
    Is there anyway we will get this on switch?
    Whats your thoughts about this?
     
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    My thought is nope or at least not for a looooooooooong while
     
  3. MonMonz
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    But why tho..its already kinda stable on ARM devices such as android phones and tablets!!
     
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    Did you follow the latest progress..it boots pokemon on android phone already!! So why not on switch?
     
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    Except that the Switch Is A64, not ARM(32).
     
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    It's not that farfetch'd of an idea to be honest.
    I mean, it already has an Android build, which means it compiles for ARM devices, and from the looks of it I want to say it's ARM64 as well, so perhaps a port to the Switch is just some libraries away for it to compile on it.

    That's not to say, however, that it will run anything near a playable state, I am betting 5fps tops.
    But still, it would be a neat thing to just screw with and see what can be done with it.

    Although, I would suggest to wait it out a bit, I heard the Android build uses an old version of Citra, better wait until it gets up-to-date in its source code to attempt porting it to the Switch.
     
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    ^This guy explains why it wouldn't be practical, as if everything else that's on the console wasn't going to be a pain to emulate (gyroscopes, that camera, the 3D, and any other piece of hardware on the damn thing!)

    I'm just gonna leave this here:

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  9. MonMonz
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    there is 64 build "CitraAndroid-arm64-v8a.apk"

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    then how do you explain that dragon quest 7 is working around 30fps on android already?!!
     
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    They still have to adapt it to everything on the Switch, and like @ShadowOne333 said, it wouldn't be very practical to run. Personally, if you already have a New 3DS, I don't see the point of the emulator to begin with. The DS line of hardware, with its touchscreen and very specific stylus, it's one of those systems where it's better to honestly use the original hardware. Believe me, doing those magic seal things in Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow is much easier on an actual DS system than on Windows!
     
  11. MonMonz
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    am not saying emulating is better then the actual system.what am saying is having to carry a one device that contain all of your games feels like haven ! :D
     
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