Flycast's Switch core is now available from RetroArch's official buildbot

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It's been teased, it took the scene by surprise and now it's finally here: Flycast's Switch core has just been added to RetroArch's official buildbot! In case it's the first time you hear about it, Flycast is a Sega Dreamcast and NAOMI emulator made by flyinghead which initially began as a reicast fork, then later would become known for being the first to run Windows CE-based games on Android. Flycast has seen a good number of developments recently: not only it received various performance improvements, but it became stable enough to merge its two separate libretro cores into one - which in turn marks another first on its own, as it's currently the only open-source Dreamcast emulator to offer WinCE support in its master branch. Right after this happened, Mats (a developer already known for working on Xash3D for the Switch) started to port the new unified core to Nintendo's latest console, and then @m4xw also stepped in to fix its 64-bit ARM dynamic recompiler & texture invalidation feature. Thanks to it, many games are completely playable and run at full speed!


Since then, some preliminary builds had been shared around both to give followers an idea of what to expect in the future and also to make up for some issues related to libretro's buildbot. However, you can now download Flycast's all-new Switch core right from RetroArch's built-in updater! All you need to do is to get into the Online Updater, then Core Updater and select "Sega - Dreamcast/NAOMI (Flycast)". The build should be stable enough to be fine for most users, but it still needs some code revisions which may impact performance or reliability. If you're a SX OS user, however, there are some bad news for you: the core is inadvertently incompatible with the aforementioned CFW, so it will not work until TX fixes the issue. Atmosphère is currently the only officially supported custom firmware.

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Now hoping the later MAME Cores will now be coming to the Switch (2010/2015/2016/Current), so there will be more Roms to choose from, and certain Roms will have been fixed and will be working (Fighter's History for one. 2003, you can't see the Fighters).
 

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If you're a SX OS user, however, there are some bad news for you: the core is inadvertently incompatible with the aforementioned CFW, so it will not work until TX fixes the issue. Atmosphère is currently the only officially supported custom firmware.​

Fuuuuck. I'm sure that means that SX OS WON'T be supporting this. Off-topic. I apologize. Can Atmosphere do everything SX OS can? Is it an easy-enough switch? All of my installed games are NSP's. The switch to Atmosphere is looking more and more inevitable.
 
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I'll post my initial reaction to all of this when I come home tonight...

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Also, I want those Joy-Cons! At least they have a d-pad (even if said d-pad on the DC wasn't the best)!
 
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Fuuuuck. I'm sure that means that SX OS WON'T be supporting this. Off-topic. I apologize. Can Atmosphere do everything SX OS can? Is it an easy-enough switch? All of my installed games are NSP's. The switch to Atmosphere is looking more and more inevitable.
The only thing SX OS can do that Atmosphere can't is play .xci formatted games. So changing to Atmosphere won't affect you. It is easy enough to install and ther is a guide for it here:https://switch.homebrew.guide/index
 

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Awesome get to play Shenmue my first love for open world.. and power stone 1 and 2..

Dreamcast was extremely underrated the way the VMUs worked was a feat only the likes of nintendo could create.. the football games were epic . And having which play you selected show up on ur VMU instead of th3 screen. Was masterful i destroyed all in nfl 2k hahaha vikings all day .. great memories


Awesome work cant wait for a standalone emu retroarch is a pain to have to format sd card for fat 32..
 

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The only thing SX OS can do that Atmosphere can't is play .xci formatted games. So changing to Atmosphere won't affect you. It is easy enough to install and ther is a guide for it here:https://switch.homebrew.guide/index
It amazes me how many people claim sxos only has “xci loading” as it’s only option over atmosphere! sxos has loads more features, let’s start for example we are forgetting about full HDD USB loading as well as a full custom nsp Installer as well as a proper system for dns server blocking and a real emunand setup, if I’ve forgot anything please correct me.
 
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It amazes me how many people claim sxos only has “xci loading” as it’s only option over atmosphere! sxos has loads more features, let’s start for example we are forgetting about full HDD USB loading as well as a full custom nsp Installer as well as a proper system for dns server blocking and a real emunand setup, if I’ve forgot anything please correct me.
However for what he's using sx os for he should just switch to Atmosphere as he'll be able to use this and play nsps which is what he was asking about. Also most of those features aren't sx os exclusive such as the dns server and nsp installers.
 
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However for what he's using sx os for he should just switch to Atmosphere as he'll be able to use this and play nsps which is what he was asking about. Also most of those features aren't sx os exclusive such as the dns server and nsp installers.
That’s not what I was referring to I’m very aware of what the thread is about, it’s the fact how many members refer to sxos xci loading as it’s only option!
 
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However for what he's using sx os for he should just switch to Atmosphere as he'll be able to use this and play nsps which is what he was asking about. Also most of those features aren't sx os exclusive such as the dns server and nsp installers.

My console is banned, so DNS server blocking and a working emunand are useless for me. I tried a couple of external HDD's with SX OS and both of those didn't work. I install my NSP's by taking the microSD card out of the console, so the NSP Installer is useless for me as well :)
 
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