COMPLETED GameCube and Wii Emulation on Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by dkotu, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. dkotu
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    September 15th 2019, 9:52PM ~dkotu
    Here's a major breakthrough. I discovered true, completely portable/mobile GameCube and Wii emulation on the Nintendo Switch. No wires or casting required. I've had this idea for a bit now, but was finally was able to put it together and test it.
    First I installed SwitchRoot through Lineage OS. 16GB Storage Size using the Nano(I believe the smallest in size) Option. Normally, I installed Magisk but did not Shieldify my SwitchDroid at all. No matter how you set up your SwitchDroid I'm sure this will work. I installed an older version of Dolphin (GameCube/Wii) Emulator (Version 5.0-7004) through APK. It's the latest version that can be used on the Galaxy S7 Edge (my cellphone) to play at full speed. I connected a variety of controllers (Joy-Cons, PS4 controller) through the Android Bluetooth settings and set up both Touch and Bluetooth controls on Dolphin. Touch and Joy-Con controls worked, but the PS4 controller proved best. Most GameCube and Wii Games are all working and just about flawless in speed. I've tested a bunch of controllers and games already.
    My Settings for Dolphin:
    CPU Core- JIT ARM64 Recompiler
    Dual Core- Checked
    Override Emulated CPU Clock Speed- Checked
    Video Backend- Vulcan
    Aspect Ratio- Force 16/9
    I've had no issues with these games:
    GC-
    Mario Kart Double Dash
    Pac-Man World 2
    Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness
    Super Smash Bros. Melee
    Wii-
    The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
    New Super Mario Bros.
    Mario Party 9
    I haven't run into a game that doesn't work or is unplayable yet. I'd like to see how far this goes and how well GC/Wii emulation can run on Switch.
    I've included a video of gameplay.

     
  2. Dave_Chad

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    60fps? Or GTFO :)
     
  3. dkotu
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    Yes it is 60 FPS.
     
  4. Treeko

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    Have you tried the MMJ builds of Dolphin from Weihouya? Those seem to run faster on weaker Arm hardware, probably some optimisations from that will make dolphin games run a bit smoother but I wouldn't count on it running near flawlessly, my OnePlus 6 ran wind waker pretty close to flawless but not perfect emulation maybe the switch can get to playable speeds with it.
     
  5. TheSpearGuy

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    this has to get more attention
    AWSOME:bow:
     
  6. phillyrider807

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    I've been meaning to give this a try on switch root with the new build from Weihouya released. However as far as i know switchroot still doesn't have analog working properly. It still functions as a dpad. This would make many games a pain to navigate. Especially since i mainly only want to play Mario sunshine.
     
  7. TheSpearGuy

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    Isn´t there a patch for JoyCon analog sticks ?
    And you can use other controllers like Switch Pro or ps4 etc...
     
  8. phillyrider807

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    At first the joycons just wasn't detected at all. The patch makes the joycons usable but the sticks functions as a dpad not analog.
     
  9. TimeDevouncer

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    Can you try this (and record :P) with FZero GX, Punch-Out and Galaxy 2, please?
     
    Last edited by TimeDevouncer, Oct 3, 2019
  10. Dutt

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    DS4 controller works perfect as analog.. JoyCons sticks work as Dpad. its weird and some buttons are swapped around comparing DS4 and Joycons.
     
  11. KiiWii

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    Does Wii sports bowling and Dolphin bar work (if joycon motion doesn’t work) 60fps?
     
  12. Milenko

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    Can you test Tony hawk 4 for GC?
     
  13. jammybudga777

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    should change the title to say its android or linux. i got excited thinking this was o switch os.......
     
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