RELEASE MonoNX - an experimental Nintendo Switch emulator for Android

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by ctrninja, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. PawsofHorror

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    Holy Kittens, I can play Pokemon Let's Go Meowth on my Samsung Galaxy s10+ with your emulator!

    Edit: Not that this wonderful emu needs any improvements but when is the next update?
     
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  2. PawsofHorror

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    Is this abandoned? 3ds emulation is kinda getting there on Android but we don't have any Switch emulators which play games
     
  3. ParzivalWolfram

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    You, uh... you do know that not only is PC Switch emulation not great yet, but that this emulator is gonna be harder than hell to develop as Android's pretty thoroughly locked down (without a sometimes-complicated process that not everyone's gonna do), provides nearly no direct GPU access, and that Android OEMs like to add very little RAM to devices?
    (My Huawei Ascend XT² has 2GB of real memory, and around 400MB usable by apps. The Switch has like 4GB of RAM.)
     
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  4. ZachyCatGames

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    Retail and EDEV have 4gb and SDEV has 6gb. But your point still applies.
     
  5. ParzivalWolfram

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    thanks for the correction tho
     
  6. Silithas

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    the discord link has expired.
     
  7. PawsofHorror

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    Since when is RAM important in emulation?

    My medium range huawei phone which I bough 2 years ago for 160€ has 3gb ram and I have 10000 tabs opened in chrome and have 1gb free.

    Flagships usually have 4-6gb ram minimum but again ram was never that important but CPU and GPU and those Snapdragon 855 series can run Wii games with x2 or higher resolution at 60 fps, ps2 games run very fast in Damonps2 and Citra mmj runs Pokemon Ultra moon very fast while being in such early stage.

    Mikage and official Citra/Citra mmj might run 3ds games at full speed in x2 resolutions by 2021
     
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  8. MK73DS

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    Did you ever use Yuzu on your PC ? RAM is important, lots of games currently require more than 8GB of RAM, some of them even more than 16 (like Xenoblade Chronicles 2).
     
  9. ParzivalWolfram

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    If you have less RAM than the console you're emulating, emulation's not gonna go so well. 3GB of RAM isn't enough to store everything the Switch needs, and games WILL rely on the full VRAM and WRAM amounts. This isn't even taking things like read buffers or the emulator itself into account, then add to that your phone's OS and drivers and other programs running and system buffers and...

    Swap/pagefile may get the job done, assuming you have the storage for it, but storage mediums are hundreds of times slower than even the slowest RAM you'll find today. Yes, even SSDs.
     
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  10. azoreseuropa

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    Discord invited invalid! :(
     
  11. PawsofHorror

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    I see, I didn't knew Switch requires so much RAM nor expected it o.0

    I hope the RAM requirements go lower or I will need to buy the variant of a mobile phone with the most RAM when switch emulation comes and those 12gb+ versions cost a lot :D
     
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  12. Kido_1234

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    I cant download the rom
     
  13. Kido_1234

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    I cant download the rom
     
  14. azoreseuropa

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    It is against rules. Dont ask about the rom. Google is your friend only. :)
     
  15. lembi2001

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    NOTICE: This application has been discontinued (and support will no longer be given to this application, use at your own risk!), all development efforts have been moved to our new emulator Skyline.

    https://github.com/Cyuubi/MonoNX/releases

    This is from their original github page
     
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  16. PawsofHorror

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    If your Skyline runs Pokemon Sword and Shield one day you can have all my money
     
  17. lembi2001

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    Interesting discovery

    I had forgotten about this until PawsofHorror commented.

    Did some digging into this (please note: I am not a coder but can read text :) ) and found that the code for Skyline contains code belonging to an app called Lightswitch

    googled for "Lightswitch apk" and found this:

    https://www.malavida.com/en/soft/lightswitch/android/#gref

    Now, I don't know about you but there are some striking similarities between the logo for Lightswitch and the header image of skyline.....

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    [​IMG]

    Make your own mind up but either the author of skyline is the same as the author of Lightswitch or someone is ripping someone else off or this app will never see the light of day as a switch emulator.....
     
  18. ctrninja
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    LightSwitch was renamed to Skyline.
     
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