Discussion OPENGL finally on horizon SWITCH??

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by mustafag32g, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. mustafag32g
    OP

    mustafag32g GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    7
    Jul 30, 2014
    Argentina
    Check out this tweet:


    Several clarifications: -
    Based on Armada's mesa port, continuing where he left off
    - This is OpenGL, and concretely es2gears
    - Still a lot of work to do but at least this basic program runs at 60fps w/o glitches
    - libnx gfx code was overhauled - hopefully no more dequeue fatals!

    Feel free to correct me
     
    Last edited by Quantumcat, Sep 2, 2018
    Jonna, stoffer666, renhei and 15 others like this.
  2. Huntereb

    Huntereb GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    9
    Sep 1, 2013
    United States
    Awesome! Unfortunate he didn't show launching and exiting the glxgears port from hbmenu or something, what's shown in the tweet could very easily be done in Linux! Hope and pray this development continues, it'll mean a lot for homebrew and emulation!
     
    focusonme and Fadi5555 like this.
  3. SexySpai

    SexySpai xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

    Member
    6
    Jun 16, 2018
    United States
    your mom lol
    soooooooooooooooo what does this mean? n64 games at 60fps?
     
  4. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    7
    Aug 9, 2017
    United States
    this means more hardware itensive homebrew apps
     
    NoNAND and Fadi5555 like this.
  5. SexySpai

    SexySpai xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

    Member
    6
    Jun 16, 2018
    United States
    your mom lol
    neet-o
     
  6. Huntereb

    Huntereb GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    9
    Sep 1, 2013
    United States
    Most likely! Any graphics-intensive homebrew will benefit greatly from hardware-accelerated video!
     
  7. SexySpai

    SexySpai xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

    Member
    6
    Jun 16, 2018
    United States
    your mom lol
    neet-o despacito
     
    0000ff, jimmyj, focusonme and 3 others like this.
  8. Pluupy

    Pluupy _(:3」∠)_

    Member
    9
    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    This is nice. Good for that DS emulator.
     
    TotalInsanity4 likes this.
  9. pinbi7

    pinbi7 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    5
    Apr 4, 2004
    Canada
    I feel like somebody greatly missed out on a play on words here :/
     
  10. Fadi5555

    Fadi5555 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Jan 3, 2018
    United States
    I hope to see a standalone version of dolphin getting port to horizon os after this
    Beside damon pro (this is ps2 emu on android).
     
  11. Ericthegreat

    Ericthegreat Not New Member

    Member
    9
    Nov 8, 2008
    United States
    Vana'diel
    The 60 fps part will take a while.
     
  12. Huntereb

    Huntereb GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    9
    Sep 1, 2013
    United States
    Nah, the primary issue with the current Libretro ports is software rendering. The CPU is more than capable of emulating the console, but when you have to emulate a console as well as render video output, things start to slow down. Allowing the CPU to take care of CPU things, and the GPU take care of GPU things will make all of the difference in performance.

    Now, that's not to say the Libretro cores won't have their share of glitches in the porting process. Beyond that, emulation speed is hardly a concern.
     
  13. mrsupertom

    mrsupertom Newbie

    Newcomer
    1
    May 19, 2018
    United Kingdom
    What sort of time frame does it usually take for an OpenGL implementation like this to make its way from this stage to a usable driver in, say, Retroarch Switch (RetroNX)? This stuff is really exciting - There's been huge improvements to RetroNX recently (especially the PCSX-Rearmed core) but I feel like this is the missing piece in the puzzle!
     
    Snowhose and ZachyCatGames like this.
  14. Arithmatics

    Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

    Member
    5
    Jan 29, 2009
    Malaysia
    This is exciting
     
  15. Nerdtendo

    Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot

    Member
    7
    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    Fully expected a troll or misleading title. I like being wrong
     
    TotalInsanity4 likes this.
  16. Memoir

    Memoir Just a Memory

    Member
    19
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    Somewhere, over there!
    Reading the comments on the tweet is kinda cringe worthy ngl ..
     
  17. sj33

    sj33 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    12
    Oct 22, 2013
    Japan
    This is really a big deal - all the interesting ports starting happening on the Vita when vitaGL arrived.
     
    lordelan and TotalInsanity4 like this.
  18. nWo

    nWo The Game Master

    Member
    5
    Oct 20, 2016
    Mexico
    I'm just going crazy for a N64 and DS emulator on the S. Hope we soon get them !!! Working at least at fair speed.
     
  19. [3rd]Wael

    [3rd]Wael Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Aug 21, 2006
    France
    Ps remote play or streaming your pc are the last missing parts to make the switch my only go to console for the next few years.
     
    mustafag32g likes this.
  20. Bellebite2000

    Bellebite2000 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Jul 31, 2018
    Afghanistan
    Two or three hours...

    Tons of rewrite are necessary to make it right, and last time dev was talking of at least a month. Since no one can code but everyone wants stuff, it is what it is.
     
    mrsupertom and TotalInsanity4 like this.
Loading...