Proof-of-concept shows 3DS emulator Citra running on the Nintendo Switch

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Just a few days after Citra, the popular 3DS emulator, was officially released for Android devices, we report on new developments about the software. Yes, as the title suggests, someone has been working on getting Citra to work on the Nintendo Switch. Fellow GBAtemp member @m4xw shared his progress a couple of hours ago on Twitter showing Citra running natively with dynarec, under Horizon, on the Nintendo Switch. He does clarify that there are several issues to be fixed. For instance, he admits to the presence of many bugs and that it needs to be rebased onto the recent release. Moreover, there is a significant frame deviation that still needs looking into.


However, as you can see in the videos they uploaded, this proof-of-concept does show promise. Indeed, m4xwdev further mentioned that the videos are from the first compiled build and that "nothing big broke so far". These developments strongly suggests that it's only a matter of time before we can decently play 3DS titles on the Switch.
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so why couldn't he or someone else do the same thing with dolphin?
they both are android how hard would it be to port dolphin to run native on horizon ?
 
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couldn't care less.
now what, the citra emulator working on wiiu?
It would probably be a lot harder, ARM emulating ARM is easier than PowerPC emulating ARM.

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For clarification, its the build I had running like 2 months ago with the new dynarec slapped in (so no longer uses my incomplete version).
However that means stuff like fastmem and other optimizations that were made for the Android port aren't in there right now, so there's some unknown amount of room to play with.

Also big shoutout to Mats, he has been helping out a lot to get the base up and running and already rebased the libretro core on the latest release, we just have to hook it up for Switch again & add my dynarec changes.
 
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