RetroArch Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by ShadowOne333, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. FanboyKilla

    FanboyKilla GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    3
    Mar 9, 2019
    United States
    Check the settings under "Settings > Configuration" and make sure Load Content Specific Core Options Automatically" is turned "ON".
     
    lordelan likes this.
  2. budtoka420

    budtoka420 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    4
    Jun 6, 2012
    United States
    How ds looking if ran like crap last time I tried. Is the ds not high on the priority list
     
  3. SeongGino

    SeongGino The Average One

    Member
    6
    May 20, 2015
    United States
    Jersey, Jersey
    No idea what lead you to believe that it ever was, what with how little it's been mentioned by anyone.
    Blame the emulator for being crap for this hardware.
     
  4. HappehLemons

    HappehLemons Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jan 24, 2011
    United States
    This is a dumb question - but what's the difference versus this and using retroarch in lakka?
     
  5. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    4
    May 30, 2016
    United States
    This is playable on your main switch menu (Horizon) while Lakka requires you to boot into a payload to get into it.

    Lakka has more to offer though, like Gamecube/Wii/Saturn and mostly better speeds.
     
    Last edited by EmulateLife, May 24, 2019
  6. HappehLemons

    HappehLemons Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jan 24, 2011
    United States
    Functionally though - are they the same exact thing? Same cores speed and compatibility? That's where my confusion comes in.
     
  7. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    4
    May 30, 2016
    United States
    No Lakka is better you get Gamecube/Wii/Saturn those aren't offered on this. You generally get better compatibility and speed on Lakka but this also has many cores running full speed so it just depends on what you're trying to play.
     
    FanboyKilla likes this.
  8. FanboyKilla

    FanboyKilla GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    3
    Mar 9, 2019
    United States
    As stated by @EmulateLife, you get access to more Emulators, and the main reason why is because Lakka has access to more resources since the Switch is booting directly into Lakka OS rather than the stock Horizon OS. So there is more RAM available and everything optimized for RetroArch etc.

    If you aren't going to be playing any of those other consoles then just keep using RA from within HOS.
     
    Last edited by FanboyKilla, May 24, 2019
  9. budtoka420

    budtoka420 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    4
    Jun 6, 2012
    United States
    Or the devs are lazy and you seem to pop up and defend instantly settle down

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    If dreamcast is running theres no reason why ds shouldn't
     
    Last edited by budtoka420, May 24, 2019
  10. HappehLemons

    HappehLemons Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jan 24, 2011
    United States

    Thanks!!
     
  11. Ninn

    Ninn GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    6
    Dec 1, 2006
    I can't believe you are critizating them after all they done. If they are so lazy maybe you should show everyone how it's done?

    You should be grateful instead of demanding things when you contribute with nothing.
     
    Last edited by Ninn, May 24, 2019
    minomore, Trice, lordelan and 5 others like this.
  12. snoofly

    snoofly GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    7
    Aug 18, 2015
    United States
    Hi

    Getting following error type when linking latest retroarch objects.

    undefined reference to `__locale_ctype_ptr'

    Tried searching around but only suggestion I saw was from fincs himself who said you may need to update libnx but my toolchain is already on the latest. 1.2.2 libnx

    Any ideas? It’s really annoying as I’m assuming I’m so close to getting the nro built

    Thanks!

    EDIT: Worked it out myself - I simply reinstalled the whole toolchain again from scratch on a new VM so to ensure everything was clean and it worked without issue this time.
     
    Last edited by snoofly, May 24, 2019
  13. Danttebayo

    Danttebayo Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Sep 15, 2015
    United States
    Hey, sorry if this has been asked here before but I run my Switch in perma airplane mode so I can’t use the RetroArch online updated and have to copy over new versions manually. Are there any folders I can delete before copying over the main folder. It takes quite a bit of time with the thousands of tiny files and it feels like a bunch of what’s being copied isn’t being used by me. I delete cores I don’t need but it’s the tiny files that slow things down.

    Thanks!
     
  14. uzimakiuchiha

    uzimakiuchiha GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    May 17, 2009
    United States
    Off topic sorry, but I'm sick of people calling devs for FREE work "lazy". They literally develop, and continue to improve retro emulation for literally nothing required in return just for the scene to thrive, and you guys get to sit on your butt and enjoy it. Just because the unique features YOU want or the games/consoles aren't supported yet because it's a lot of work to have something like 1:1 emulation (which is nearly impossible for most systems honestly) doesn't give you the right to B#@$& about it and call them lazy for all their hard work so far. If that's how you feel GTFO of the scene and let it thrive without your plague.
     
  15. minomore

    minomore Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    4
    Dec 25, 2015
    None of the Devs here are lazy, as stated they do all this for free and even with the thanks from the community and their loyal patrons the odd person still has the nerve to bitch, complains and moan. If you really want your desired system so bad... Contribute or hell go buy the hardware and play that.
     
    lordelan and Trice like this.
  16. zomgugoff

    zomgugoff Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    3
    May 8, 2016
    United States
    This is not a valid argument. Dreamcast emulation on PC was mostly functional before Saturn emulation was.
     
    minomore likes this.
  17. m4xw

    m4xw Ancient Deity

    Member
    15
    May 25, 2018
    Germany
    Write a dynarec and a hardware renderer for desmume or melonDS then.
    Or wait until drastic becomes open source.
    Lazy my ass, you have no Idea how much work is involved in these things.
    Its months upon months of work.
    Also Reicast has both of these things :feelsbaguetteman:
     
  18. SeongGino

    SeongGino The Average One

    Member
    6
    May 20, 2015
    United States
    Jersey, Jersey
    If you have SUCH a problem with me that you're spreading libel for no other reason than your lack of misunderstanding of the things you have no hands in, then PLEASE just direct message ME rather than derailing these discussions any further.

    I have also been a critic of the dev elsewhere, so kindly take this somewhere that isn't here.
    You're moving the goalpost, because again, you don't understand how these emulators function. Dreamcast is a comparatively simpler console technically speaking than the DS, and the current option for emulating DS through libretro is the least optimized emulator for the platform out of the bunch. The only other option that could be available is closed source and Android only atm.
    Meanwhile, Reicast was able to run on hardware generations older than the Switch and has the needed resources for it to work efficiently under most hardware.
     
    Last edited by SeongGino, May 24, 2019 - Reason: grammar
  19. switshgam0r

    switshgam0r GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Jul 4, 2018
    Germany
    Cant wait for the ps3 emulator next time.
     
  20. zacly

    zacly Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Oct 5, 2018
    Canada
Loading...