RetroArch Switch

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

  1. rsn8887

    rsn8887 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I added touchpad-style mouse controls with tap-to-click to Retroarch Switch yesterday. This is useful for games like Warcraft or Arkanoid 2.

    Supported gestures:
    Drag finger = mouse move.
    Short tap = left click.
    Hold finger, tap another = right click.
    2/3-finger drag = left/right drag'n'drop.

    Download latest nightly here: https://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/nintendo/switch/libnx/

    I also put the above information in the official retroarch docs: https://docs.libretro.com/guides/input-and-controls/#nintendo-switch
     
  2. Rya102396

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    Anything on this? Updated to the newest nightly and that didn't change anything about this issue. Would go back to an older one where this didn't happen, but the newer one runs other games better.
     
  3. lordelan

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    Wow man that's an amazing feature I have been waiting for. Should be usable in all DOS and ScummVM games I guess?
    What about the SNES mouse in Mario Paint? :)
     
  4. Hanekawa

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    I must be ultra dumb but how can I download the latest version of nightly? I clicked on your link but the most recent version is 2 months old (in 1.7.6).
     
  5. cucholix

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    ScummVM core is broken the last time I tested rip
     
  6. rsn8887

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    Thanks!

    It is usable in all cores that support a mouse, so I guess it should even work in Mario Paint, if the core supports mouse input.

    By the way if you want you can follow me on Twitter to always get the latest updates on what I do with Switch/Vita etc. https://www.twitter.com/rsn8887

    Click on my link https://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/nintendo/switch/libnx/ , scroll all the way down until you find the .7z archive with the latest date and download it. Right now for me this is the file https://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/nintendo/switch/libnx/2019-06-27_RetroArch.7z but of course every day a new one appears.

    For ScummVM, don’t use Retroarch. The version is buggy and very outdated. Instead, download the latest standalone development build for Switch here: https://buildbot.scummvm.org/builds.html
     
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  7. lordelan

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    Pretty cool!
    I already do. ;)
    I see.
    However the correct link is this one I guess:
    https://buildbot.scummvm.org/builders
    :P
     
  8. rsn8887

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  9. nifoc2099

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    Thinking of putting RetroArch on my switch for the 1st time when I read this "An SD card formatted as FAT32" . So, exfat still not supported?
     
  10. EmulateLife

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    I mean, some people use it using ExFAT, but they're at risk of their entire sd card getting corrupted at any time. You should switch to FAT32 anyway because you can do everything on it you can on ExFAT you just have to install your games through usb cable to avoid the 4 gb limit and there's no corruption risk.
     
  11. nifoc2099

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    Hmm..i didn't know we can install games through usb cable. Can tinfoil do this, search for games in our desktop pc HDD? I thought tinfoil only searches for games in our sd card. Second question, wouldn't installing games through usb cable takes a longer duration?
     
  12. EmulateLife

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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/goldleaf-a-nintendo-switch-multipurpose-homebrew-tool.527578/

    It saves time because you don't have to take your sd card out, put the nsp on it, put it back in, resend the payload etc.. etc.. etc..
     
  13. BaamAlex

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    My Retroarch crashes when i load the mupen64 core. Is this thing broken or is there a fix?
     
  14. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    More info is needed.

    What CFW? Are you holding R on a switch game to get the extra ram? Are you using Mupen64plus-Next?

    It's not broken.
     
  15. BaamAlex

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    I use homebrew through the album. And yes. Mupen64plus-next.

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

    Oh. CFW is Kosmos with Atmosphere
     
  16. EmulateLife

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    That's your problem don't use album. You need to hold R and select a switch game and it'll take you to the homebrew menu with the extra ram. If you just go to album you don't get the extra ram. It's needed for N64.
     
  17. BaamAlex

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    Ehm...i tried that now...thanks for that tip. It works like a charm now :)
     
  18. Danttebayo

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    Hey @ShadowOne333 , your initial post for this topic is super comprehensive but there are some settings buried in this increasingly unwieldy thread that make a huge difference and it would be handy to have them in your post. Off the top of my head:

    1) The default aspect ratio streches the screen (for older systems at least) because it isn't set to '1:1 PAR'
    2) The audio driver should be set to 'switch_thread' as this significantly increases performance for older systems

    I'm sure there are others but those are the few I've come across that made my experience with RetroArch way better.
     
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  19. ShadowOne333
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    Thanks!
    I'll add those as suggested overall settings at first start :)
     
  20. stellarr

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    I don't know if I'm missing something or doing anything wrong.

    GBA games work perfectly for me but n64 run pretty bad, smash bros is too slow it's unplayable for example. also tried mario tennis with no better results. I did open a switch game using R button which launched me to homebrew channel and that's when I pressed A on Retroarch. (Heard this helps with memory and stuff which is required for these games) and also have it at maximum overclock (1785)

    I downloaded the latest build because I thought it'd make a difference but I don't really see anything, maybe I got wrong settings? Or perhaps my n64 drivers need to be updated/changed? I'm pretty lost. The only game that works nicely is mario kart 64.
     
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