Question Wii/GameCube emulation on switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Fredfrog6, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Fredfrog6
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    I’ve been looking into various emulators for my switch, now that I’m running custom firmware, but I’ve seen conflicting things on whether or not there’s a usable GameCube or wii emulator for the switch. Are there any options available?
     
  2. masagrator

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    Only dolphin for Lakka/L4T Ubuntu.
     
  3. ZachyCatGames

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    Lakka Switch has Dolphin, performance is pretty meh and is unlikely to improve, a few games are playable at max OC though. Gamecube emulation is not and likely never will be possible on Horizon

    https://lakka-switch.github.io/documentation/
     
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  4. Fredfrog6
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    What exactly is Lakka switch?
     
  5. ZachyCatGames

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    A Retroarch linux distro basically
     
  6. Fredfrog6
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    I’m sorry, I’m not super great with a lot of the hacking lingo. How do I install Lakka on my switch?
     
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    @Fredfrog6 You should be able to run any gamecube/wii game, performance in some games is better than others. The Gamecube Zelda games run decently iirc
     
  11. Fredfrog6
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    Thanks so much, I’ll try using lakka next chance I get. Do I need other software to go with Lakka to run GameCube titles?
     
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  12. ZachyCatGames

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    Nope. just install lakka, copy your ISOs over, and your ready to go
     
  13. Fredfrog6
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    I've been looking further into installing lakka, and it says that my sd card needs to be formatted as fat32, but my computer says that my sd card is formatted as exfat. Will it work with my sd card formatted as exfat, or is there a way to change it to fat32?
     
  14. gamemasteru03

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    You can just move all your sd card files to your computer then use this to format to fat32 https://fat32-format.en.softonic.com/. Then drag your files back onto your sd card and follow the lakka guide.
     
  15. Fredfrog6
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    Alright, I'll give that a try
     
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    Whenever I push the hekate payload through using TegraRcmGUI it always boots straight into atmosphere, it doesn't give me an option to load lakka instead. What do I need to do?
     
  17. Niels Van Son

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    Push the payload without any sd card in, then pop it back in when the menu shows up.

    EDIT : This happens because it autoboots in Atmosphere by default, you can change that but I never dared to look on how to do so
     
    Last edited by Niels Van Son, Jun 29, 2019
  18. pinbi7

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    Press L on boot logo
     
  19. ZachyCatGames

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    Hold volume down after pushing the payload
     
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