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Switch Emulation!



  • With the Raspberry Pi 4 released, I thing RetroPie should have an experimental Yuzu package. Switch emulation would probably require the 4gb ram rpi 4, but that's why it would be an experimental package. Comment your ideas.


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    @YourAverageGamer switch emulation will require something faster than a rpi4 I'm sure.



  • @YourAverageGamer we will be lucky if dolphin works/runs well...



  • Oh, definetly not any time soon, at least not on the Pi. While Yuzu doesn't list explicit system requirements due to the nature of emulation (at least not in terms of CPU clockspeed; it does list requiring OpenGL 4.3, which the Pi does not support), a quick browse of the specs used on various YouTube Yuzu videos shows requirements way above what the Pi 4 (or most single-board computers, for that matter) can offer.

    By the time we get a Pi board that has even a chance of running Switch games, we'll likely be in the double-digits in terms of major Pi revisions.



  • @SuperFromND Thanks for letting me know. I had no idea it took that much to run switch games.



  • My i7 16gb SFF PC with a 1050ti can only run switch at what seems like 10fps at best to give you an idea of how far away this is from running on a pi.



  • Apart from what is required Opengl 4.3 remains somewhat short of ram
    The emulator usually swallows more than 4GB of average
    And even sometimes when there is a memory leakage it increases over time due to an experimental emulation in the past my experencie it got to increase up to 10-12GB free available needed for not crash and loading fine.



  • @Barcrest said in Switch Emulation!:

    My i7 16gb SFF PC with a 1050ti can only run switch at what seems like 10fps at best to give you an idea of how far away this is from running on a pi.

    You do know the Switch emulation as well is pretty much in the alpha stages which games wont really work properly because the iGPU in the Switch is mainly the equivalent to the GT 730/740.



  • In order for the Switch to be running on any single boards computer you would have to wait for a Pi 10 to have the actual CPU and GPU power to run the games or spend almost 400$ for the nvidia jetson tx2.



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