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The open source Nintendo Switch Emulator 'yuzu' now has a Vulkan renderer

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The emulation scene never ceases to amaze me. The Nintendo Switch Emulator, yuzu, now had a Vulkan renderer to hopefully boost performance.

Quite early-on for this emulator, with game compatibility not having progressed far yet but yuzu is a very active project being worked on to improve it all the time.

Part of that effort is the new Vulkan renderer, which is available for people who support their work on Patreon to get Early Access to features ($5 a month). They have a blog post up going over some of the details and it's really impressive what they've been able to achieve. Since it's still quite experimental, with plenty of missing features they said they will slowly roll it out for everyone across December.

Actually getting yuzu running is quite involved currently, if you're interested in trying it you can find their quick-start guide here. I think I'll personally be waiting until this is all made easier somehow…

Projects like this become essential when companies move onto their next hardware, emulation enables us to keep classics alive and so they're important to the history of gaming.

See more on the official site, the GitHub and their Patreon.

Hat tip to BrazilianGamer.

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Desum 7 Dec, 2019
Quoting: chr
Quoting: Purple Library GuyMmm, I think this conversation is over.
Quoting: DesumOh? Alright then~

I don't mean to intrude on your conversation which is over, but if either of you have some links to some videos or articles or podcast episodes or something which to some high degree overlap with your complicated but interesting-sounding views on the copyright system, then I might appreciate links (private or public). Not insisting though. Also don't easily forget to value your time and give it away to internet strangers who might not even watch your link. :)

If you want my basic views, just look up RMS's Copyright vs Community videos. Oh, are we not supposed to mention that name anymore? Naughty me~ And the book Free Culture by Lessig.
cere4l 22 May
Quoting: Desum
Quoting: cere4lI'm a bit on the fence about this one, strangely enough I have no issues with emulation, or with paid games.. and yet it seems so odd to have to pay for what is effectively.. pure piracy in 99% of the usecases if not more.

Hundreds of years from now, it will be thanks to "pirates" that people will be able to play the games we have enjoyed in our lifetimes. NOT the large corporations who cannot even be trusted as custodians of their own source code. "Piracy" isn't even a necessary evil, it is an absolute good for humanity in the long run because of the oppressive copyright scheme we had foisted on us.

A bit late, but I felt I had to respond to this. As I said, I'm NOT against piracy. It's the paying for piracy that specifically bothers me.
slaapliedje 15 Jul
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Quoting: cere4l
Quoting: Desum
Quoting: cere4lI'm a bit on the fence about this one, strangely enough I have no issues with emulation, or with paid games.. and yet it seems so odd to have to pay for what is effectively.. pure piracy in 99% of the usecases if not more.

Hundreds of years from now, it will be thanks to "pirates" that people will be able to play the games we have enjoyed in our lifetimes. NOT the large corporations who cannot even be trusted as custodians of their own source code. "Piracy" isn't even a necessary evil, it is an absolute good for humanity in the long run because of the oppressive copyright scheme we had foisted on us.

A bit late, but I felt I had to respond to this. As I said, I'm NOT against piracy. It's the paying for piracy that specifically bothers me.
You mean like people who sell CoffinOS (for those that don't know, CoffinOS is a compilation / Pre-setup 32gb image meant to be copied to a Compact Flash card for use on an Amiga with a Vampire accelerator board. But people have started selling it for people who can't figure out how to image it... in my opinion, if you are incapable of putting an image on a card, you are probably incapable of figuring out how to use the Amiga in the first place...)

On the other hand, I have bought pre-set up flash cards before. But never from random people, more like from places that build flash carts. It is more of a donation ware in my eyes.
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