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Nintendo switch emulatator VS SX Pro, which supports free games on Switch?

As a reliable video game fan, there is no one who is not passionate about Nintendo Switch, the latest Nintendo console. With the success of E3 in 2018, more and more games for the Switch would come soon. On the other hand, thanks to the launch of Xecuter SX Pro and SX OS, we can even play free games on our console Switch, Nintendo switch emulatator VS  SX Pro, which supports free games on Switch? You can find an answer here.

What’s the Nintendo switch emulatator

The Nintendo Switch is a eighth-generation hybrid gaming console released by Nintendo in 2017. During its development, the Switch was known as the NX (short for NeXt or Nintendo “Cross”) and was widely speculated up until its announcement. Aside from specialized components unique to the console, the hardware is more or less off-the-shelf, being built around a semi-custom variant of Nvidia’s Tegra X1 system-on-a-chip which was also used on a number of Android devices.

While Nintendo intended to step up the security of the console, vulnerabilities were still found early on that allowed tons of system files to be dumped, including dumps of games in the form of romfs.istorage archives, an exefs folder, and license files. These game dumps eventually got shared online by scene groups except for their licenses, but were missing important files to run and even if they had been completed, there were no custom homebrew apps let alone solutions to load unofficial game dumps for the system. A number of prominent hacking teams (starting with shuffle2 and fail0verflow in collaboration) all came across a new exploit independently of each other that allowed complete control over the system, later officially recognized by Nvidia as CVE-2018-6242.

A “debugging emulator” for the Nintendo Switch, CageTheUnicorn (now Mephisto), popped up not long after the first components were dumped. It was designed to emulate sysmodules with “no support for graphics, sound, input, or any kind of even remotely performant processing [...] by design”. It was then revealed that members of both the Citra and Dolphin teams were already working on their own emulator in secret, followed by another developer releasing an emulator named Ryujinx.

Nintendo Switch Emulator

yuzu is an experimental open-source emulator for the Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra. It is written in C++ with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained for Windows, Linux and macOS. The emulator is currently only useful for homebrew development and research purposes.

yuzu only emulates a subset of Switch hardware and therefore is generally only useful for running/debugging homebrew applications. At this time, yuzu cannot play any commercial games without major problems. yuzu can boot some games, to varying degrees of success, but does not implement any of the necessary GPU features to render 3D graphics. yuzu is licensed under the GPLv2 (or any later version). Refer to the license.txt file included.

The Yuzu team are working to deliver their software to multiple operating systems and to date they are providing builds for Windows, Linux & Mac. But the big question is what can Yuzu do. Currently the Yuzu Nintendo Switch emulator shows at least something with the following titles; Puyo Puyo Tetris, Cave Story, The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth and most recently 1-2-Switch now starts. This may not sound a great deal but this is astounding for the length of time the emulator has been in production. To use Yuzu you will need to pickup their latest Nintendo Switch emulator download package and an image of a switch game that you own.

You can see the Yuzu Switch emulator in action below:

Ryujinx Nintendo Switch Emulator for PC

The second Nintendo Switch games emulator available is Ryujinx. Ryujinx is at roughly the same stage in its development as Yuzu and runs a similar list of titles to the same level. Ryujinx is yet to feature a GUI and Nintendo Switch games are started using the command line or by dragging the Switch ISO file onto the Ryujinx executable.

The Ryujinx Nintendo Switch emulator will also start the three titles of Puyo Puyo Tetris, Cave Story and The Binding of Isaac. It seems that these titles are not too complex and use little of the Switch’s hardware instructions. A GUI will undoubtedly follow at some point for the Ryujinx emulator. Ryunjinx has had an emulation focus rather than the user interface and rightly so at such an early stage. 

Which of the Nintendo Switch Emulators for PC leads the way is up for debate and is open for you to decide. Different titles will run better on one than the other. If you are interested in Nintendo Switch emulation then I suggest you follow both projects and see how each progresses.

What is the best emulator between them and how to play free games on Nintendo Switch?

Xecuter SX Pro:

Xecuter SX Pro, the first product to launch copies of games on Nintendo Switch. For the first time on the last console of Nintendo, this will be possible thanks to the work of the hackers. Additional point: the product will launch games on all firmware, the latest at the time we write these lines: the firmware 5.1.

SX Pro Features:

  • Compatible with all firmware and all regions.
  • Games ROMs available right now from release groups are compatible as well as your own backups. Just make certain you own the game whether you dump it or download it!
  • Has an optional “AutoRCM” feature that can be installed to your Switch Console such that the jig tool is not needed anymore on boot. The AutoRCM feature makes a tiny modification to your system’s on-board storage via software, and from there on you will ONLY need the dongle (and won’t have to press the volume key) when booting your console. With the AutoRCM feature installed, your Switch will only boot up with the SX Pro Dongle inserted or by any other USB-C launching method currently available. Once booted, you can always uninstall AutoRCM through SX OS.
  • The license is for life. And all updates are free and for the lifetime of your console.
  • SX Pro the license is tied to your dongle and console. In case of SX OS the license is tied to your license code and console.
  • The current version of SX OS only allows to play cartridge-based games.
  • Homebrew supported.

In conclusion

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