Yuzu Emulator Progress Report December 2023 Rundown

By admin Jan 12, 2024

The Yuzu Progress report December 2023 is out! If you’ve only casually followed the ongoing development of this multi-platform Nintendo Switch emulator, don’t worry! We’ve put together a rundown of all the most interesting developments in the Yuzu Emulator Progress Report.

Yuzu developers have been hard at work addressing graphics issues and driver quirks. Now, updating to the latest drivers is encouraged, bringing a sigh of relief to those who experienced crashes.

Magical Infernal Ladies Fighting and Vulkan Section Improvements:

The Yuzu team swiftly tackled problems related to swizzle and window origin adjustments, providing a fix for a cut-off screen in handheld mode. Additionally, Super Mario 3D All-Stars made a return to the report, with the team optimizing the intro video’s performance on non-NVIDIA and non-Mesa drivers, delivering a smoother gaming experience.

Yuzu’s Vulkan renderer faced challenges with presentation limits, affecting performance on Android devices. The team found a solution by optimizing asynchronous presentation, enhancing stability, and reducing input lag. Furthermore, fixes for Portal, Red Dead Redemption, and other games were implemented, ensuring compatibility with different drivers and GPUs.

Android-Specific Changes in Yuzu Emulator Progress Report:

In the Android realm, improvements abound. Byte enhanced performance by addressing slow video decoding in games like Super Mario Odyssey, courtesy of DMA code tweaks. Additionally, a workaround allows Adreno 610 series GPU users to run Turnip drivers smoothly. T895 introduced a game-changing feature—Game Properties—to enable users to manage individual game settings efficiently.

This feature encompasses detailed information, per-game configurations, driver selection, add-on management, save-data operations, and more. Oboe audio backend integration prevents audio interruptions during output changes, enriching the user experience. The ongoing pursuit of feature parity with the desktop build is evident in these Android-specific developments.

Project Leviathan and Miscellaneous Changes:

German77 introduced Project Leviathan, a rewrite of the HID code to improve input emulation accuracy. Initial progress includes the emulation of AppletResource and preparations for multiprocess support. HurricanePootis contributed a fix for Linux users, overcoming hardware permission issues and ensuring seamless access to Joy-Con and Pro Controller drivers.

Various core changes addressed unexpected behavior in user profile management, file system improvements, and fixes for specific game-related issues. Byte’s meticulous approach resolved SSL buffer size configuration mishaps, preventing crashes in games like Super Mario Maker 2.

UI Changes and Hardware section fixes-

German77 spotted and rectified an issue in UI configuration files, ensuring the correct language selection persists. ReillyBrogan contributed a minor yet beneficial update for Linux desktop users, ensuring proper icon display on Wayland composers.

NVIDIA users received the green light to update their drivers thanks to fixes implemented by a byte. AMD users encountered crashes on RDNA1 hardware, with bug reports submitted for resolution. Intel’s progress on addressing the geometry shader crash remains pending.

Qualcomm’s proprietary driver showcased impressive performance on the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, while Turnip’s support network continued to expand. Mali users experienced three moments of improvement, with hope for a brighter future with Panfrost/PanVK driver support for newer Mali hardware.

As we wrap up this comprehensive progress report, the Yuzu Emulator team’s dedication to refining performance, compatibility, and user experience shines through. Whether you’re a seasoned emulator enthusiast or just getting started, these updates promise a smoother and more enjoyable gaming experience. For more information on the progress report, check out the official report.

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