Well, today we’re going to talk about Ryujinx Emulator which is an emulator for the Nintendo Switch console. You might be thinking, the Nintendo Switch on one hand and the words popularity and large fan base do not go hand in hand. Then why in the world does Ryujinx Emulator has such a large community? It’s simple, the gaming community realized that the Nintendo Switch was actually good, had great games, and was innovative.
Now couple that with the fact that Ryujinx is insanely good at emulating almost all Nintendo Switch games then you can start to understand why it has such a huge following despite the launch of the Nintendo Switch and newer emulators. This is partly due to the fact that the fan-favorite Breath of the Wild is actually a Nintendo Switch title that runs with almost double the speed on Ryujinx when compared to the fastest Switch Emulators!
But users are not stuck with just Zelda, the developers of this emulator have done a great job in ensuring that almost all of the top-rated and popular Nintendo Switch games are perfectly compatible with the emulator which includes Super Mario 3d World, Rayman Legends, and Bayonetta among others.
And in the foreseeable future, the list of perfectly compatible games will only grow longer as the developers seem to never rest and put out updates on a monthly basis that are focused on bug fixes, performance optimization, and overall stability of the emulator.
The download and installation of Ryujinx are very simple, you simply download the emulator which comes as a zip file, extract the contents of the zip and run the emulator. There is no further installation required. All of this can be done in a snap.
Ryujinx like all other popular Emulators has a simple but great user interface that has a great balance of easy to navigate and a wide range of options. If you have used an emulator before or have bothered to configure a desktop game’s advanced graphical settings then Ryujinx will be very easy to navigate and configure.
The wide range of graphical and performance options Ryujinx offers also allows the user to fine-tune this emulation platform to work best with the user’s hardware. Users can also change the settings per game, which is great as some games will require the emulator have certain options on or off or values adjusted for the game to work perfectly. Or help the game have better graphics, avoid screen tearing or run at a higher resolution.
Ryujinx also allows its users to install, remove or disable updates and DLCs. This is good news as some game updates may be crucial in terms of performance, DLCs in terms of game lore, and enjoyability. And the developers have foreseen this need and implemented this feature accordingly to the delight of the emulation community.
Now if you find yourself facing issues with this emulator, since there is a large community behind it you can find plenty of written articles, YouTube guides, or even Wikipedia pages that address the most common issues that users have faced in the past simple solutions that are required.