I can’t help but chuckle. The newly released Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is apparently suffering from framerate issues.

A first-party game. Having framerate issues on native hardware.

Good thing we’ve got emulation. Ryujinx is a great choice. In fact, if you want to play online multiplayer on Linux/Windows with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, it’s possible thanks to the LDN build. We’ve got quite a few goodies in store here with the new 3.0 update. We’ve got improved performance, particularly with the new Pokémon game; Splatoon 3 is now playable on AMD GPUs; and interconnectivity with Linux/Windows and actual Nintendo Switch consoles that have custom firmware is now possible.

Ryujinx ldn_mitm Image credit: MutantAura

Key features are as follows:

  • ldn_mitm support for connectivity with CFW Nintendo Switch consoles.
  • Pokémon Scarlet & Violet no longer have a white/yellow filter in gameplay.
  • Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will have greatly improved performance.
  • Splatoon 3 is now playable on AMD GPUs on Windows and Linux.
  • Splatoon 3 scoring and other gameplay elements are no longer affected by resolution scaling.
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons no longer requires a save file to avoid crashing on the intro.
  • Pokémon Sword & Shield have improved performance when using Vulkan.
  • General performance and stability improvements for most other titles.

Additionally, if you want, you can use Ryujinx’s new Avalonia UI:

Avalonia UI on Ryujinx

Awesome if you want an interface that’s a little more modern-looking.

See the Ryujinx blog post for more info. Download the build on Patreon (membership not required).

Cover image credit: Ryujinx team