Switch - PSX Compatibility List?



I hope I’m at the correct section for this… I’m actually looking for a compatibility list for retroarch on nintendo switch / libnx. Especially a list for PSX titles. Does a list already and exist?

Some Titles I could give some feedback on (RA 1.7.5, nightly PCSX ReARMed core, scph-5502.bin BIOS):

  • Final Fantasy VIII (FF8, PAL, German, SLES-02082) -> Black Screen, won’t start
  • MediEvil (PAL, EUR/German, SCES-01493) -> works fine, just some crackling sound
  • MediEvil 2 (PAL, EUR/German, SCES-02544) -> works fine, just some crackling sound

I’d test more and contribute to that list if it exists :expressionless: or maybe I start my own?


Here is one I found earlier on.

I’m also trying to get FF8 to load and works, since he won’t have a remaster edition… Since you tested out the german version, I can also say that the French version does not work. i’d like to find some retroarch.cfg file and the retroarch-core.cfg to get FF9 working.

EDIT : After poking around with the config, I finally succeeded at making FF8 works smoothly on Switch! The only thing, it’s the US version of the game. If you’re interested, I can dump you my RetroArch folder with all the config, roms and BIOS I used. Just tell me! :slight_smile:



First at all forgive my bad english, i’ll post the original version of my post under the english one for french users. :slight_smile:

I have some question, especially for the PSX section of retroarch on switch.

PSX Game List :

I download my rom via RomStation software. I use if possible PAL Version of PSX Games, the software download an archive contain .bin & .cue of each game i choose. In retroarch, the Scan directory feature doesn’t work. Like Retroarch can see my games. I tried to update the database (does it usefull for this issue ?) but same thing. I can play my game with load content and go manually through my SD card search my game. What can i do to obtain my list game ?

HotKey / Fast Forward :

I binded Select to be my hotkey and R to be my Fast Forward toogle Key. Even by doing that, i can’t speed up my game. (Tested on FF8 one) Tried to change the Fast Forward speed in settings => don’t work What’s wrong ?

Home button

I use the nro version of RetroArch. When i come back after pushing the home button, it’s like i never launch the game, starting to the beginning. Is it possible to resume a game after press the home button ?

Thank you :slight_smile:

Listing jeux PSX :

J’utilise majoritairement RetroArch pour la partie PSX qu’il offre. J’ai crée un dossier roms/psx sur ma SD. Le “Scan Directory” semble ne pas remonter l’ensemble des jeux (format .bin et .cue). Que dois je faire pour qu’il puisse voir ces jeux ?

HotKey / Fast Forward :

Bien qu’ayant bindé ma hotkey sur Select et mon fast forward sur R, impossible de le faire fonctionner in game (toujours sur le core PSCX ReArmed) J’ai tenté de modifier les valeur du Fast Forward en le passant en 10.00x / 5.00x , rien y fait. Que dois je faire ?

Bouton Home :

Il m’arrive, par erreur ou réflexe, d’appuyer sur le bouton Home lorsque je suis sur une partie. De ce que j’en comprend, des lors que nous revenons sur le home, toute partie en cours est perdue. Est ce bien le cas ? Est ce qu’une version nsp permettrait de s’affranchir de ce soucis ?


Hi everyone,

Recently I formated my SD card for RA homebrew, I installed latest version which is 1.7.6 right now. I also placed 2 BIOS, US&EU, then I used ecm tools to unecm my GTA2 and few other games. RA freeze sometimes like no screen no button, no audio but when I volume down I see the indicator. So I had to press HOME button to go back main menu. So I tried these these games down belown;

Road & Track Presents - The Need for Speed = DIDN’T WORKED for few minutes then “controller configure #1 etc” appeared then I was able to use SELECT + START / PLAYED 1 GAME NO ANY ISSUE

Beyblade - Let it Rip! [NTSC-U] [SLUS-01489] = DIDN’T WORKED for few minutes then its started but controllers are not responsive at all, but game looks fine no any glitch no sound issue or something, I tried to play one game but its started to press start I kept pressed start but nope its pause everytime, I tried to close content via Quick menu but its freezed, then I waited few minutes but it didn’t worked so I pressed home button CFW crashed…

Disney’s Hercules [NTSC-U] [SLUS-00529] = DIDN’T WORKED for few minutes then its started, no any graphic or sound issue.

Jackie Chan Stuntmaster = WORKED FINE

Grand Theft Auto 2 [NTSC-U] [SLUS-00789] = WORKED FINE

Is there any stable version works on Switch? I really want to play these games so I ordered PSC, I hope RA works fine on PSC but it would be great to play Beyblade while outside.


Hi guys.

Seems like you got the latest version of retroArch and emulators cores…

I want to buy a switch (especially for the old school emulation…) and I would like to know if you tried the latest version of citra with a game like Zelda OFT 3DS Remake - just to know if it works fine

Same for games like Alundra, or Sukoden (old 2D/3DISO Rpgs) on PSX.

I just take a look on PCSX-REARMED for libreto repository and it hasn’t been updated since a few years… Is the retroArch Emulator up to date ?


FF VIII seems to be missing on that list.

It plays perfectly fine with default values.