The Nintendo Switch emulator Ryujinx received a new update for its special Local Wireless and LAN Mode enabled preview build which improves support for the Monster Hunter Rise demo, among other things.
The 2.1 update includes a special performance tweak for the Monster Hunter Rise demo that is not in the emulator's master build that makes it possible to play the demo online with other players.
This latest update brings with it many improvements & bugfixes, and a special performance tweak for the Monster Hunter Rise Demo that is not in the master build.
The Monster Hunter Rise Demo can now be played online with other Ryujinx users across the internet using the Local Play option!
The Nintendo Switch emulator Ryujinx Local Wireless and LAN Mode doesn't emulate the Switch Online service, allowing online play for games that have a Local Play or Local Wireless option.
How LDN works: this build does not emulate the Nintendo Switch Online service. Ryujinx's LDN functionality simulates the emulator instances as being "in range" of each other (like Switch consoles do when in wireless range), but from anywhere across the internet! This enables the "Local Play" or "Local Wireless" option to work on a slew of supported games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, 51 Worldwide Games, the Monster Hunter Rise Demo, and many others.
How LAN mode works: the Ryujinx LDN build separately supports using LAN mode in supported games to connect with Switch consoles on your home network. Nintendo only included LAN mode in a small handful of games (including Pokémon Sword and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, among others), so check this link for the full list and how to enable LAN mode in each!
The Nintendo Switch emulator Ryujinx Local Wireless and LAN Mode updated build can be downloaded from Patreon.