Package Details: ares-emu 130-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: ares-emu
Description: Multi-system emulator by Near with experimental Nintendo 64 and PlayStation support
Upstream URL:
Licenses: ISC
Conflicts: ares-emu
Provides: ares-emu
Submitter: Snowstorm64
Maintainer: Snowstorm64
Last Packager: Snowstorm64
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.37
First Submitted: 2021-02-21 21:36 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-09-30 19:57 (UTC)

Dependencies (13)

Required by (0)

Sources (2)

Latest Comments

1 2 Next › Last »

Snowstorm64 commented on 2022-07-03 19:56 (UTC)

You're welcome!

sak18ra commented on 2022-07-02 06:51 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-02 06:56 (UTC) by sak18ra)

Thanks to you Snowstorm64 for the 2022-05-18 update.

ares v128 is now the best nintendo 64 emulator as noted here:

Snowstorm64 commented on 2021-07-08 08:20 (UTC) (edited on 2021-07-08 08:26 (UTC) by Snowstorm64)

...That's right, I haven't thought about git being now needed for downloading parallel-rdp.

Thank you, I have just pushed an update. Hopefully it's the final update until next Ares' new release!

StableCashew commented on 2021-07-07 21:48 (UTC)

The PKGBUILD seems to be missing git as a build dependency. The package would not build until I added git to the makedepends array.

By the way, thanks for maintaining a PKGBUILD for this software.

Snowstorm64 commented on 2021-07-07 16:45 (UTC)

I had no idea that parallel-rdp was missing from the archive, there weren't any clue about it from the build output.

Thanks again, I have pushed a new update.

SoullessSentinel commented on 2021-07-07 15:12 (UTC) (edited on 2021-07-07 15:13 (UTC) by SoullessSentinel)

Hoping you see it Snowstorm64: n64 emulation is only 'broken' in v121 because the full content of parallel-rdp is no longer stored in the source archive.

You can run make -C ares/n64/vulkan sync-upstream in the root directory before building lucia, and that will fetch the code for parallel-rdp.

The same detail applies to the git version also.

Snowstorm64 commented on 2021-07-07 14:56 (UTC) (edited on 2021-07-07 14:57 (UTC) by Snowstorm64)

Hi SoullessSentinel, I have heard about the awful news, it's a terrible loss for all us...I hope at least that they are in a better place now.

Thanks for the tip, I have now changed the source to point at the Github repository.

I have also activated the development version, it's available at this address:

I was hesitant whether to update this package to version 121 because N64 emulation is now broken. I have decided to do so anyways, but I hope that will be fixed soon.

Many thanks and good luck!

SoullessSentinel commented on 2021-07-07 08:13 (UTC)

The original developer of ares (Near) is sadly no longer with us. I have been appointed the new maintainer by the community around ares, and the license has been changed to ISC.

The new upstream is currently at We are on version 121a (which is the latest release from Near, with some minor amendments to fix some compilation issues).

The gcc-serialize-reserved patch should no longer be required.

'Nightly'/development builds are also available now as well as stable releases, so it may be worth creating an ares-emu.git AUR package also.

alocacoc55 commented on 2021-07-03 18:13 (UTC)

I use the legacy driver from Nvidia, I don't think it's that problem.

hiro=qt5 doesn't change the error, neither does hiro=gtk3 compiler=clang++.

It's OK, I can use RetroArch instead or Higan, I just wanted to test Ares. Since its technically a WIP GUI/Core emulator to be implemented into Higan at a later stable stage, I don't think there is much to miss. Some more I'm not sure about the future of Byuus programs.

Thank you my friend, you're very dedicated helping.

Snowstorm64 commented on 2021-07-02 13:43 (UTC) (edited on 2021-07-02 13:48 (UTC) by Snowstorm64)

Well, with this kind of error it's hard to identify the cause. It may be a video driver issue, a compiler issue, an issue with the graphical toolkit or anything else. Also, Ares is not compatible with Wayland, in that case you may try to launch it with GDK_BACKEND=x11 prepended.

Also, if you're able to modify the PKGBUILD with an AUR helper e.g. paru or yay, you may try to edit the line 37, by changing graphical toolkit to Qt5 (it may want Qt5Core, Qt5Gui and Qt5Widgets as dependecies), e.g.: make hiro=qt5

You may also try to build ares with an alternative compiler, e.g. with Clang instead of GCC: make hiro=gtk3 compiler=clang++