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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Postby melancholy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:24 am

So apparently the Switch hacking scene just blew up last night. There's already Linux builds, a custom firmware, and even a port of Dolphin running Gamecube games at 25fps. The leaked Nvidia Bootrom exploit accelerated everyone's plans by 2 months, so everything is in very alpha stages now, but it's still crazy to see all of this release in 24 hours. My only hope is that piracy doesn't start pouring out and sink Nintendo's sales, as it really, really needs the Switch to be successful.

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Postby Hawq » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:39 am

bit more detailed version of the switch hack news could hardware sales rise then the system dies on its arse as no-one buys game?

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Postby pixel » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:39 pm

Hawq wrote:bit more detailed version of the switch hack news could hardware sales rise then the system dies on its arse as no-one buys game?

Software sales from crusty old people will definitely decline, but the average kid under 12 isn't going to be doing USB hacks with their computer. :olol:

This exploit is more difficult than softmodding a Wii or burning CD-Rs for the Dreamcast. If the scene comes up with a softmod or some method that doesn't require a computer, that'll definitely change things.

It will be a popular scene if they're already running Dolphin like melancholy said, especially with the portability factor. The system already supports the Gamecube adapter natively, which means Project M is available. :yep:

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

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Pretty much the same game but for some reason it's now 3 points better.

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Postby melancholy » Wed May 02, 2018 9:44 pm

Whoever did that first review was an idiot.

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Postby OrangeRibbon » Fri May 04, 2018 9:24 pm



Apparently this company wants to block the switch from being imported.

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Postby Matisfaction » Tue May 15, 2018 5:10 pm

melancholy wrote:Whoever did that first review was an idiot.


Was that the guy who said that he was going to give DKC TF a shitty review regardless, purely on the basis that he wanted a new Metroid Prime?

Modern Gaming Journalism at its finest...

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Mon May 21, 2018 12:04 pm

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 7 is coming to the Switch, but not as you’d expect.

Resident Evil 7 Cloud Edition doesn’t run on the console itself, instead runs streaming off the internet. The entire game, including the Banned Footage Volume 1 and 2, End of Zoe, and Not a Hero DLC will be available.

The game is out this week in Japan, May 24th – a western release hasn’t been announced.

Chances of this working in Australia? Basically zip.

https://www.vooks.net/resident-evil-7-i ... the-cloud/

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Postby melancholy » Mon May 21, 2018 9:52 pm

According to IGN, it’s a 180 day streaming pass for $18. Plus your game saves are in the cloud and once the pass expires, your saves are (eventually) deleted. What a crappy deal.

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Postby Hawq » Wed May 30, 2018 5:14 am

Fan-Made POSTAL Port for Nintendo Switch

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We certainly were curious to see what might happen when we released the source code for the original POSTAL from 1997. Certainly some great things have come out of it, such as the 20th Anniversary Community patch that we released in November, which was made entirely by volunteer fans working with the source code. We certainly hoped to see ports to older systems with active homebrew scenes (*cough* Dreamcast *cough*), but I don’t think we ever envisioned anything quite like this port for the Nintendo Switch, by Modern Vintage Gamer.

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As you may have heard, the Nintendo Switch has an unpatchable hardware exploit that allows you to boot the system in Recovery Mode and to load custom software. Some people have begun doing all sorts of fun stuff with it, such as turning the system into a Linux machine and making homebrew software for it. One such person is a man who goes by Modern Vintage Gamer (or MVG) on YouTube, who has made his own custom native port of the original POSTAL to the console and posted it publicly for anyone to try out. This appears to be just one of many ports that MVG has been cooking up for the newly hacked system, and we’re extremely proud to have our old little game be one of them.

If you’re curious, you can check out this video of MVG himself showing off a port of Outrun he’s made, going over how to boot your Switch into Recovery Mode, and his development process for working on the Switch:


And if you want to actually try out the port for yourself, you can check out the following links.

You can download the release here.
And here is a thread on GBAtemp forums where MVG is responding to people’s questions about the port.

Note that you do need to own an actual copy of the game first, as you will need the data files from that to make this work. But the game is cheap as hell, and we have it on sale all the time, so what’s your excuse?

Now this isn’t the first port of POSTAL to a portable system, as we released a port for Android devices a few years back. However, considering the fact that the Switch is still a fairly new machine that acts both as a portable system and a console, not to mention the novelty of having POSTAL run on Nintendo hardware, this port truly is something special. And it looks like there’s only going to be more and more interesting stuff coming out of this homebrew scene, so there’s a lot to be excited for!

Oh and for the record, we’re still waiting and hoping on someone to do that Dreamcast port!
source was for this news? RWS who else

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