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Second Switch emulator for homebrew games has surfaced

Surprise! There's already another Switch emulator on the scene. This one, just like the one before, doesn't run commercial games. The RyujiNX is capable of running homebrew software as of right now. This is obviously a path to some more nefarious efforts on Switch, but we'll see if those ever come to fruition.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: switch

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csp
Sat Feb 17 18 06:32pm
Rating: 6 (Updated 1 time)

oh i am sorry, hackers do what nintendon't (there is even a nintendont app which I WOULD LOVE to see on the switch)

once again, teaching nintendo what people want. (which reminds me, everyone HAS to hack their wiis once the store closes down next year)

Theres some serious assholes who think homebrew is good and it doesn't open up pirating. Still have yet to see a console that has homebrew, that doesn't open up pirating though that homebrew software.

csp
Sat Feb 17 18 06:32pm
Rating: 6 (Updated 1 time)

oh i am sorry, hackers do what nintendon't (there is even a nintendont app which I WOULD LOVE to see on the switch)

once again, teaching nintendo what people want. (which reminds me, everyone HAS to hack their wiis once the store closes down next year)

Well, I'm a massive asshole who thinks that homebrew is good. 2 reasons: First reason, it lets you see what a console is really capable of. Seriously, a Wii with technology from the 90's, basically was able to run the latest version of linux at that time, which was a huge accomplishment. Also it let us watch dvd movies with respectable quality, something that many people asked Nintendo and they purposefully refused (and still do). Pirating games with homebrew? Well of course it can, but it's your choice to do it and it's you alone who face the consequences.

Second reason, it shows how vulnerable a system really is. The switch being that easy to cram a homebrew on it shows that Nintendo didn't give a crap about properly securing their system. And they have a big history with it.

And bonus reason, the homebrew channel actually drove the sales of the Wii further, whether for good or for ill.

gmcube
Sat Feb 17 18 09:55pm
Rating: 4

Of course it opens it up to piracy. We just don't care. The positives are that it lets us do things with our devices that weren't intended. Not just the illegal stuff, but creative homebrew. For a skilled few this could be their foot in the door to the industry. Any lost sales are a flash in the pan in the grand scheme of things and really don't matter. The vast majority are going to going to still buy the games.

Most people who use homebrew are still going to buy the games. The main reason people are blowing it open is because Nintendo is being utter stupid with the security to the point they won't even include common system features from other platforms like backup saves due to their unhealthy fear, and while I do think the community should use that service NCL opened to tell them of the loopholes to get paid, I don't blame them for using it for stuff like Virtual Console, themes or whatever else they decide to cram on there because of Nintendo's slowness.

peen2
Sun Feb 18 18 03:44pm
Rating: 1

Reason why Nintendo should go Third Party

I can't wait until the emulator run Switch games so I can sell my Switch and get my money back. The wait will be worth it

virtualfey
Sun Feb 18 18 03:55am
Rating: 3 (Updated 2 times)

And the consoles keep coming and games get developed and the movies still release and TV shows get made and music gets recorded.....

You’ve never consumed a single pirated medium? Not one movie, not one episode of a TV show, not one song?

People who pirate content won’t automatically pay for it if they can’t get it for free so don’t even start the failed argument that piracy equates to losses in revenue.

What actually does combat piracy is convenience of service and reasonable pricing.
I used pirate nearly ever PC game. Would I have bought them if I couldn’t? Absolutely not. Did I even play all of them? Absolutely not.
Then Steam got more and more prolific and games got cheaper and cheaper in their sales. So rather than finding a decent torrent I bought games on Steam because it was more convenient and the price point was reasonable.
Now rather than having pirated games on my PC I’ll never play, I have paid for games on my PC I’ll never play.

The point is, piracy prevention through “security” and DRM doesn’t work, and hasn’t worked ever and won’t work ever.

Regarding homebrew; if there’s an application that will allow me to backup my saves then I’ll definitely “hack” my Switch because Nintendo is still operating in the 90’s with certain aspects.

Oh and it’s always nice to see hypocrites down vote these stories but upvote stories that are a result of homebrew.

Now rather than having pirated games on my PC I’ll never play, I have paid for games on my PC I’ll never play.

I'm soooo guilty of that too!! 😂😂

second that, I belong on that "price sensitive" range and tend to shop pretty much everything that costs 1-2-3eu that is put on sale and be more selective for the 4-5-6-7eu range with no more than 10eu for a single digital purchase and no more than 15 for a used disc and while it means that I get to play certain games a few years later, it's a very good plan if on a budget. Sadly you can't do this on nintendo consoles.

People who pirate content won’t automatically pay for it if they can’t get it for free so don’t even start the failed argument that piracy equates to losses in revenue.
So you're saying its okay to pirate?

Way ahead of you lel

No I’m not saying that. I’m saying it doesn’t make the financial dent that people claim it does.

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