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    by Published on April 29th, 2019 20:11
    1. Categories:
    2. Nintendo Switch

    • L4T Ubuntu is a version of linux based on nvidia's linux for tegra project. It uses a different kernel compared to previous releases which allows it to use features not yet in mainline. Such as audio, docking support and vulkan.Features
      • Dock support with USB
      • Bluetooth (both controllers and audio)
      • Nvidia GPU drivers - Vulkan and OpenGl
      • Audio - Headphones, speakers and over HDMI when docked.
      • Joycons and pro controllers are supported fully when not attached to the the console
      • Touchscreen
      • Display
      • WiFi
      • CPU frequency scaling - The CPU scales from 200mhz to 1.7ghz (what switch is binned for) depending on the load its under. Fans are adjusted to account for this
      • Full sdcard speed
      • Hardware video acceleration when using the built in videos app (means you can watch videos without battery draining massively)


      • A dedicated 16GB+ sdcard

      Click to expand...

      Downloads: Sdcard image: to install

      1. Download the image from the downloads section and extract.
      2. Write it to your sdcard using a program such as etcher or dd.
      3. Boot hekate and select L4T from the configs menu.
      4. Wait for around 2-4 minutes while it initially loads
      5. Go through the setup process - make sure not to dock the console in this period.
      6. Once the initial setup is finished and you are on the login screen it is advisable to reboot:
      7. Hold the power button for 10 seconds.
      8. Load hekate again and select L4T as a payload.
      9. Log in and open the "Disks" app
      10. Select the second partition of your sdcard and click the gears icon
      11. Choose resize and change the size to the full amount of available space.
      12. Enjoy, you now have fully featured Ubuntu on your switch!


      • Wired joycons do not work (connected to console)
      • Docking while having a ssh session open can cause the display to not turn off correctly
      • No sleep mode
      • USB OTG - works fine in dock though
      • Vulkan is buggy in dolphin

      Misc Info

      • Pair (joy/pro)cons by opening the bluetooth menu in settings and pressing the + button in the bottom left corner. Then press the sync button on the controller and select its name in the pairing window. Once both joycons are paired press each of their shoulder buttons to use as one controller
      • To use dolphin add the "dolphin-emu/ppa" ppa and install the dolphin-emu-master package.
      • To update the system run "sudo apt update", "sudo apt upgrade". This will apply all switch and ubuntu updates aside from kernel updates, they will be posted here if ever needed.
      • To limit cpu freq, run cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_available_frequencies.Ffind the one you want, then run: echo | sudo tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_max_freq
      • To force max freq run echo performance | sudo tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_governor
      • A gui to configure overclocks and fan profiles is coming soon, along with support for using 2.0 ghz cpu

      Credits: Langerhans, Ave, Natinusala, CTCaer, NVIDIA, Everyone else in switchroot - more info on that in the future.
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      Sources: They can all be found at with the other kernel repos on
    by Published on April 29th, 2019 17:33
    1. Categories:
    2. Retro Consoles/Translation News

    Capcom is getting into the plug-and-play retro craze. But where the NES Classic, PlayStation Classic, and Sega Gensis Mini have gone small, Capcom is going big.
    The publisher today announced the Capcom Home Arcade, a plug-and-play system with two full-size arcade joystick and button set-ups on a panel shaped like the company's logo. The Home Arcade features Sanwa joystick and buttons, and Capcom's European store front is current accepting preorders with a €229.99 price tag and an October 25 release date. (North American release details will be announced later.) It will be manufactured by Koch Media under license from Capcom.

    As for the games, the Home Arcade will include 16 titles from the company's CPS1 and CPS2 arcade hardware offerings, running on the FB Alpha arcade and console emulator. While the lineup includes some of the company staples like Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting and Final Fight, it also features a number of deeper cuts like Capcom Sports Club, Mega Man: The Power Battle, and Armored Warriors. Perhaps most interesting among the offerings is Alien vs. Predator, the officially licensed 1994 arcade beat-'em-up that has never previously seen a home adaptation or re-release.
    Capcom made no mention of being able to add more games to the system later on, but it does have WiFi that the company said will be used to connect to global high-score leaderboards. ...
    by Published on April 29th, 2019 17:28
    1. Categories:
    2. Xbox One

    Today during its regular Inside Xbox event, Microsoft revealed its long-rumored digital-only version of the Xbox, officially called the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and planned for launch on May 7.
    The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition confirmed rumors that have circulated recently of a console nearly identical to the current Xbox One S systems, including a 1TB harddrive, supporting 4K Ultra HD Video and HDR, and coming with a single wireless controller. However, per its name, it does not include the physical disc drive and cannot play physical games. ...
    by Published on April 29th, 2019 17:12
    1. Categories:
    2. Nintendo Switch

    Software sales drove revenue and profit growth for Nintendo in the last fiscal year, with 23 Switch games selling more than one million units.
    The two biggest sellers were Nintendo's major launches for the year: Super Smash Bros Ultimate with 13.81 million units, and Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee! With 10.63 million units -- the third and fifth best-selling Switch games to date.
    Nintendo's other big first-party release, Super Mario Party, sold 6.4 million units, but it was beaten by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which sold 7.47 million units despite having launched in April 2017.
    In total, 23 Switch games became million-sellers during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, and 118.55 million units of software were sold overall -- an 86.7% increase over the prior year.
    Nintendo's digital software business also increased, with full-game downloads on Switch almost doubling year-on-year to reach ¥118.8 billion ($1.1 billion).
    In terms of hardware, Nintendo fell just short of its forecast with 16.95 million units of the Switch sold. That is an increase of 12.7% year-on-year, but it is shy of the 17 million units it expected to sell, which was itself cut from an earlier projection of 20 million units.
    As of March 31, Nintendo Switch had sold 34.74 million units worldwide.
    Nintendo earned ¥1.2 trillion ($10.7 billion) in revenue in the fiscal year, a 13.7% increase. It earned ¥194 billion ($1.7 billion) in profit, up 39% year-on-year.
    Rumours of two new versions of the Switch continue to swirl, with the cheaper and more portable of the two expected to launch in the summer. However, Nintendo has yet to reveal plans for anything other than software.
    In that sense, though, Nintendo has a busy year ahead, with Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit this month, Super Mario Maker 2 in June, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses in July. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, a new Animal Crossing, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening are scheduled to launch in 2019, though firm dates have not been set.
    It will also launch Dr. Mario World and Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices, the latter of which is about to start a closed beta test.
    Update: Bloomberg reports that speaking to reporters in Osaka, Japan, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said that new Nintendo Switch hardware would not be announced at E3. He did not specifically squash reports that a smaller, cheaper Switch console would launch this fall. ...
    by Published on April 29th, 2019 17:07
    1. Categories:
    2. PS4

    Downloaded games have quickly come to dominate PlayStation Now, proving twice as popular as streamed titles on Sony's on-demand service.
    PlayStation Now launched as a streaming service in 2014, and Sony only added the option to download games from its catalogue in September 2018. As Sony chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki explained in a call with investors last week, the feature was added, "for users who want to enjoy gameplay without worrying about the network connections."
    The move has proved to be decisive in terms of user retention and engagement, Totoki said. Seven months on from the feature being added, downloaded games receive double the amount of gameplay time compared to streamed titles.
    Microsoft chose the download model for its own on-demand service, Xbox Game Pass, and the fact that it has made such an immediate impact on PlayStation Now raises questions about the quality of experience a game streaming service can provide at present. It should be noted, of course, that Microsoft is also preparing to launch its own streaming service, with the first public tests scheduled to take place later this year. ...
    by Published on April 18th, 2019 09:15

    Tired of playing online? While you can always try out the Play Frank promo code to play some great online games, you may also want to try out console gaming.
    Now, when it comes to consoles – it’s just PS4 and Xbox One. We will talk about the latter.

    Xbox One is one of the best consoles in the gaming world. Moreover, with Game Pass, you can now access various Xbox one games. You can play your video games also on Xbox 360, Xbox One X and Xbox One S. Here is a look at some of the best games for beginners in 2019.

    #1. Apex Legends.

    There is a new contender for the battle royale in the gaming world. It is about time that Fortnite moves aside for a few. Apex Legends is one of the best games which you opt to play in 2019. It has been designed by the creators of Modern Warfare, Titan 2 and Call of Duty. It has fantastic characters who will fascinate you.
    The game is free to play on Xbox One although it is available on other platforms such as PS4 and Windows. However, you will need to download the game, and that will cost you.

    #2. Devil May Cry 5

    How would you like to slay demons in one of the best video games ever? Devil May Cry 5 was one of the first video games to be released this spring. The sequel is very similar to its predecessor. It follows the lives of Nero who is present in Devil May Cry 4. However, there is a new character known as V who has been added in the video game. The combat system is quite remarkable which will give you a chance to unlock various skills. Moreover, it has a good soundtrack which provides the game with the kick it needs.

    #3. Fallout 4

    If you are looking for a video game which you can explore then Fallout 4 is the game that you need. Although some might not consider it as the best of all combat video games, it is still worthwhile for beginners. You have both love and war, and that is enough to keep you intrigued.

    #4. Sekiro: Shadows die twice

    If you are looking for Samurai action then you should watch out for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This new video game is a new release from Software which is known for its Soul Series. It is one which a lot of gamers have been anticipating.
    The protagonist of the game is Shinobi who you will take his role. It starts by hero finding that his Lord has been kidnapped, and during the scuffle he gets his arm severed. Therefore in place of the arm a prosthetic is placed which is equipped with various gadgets and weapons. You can use the prosthetic to fight off your enemies. The game will test your skills and your patience; thus you have to be resilient.

    by Published on April 16th, 2019 20:19

    With 2020 fast approaching, gamers have been wondering what the future has to offer. After checking out the top sites and chat forums, we have discovered the most anticipated games of 2019 and they come in all different kinds of genres, so you are bound to come across something that gets your gamer juices flowing! Check them out here.

    Casino Online Gaming

    New online casino games at Novibet have been said to have made it to the top of casino gaming lists. Enjoy brand new casino releases which are included under table game and card game releases. These games have been developed using the most modern gaming tech available which promotes high definition graphics, interactive gaming options and social gaming options. Access these games from your mobile device or your PC.

    Resident Evil 2

    One of the most anticipated remakes to hit the gaming world is Resident Evil 2. It arrived in stores in the beginning of the year and has been all the range in the months leading to its release. The storyline revolves around lead characters Kennedy and Claire, who find themselves in the middle of a zombie apocalypse world. The games is being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.


    Play this release online in multiplayer mode and enjoy the recent gaming development from EA’s BioWareStudios created to unite groups of players. Anthem was released in February 2019 and delivers an interactive gaming experience which is action packed and filled with incredible features.

    Metro Exodus

    The theme is set in Russia and the era is a post-apocalyptic, designed and developed like many other action packed game, Metro Exodus stands apart from similar genres by delivering unpredictable scenes and gaming options. The smooth and clear graphics enhance gaming experiences delivering an action filled gameplay. Fight your way through a number of levels in order to survive and enjoy visual graphics depicting gruesome scenes from the game. The gaming development was released in February 2019 and can be played via PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

    Devil May Cry 5

    As the name suggests, the Devil May Cry 5 takes on legions of demons in in depth fighting skills and gaming features. The characters makes this gaming development one of the most anticipated ones of 2019 and has been a hit amongst gamers since its release earlier this year.

    The Division 2

    Take care of the bad guys in New York in this multiplayer online game which requires shooting fighting skills. Released in March 2019 you can play Devil May Cry from your PlayStation 4, Xbox One and your PC.

    2019 is filled with gaming releases and you can play them in multiplayer mode to enhance your gaming experience as all modern games have been designed to be powered on this platform. As far as 2020 goes, well, if the gaming industry is anything like it has been from 2018, we can expect to see it flourish even more so and thanks to modern tech such as VR and virtual reality software, we hold our breath in anticipation of what could be.

    by Published on April 12th, 2019 17:39
    1. Categories:
    2. Nintendo Switch

    New from Hydr8gon

    NoiES for Switch

    I present to you my own original NES emulator for the Switch, NoiES! This entire emulator was written from scratch by me. I started this project just to teach myself about how emulators are made so that I can work on larger projects in the future, but it went farther than I originally expected and is now pretty much a full-fledged emulator, apart from some minor inaccuracies and some missing mappers.

    But there are already other NES emulators for the Switch, why use this one?
    Well, no reason in particular. As I said before, this was more a learning experience for me, but I ported it to the Switch for the homebrew bounty and I might as well release it. I suppose the biggest advantage I can offer is that since I developed the entire emulator core myself I am very familiar with it and can easily dive in to fix bugs and add new features.

    Minor inaccuracies?
    Yes, well, I've yet to test my CPU timing for cycle accuracy so no promises there. There are also some minor timing issues with the PPU, particularly with the MMC3 IRQ counter, which can be seen in the slight vibration of the status bar in Kirby's Adventure. Another odd bug I found is that I can't seem to navigate the items menu in The Legend of Zelda. Oh, and the audio system is still kind of a work in progress, so you might notice crackles (especially in docked mode!), missing sounds, or things that sound slightly off. (Wow, doing a great job selling it here)

    Right. Every ROM has a mapper; it's basically what loads different portions of the ROM memory into the CPU memory for execution. I've implemented mappers 1 through 4, which should cover a large portion of the NES library. If you have any particular games you want to play that aren't supported, tell me the mapper number (the emulator will tell you which one it is if it isn't supported) so I can place higher priority on implementing it. ...
    by Published on April 12th, 2019 17:36
    1. Categories:
    2. Nintendo Switch

    New from romain337

    Here is a quick and dirty port of GrafX2 the famous paint editor that we all love.
    I just created a Makefile and put all the needs inside, then added a bunch of defined(__SWITCH__) here and here. Just diff the source (included) against the original to see what changed if you ever want to add things on it.

    I do not plan to support this project so feel free to take the source and maintain it on github yourself. Maybe in 6 month or more I'll add proper mouse support or something.

    Things that don't work:
    - on screen keyboard (it appear but nothing can be typed with it)
    - no lua scripting
    - no tiff support
    - 1280*720 resolution. It seem like a bug in SDL2, but really, I don't know.

    Things that work:
    - drawing \o/
    - loading/saving (if you can type into the textbox).
    - ...

    All credits to the original authors of this program.

    The original project is on gitlab: ...
    by Published on April 12th, 2019 17:34
    1. Categories:
    2. Nintendo Switch

    The classic MS-DOS shooter by Ken Silverman finally running native on a portable platform! This is based off the enhanced SDL port for Windows and Linux with enhanced textures and 60fps rendering.
    Includes the complete game and uses Adlib emulation for the music. If there are any bugs or feedback then please let me know. The game is also in the Homebrew AppStore.

    Known bugs:

    Highscore and game saves can't get a keyboard input for name entry so they default to the name Ken or use the Switch account name if you are signed in. If there's an available on-screen keyboard for this part then let me know!
    Replacing the data files with the files from Ken's Labyrinth 1.0, the game loads fine but none of the controls work

    Change log:

    3.2.2: 2019-04-02
    * USB keyboard and mouse support for Nintendo Switch

    3.2.1: 2019-03-03
    * Anisotropic filtering now supported on Switch

    3.2.0: 2019-12-18
    * New audio device selectable in the setup menu: Adlib random instruments. This will play
    the music tracks with randomly selected instruments. If you don't like the instrument settings
    you can select it again and it will load a different random set.
    * Changing audio settings now no longer requires you to quit the game. All changes are immediate
    * Switch - Now dynamically switches to 1080p from 720p when connecting to the dock and vice versa.
    The setup menu will also reflect the current mode. ...

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