Suggestion APK to NSP/XCI converter

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Dominator211, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Dominator211
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    I think this would help bring games that are typically asscoited with moble hardware to switch, would be a fun idea could even open up running sheild tv games on the switch.
     
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  4. Milenko

    Milenko GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'd be happy with a San Andreas mobile port
     
  5. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    im thinking realistically since the community is doing what nintendon't im trying to think of ways to unlock the switches potential as much as possible
     
  6. jakkal

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    You're probably bored
     
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  7. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    if you are not going to contribute positively to the thread then i suggest that you go find some other thread
     
  8. jakkal

    jakkal GBAtemp Addict

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    You can't just port stuff like that without source code. Like I said, you're bored
     
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  9. Wuigi

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    Like with all the Wii U to Switch port threads, the answer is in this case as well that the game is in a format that is highly processor and OS specific, is only avaialable in a machine readable format that can't be easily altered and it would be a huge waste of time to try to port it because of this.
    Buy it on the avaiable platforms or if it is likely to be officially ported to Switch just wait and don't waste your energy.
     
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  10. Dominator211
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    it was just a thought i didnt really expect much
     
  11. PiracyForTheMasses

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    thats not how any of this works.
     
  12. kprovost7314

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    You could just wait for someone to port Android to switch too
     
  13. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    im not exactly sure who your directing this at
     
  14. ZachyCatGames

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    Hell
    exe to XCI converter wen /s
     
  15. hippy dave

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    I'll make you an apk-to-nsp converter once you make me a lead-to-gold converter.
     
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  16. blahblah

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    God, you people.....

    An APK is a container. It's not an MP3 or something, it is a container of files. Among those files are binaries. For Android. Which the Switch does not run.

    No, there will never be an 'Apk to NSP converter'. That wouldn't achieve anything. You'd still have binaries for a DIFFERENT OPERATING SYSTEM. Jesus.....

    What is theoretically possible is booting Android on the Switch. With a sufficient level of hardware control (which we have) and extensive work, one could port the Android variant* from the Nvidia Shield TV (which features a Tegra X1) to the Switch. But I'd say that occurring is unlikely - it's just a lot of work & doesn't really appeal to the FOSS crowd the way that straight Linux does.

    *By variant I am referring to the patches/drivers Nvidia wrote to get Android up and running on their SOC. As opposed to grabbing AOSP and starting the work of getting it running on the Switch SOC from scratch. Having Nvidia's patch set(s) helps a lot.
     
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    it's because of questions like these that I pay my internet plan.

    thank you!
     
  18. NoSmokingBandit

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    Can someone write a homebrew to put this square peg in a round hole?
     
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  19. mss1988

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    I see that original poster is 15 years old.

    I was asking questions like that when I was 15. In a mean time I learned that life (universe) is crual :D

    Similar question:
    Can you write a homebrew that converts my granny into a car?
     
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  20. lordelan

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    You can convert XCI (Horizon) to NSP (Horizon) but ...
    Horizon ≠ Android.
    It's like asking for a *.deb (Linux) to *.msi converter (Windows).
     
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  21. EliseZeroTwo

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    im 15 too, i dont think its a valid excuse for making a thread about apk to nsp/xci though :P
     
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  22. linuxares

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    APK actually would work to be converted, since it's just a zip file. Rename the .apk to .zip and you can unpack it on any system.
     
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