WIP Cartridge information collection

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  1. Resaec
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    Cartridge revisions and firmware requirements thread

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    last updated with nswdb.com on 27.6.
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    game entries - 192 firmware entries
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    Backstory
    As @B4rtj4h and I found out, cartridges get upgraded in a fast manner.
    We found out about this after mutliple Zelda BotW owners had problems playing it on version 3.0.0 even without having their Switch connected to the internet once.

    The Thread
    This threads main reason is to gather information on cart update timing and open up the mistery about the codes they have.
    Here you can find out what FW your Switch has to be on in order to play the specific revisions of the games you own.
    If possible I would like to collect as much information about the cartridges in the wild as possible to help any one searching for playable carts.

    If you are looking for what FW versions the online updates require you should take a look at :discuss: Games required Firmware version by B4rtj4h :discuss:

    Basic Info
    :glare: There is NO difference in packaging for different revisions of cartridges :glare:
    :!: DO NOT USE THIS THREAD AS ADVICE FOR UPDATING! :!:
    While the available information is quite reliable, the data is NOT save as it is supplied by users, not Nintendo itself or other hard evidence sources.

    Release data from BigBlueBox is available at nswdb.com and might contain new releases not featured in this list yet.​


    Cartridge revisions and firmware requirements
    Cartridge & Firmware

    This is what we currently know
    Cartridge revision breakdown
    LA-H Code
    Known LA-H regions


    If you own some carts please post their information in this thread. I try to keep up with updating this post.
    In case you want to help please post your cartridge data like this:
    Data you can obtain

    How to find the data
    How to find it
     
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  2. Greg956

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    Game: Pokken Tournament DX
    Version w/o online updates: 1.0.0
    Region: - "EN, DE, FR, ES, IT, JA"
    Required FW version: 3.0.0
    Barcode: 045496 420727
    Art.-Nr.: 2521046T
    HAC-P code: HAC-P-BAAYA
    TRA-HAC code: TRA-HAC-BAAYA-UKV
    PEGI or USK: Didn't find, sorry.
    Cart front code: LA-H-BAAYA-EUR
    Cart back code: BAAYA09B000
    IMG_20171222_202802_01. IMG_20171222_202821_01. IMG_20171222_202851_01_01.
     
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    A friend of mine has the the exact same data on his package backside while the cartridge is a quite old 000... soooo no luck for package buy advice :cry:
     
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    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    I'm pretty sure C doesn't mean region lock, it could mean a certain regions copy, like if some Japanese copy was a different letter compared to an American copy.
     
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    From Greg's post alone it looks like it is the same as the fist letter... but that says nothing as its only from 2 games
     
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    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Ver. 1.07.00 (not-updated):
    ABYBA20A000

    This is an AUS copy but I live and brought this game in the US...

    Also my BotW cart is a GER copy…

    Unless the 20 and 22 means something entirely different.
     
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    I will add it later once I'm on my PC.
    To get an AUS copy in the US is kinda strange. Getting a GER one even more. But it is possible that they just shipped them wrong (and you got a rare one) or they had high demand and said "f*ck it" just do it.
    I just read that Nintendo did label their games ever since NES. The current codes would fit this system. Let's see once we have a bigger data collection :)

    Edit
    What else is on the cartridge/package?
     
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    I added games from a page holding release information. We still need to validate the FW as it was not stated on that page.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Can you tell me wich FW version the game needed (or the one you are playing on now) and what the version of the game is without any updates?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Does it say AAACA41X000? That would mean that 41 is for USA, too.
     
  11. g00s3y

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    Not 100% sure what it needed, as I always keep mine up to date with the latest FW.

    Yes, AAACA41X000 is correct.
     
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    It's still too early, but maybe B does state the supported languages instead of a distribution country.
    The linked post for code 41 - EAP is from a person from Portugal. g00s3y's Package has English text and states FR and ES as languages. This would fit this case if im not mistaken and Portugal -> espanol.

    22 -> EN, DE, FR, NL, RU, ES, IT, JA
    41 -> EN, FR, ES

    and so on... we will see...
     
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  13. SimonMKWii

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    There is so much misinformation in that post!

    Regarding the product codes printed on the rear of the box:
    "TRA-HAC" is for Nintendo-published software. On launch, a splash screen is shown which contains the Nintendo logo in the top-left corner, and the Switch logo in the bottom-right corner.
    "TSA-HAC" is for third-party software. When launched, a splash screen is shown with the text "Licensed by" added above the Nintendo logo in the top-left corner. The Switch logo remains unchanged.
    All end with country codes.
    Some games contain a single-digit number after the country code, which likely signifies a game revision.

    Cartridge ID (front):
    Always begins with "LA-H" and the 5-character game code, but the "AUS" country code is unused in third-party games. All third-party games distributed in Australia use the European-released cartridge which has the "EUR" country code.
    Just like in Germany, where the first-party Nintendo-produced games end with "GER", but third-party games end with "EUR".


    Cartridge serial codes (rear):
    The 2-digit value after the 5-character game code is currently unknown, but is NOT the country code as incorrectly stated in the post.
    Also, there are many more codes than the four shown, but they do not have any relation to the region or language.

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    For example:

    • LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER (Australian) - ID: LA-H-ABM2B-EUR

    - Serial: ABM2B08A000

    • Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Australian) - ID: LA-H-BAANA-EUR

    - Serial: BAANA13B000

    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Australian) - ID: LA-H-AABPA-AUS

    - Serial: AABPA22A000

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    There's a lot more that is unknown, but I won't go over that.
     
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    It's nice of you to put all that together. Regarding the country code, that is what we were suspecting and stating in my last post.
    It's still not easy to conclude something from the sparse information we have right now.
     
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    Game: Zelda BOTW Explorers Edition
    Version w/o online updates: 1.0.0
    Region: - "EN, DE, FR, ES, IT, JA"
    Required FW version: 3.0.0
    Barcode: 045496 59143
    Art.-Nr.: None
    HAC-P code: None
    TRA-HAC code: HACWAAAA1USA
    PEGI or USK: Didn't find, sorry.
    Cart front code: LA-H-AAAAA-USA
    Cart back code: AAAA12A000
    Purchased Nov 23, 2017
     
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    B still is a mystery. It's safe to say that it is not to identify the producer / owner of the game bc Zelda BotW and Skyrim as an example share the same number.
    Plushie provided info on more games in another thread. I added it to the list above.
     
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    Game: Zelda BOTW from Limited Edition
    Version w/o online updates: 1.0.0
    Region: - "EN, DE, FR, NL, RU, ES, IT, JA"
    Required FW version: lower than 2.3.0
    Barcode: 045496 420123
    Art.-Nr.: 2520131T
    HAC-P code: HAC-P-AAAAA
    TRA-HAC code: TRA-HAC-AAAAA-EUR
    PEGI or USK: 057092
    Cart front code: LA-H-AAAAA-EUR
    Cart back code: AAAAA22A000
    Purchased December 25, 2017
    IMG_20171225_181537. IMG_20171225_181548. IMG_20171225_181601. IMG_20171225_182623_01. IMG_20171225_182807_01. IMG_20171225_182847_01.
     
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    Game: Super Mario Odyssey
    Version w/o online updates: 1.0.0
    Region: EN,DE,FR,NL,RU,ES,IT,JA,ZH
    Required FW version: 3.0.1
    Barcode: 045496420932
    Art.-Nr.: 2521278T
    HAC-P code: HAC-P-AAACA
    TRA-HAC code: TRA-HAC-AAACA-UK4
    PEGI or USK:
    Cart front code: LA-H-AAACA-EUR
    Cart back code: AAACA13A000


    Super Mario Odyssey DL-code from Odyssey bundle(EU)
    CPAS-HAC-AAACA-EUR
    EN,DE,FR,NL,RU,ES,IT,JA,ZH
     
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    Game: Splatoon 2
    Version w/o online updates: 1.0.0
    Region: - "EN, DE, FR, NL, RU, ES, IT"
    Required FW version: lower than 2.3.0
    Barcode: 045496 420420
    Art.-Nr.: 2520549T
    HAC-P code: HAC-P-AAB6C
    TRA-HAC code: TRA-HAC-AAB6C-ITA
    PEGI or USK: -
    Cart front code: LA-H-AAB6C-EUR
    Cart back code: AAB6C41B000
    Purchased July 21, 2017
     

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    Game: ARMS
    Version w/o online updates: 1.0.0
    Region: - "EN, DE, FR, NL, RU, ES, IT, JA"
    Required FW version: lower than 2.3.0
    Barcode: 045496 420352
    Art.-Nr.: 2520449T
    HAC-P code: HAC-P-AABQA
    TRA-HAC code: TRA-HAC-AABQA-ITA
    PEGI or USK: 057416
    Cart front code: LA-H-AABQA-EUR
    Cart back code: AABQA13B000
    Purchased June 16, 2017
     

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