Question Create Shortcuts for Homebrew on the Home Menu?

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Redbunnymoon, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Redbunnymoon
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    Redbunnymoon Advanced Member

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    hey you (yes you!)

    Like the Thread say, are there Shortcuts for Homebrew (like psnes) that we can install on the homemenu?
    I want a quicker way to access emulators and more
     
  2. arianadark

    arianadark GBAtemp Regular

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    yes you can take a emulator nro and convert it to nsp and install to the menu
     
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  3. andyhappypants

    andyhappypants Pika!

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    The only way they will show up on the home menu is if the homebrew you want is available as an installable .NSP file.
     
  4. marcel64

    marcel64 Newbie

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    What is nro or nsp? Can you help me with this also. I would like to have forwarders on my home menu.greetz marcel
     
  5. AndyGJorgensen

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    .nro is a homebrew file extension simular to .exe for Windows nro files are not installed to the switch they are opened through the homebrew menu .nsp is another file extension used by the switch that is installable through homebrew application's such as tinfoil. I'm fairly certain all .nro files can now be converted to .nsp files to be installed yo the home menu but I'm not familiar with how to do it
     
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  7. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Edit:
    You were right, nro2nsp can also create forwarders !


    I'll keep my original post below:

    don't convert nro to nsp. it would create "full channels", not shortcut (forwarders).
    The forwarder (or homebrew loader) has the advantage that you don't need to rebuild the nro after each new release of your homebrew, it'll always load the nro from SD whatever its version. It's easier to update, you can even use the appstore to update it and and still use your shortcut to load the updated homebrew right away.

    For forwarders :
    https://github.com/The-4n/hacBrewPack/tree/master/sample_hbmenu_loader

    it's a forwarder to load sdmc:/hb_menu.nro

    - replace reference to "sdmc:/hbmenu.nro" in the main.c
    - replace the name and titleID in the first lines of hbmenu.json
    - compile (install devkitpro, and type make)
    if possible, follow the TitleID convention, don't end it with "1001" like the example. it's listed as DLC by some title managers.
    https://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/List_of_Switch_homebrew_titleID


    Alternatively, you can request one here :
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/somes-usefull-homebrew-on-nsp.520775/
     
    Last edited by Cyan, Nov 9, 2018
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