Question Doubt about fat32

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by piwix, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. piwix
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    Hi I had some troubles in the past with retroarch and nxmtp using exFat and now I want start to use fat32. I have a big question.

    I know that I can split nsp's > 4gb, but what about installing these? I am forced to install everything > 4 in nand or there is a way to install those nsp's in the sd?

    Im looking forward for your responses
     
  2. satel

    satel Luigi's Big Brother

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    on 6.2 i used to install split games via usb to sd,i'm not sure how things are now with latest 8.0.0 firmware


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    try Gold leaf 0.5 USB
     
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  3. starburst

    starburst GBAtemp Regular

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    Use splitNSP to divide your game in parts smaller than 4 Gb, then assign the archive flag to the directory containing the parts within NX-Shell and proceed to install it normally with GoldLeaf.

    https://github.com/AnalogMan151/splitNSP
     
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  4. aos10

    aos10 ❤ Zelda ❤\(^o^)/

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    when you split nsp files, they will be put inside a folder, after that, in windows make it as archive so it can be detected.


    or, install via usb better.
     
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  5. Justin_Credible81

    Justin_Credible81 GBAtemp Regular

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    Use AluminumFoil to install via your usb type c cable from your computer. Then there's no 4 gb limit.
     
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  6. arjunpatel

    arjunpatel Advanced Member

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    goldleaf 0.5 and use goldtree usb installation
     
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  7. piwix
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    Thanks I will try with goldtree!
     
  8. Oracleofire

    Oracleofire Advanced Member

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    Errr, maybe I'm missing something but I have FAT32 and have never split files above 4GB. They install just fine. I don't think you need to split them unless you're actually transferring the file to the card pre-install. You can avoid that by just using USB install (i.e via Goldleaf). As I understand it, the Switch automatically splits all files during installation so that ncas don't go over the 4 GB limit.
     
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  9. fst312

    fst312 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You really don’t need to split nsps no more when usb install is available.
     
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  10. piwix
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    Nice
     
  11. gizmomelb

    gizmomelb GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    yup.. NUT.EXE or SXSINSTALLER.EXE and Tinfoil v1.55 or Lithium v1.55 and just install direct from the PC to the SD card (or NAND).. heaps faster than copying to SD and installing.

    Also with the amount of people having their SD cards fail.. the constant removing and copying files to the SD card appears to weaken the SD adapter inside the switch
     
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