1. NANASHI89

    OP NANASHI89 GBAtemp Addict
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    Is it possible for a game card to be banned from online play? Asking before I buy used.
    Or do bans only affect consoles?
     
  2. Crazynoob458

    Crazynoob458 That Reshiram
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    consoles
    probably
     
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    only affects the console. Any used game can be used on any other switches
     
  4. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08
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    If they see a cartridge or .xci with the same ID being used in multiple places simultaneously they will ban the consoles and probably blacklist the cart ID and ban anyone who uses that cart/.xci in the future. But going online in CFW is a big risk anyway so most people stay offline so the chances of that actually happening are probably pretty low.
     
  5. Hayato213

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    You get a console ban from online services , cartridge ban is rare.
     
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  6. ZachyCatGames

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    Individual gamecards can get banned, yes.
    Though it’s not very common afaik
     
  7. Viri

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    That's pretty fucked up. Imagine being some random guy, who has no idea about hacking Switches, and he just rents a game off Gamefly, or buys a used game from Gamestop, and gets banned, because a CFW user used the same cart before.
     
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    gamefly is still a thing? wow that takes me back to the 2009 tv ads i would see all the time
     
  9. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!
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    Yes, they can and have banned cart IDs where people forgot to wipe the ID off. I mean 20+ people using it at the same time online? Hmmmmmm
     
  10. godreborn

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    I've heard that they can ban cartridges as well as systems. however, it doesn't seem fair for the used market. though, buying a banned system unknowingly isn't very fair either. I know on sony's website, they state that bans won't even be lifted if the system is sold to someone else.
     
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    thats why Nintendo state to check back to the person you bought it from and let them know the console is banned. No one should be buying stuff used. I get it. Its "cheaper" but being that cheap will just end up being the worst mistake
     
  12. MaxiBus

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    Never heard of a cartridge ban
     
  13. godreborn

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    afaik, cartridge also contain certificates like the console. look at this:

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  14. The Minecrafter

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    There are both cartridge and console bans. Console bans are more common, normally when someone either cheats in an online game(like splatoon), or has has installed pirated games. After a while, Nintendo will ban the console's certificate, which prevents it from authenticating to N's servers. Gamecard bans are a lot less common. If multiple people go online with the same dump, each sending the gamecard's certificate to Nintendo, they can ban the certificate of the gamecard from going online.
     
  15. MeAndHax

    MeAndHax Impolite person with some modding knowledge.
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    cartridge bans actually happened back in 2018 when you look at the ban thread on this forum but since pirated games can't go online anymore since a Nintendo piracy patch in firmware 9.0, game card bans are practically unheard of.
     
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