Tutorial [Guide] How to fix Switch games not booting after a FW/CFW update

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You didn't have to reinstall the games?
No, I copy paste the old nintendo folder and all worked properly. I think the problem is in the haruko's patch maybe? I don't know, I'm sure the file were correctly inserted in the SD (tried the same package in another switch and all worked istantly, but on mine no)
 
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No, I copy paste the old nintendo folder and all worked properly. I think the problem is in the haruko's patch maybe? I don't know, I'm sure the file were correctly inserted in the SD (tried the same package in another switch and all worked istantly, but on mine no)
I'm thinking some file corruption on the NAND side of sorts, but who knows.
It's helpful to know that copying the Nintendo folder can make it work too.
 

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I'm thinking some file corruption on the NAND side of sorts, but who knows.
It's helpful to know that copying the Nintendo folder can make it work too.

ShadowOne333, I'm new to this site, so I don't know how to send a private message to you. I feel like it's important to tell you. Could you please help me?
 
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I found your Twitter account, and I sent a message to you through that. It has to do with the Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 SNES color restoration patch you made.
Oh huh, I haven't checked Twitter much lately, much less the inbox.
It's a little of topic, but if you want tell me quickly about it and I'll respond here.
 

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I realized that I need to make five posts in order to submit these photos to show you.

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There is something I feel you should fix on that Yoshi's Island GBA color restoration patch you made. Many of the coins that are supposed to be regular yellow coins still have a slight red tint, and many of the coins that are red don't have that red tint before collecting them. It happens a lot throughout the game. Could you please fix it?
 
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I realized that I need to make five posts in order to submit these photos to show you.

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There is something I feel you should fix on that Yoshi's Island GBA color restoration patch you made. Many of the coins that are supposed to be regular yellow coins still have a slight red tint, and many of the coins that are red don't have that red tint before collecting them. It happens a lot throughout the game. Could you please fix it?
Mmmm that was years ago, but from what I remember, I think the palette itself is shared with other assets/sprites, so if I were to modify the palette, other things might end up being recoloured.
I think I also had some trouble with the 3D objects' palette.
I'll see what I can do about it, but I can't guarantee a fix for it if that is indeed the case.
 

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Mmmm that was years ago, but from what I remember, I think the palette itself is shared with other assets/sprites, so if I were to modify the palette, other things might end up being recoloured.
I think I also had some trouble with the 3D objects' palette.
I'll see what I can do about it, but I can't guarantee a fix for it if that is indeed the case.

Left: The original SNES.

Middle: Your GBA patch. Notice how the middle line of coins doesn't have the red tint.

Right: Your GBA patch. The coins being carried by the balloon have a red tint, but they aren't red coins.
 

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You know what? I played the game on the Switch just now, and it turns out, the colors are correct! Never mind. However, I have another question. The color restoration ROM for the first Super Mario Advance has never been finished. Think you could try and finish it? The programs used for it are under the "Read Me" file.

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https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2124/
 
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You know what? I played the game on the Switch just now, and it turns out, the colors are correct! Never mind. However, I have another question. The color restoration ROM for the first Super Mario Advance has never been finished. Think you could try and finish it? The programs used for it are under the "Read Me" file.

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https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2124/
I'd recommend created a new topic, and if you want, tag me in it so we can continue there.
 

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@ShadowOne333 Thanks a lot for writing this guide! A couple of things in the guide you might want to update though:

1. Kosmos and Haruko's sigpatches thread are both dead/outdated; you might want to replace those with Deepsea and your new sigpatch thread.
2. Devmenu no longer works on firmware 10 or greater.
 
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@ShadowOne333 Thanks a lot for writing this guide! A couple of things in the guide you might want to update though:

1. Kosmos and Haruko's sigpatches thread are both dead/outdated; you might want to replace those with Deepsea and your new sigpatch thread.
3. Devmenu no longer works on firmware 10 or greater.
Thanks for pointing that out!
I have updated the OP to reflect the latest changes.
 
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