1. Rune

    OP Rune GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Pretty simple. What homebrews or ports would you like to see on the Switch? Try and keep the suggestions reasonable and realistic. So no point in suggesting something like "PS3 emulator" or "GTA 5 port", as those probably won't be happening. And bonus points for suggesting stuff that's open source, as those could be easier to make happen.
    So discuss here what you'd like to see. Maybe the suggestions here could inspire some of the talented devs to bring these ideas to life.

    1. Quake III Arena port
    https://ioquake3.org/
    Open source Quake 3 port. This has been ported to other devices like the PS Vita, but I could imagine this running far better on the Switch hardware. The physical button layout could also help make it an enjoyable experience as well.

    2. OpenRCT2
    http://openrct2.org/
    This is an open source version of Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. Arguably the best version of RCT. Could work well with touch controls or even an analog controlled mouse cursor.

    3. CorsixTH
    http://corsixth.com/
    Open source Theme Hospital. Another great game, which would work just as well as OpenRTC2

    4. Metroid Boot Engine
    http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php/topic,4274.0.html
    This is a custom Metroid game engine someone made to produce other Metroid fangames. Think of it as the Metroid version of the Solarus engine that makes Zelda games. Porting AM2R would've been more ideal but I don't think it's open source, so this would be the next best thing.
     
  2. carstene1ns

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    I have waited for this thread, as some games/engines are on my list right now... :)

    Nearly every game that uses a software renderer can be ported right now.
    When we have hardware acceleration in libnx later, also others are possible.
     
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    This runs quite well on Android. Especially if you use a Galaxy Note device and its S Pen. Would be great on the Switch.
     
  5. DrGreed

    DrGreed Luigi from Luigi's Mansion
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    Gamecube emulation would be nice.
     
  6. kprovost7314

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    A fully-functional Wire3D port
     
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    I just want DeSmuMe working on homebrew. (pls hacking gods, pls)
     
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    Metroid Boot Engine - is written for GameMaker Studio, which is not open source, so it will likely never happen.
     
  9. Rune

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    Ah bummer. I thought it was a custom made engine.
     
  10. aos10

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    save editor and backup.

    action replay/cheat engine on switch.

    ability to connect any bluetooth controller to switch without a dongle.

    theme maker and boot logo changer.




    and free games loader.
     
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    Xash3D is an engine that apparently can run Half Life 1. :)

    I'm very interested in classic 3D games that could be ported using the dual analog control scheme, that maybe aren't "just" shooters. Deus Ex would be amazing - but we are still far removed from that ever happening.. :)

    Also - the usual answers, Kodi and dualboot into an Android distro (which arguably would also be the better environment for Kodi to exist in.. ;) ). Being able to use the Switch as a wireless device for music streaming.

    edit: Also - some form of ebook reader. :) Just for the kicks of it.. ;)
     
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    Kodi would be nice, so I can stream videos from my NAS.
    Dosbox for some MSDOS games (slip the switch in the dock and hook up a keyboard to play some old dos games)
    Discord for chat
    Google Earth would be cool. Use the joycons to zoom and navigate the map
    Firefox/Lightining web browser
     
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    GzDOOM and Zandronum; both with Gyro support naturally. (DOOM, Heretic, Hexen, Chexquest, Strife, HacX, etc.)
    DOOM 64 Ex
    Xash3D (Half-Life)
    GemRB (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Placescape)
    "Hello World"
     
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    GemRB is possible, I have actually built everything besides the GUIScript plugin which needs Python2 (not ported to the Switch).
    Doom64 Ex and Xash3D both need OpenGL, so not possible for now.
     
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    Emulators, mostly Citra and Dolphin
    Cheat code loading (Gecko OS, Ocarina)
    Game mod loading (Riivolution, LayeredFS, Cafiine)
    Coldboot CFW
     
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    Emulators, mostly Citra and Dolphin
    Cheat code loading (Gecko OS, Ocarina)
    Game mod loading (Riivolution, LayeredFS, Cafiine)
    Coldboot CFW
    EDIT: oops, my bad. Accidentally posted the same message twice. If this message could be removed, that'd be great.
     
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    Aircrack-ng...?
     
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    Any VM so I can run Windows on my freaking Switch.
     
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    GZDoom or Zdoom would be awesome. No console has ever gotten a mod supported doom port.
     
  20. guily6669

    guily6669 GbaTemp is my Drug
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    CorsixTH, even though its not my cup of tea, I remember playing a demo hospital game on PS1...

    But what I really want is Command and Conquer RED ALERT2 :bow: (Oh and F* you EA for killing C&C series).
     
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    dosbox
     
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