Question How does the Switch know there is a game update?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by ThaKarra, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. ThaKarra
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    I'm currently running SX OS v2.7.1 on an Emunand. I have my WiFi disabled because I don't want to risk getting my console banned, I have no intention to try and play any hacked games online. With that said... How does the Switch know there is a "newer version" or an update available for my hacked games if I'm not connected to the internet? --

    Not all my hacked games have the latest updates installed and when I go to run them I get that pop-up box.
     
  2. Zumoly

    Zumoly GBATemp Analyst

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    I guess it's through the fw update. Latest fw contains this data, so even if you've never connected before, your system knows there's an update. That's my guess though.
     
  3. xs4all

    xs4all GBAtemp Fan

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    That is pretty much spot on when I was researching on this topic a while ago, all the info I gathered pointed to the newest FW has a database of every single game and what update version the game should be on.
    So even if you haven't connected to the net, the FW will let you know if a game needs an update or not.
     
  4. Itsuki235

    Itsuki235 GBAtemp Regular

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    As an interesting side note, newer versions of Atmosphere disable that "update this game" nag.
     
  5. andyhappypants

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    It’s a shame we can’t patch out in game nags for internet connection which the throws an error then works fine! Bloody annoying.
     
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  6. ThaKarra
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    Thanks for the replies guys! I appreciate it! Had me sweating that I accidently had my WiFi connected the first time it popped up hahaha
     
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