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Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by davidB, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. davidB
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    davidB Newbie

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    Not only in this forum, but in my country USA, im newbie also. So my grammar like a hell..
    just for introducing before the important question. Im from indonesia and 7 days ago me and my family moved to california for some reason but i cant explain it now. after browsing for gaming forum, i find gbatem.net and i hope i can find people from indonesia like me, in this forum.

    Ok. Now for the important question. When i still on my country, i see alot of seller on online store sell an SD card with full game of nintendo siwtch. But i dont understand how to use it. So, before i buy it i need some help from experts in this forum. Thank you.
     
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  2. Cubuss

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    "sd card full of games" [​IMG]
     
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  3. FEF1

    FEF1 GBATemp’s very own Toaster

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    If it is just a SD card full of games, it is a scam. If it is something like this, https://sx.xecuter.com/, then it is a type of Custom Firmware (CFW) for your Nintendo Switch.
     
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  4. Vic_Vinegar

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    Well I moved here from Canada and they think I'm slow eh ... hahahaha I just had to get that Simpsons quote in (I still live in Canada for the record). Also that episode with Frank Scorpio (You Only Move Twice, Season 8, Episode 2) is prob one of the greatest Simpsons episodes ever!

    Regarding your post, welcome to the forum! As @FEF1 said, that SD card you saw fully loaded with games is most likely a scam/fake and I'm willing to bet it will corrupt your Switch. I'm basing that off of nothing but it def sounds like a scam.

    When it comes to finding/downloading games, Google is your best friend. Search "Nintendo Switch game downloads" and you'll find a bunch of places to download games from. Reddit is also another good source to find links to games, there's even a subreddit page dedicated to sharing .nsp games, again Google is your best friend.

    Before you even start downloading games, I would recommend you learn what the differences are between .xci's and .nsp's games, as many people prefer to have .xci games as opposed to .nsp games.

    Another thing to always remember/consider before you tinker with your switch is to do as much research as possible before you actually decide to do any modifications to your switch. Read, read & read some more about any and all subjects related to modifying your switch. Browse the GBAtemp forums (and subreddit pages) as much as you can, and read as many threads as possible, especially when it comes to doing a Nand backup. You can never not know enough. Also avoid the temptation and never install a new program or patch or fix the second it gets released, let other experienced users do that first and wait for them to offer their two cents on what they encountered / dealt with.

    Oh and don't ever be afraid to ask stupid questions (I've asked plenty lol)! Sure you might get some silly answers, but for the most part you'll get a good/reliable answer from someone, just be patient when it comes to getting answers and keep browsing the threads, odds are someone else asked the same question you asked.

    My last two cents, if/when you do find a website that has torrents of a nintendo switch game to download, avoid public torrents at all costs! Try to join a private torrent website (google private torrent websites). Internet providers throttle torrents and if you're downloading from a public torrent website, you're just asking to get letter from your internet provider saying that they received notice from Nintendo that you downloaded something illegal
     
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  5. FEF1

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    @Vic_Vinegar has some pretty good info there on what to do for games and updates, but let me add a bit. Firstly, to install games that you have downloaded, you are going to need a CFW. Examples of these are Atmosphere NX, ReiNX, and SXOS (You have to pay for this one). Never update your switch without checking in with scene devs to see what Nintendo has changed. Always be extremely careful installing or running games that you didn’t legally download to your Switch. There was a soft-bricking Pokemon let’s go Pikachu NSP floating around the internet when that game released. There is now integrity checking apps for your PC to see if the NSP is legitimate. Atmosphere also has built-in protection for these kind of files to make sure that your Swtich doesn’t get damaged. Also, make sure that you always have a recent NAND Backup at ready Incase something were to go wrong. Make sure that you dump everything, including your console unique keys with Kezplez.
     
  6. davidB
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    Sorry for late reply..... OK, now i Will ask to the seller, how can i use the SD card. to make sure if its really really scam.
     
  7. ScarletDreamz

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    It is probably a card full of .NSP im 99.99% sure of that.
     
  8. davidB
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    really really not a scam!!
    the seller said to me, you must jailbreak your switch with SX OS and then just play the game from sd card, but in offline. How do you think about that?
     
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  9. tpax

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    I think that's a good idea.
     
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  10. FEF1

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    You could also use a free alternative to SXOS, like atmosphere NX or ReiNX. Just might have to convert some of the games to a different format.
     
  11. Clydefrosch

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    just know that it's kinda illegal to buy and sell such sd cards with copyrighted material on it.
     
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  12. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Welcome to 'Murrica, land of Murray Crimmas'ings--other than that, it might be easier to buy a secondhand Switch, mod it, and dump your own games (redbox, gamefly, "other means with receipts after dumping").
     
  13. davidB
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    davidB Newbie

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    so, we can play switch game for free???[but in offline]
     
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  14. FEF1

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    Yes, but it is in the legal gray area.
     
  15. Vic_Vinegar

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    How much is the seller charging for the sd card? What games come with it?

    I'd ask these questions as depending on what games are on the card, it still may not be worth it depending on how much the seller is charging. Like if its nothing but old school nes and snes roms then its def not worth it
     
  16. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Welcome! I understand about your parents moved to America for some reason. Me too and I am not happy here in America for over 30 years thanks to my parents, lol. I am going back to Portugal next year. Miss my country and love my country.

    Anyway, be careful. It is obviously a scam. Watch out. They are doing it for profit. Dont buy it from them, ever!
     
  17. MrMcTiller

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    Welcome to America! I hope you enjoy it here.