L.A. Noire Update NSP

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  1. Dstr8ction
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    Hey guys,
    just a little question regarding L.A. Noire and its required download at the beginning.
    I bought a cartridge of the game and now I want to play it on my Switch on firmware 4.1.0 without updating the console.
    I know I can't go online to download the update from the eShop as this would require an update of the firmware.

    Is it possible to get the NSP-file of the big update "somewhere" and install it via Tinfoil using ReiNX, having only the game card of the base-game? Or do I have to have the base-game installed as NSP (without cartridge) too, to be able to use the NSP-update on it?

    And if it is possible to use the NSP-update with the cartridge - I would still need ReiNX (or another sigpatch-CFW) to play it, because NSP-updates from "somewhere" won't run on normal Horizon OS, although the game-cartridge is perfectly legal, right?



    EDIT: Got the game running with my cartridge including the installed NSP update, but the whole system freezes as soon as I try to exit it by going back to the homescreen then pressing the X button to close the running software. More details in my post below.
     
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  2. man_of_power05

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    updates are always .nsp files so they should work regardless. get the file and install with tinfoil and it should work just fine, although i'm not sure about minimum firmware requirements. you might want to ignore required firmware version when you install the nsp file.
     
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    Thx!
    Going to try it once I got ReiNX working ..
     
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    UPDATE: Installing the update as NSP with Tinfoil worked fine (installed it to NAND running ReiNX 1.6) and I can play the game normally.

    But when I exit the game pressing the Home button and then try to close it with X, the system freezes and has to be forced to shut down and rebooted using the RCM payload. I already tried using ReiNX 1.2 instead and deleting the game and reinstalling it with a newer version of Tinfoil, but the problem remains.

    Any ideas what could cause this issue and/or how to solve/prevent it?
     
  5. protivakid

    protivakid Advanced Member

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    Did you ever get this working? I plan to follow in your footsteps as I'm in the same boat.
     
  6. Dstr8ction
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    Ya more or less ..
    I believe the issue occured less since I updated to ReiNX 1.7 and I also found a little "workaround" that worked 90% of the times:

    Don't close the game while you are in the real gameplay, but return to the ingame main menu when you want to quit.
    Then send the console to sleep by pressing the power-button while the game is still running (showing the dark street where you can load your savegames).
    After a few seconds, turn the console back on, enter the game again, press the Home-button to return to the homescreen of the Switch and send it to sleep once again (with the game still running as the active software in background).
    Again, wait a few seconds, turn the Switch back on and now (w/o entering the game) press X and chose "close software".

    It sounds more complicated than it rly is and this helped to close the game w/o crashing the Switch most of the times.
    But try the normal shutdown at first, maybe you aren't affected by this issue at all as I still have no idea what may have caused it :o
     
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