Nintendo Switch Online NES emulator hacked to add more games

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    The Nintendo Switch Online service's NES emulator has already been hacked within hours of release and you can add your own games to the already existing ones pretty easily. Anyone should be able to replicate the process with instructions. Apparently the software used in the app is a direct port of the NES Classic Mini, which makes it very easy to fiddle with.


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  1. Coto

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    I think adding online to Nes/Snes is not as easy as the hacker in there makes it sound. The frame/sound must run in sync. Reading inputs alone makes desynced gameplay anyway. So I think there was some work behind the "online" part of an emulator such as this one.
     
  2. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    That's not what this is about though
     
  3. Coto

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    I have been coding online for emus for a while, so I know what I am talking about. Don´t really care if that is what this is about or not, i´m afraid ;-)

    also, the only ones who can really appreciate the effort behind coding, is those who have coded something in similar scale. Otherwise it´s just an opinion without real feedback.
     
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  4. kuwanger

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    I know PocketNES (which obviously isn't online) just sent key inputs over the link cable. You basically crossed your fingers that input was synced (or relied on one system being correct). Not really sure there is a proper way to add online play with NES/SNES which actually makes sense. The closest I can think of is the DOOM way--sync to every frame--, but that sounds horrible.
     
  5. Coto

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    The DS uses the VCOUNT interrupt right before a VBLANK, and a range of VCOUNT lines to sync PPU´s. So obviously there will be lag. And with lag, both the host and the client must be capable of syncing if a desync happens. (some kind of frame prediction). Now imagine that over internet.


    There is people that preffer TCP over UDP, UDP + Frame prediction algorithm is perfect for me. Because TCP is blocking by nature
     
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  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    so they knew the nes mini was hacked and yet they used the same emu on the switch? how fucking stupid is nintendo these days! :lol:
     
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  7. Keylogger

    Keylogger GBAtemp Addict

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    How do I change NES roms? I don't get it
     
  8. chrisrlink

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    inside your crappy old PC
    not useful for superbanned consoles cause it asks to link NNID which i cannot do cause i'm cdn banned
     
  9. HOv

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    I don't think it's them being stupid. Of course they know the NES classic was hacked, how can they not when most people bought it because it can be hacked. They are well aware trust me. I think it was a lot easier to port it rather than making a completely different one. I get this feeling that Nintendo knows all about he hacking stuff but doesn't really care because it actually helps with hardware sales. For me as an example, I only bought the switch because it can be hacked
     
  10. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Wouldn't be surprised if they just downloaded the .nes files from Emupar**ise and copy pasted it to Switch :D
     
  11. bunny_wabbit

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    Lol! I love this forum.
     
  12. smileyhead
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    smileyhead 56709

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    Actually, I think they have a history of doing that. I can't remember specifics though.
    Or was that another company...?
     
  13. shanefromoz

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    Hi mate did you end up working out how to run it?
     
  14. LuigiSuperStarSaga

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    Didn't the paradise site stop distribuiting roms?
     
  15. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    yes
     
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