WIP Nintendo Switch Support on next release of XLink Kai

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by iriez, Nov 24, 2018.


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    Been sitting on this news for a month or so, waiting for development to progress beyond a specific point. CrunchBite has confirmed things are 100% working now on the switch and they are just polishing off features for release! Here is the announce thread -

    https://www.teamxlink.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=45103&sid=05147e15d7d69f4f76075085306bfa09

    This will mean a much more robust network for online gameplay for CFW and banned consoles. A full network like Xlink Kai is much preferred to a manual LAN patch, much more robust features.
     
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  1. baxzxd

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    Nice!
     
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    This is gonna be sweet
     
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    Hmmmmm.. looks interesting.
    How much does it cost?
     
  4. Essasetic

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    Pretty sure it's free.

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    Anyway nice!
     
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  5. iriez
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    Kai has always been a free service. Power to the people!
     
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    Okay cool :D
     
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  7. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    Calm down, GameStop. This only applies to games that have LAN support...
     
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    I could see it being possible to do over local wifi as well though, with custom wifi drivers and a compatible wifi card.
     
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    This is true, but I don't see why there should be any less joy in this. The situation with the nintendo switch is no different than the xbox live servers. The same problems prevent full WAN network compatibility.
     
  10. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    Just reminds me of the DS/PSP XLink days. It was fun, but a headache.
     
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  11. chrisrlink

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    so again only lan games? hope someone figures out localwfc over internet redirection for like let's go etc as of now diablo 3 is the only game that works
     
  12. Idaho

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    XlinkKai on the xbox and xbox360 was great tho because there was an integrated client in the most popular custom dashboards, it was pretty well integrated and easy to use, all that through the console itself, hopefully the Switch will get such a thing in the future too...
     
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  13. Memoir

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    I hope so. I had to buy a dedicated stick for the aforementioned handhelds.
     
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  14. Idaho

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    If things keep going as smoothly and nicely as they are these days, I'm pretty sure this will be a thing :)
     
  15. Demon27248

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    One of the main advantages of Kai over switch-lan-play is that it is a P2P service, meaning your latency will be as low as possible as game traffic goes directly from player to player.

    Ad-hoc/local-wireless tunneling will be looked into after version 7.4.32 releases.
     
  16. Purple_Shyguy

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    I always wondered why they never added 3DS support.

    It had loads of local only multiplayer
     
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  17. S3phi40T

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    You are mixing things.
    Check here:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/games-with-local-lan-community-maintained-list.520893/

    Promiscuous mode is one thing (PC/server/Xlink side)
    LAN mode is another (Switch games side) and also there is custom module ldn_mitm.kip that makes ad-hoc regular LAN connection (works with Diablo 3 at least).

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    I don't believe they have ad-hoc connections covered.
     
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  18. Idaho

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    Nintendo was not so heavy on bans for the 3DS, mine was never banned even though it's clogged of homebrews and pirated games and I've played a few of them online (mostly mario Kart 7 tho), if you do so with proper precautions it's no problem...
     
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  19. S3phi40T

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    Those 2 things are not related.
    You don't have to be banned to tunnel LAN outside.


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