1. Conan179

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    Yes.
     
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    Today I moved about 400 Retroarch games from Switch to PC using FTP. I use Launchbox for all my PC games so I have to make "forwarders" on it now. The most time consuming part is getting the images off google and resizing each one, although I found a good bulk resizer. Got about 300 done today with another 100 to go. Sick of doing it at the moment so I'll wait until tomorrow to finish.

    Like Conan179 said saves and states seem to work fine, although a few states went bad but I tested them and figured out they were bad on the switch too probably because of Retroarch updates.

    I just recently started using SkyNX to stream my PC onto my Switch, so I can still play those games on Switch. But I'm not sure if it works away from my house.

    I had to remake about the same amount of forwarders on firmware 9.0 and at the time I didn't have a gaming PC. Now that they're broke on 12 again I'm not remaking them again just to have them break again later. Sucks but now I have a 512 sd card that's half empty and now only Switch games. My Switch is half as interesting now but just recently getting into streaming my PS4 to Switch with Chiaki and PC with SkyNX helps.

    A lot of people in the Retroarch Switch thread would always put down the forwarders as if they were somehow bad. I thought they were bad ass and they never caused a single problem for me in over 2 years of using them, and I kept Retroarch overclocked. The only thing bad about them is that Nintendo keeps breaking them with new firmware updates.
     
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  3. the19thbear

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    Ok, testing out and trying to use this to make retroarch forwarders. Created both nsp and nro files (since i'm not sure which one to use). created both and placed them on my sd card. Then used gold leaf and managed to install the nsp file and the icon showed up on my "desktop". But upon launching, it crashed. No option in gold leaf to install nro file only to launch it, and then it crashed as well.

    Using atmosphere 0.19.1

    What should I do?
    Thanks!
     
  4. XaneTenshi

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    I think you are a little confused. The nro file is not supposed to be installed (and therefore you can't), it's a HomeBrew app that goes in the switch folder on your SD Card and the nsp file that you do install using Gold Leaf is the forwarder that points to the nro file. If the nro file is not located in your switch folder, the forwarder would likely crash, like what you just said. If the path is wrong, the nsp should tell you this when you try to launch it though.

    That being said, I don't actually know if Nro2Nsp works for the latest FW, so if your on FW 12.0 or above, this might not work for you.
     
  5. the19thbear

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    Ok. Thanks a lot. And yes I am a bit confused;)

    I am trying to use forwarders on retroarch titles(gba, snes, etc) and can’t get it to work.
    So you are saying that I should create the nrp file and put it in an nsp folder and the nro file should go in the switch folder? And then install the nsp file via gold leaf?Is there any way to do forwarding with old roms, if this method is not supported on my system?
    Thanks:)
     
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  6. Meliodas2255

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    I made a batch script that could potentially make it easier. I'm still working on it. But you might find it helpfully in creating 100 nsps in matter of minutes. If you have the images already
    That is not how it works. Forwarders are NSPs that are compiled that have a path to the nro inside it's code. So when it launches it boots the corresponding NRO. Right now the nro2nsp doesn't work on firmware 12 and above. There's currently a tool that out that lets you compile nro forwarders. But you gotta compile them yourself and it's time consuming.
     
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    Dang. Ok.
    Is there any other CFW that is worth using where you can do forwarding where it works, in an easier manner?
    I want one boot to play retro games and original games. Don’t want to boot into one system to play emulation and another to play Nintendo games. So lakka seems like a no go. Any other system that is worth using? I’m new to all of this:)
    If it seems like there is a good solution coming to atmosphere in the future then I would rather just wait. Let me know if you have any progress with you batch script. thanks:)
     
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