Play NSP (eShop Games) via Hekate LayeredFS (WITHOUT SX OS / DEVMENU)

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  1. HoTsHoTz79
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    I saw multiple tutorials for NSP / eShop games but with SX OS... and couple users asked about LayeredFS ... because theres so a lot out there in each thread... useful info like this gets buried, so i decided to make this tutorial

    I discovered this method in the LayeredFS thread - @Mat37 & @EmperorX provided directions on how to do

    as far as compatibility goes.. i am not sure... i have cartridge games as XCI and eShop only titles as NSP
    so i didn't try games like Super Mario Odyssey as NSP...
     
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  2. Pizzlewizzle

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    Thanks for the tutorial... will be trying this tomorrow unless ReiSwitched or an easier way comes out.
     
  3. HoTsHoTz79
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    from the sound of it... it will be easier
    so in the meantime, we can enjoy nsp's through hard work lol
     
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  4. Wolfy

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    Somewhere In The Aether...
    It is cool that this is a thing now, though I'll probably wait till it's easier to do without having to check Hexes.

    *thought it was Sig Patches with hekate before so I was hyped XD too good to be true I guess*
     
  5. studio1b

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    i can say this works i been doing this for a week or so already
     
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    Added optional step for retreiveing TitleKey via HxD
    Allows user to copy the key by selecting the value.. the HexEd.it site doesn't allow copy command
     
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    I get Section 0 is corrupted with the correct titlekey. I am using Enter The Gungeon
     
  8. HoTsHoTz79
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    gotta be the titlekey

    try to get the key again (try the new step i added, using HxD)

    key for enter the gungeon is something like .... DF9A-----------FE83
     
  9. Lava1000

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    I think I just Figured Out I Have A Bad NSP xD The NSP was an update!
     
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    Nevermind romfs.bin now extracts but exefs does not extract!
     
  11. tatdat1994

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    Working great, now newlayeredfs mod plague with xci ,old one with nsp:lol: :lol::lol:
    Edit: And some how it's more stable than xci.
     
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  12. Evan25lee

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    How do i get the main.npdm file? i cant seem to find it anywhere
     
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    exefs folder
     
  14. HoTsHoTz79
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    if the NCA you are trying to extract only gives RomFS.bin... then theres no "Partition Type of ExeFS"
    Game NSP and Update NSP both should have ExeFS...
    DLCs do not have an ExeFS

    so maybe your NSP file is a DLC perhaps?
     
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  15. Beware

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    So is there any way to get DLC into titles? This method works great, but the main games I want to play are Doom and Wolfenstein.

    Compatibility is a little weird. It doesn't necessarily match up with the Awesome Table compatibility list. The games I have working with free/demos:

    Ikaruga w/ Pinball FX3
    Hollow Knight w/ Stern Pinball
    Dead Cells - Super One More Jump
    Bloodstained: CotM - Pokemon Quest
    Axiom Verge - Fortnite
    Skyrim - Octopath Prologue
    DKCR: Tropical Freeze - Octopath Prologue
    Crash Bandicoot Trilogy - The Pinball Arcade

    I'm unsure if they all save, I'll update this post if it turns out they don't.
     
  16. F1NATIK

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    People still messing with this layeredfs SHIT, FFS just splash out, Broke back arses
     
  17. HoTsHoTz79
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    DLC, couple of us tried to merge onto the base games but no luck.
    My findings were that the DLCs have only one section 'Section 0 with Partition type of RomFS'
    Meanwhile, the base games/updates have Partition type of RomFS in Section 1
    So when you try to use hactool to merge, the Section 0 cant merge with Section 1

    Anyways... i cant fully confirm Wolfenstein as i just finished chapter 1 only but i am currently playing the updated RomFS using 'XCI' merge with Update NSP

    yea you are right, might as well splash out and buy the games /s
     
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    DLC does not play nice being merged with the base game and the update as romfs (dunno why?)
    But from what I can tell if you have the Card Game, the DLC will work just fine so long you have updated your game to see the DLC.
     
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  20. xHR

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    Could you give some working donors? I wrote script for unpacking xci and nsp (nsp_xci_decryptor on github), but cannot find any working pair for nsp for testing
     
  21. HoTsHoTz79
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    I've tested FastRMX, Hollow Knight and Enter the gungeon using the following donors
    Happy Birthdays Demo 010069700AF9C000
    Pinball FX3 0100DB7003828000

    There is this script too if you haven't checked it out yet

    TOOL:
    Once you understand how all of this works "manually", I highly recommend following this other guide by @huma_dawii and tool created by @Assasin1990
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/extract-nsp-nca-xci-update-all-in-one-tool-for-layeredfs.511156/
     
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