Suggestion Porting FBI to the Switch?(good or bad idea)

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by NoNAND, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. NoNAND
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    Would it be nice to have FBI on the switch too
    Yeah sure we have tinfoil but fbi is the best game/dlc/update installer out there
    I know that fbi installs cias only but that can be changed right.
    Why don't you make fbi cross platform like cbeckpoint for example
    Is it possible to port FBI to the switch and edit it to install nsps instead of cias
     
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    Bad because it can't be done because they are entirely different systems. /thread
     
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    I see no reason to really port FBI to Switch. It should stay on what it was designed for. However, it would be nice to have a version of tinfoil with some clean GUI and perhaps a file manager.
     
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    We already have dev menu/ nsp installer
     
  5. nikeymikey

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    While you’re at it why not port IRShell over as well? And maybe Nintendont????


    /s
     
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    dev menu belongs to Nintendo, it's illegal to share so really we only have tinfoil
     
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    Erm.... I don't think there's any point to that. At most, set up a Switch TitleDB-like thing and add support for it to existing NSP installers, or add some of the other stuff it had, like a pretty UI and such. It's not like it matters much. Not to me anyway.
     
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  8. jakkal

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    lol why ..?

    this is so stupid on so many levels
     
  9. cearp

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    it's not a bad idea, it's probably faster to port FBI to switch than to create a similar looking and functioning app from scratch.
    (fbi is more than just the one function of 'install game')
    people love to reinvent the wheel for some reason.

    do you know how porting or programming even works? when you have the source (it's on github), you can do things like this.
    porting isn't necessarily easy or fast, it can involve a lot of work. but of course it can be done!
    you are not a mod, you cannot close threads lol
     
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    I think that would be cool, if nothing else for the nostalgia. Afaik all FBI features could be replicated on the switch
     
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    We already have FBI on the Switch; that's basically what Tinfoil is designed to be (they're both title managers).
     
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    Yes.

    But I guess the question has more to do about porting the same GUI the lastest versions of FBI use, doesn't it?

    Not sure if Tinfoil already has an easy looking GUI.
     
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    Adubbz already said he's going to start work on the UI since most of the basic functionality is there already.
     
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    That's good to know, thanks.
     
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    I was thinking how young does one have to be to get feelings of nostalgia from FBI (because it's not exactly a long time ago)... then I saw your age on your profile, it makes sense :D
    (no offense!)
     
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    It's a pretty clear case of "username checks out" lol
     
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  17. radicalwookie

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    Do you honestly think you can ''port'' a cia installer homebrew from 3ds to switch?
     
  18. cearp

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    do you honestly think that's it's impossible for the port to install nsp files instead of cia files?

    port doesn't have to mean 100% identical. (and if it does in some tech dictionary, it's obviously not what the OP intends)
    just reuse the program, replacing all the 3ds specific stuff with switch stuff.
    easier said than done sure, but that's programming, no one said it's easy.
    but like i said above, it would be faster than rewriting a fbi clone from scratch. (as long as the code base is good, i heard compliments about steveice's code so i guess it's fine)
     
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  19. radicalwookie

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    In my dictionary port means copy paste from original console to targeted console.
    Also don't you think it would be easier to just make it from scratch? You are the dev not me, so Im legit wondering.
     
  20. cearp

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    It's not as simple as copy and paste, sometimes it could be pretty easy.
    I have been in the process of porting an old game to current gen, modernizing it.
    Not just a port but a whole improvement.
    It would have taken me much much longer if I had to write all the game logic myself!

    Reusing FBI for its menu and base, not a dumb idea like some people in this thread think.
    Reusing the cia installation code? Yeah of course not. :)
     
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