1. DodgyJudge

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    hi Tempers !! I am currently trying to buy a Nintendo switch and i can't simply choose which model i want!

    I really love the Grey Nintendo Switch lite but im not so sure as i want to hack if for Homebrew and emulators and maybe use it for linux and android but primary i want to use it to play paid original nintendo content like the zeldas and marios.

    What i really want to know is it better to buy an original model for higher price ? or buy a lite i want the best if lite have problem i wanna know all its problem and best feature for both version(idc if older or mariko version for normal switch) .
    Thanks for all suggestion including adaptors/case/etc and sorry for bad english.
     
  2. MichaelShawJr

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    Well if you find an unpatched original switch, You can mod it for free with just software. Marikos and Switch Lite consoles require a $60 mod chip and is a very advanced install so if you're not good at soldering you will need to pay an additional $60 to have the chip installed for you. I don't believe you can run Linux or android on a mariko or lite unit yet, I believe once they get atmosphere running with the SX modchips, You will be able to run Linux and android. I believe one of the main reasons why you cant is because hekate isn't compatible with them yet. The SX chips Can help you use mods and hacks in games, run homebrew, runs emulators that run on the switch itself, And run backups of games. Emulators won't really be worth buying a chip just for that in my opinion, you would be better off getting a controller for your smartphone for a lot cheaper. Anyways, if you're not experienced in soldering, that switch lite well cost you $360 For the system itself, the mod chip, and the installation service. In that case you're probably better off going to game stop and finding a used unpatched switch ( Just be honest with the employee and tell them you need a switch with a specific serial number. Unpatched units on eBay are really expensive right now).

    Now, if you decide to get a switch and not mod it, Just keep in mind the switch and switch lite Isn't like a playstation 4 and a playstation 4 slim. In playstations case, the slim is an upgrade, but the switch lite is a downgrade. It can't be connected to your TV at all, the controllers can not be disconnected for multiplayer, and if the joy cons get joycon drift, it's not as simple as just buying new joy cons and sliding them on. Also the joy cons don't have any rumble in the switch lite.

    If I missed any information just let me know and I will try to answer the best I can
     
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  3. DodgyJudge

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    Thanks i already have a ps4 pro ,i really want a switch mainly for zelda and marios i will have one switch lite to test tomorrow if it please me il keep it. For Modding i can wait for that i got a new 3ds xl mod/hacked so i dont really need to emulate and i got a phone for heavy emulation(gamecube,n64,dreamcast,etc) and i never use rumble i hate that thing (eats my ps4 controller battery like nothing)i read about joycon drift but nintendo fix policy is on point even after 30 days retail warranty so no worrys about that.

    Now that i will get one lite tomorrow , should i get a cooling grip ( i heard about heat battery problem ) and i seen review about some that cool it to 20-24 Celsius what about powerbank or any other accesories for the lite and what games you recommand (fps,open world,rpg,jrpg,survival) and for the zeldas and marios game i want them all lol!
    Thanks in advance
     
  4. Rahkeesh

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    If you're gonna start piling up crap on top your lite it removes the point of a lite, which is to be smaller, lighter, and cheaper. If you're worried about battery and heat, just get a V2/Mariko switch, even if you don't plan on using the dock hardly ever.
     
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