Homebrew RELEASE reVC: Reverse engineered GTA Vice City - Switch port

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Omg this port works like charm. Why is Rockstar doing such a shit with the remaster. This port looks and work better -.-'
 

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Thank you, but I really don't know what is steam or gog aha

The biggest plattforms to buy PC-Games next to Playstation Store, Nintendo eShop and so on?!
Or try to find it on Google. If you are not able to do a simple only search, you should really think about, if you will go on with homebrew ;-)
 

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The biggest plattforms to buy PC-Games next to Playstation Store, Nintendo eShop and so on?!
Or try to find it on Google. If you are not able to do a simple only search, you should really think about, if you will go on with homebrew ;-)
I don't see the connection between the subject which is the unofficial port of the game on switch... so why are you telling me about the steam platform? I thought it was a homebrew that's why I asked.
 

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I don't see the connection between the subject which is the unofficial port of the game on switch... so why are you telling me about the steam platform? I thought it was a homebrew that's why I asked.

First of all it would be great to read the initial post with introductions:
How to install:
  • Download reVC-switch-gl3.zip from the previous link, which should contain a folder called reVC-oal-master after uncompressing the contents.
  • Create a folder called reVC inside the switch folder on the root of your SD card (so you get a reVC folder inside /switch/), and create a userfiles folder inside it as well.
  • Place GTA Vice City PC files inside /switch/reVC/ (not included with the downloads, buy it and get it legally!).
  • Copy the contents of the reVC-oal-switch folder into the /switch/reVC folder (do this after copying the PC files, important!).
 

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I don't see the connection between the subject which is the unofficial port of the game on switch... so why are you telling me about the steam platform? I thought it was a homebrew that's why I asked.
You need the game files from the pc version in order to run the homebrew port.
 

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I don't see the connection between the subject which is the unofficial port of the game on switch... so why are you telling me about the steam platform? I thought it was a homebrew that's why I asked.

Homebrew =/= Piracy. "Homebrew" is simply a term for applications designed to run on a system they're not supported on by default. re3 and reVC are RenderWare engine reimplementations (that's where the "re" comes in), which are the equivalent of an executable file that loads the original game's files, and comes bundled with data the executable file needs to load successfully. You still have to provide the game yourself, because if users were to provide the game files that becomes piracy. Therefore, you have to provide files from your own copy of either game for it to be legal for yourself to use and for the homebrew developers to distribute.

For example, I maintain three ioquake3 engine based Switch ports, VoyagerNX, OpenArenaNX and Q3ArenaNX. I can distribute VoyagerNX and OpenArenaNX in their entirety for free as both games are entirely freeware, but for Q3ArenaNX I can only legally distribute the demo version of the game, as if I shared the full game I would be distributing pirated software and would have to deal with the legal repercussions of doing so.

Hope that clears things up a touch!
 

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You need the game files from the pc version in order to run the homebrew port.
Yes sorry my bad I thought it was a game itself not a homebrew.

So basically
Homebrew =/= Piracy. "Homebrew" is simply a term for applications designed to run on a system they're not supported on by default. re3 and reVC are RenderWare engine reimplementations (that's where the "re" comes in), which are the equivalent of an executable file that loads the original game's files, and comes bundled with data the executable file needs to load successfully. You still have to provide the game yourself, because if users were to provide the game files that becomes piracy. Therefore, you have to provide files from your own copy of either game for it to be legal for yourself to use and for the homebrew developers to distribute.

For example, I maintain three ioquake3 engine based Switch ports, VoyagerNX, OpenArenaNX and Q3ArenaNX. I can distribute VoyagerNX and OpenArenaNX in their entirety for free as both games are entirely freeware, but for Q3ArenaNX I can only legally distribute the demo version of the game, as if I shared the full game I would be distributing pirated software and would have to deal with the legal repercussions of doing so.

Hope that clears things up a touch!
It's my bad... I didn't read the 1st post so I thought it was an illegal version of vice city to just download and install like a nsp
 

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Yes sorry my bad I thought it was a game itself not a homebrew.

So basically

It's my bad... I didn't read the 1st post so I thought it was an illegal version of vice city to just download and install like a nsp
You can find an nsp with included files on certain unmentionable sites. Google will help you with that.
 
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Hey guys, followed the instructions and have my game set up, can launch it fine but when I try to start a new game, after everything loads the game crashes with an error 2168-0002, any idea what I might be missing here?

Also how would I go about creating an NSP forwarder or whatever so I could have a shortcut to it right on my home screen?

Edit: Nevermind, holding R and launching a title to open hbmenu, then launching GTA from there is working however I am still curious about how to create a NSP forwarded so I can launch it from the home screen.
 
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