Homebrew RELEASE Switch Cheats Updater - Update your cheat files from your Switch

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https://gbatemp.net/threads/aio-swi...w-and-cheats-directly-from-the-switch.574043/



Switch Cheats Updater

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A Nintendo Switch homebrew app to automatically update your cheat files for your installed games (and not for the entire library). That way it doesn't clutter your SD card. Supports Atmosphere, ReiNX and SXOS.
Fetches the latest cheats from the main gbatemp thread (thanks to @matias3ds) through my mirror (updates once a day).

Blacklist titles
By default, this homebrew will overwrite the existing cheats. If you have your own cheat files that you'd like to keep as is, you may add the title IDs of the corresponding games, one ID per line, to /config/cheats-updater/exclude.txt. Use http://tinfoil.io/title to find the title ID of a game.

Download
Github release: https://github.com/HamletDuFromage/switch-cheats-updater/releases
Github repo: https://github.com/HamletDuFromage/switch-cheats-updater

How to install
Copy the switch-cheats-updater/ directory to /switch/ on your sdcard

Changelog
1.2.1 : ReiNX support
ReiNX support

1.2.0 : Several QOL improvments
This update is courtesy of Acta
  • Added an option to display currently installed games
  • Added an option to review the games that got cheats installed
  • Added confirmation screen before deleting cheat files
  • Multiple visual tweaks
1.1.6 : Added blacklist
You can now prevent cheats for a specific game to be overwritten by listing them, one per line, in config/cheats-updater/exclude.txt

1.1.5 : Improved clean up routine
When choosing to delete all existing cheats, empty title folders will also be deleted

1.1.4 : Added XCI support
Added XCI support for SXOS users (ty blawar)

1.1.2 : Fixed title matching
Fixed cheats not extracted for games whose title id was in lower case

1.1.1 : fixed gamecards and NAND storage not scanned for games
The homebrew now detects games installed to NAND and gamecards

1.1 : Added cheats deletion
Added cheats deletion and opt-in instructions download

1.1 First release

Screenshots

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Please note that this homebrew merely places .txt files in the appropriate directories. If after using my homebrew the files are there, then it did its job. For any issue related to cheats not working, I won't be able to assist you and recommend you ask in the relevant threads
 
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Awesome work.

Question: does it give me the option to pick and choose which games i want to download the cheats for? or does it download cheats for all games that i have installed?
Right now it downloads the cheats for all the games you have installed. In the future I might implement that feature, but don't hold your breath

EDIT : you can blacklist titles
 
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very cool but, do i have to have cheats installed manually to begin with? ive run your app and have downloaded a zip file. it found my 39 titles and says there is "nothing else to do". i apologize for my lameness, im new to cheating. :)
 
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very cool but, do i have to have cheats installed manually to begin with? ive run your app and have downloaded a zip file. it found my 39 titles and says there is "nothing else to do". i apologize for my lameness, im new to cheating. :)
You're done, it put the cheat files in atmosphere/contents. Now launch a game (and hold L I think), launch Edizon in applet mode and click the cheats button. From there you can enable the cheats
 
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It will only download for the games you actually have and not all of them.
ya. i mean if i already have the cheat file for the games i have in the ams/content folder, will it dl the latest one and automatic replace the current one ? if yes, it will be very handy as i no need to keep replacing the old cheat file when there was a new cheat being update
 

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ya. i mean if i already have the cheat file for the games i have in the ams/content folder, will it dl the latest one and automatic replace the current one ? if yes, it will be very handy as i no need to keep replacing the old cheat file when there was a new cheat being update
Yeah pretty much, you'll have the latest ones available
 

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You're done, it put the cheat files in atmosphere/contents. Now launch a game (and hold L I think), launch Edizon in applet mode and click the cheats button. From there you can enable the cheats
Awesome. Thanks, but Edizon is expecting atmosphere. I get these....

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im familiar with the red screen, but I don’t use atmosphere. Should I move the zip that was downloaded to another directory? Also, titles.zip was saved to E://switch/
 
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Awesome. Thanks, but Edizon is expecting atmosphere. I get these....

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im familiar with the red screen, but I don’t use atmosphere. Should I move the zip that was downloaded to another directory? Also, titles.zip was saved to E://switch/
Ah. I'm not sure how to use cheats with SXOS. My homebrew should have put the cheats in /sxos/titles, which is where they should be for sxos, but I dont know what to do afterwards... Doesn't the sxos homebrew menu have its own cheat menu?

Titles.zip should be downloaded the same directory has switch-cheats-updater.nro. So it'll be in /switch/ if you put it there
 
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Ah. I'm not sure how to use cheats with SXOS. My homebrew should have put the cheats in /sxos/titles, which is where they should be for sxos, but I dont know what to do afterwards... Doesn't the sxos homebrew menu have its own cheat menu?
it does, ill try to move the titles.zip around
 

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Nah, titles.zip is just the archive. What's important is the extracted cheats. And they should be in the right place (/sxos/titles)

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Just use the cheats menu from SXOS's homebrew menu
got it, yes. i extracted titles.zip to sxos/titles and i can enable cheats with sxinstaller (highlight installed game and press y twice). the cheats are not found from sxos album menu.
 

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got it, yes. i extracted titles.zip to sxos/titles and i can enable cheats with sxinstaller (highlight installed game and press y twice). the cheats are not found from sxos album menu.
Yeah but you shouldn't have to do that, the cheats should be extracted by the program... The point being that it only extracts the cheats corresponding to your games, not all the cheats for the entire library. If you do it manually, there's no point in using my app. It's hard to troubleshoot because I don't have sxos. When you first used the app, it didn't extract them to /sxos/titles?
 
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