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    THE GBATEMP SWITCH HOMEBREW BOUNTY
    MONTH 3: SWITCH EMULATORS

    What is the GBAtemp Switch Homebrew Bounty? Read more here.

    The third month has now officially begun. You have until March 15th (23:59:59 UTC+00) to submit your Switch homebrew emulator and get a chance to win a massive cash reward! There will be 4 consecutive months, one for each category. We'd like to remind you that this is the third month, and this month dedicated to the following category.

    CATEGORY 3: Switch Emulators

    This category is meant to reward authors of Switch emulators, as in, either emulator programs that run natively on the Switch itself and emulate another console or system; or an emulator that runs on PC and emulates the Switch. If your project isn't an emulator then it doesn't belong in this category. WINNERS ANNOUNCED! CLICK HERE

    The top 5 highest-voted projects in this category will receive:
    #1: $1,000 reward
    #2: $500 reward
    #3: $300 reward
    #4: $150 reward
    #5: $55 reward

    In order to submit your project, please respect the following instructions:
    • Upload your project to the GBAtemp Download Center. Make sure to give a proper description, screenshots, anything you might find useful. This is your chance to showcase your project, the better your page looks, the more chance you may receive votes from judges.
    • If your project is not entirely new, it must at least come with a major/significant update, so please describe specifically what new feature(s) the upgrade brings forth.
    • After your project is posted to the download center, please post a comment in this thread to link to your project.

    After March 15th, two voting sessions will begin simultaneously: a staff vote, and a patron vote (for our backers on Patreon). The results will be announced a week after.



    Sponsors

    Half of this sum is generously donated by yours truly, GBAtemp!
    Thanks to ad revenue and to our Patreon backers, GBAtemp is the biggest donator.
    The other half comes from our generous sponsors as listed below.

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    MOD3DSCARD.COM
    Buy flashcard to mod 3DS and Switch | Team Xecuter SX | Sky3ds+ | Stargate 3DS | R4 3DS - mod3dscard

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    AXIOGAME.COM
    Axiogame | Backup Units, Modchips and more

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    And let's not forget Team Xecuter who made a very generous donation too.



    Member donations

    The bounty isn't only about sponsor companies: you, beloved members of our community (and even guests) can contribute too! If you want to make a donation, simply click the button below to send a payment to our Paypal. Needless to say, 100% of the amount we receive will be transfered to the authors of winning projects.

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    Upon submitting your donation, you can indicate whether you want the donation to go to a particular category, or all of them.
    Also please note that our Paypal account name is "FILETRIP" - this is normal.

    We have already received the following donations:
    • Eric C. donated $100 towards the Game bounty
    • Pierce T. donated $25 towards the Emulator bounty
    • Jonah N. donated $10 to the bounty
    • Andrew B. donated £5 towards the Tools and Utilities bounty
    • Michael C. donated $5 to the bounty
    • Raphael G.V. donated an incredible $0.36 towards, hmm, creating complexity for our accountant?

    Thanks a lot guys! To everyone else, feel free to make additional donations, which will go to the other 2 categories.

     
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  3. tabnk

    tabnk GBAtemp Regular
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    Finally it here :)
     
  4. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Psycho!
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    Who won the APPS contest?
     
  5. Costello

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  6. huma_dawii

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    so that guy is getting prizes in all categories? lol
     
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  9. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Psycho!
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    You (GBATemp) should do (should've done) this for the Wii U. Maybe that way we can have nice things. Like a file explorer or a media player. Or at least more stable Homebrew without so many "exception dsi" black screens all over the place!
     
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  10. DarthDub

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    Not just Wii U, Vita too!
     
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    Does RetroArch count? It's not an emulator itself, just a frontend for cores. Maybe we should submit individual cores?
     
  12. hippy dave

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    That's a tough one, with it being like you said a frontend for individual cores, but also crossplatform, so a lot of the regular updates it (both frontend and cores) gets aren't Switch-targetted. I'd say something like the new mupen core that m4xw et al have been working on specifically with the Switch in mind (tho I understand other platforms will benefit from the work) should definitely qualify, providing that "significant" update work is done during the relevant time period. Maybe the main Switch application/frontend itself could qualify if it gets big timely updates, I dunno.
     
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    bandithedoge GBAtemp Regular
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    I personally think we should allow individual cores, like Mupen64 you mentioned. RetroArch is not an emulator, it's a frontend for Libretro. And Libretro isn't an emulator either, it's an API for emulators.
     
  14. radicalwookie

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    Now it's time for the big bois to play
    Bring on the GC emulation!!! :grog:
     
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  15. Costello

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    yeah I would agree with that
     
  16. Essasetic

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    Let's go! Good luck to everyone participating and let's hope we see some stable & feature packed emulators.
     
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    This is Nice!
     
  18. cpasjuste

    cpasjuste GBAtemp Maniac
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    Yeah, i hope i will :) I'v put a lot, lot of time in this month contest :D (and in the switch scene in general, like the sdl2 port which is used in a lot of homebrews for example).
     
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    I agree with you. Is hard to influence a console that is hard to develop (and dead like Wii U and Vita) without money but why influence in a new console that is easy to develop?
     
  20. europat

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    Maybe a PSP core ? :)
     
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  21. huma_dawii

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    I offered $1000 for proper N64 and PS1 emulation on Wii U. Not even like that people wanted to take the challenge. :/
     
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  22. m4xw

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    It was released mid january, the month after the last bounty ended.
    Basically the whole core should qualify.
    I am not sure if I want to join this contest tho.
     
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    Winner: Fullspeed Deeamcast emu!!! :)

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