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    Yesterday, an indie developer revealed that their game, A Dark Room, featured a Ruby interpreter and code editor within the game's files as an easter egg. Though the intentions were to inspire users to want to learn to code on their Nintendo Switch systems, and it was "tested thoroughly" to ensure that it couldn't be used as an exploit, offering such a capability was likely against Nintendo's developer ToS. The game was promptly pulled from all regional stores within a few hours of the announcement. A Dark Room initially released on the Nintendo Switch earlier this month, on April 12th. It remains to be seen if Nintendo will allow the game back on the eShop if the code functionality is removed, or if the game is permanently unavailable due to this.

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  3. KiiWii

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    Damn Nintendo love to C&D everyone.
     
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    bad nintendo
     
  5. Seriel

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    Downloaded this when I heard the news a few days back, its interpreter is actually awful to use and it's mostly useless if you don't understand their engine but it still feels nice to have something Nintendo doesn't allow on my unhacked console.
     
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    nintendo: oh noz that can hax our console quick remove it!
     
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    Now dump it and upload it on dark places!
     
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    What part of "unhacked console" did you miss?
     
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    To be fair, it would just be a one-way ticket to Homebrew Land and it would probably get #1 on the Eshop for a month... (sound familiar?)
     
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    Sorry, but U never mentioned it.
     
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    I pray for the dev's safety... and money
     
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    Now that that's cleared up, Nintendo probably doesn't want this type of publicity for having a coding thing inside a game that people talk about possibly having.
     
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    and nintendo thinks they can hinder me from trying to access that particular interpreter by pulling the game from eshop
    luckily i can get a nsp version of this game
    but its not that i could make any use of this interpreter anyway
     
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    Welcome to the No Fun Zone! No code allowed on your bing-bing-wahoo boxes, nerds!
     
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    Reminds me of when Apple forced a C64 emulator off the app store because of it's BASIC mode.
     
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    Except they're allowing this to release on the same platform in a couple of months. :P

    I think Nintendo just hates Ruby, which I can totally understand.
     
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    To be fair, as long as it's not a patched Switch you can use MemLoader in RCM mode, mount your NAND, pull your keys, extract your game and keep a backup of it all without running CFW or leaving any traces behind on the Switch itself. Alternatively, backup NAND, go offline, run CFW, dump game, restore pre-CFW backup to remove all traces, continue enjoying console.

    So it's not completely out of the realm of possibility if you have an unhacked Switch, just that it's an unpatched Switch.
     
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    I'm assuming the distinction there is that FUZE always admitted it's running code, and is properly sandboxed to prevent anything (Though we'll see how long that lasts..)
    Kinda like petit computer and the 3ds one I keep forgetting the name of. Which is interesting since the 3ds one did eventually get an exploit..

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    It's patched though, so none of that works.
     
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    Well there you go. Now that shuts down all possibility. If you lead with that it'll cut down some of the spam.
     
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    I never felt the need to distinguish because I never expected someone would reply to it like they did. I was simply talking to myself when I said I enjoyed the fact that I had a code interpreter running on an unhacked console. That fact is, to me, independent of whether or not the system is patched.
    It simply amused me that I have never made any attempt to hack this console and yet it is running custom code of some kind. That is all.
     
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