SX OS should I use XCI, or NSP on emuNAND?

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by Powerful, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Powerful
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    I have SX OS emuNAND and was wondering if I should install XCI, or NSP on my emuNAND? I use a clean Sysnand for online and was wondering if XCI, or NSP is better for not getting banned?
     
  2. PHiLiPZ

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    If you only use OFW online it doesn’t matter what you install in emunand.
     
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  3. Hayato213

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    NSP take less space than XCI, but it require you to install them on to the SD card.
     
  4. Kafluke

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    If you "install" an xci file it's the same as converting it to nsp first. If you just leave the xci file on the SD card you can launch it and play it from the sxos menu. It emulates a real game by tricking the switch into thinking you've put a game cart in the slot.
     
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  5. CanIHazWarez

    CanIHazWarez GBAtemp Regular

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    If you are doing it on emunand and not going online with emunand, then it doesn't matter which one you use from a ban-avoiding perspective. Prior to emunand being available, XCIs were much safer to use (not "installing" them, but rather loading them as if you would a cartridge).
     
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  6. Powerful
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    Thank you everyone for explaining this. This makes a lot of sense now. Take care!
     
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  7. Joeli53

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    Not to resurrect this thread, but is there any difference in battery life between XCI and NSP? I remember back in the 3DS days of Gateway and Sky, they would drain the battery faster than if you installed onto the SD card, but that was because we were using a physical cart in the cart slot. I imagine there's no difference for the Switch, but just wondering.
     
  8. ScrPotato

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    There should be since it 'emulates' a cartridge instead of just loading it. But not that much of a difference.
     
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