RELEASE uLaunch - custom, open source Nintendo Switch HOME menu reimplementation

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by XorTroll, Nov 10, 2019.

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  1. Yes, and I was waiting for something like this.

    54.9%
  2. Yes, but I'm not that interested in the idea.

    5.8%
  3. No, but I'm happy somebody has made it.

    28.2%
  4. No, and I would prefer if Nintendo improved their menu.

    11.1%
  1. Megadriver94

    Megadriver94 GBAtemp Fan

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    What is the different between this and Awooinstaller?
     
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  2. Godofcheese

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    This isn't a nsp installer, it's a home menu replacement :>
     
  3. dcnigma

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    Very Cool!

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    Very nice HOME menu replacement XorTroll!!!

    I have been playing arround with the devkitpro on my mac for less then a month.
    Learning C and C++ at the go.

    Like it so much and got inspired to make my first useful application. :toot:

    Still learning and mostly copy pasting :unsure: ha-ha.
    And lot of observations of how other people code.
    So i made a Installer / Remover for my self.
    Video of my app:

    Uses
    -Install/update uLaunch.
    -Remove uLaunch.
    -Install extra Themes.
    -In app update.
    -Reboot to payload.


    Installation
    This is very simple just download the DC-uLaunch_Updater.nro from my github page.
    Create and place in your /switch/Ulaunch-update/ folder.
    And then your done launch from HBmenu or uLaunch.


    Screenshots and more my github! (github . c o m /Dcnigma/DC-uLaunch_Updater/)
    (newbie here can't post screenshots or links yet)
     
    Last edited by dcnigma, Nov 17, 2019
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  4. Retroboy

    Retroboy GBAtemp Addict

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    id like to see if its possible to customise the console os itself and have it boot direct to an app such as sx installer.

    i prefer that and its features/layout better than the crap home you get on the console and its shitty massive windows 8 like blocks.
     
  5. mc6415

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    Anyone got any ideas why when I press the homebrew button in the middle I just get a black screen and it never finishes loading. Also my options never stick so enabling the Foreground Viewer will say it needs a reboot, I'll reboot and it will be back to false again, if I then re-enable it says I need to reboot, reboot and it's disabled again repeat ad nauseam
     
  6. XorTroll
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    XorTroll Tired of classic HOME menu

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    Unless you're using a different build (previous to 0.1), settings should save properly. Black screens are usually due to invalid (corrupted?) JSONs, btw
     
  7. mc6415

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    Looks like it was JSONs causing the black screen, just went through and found one that was a bit wonky, tidied it up and that's working nicely now. However I still have the problem with the saving settings, just tried again, rebooted and it was back on disabled after the reboot.
     
  8. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Not sure why but uLaunch is a life saver for me. Couldn't get edizon to load cheats without crashing until I switched to uLaunch.
    Must be a Kosmos problem or having multiple accounts since uLuanch makes us choose 1. Welp installing Incognito EmuMMC combo has served its purpose completely. Will only use checkpoint on sysnand offline
     
    Last edited by MasterJ360, Nov 17, 2019
  9. Chocola

    Chocola GBAtemp Meowgular

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    Very nice app for your first homebrew, I didn't check the code yet but seems very clean, a lot of thanks ^^
     
  10. Hielkenator2

    Hielkenator2 GBAtemp Regular

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    After using this a few hours I got this message: The use of online services on this console is currently restricted by Nintendo.
     
  11. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    That's bc you used cfw and went online. If your going to hack your switch you have to at least turn off Wifi or setup emunand with 90dns or incognito to prevent bans.
     
    Last edited by MasterJ360, Nov 18, 2019
  12. terraplen

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    will this make my console crash on boot when the next fw update drops?
     
  13. Retroboy

    Retroboy GBAtemp Addict

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    If you dont update your firmware it will be fine.

    Firmware uodate wont break this, but it will break the exploit and youll have to wait until the new firmware is supported.

    Turn wifi off and keep offline, youll be fine.
     
  14. terraplen

    terraplen Member

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    lol thanks for telling that to me
    I was asking because custom themes crash on boot when new fw updates drop
     
  15. Techjunky90

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    Works perfectly fine with SXOS

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    Two recommendations. Use the bumpers/triggers to quick/endless scroll through games/homebrew or allow people to map buttons to specific functions. Redesign the power menu if possible?
     
  16. Chrisssj2

    Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Why would you say so? It boots yes. But that is not the same as "works perfectly"
     
  17. HinaNaru Cutie

    HinaNaru Cutie GBAtemp Regular

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    congratulations on finishing your hard work :3 i do hope you get allot of downloads, and support <3
     
  18. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Its actually highly recommended to not update with cfw that way you wont ever have to worry about accidentally connecting to Nintendo services.
    But if your concerned about theme crashes just uninstall it before updating.
     
  19. ZachyCatGames

    ZachyCatGames GBAtemp Addict

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    Hell
    That’s part of a different applet, specially overlayDisp. It’s definitely possible, but he’d have to reimplement overlayDisp
     
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  20. jammybudga777

    jammybudga777 GBAtemp Addict

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    ive installed a nsp with goldleaf while using ulaunch. the game starts but then crashes as it gets to the first menu. could this be because ive used ulaunch while installing it? never had this problem before with other titles
     
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