Homebrew uLaunch v0.2 released

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    @XorTroll has just released the first major update for his Switch HOME menu reimplementation, uLaunch! Version 0.2 introduces a brand new feature called Quick Menu, which allows for easy and immediate access to various functions & sub-menus without using the touch screen, and can be brought up anytime by pressing (Z)L,(Z)R or the analog sticks. Two new applets (album and controller settings) as well as a power menu have been added to uLaunch, all of which can be accessed from the aforementioned Quick Menu. Many new entries are now available in the settings, including several toggles for the Switch's hardware and software features (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, etc) and console-specific info (Serial Number & MAC Address).

    Last, but not least, a new PC companion application, uViewer, has also been released! This app works both as a replacement for the previously released QForegroundViewer, as it incorporates all of its screen streaming functionalities in itself, and also includes an entry creator, thus allowing you to easily make your own custom entries for uLaunch. An uViewer DLL plugin for RetroArch is also available, which can be useful if you wish to create ROM forwarders.

    As usual, the official changelog can be read below:
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  1. Reploid

    Reploid GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    At first I though it's 2.0, but it's just 0.2. Oh well, I'll wait some more.
     
  2. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer GBAPerm

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    Anyone try using Bluetooth headphones with this?
     
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  3. gamesquest1

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    that logo is kinda....phallic :creep:

    other than that cool release:creep:
     
  4. Kubas_inko

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    Why and also how?
     
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  5. x65943

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    The name made me think this was some Ubisoft thing at first (cf Uplay)

    Seriously cool to see progress on this!
     
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  6. DinohScene

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    For a second I thought uLaunchELF got an update.

    Very neat!
    More consoles/handhelds should get alternate home menu's/dashboards/system menus n what not!
     
  7. TheGreek Boy

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    sxos?
     
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  8. Shalashaska98

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    Sounds like a good to have thing that may cause issues with choixdujour and stuff
     
  9. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer GBAPerm

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    With Lakka as well as the Android rom for the switch, you can use Bluetooth headphones. There must be multiple stacks?/versions of the Bluetooth protocol. Ones where devices such as controllers can sync and work, but headphones are not allowed. Since this seems to be an os replacement, I was curious if Bluetooth headphones stack?/version are enabled.
     
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  10. minomore

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    got a couple of questions, 1. the youtube app isnt working and nor is the internet, also how do you delete games now? many thanks and great work
     
  11. Teletron1

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    Not to go there but it looks like a vibrator more then a missle :unsure: but who am I to judge . Nice work
     
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  12. m_babble

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    Seconded. Working?
     
  13. nachuz

    nachuz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Only for Atmosphere ;)
    XorTroll try his best to make apps not compatible with illegal CFWs such as SX OS
     
  14. XorTroll

    XorTroll Tired of classic HOME menu

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    Heh... trying to block compatibility is something pointless I won't bother doing.
    I've heard SX OS issues with uLaunch because the main menu of the project takes over eShop applet, so opening it makes SX OS nag. Didn't even know SX did nag for that, but it definitely isn't something I should take care of.
    I've considered changing the current donor applets, but doing so might result in a mess, having to force users to delete certain folders... so better to continue like this.
     
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  15. Dax_Fame

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    My immediate thought lol
     
  16. TheZander

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    Pretty cool. rom forwarders sound cool but making them doesn't would it be possible to make all games forwarders? Is there anything guaranteed crash inducing? Does v0.2 probably imply that a typical kid who doesn't know anything shouldn't have this installed on their switch?
     
  17. TheGreek Boy

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    What do you mean "illegal" cfw? Its a cfw like atmosphere but you need to buy a license...
     
  18. ChaosEternal

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    I've been told that it uses Nintendo's code for its XCI mounting implementation. Something along the lines of using their code and then pointing it to a virtual location instead of the gamecard slot.
     
  19. 1NOOB

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    sxos promote the play of backup and doesnt care about using nintendo keys and "private" stuffs , while atmosphere , is giving you the basic access of things but doesnt touch anything of those , anything else is up to the user , so nsp are decripted witn a key , they will install ,only if you have the files to let you do it , as of xci , you need to either decrypt them with illegal shared key , or exctract your own key . anyone correct me if im wrong .

    sxos is basicly the equivalent of some dude at the corner of the street selling repackaged stuffs of free content with all the illegal stuffs ready so you just pay for the free stuffs and dont have to care about doing the process that is required the free way.
     
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