What can I do with no Joy Cons, tablet only?

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  1. c4pt1n54n0
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    I left my Joy Cons at a friend's house nearly 100 miles away, won't have a chance to get them for a couple weeks. My switch is still untouched as far as software/firmware mods, what could I do with no joy cons to still get some use out of it in the meantime?
     
  2. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Buy new one, unless you have a pro controller to play in TV mode.
     
  3. Solitario

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    if you like music game could play Deemo or Voez sold in the eshop ^^
     
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  4. AmandaRose

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    Why not just get your friend to post them back to you?
     
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    If you have GameCube adapter to dock
     
  6. Skittyusedcovet

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    Get him to ship them to you.

    Edit: I need to learn how to read. :rofl:
     
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  7. The_Green_Nerd

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    Well I should get a cheap USB controller of a USB-adapter for any laying controllers you now have. Like PS4 of Gamecube. Be aware, the official gamecube adapter of Nintendo doesn't give you all the buttons you need.

    When you want to do someething risky, you could buy a paire of joycons and send them back within 30 days of sell them after you received your old onses.
     
  8. c4pt1n54n0
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    Gaming/Hobby funds are currently depleted, otherwise I'd get another pair or an adapter. Like I said I'm not too well versed in whats currently possible via mods. It seems like there's some things that should have the hardware support, like Bluetooth audio and unauthorized third party controllers, even other OSes.
    I have an app on my Xperia that turns it into a Bluetooth game pad, is there a way to sync that to my switch?
     
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  9. Canna

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    MY BEST ADVISE IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY
    and before you hack or use cfw or homebrew is to make a clean backup

    make a full nand backup this does not require joycons

    SEE HERE
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/backup-...-your-biskeys-tseckeys-keys-txt-guide.513386/


    As for joycons you could buy your self
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0786JC6VW

    Use this plugged into dock and you may use a xbox ps3 or other controller
     
    Last edited by Canna, Aug 8, 2018
  10. stewacide

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    Thimbleweed Park is best played with just the tablet / doesn't need the joycons.
     
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    pokemon quest
     
  12. c4pt1n54n0
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    Thanks for all the game suggestions, that was the immediate fix I needed :yayswitch:

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    Oh yeah, good call! I'll definitely backup before messing with anything. I just feel like it's a massive waste to get some adapter when most wireless controllers already make use of Bluetooth, the only thing that makes them not work is software, or intentional lack thereof. Wiimotes connect over normal Bluetooth if I remember correctly, I've been wondering if Nintendo have disabled normal Bluetooth stuff to stop backwards hardware compatibility.
    Guess I'll have to keep waiting for someone exponentially smarter than me to figure it out.
     
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    World of Goo is an oldie but a goodie.
     
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  14. Zonark

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    Start a gofundme for joycons post link somewhere maybe people will donate a $1 to the cause and you get some joycons only need like 80 people
     
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    Hey, more insane things have been funded
     
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  16. guily6669

    guily6669 GbaTemp is my Drug

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    If it works just with touch I second this, I finished it in my old laptop years ago and is a cool small game.
     
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