XorTroll working on USB HDD Feature

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  1. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your Local TX Fanboy Rebirth

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    Yes, you've seen that right. USB HDD support is coming to Goldleaf and Atmosphere!
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    PR (that needs to be worked on):
    https://github.com/XorTroll/Atmosphere/tree/fspusb-dev/stratosphere/fsp-usb
    Debug build of Goldleaf: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/526484034310635551/555099624591851538/Goldleaf.rar

    NOTE:
    It's currently unstable (but working)
    FAT32 support only (for now)
    Installs currently doesn't work (but browsing and copying and pasting work fine).

    The feature will most likely be coming to Goldleaf 0.6! Thanks to @XorTroll for expanding upon the work of @Sigma_Guy (who implemented it in the first place).
    UPDATE 1: There's now a new GitHub page for the USB HDD repo (renamed to fsp-usb) which allows for mounting of USB drives.
    Everything from the repo apparently works fine except for messing with more than one drive.
    If you know to compile the repo then you can mess around with the feature. Don't worry if you can't because it'll be merged into atmosphere soon.
    No ETA yet though!
     
    Last edited by Essasetic, May 19, 2019
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  2. XorTroll

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    Also, have to say most of the work must be credited to @Sigma_Guy and other Rust devs, I just did the part of implementing their system to libnx and/or atmosphere.
     
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  3. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your Local TX Fanboy Rebirth

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    I'll add that in the edit. Thanks :)
     
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    XorTroll Dev: Goldleaf, emuiibo, Brew.js...

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    As another note, I haven't talked with SciresM nor other atmosphere devs, I just started working on a small implementation to fs-mitm on my own, will have to see if they agree to allow the PR when it gets stable (and works fine)
     
  5. tinkle

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    USB HDD support is 100% pointless without XCI support.
     
  6. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your Local TX Fanboy Rebirth

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    No it isn't.

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    Also finished edit. Hope you like it :)
     
  7. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    No, no it's not.
     
  8. tinkle

    tinkle taciturn shill girl

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    You can't install NSP files to USB drives. You can mount XCI files from USB drives. So USB HDD support is pointless for anything related to expanding your game library, without the crucial element that is XCI Mounting
     
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    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    You are talking to the dev of Goldleaf. I think he might found a solution then.....
     
  10. Essasetic
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    This is still in debugging stages mind you. Once this is finalised you can install NSP files from USB HDD and it'll be stable.
     
  11. tinkle

    tinkle taciturn shill girl

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    Installing from USB is fine, its a convenience feature. But you can't play games directly from USB which means you need to install to your internal micro-SD to play anything, so you're still largely limited by the size of your MicroSD card. XCI Mounting prevents this issue entirely.
     
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  12. XorTroll

    XorTroll Dev: Goldleaf, emuiibo, Brew.js...

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    Right now, a quick rewrite and fixed

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    Wait nvm, I thought you meant installing from USB
     
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  13. tinkle

    tinkle taciturn shill girl

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    I said to, not from.
     
  14. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your Local TX Fanboy Rebirth

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    If there is ever a way to load NSP files without having to install them I'll be sure to let you know.
     
  15. tinkle

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    There is - it's called converting to XCI and mounting :D
     
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    If you want to setup your switch with all switch games ever and have a menu that your kids use to select games, then it's useless.

    I don't think I'd want to install NSP to USB though, mainly because my switch is never docked.

    I'm sure there are people who will find a use for installing NSP from USB, to avoid removing their microsd card.
     
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  17. Essasetic
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    Let's keep in mind that the tools to do this are in very early stages and haven't been updated in months. Except for NSC Builder.
     
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  18. tinkle

    tinkle taciturn shill girl

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    A USB-C Thumb drive is a GREAT investment tbh! <3
    The tools to convert NSP to XCI are well developed and mature and there are great batch file front-ends that can do entire directories, merging DLC and Updates into each XCI too.
     
  19. Essasetic
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    NSC Builder is the only mature one...
     
  20. tinkle

    tinkle taciturn shill girl

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    And it works great. It's all you need. Apart from a solution for mounting XCI's from USB.
     
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