Nintendo Switch Homebrew Launcher Now Available

News // Nintendo Switch // By pets_torrefranca // 30 January 2018

Nintendo Switch Homebrew Launcher Now Available

A Homebrew Launcher for the Nintendo Switch was announced earlier this month during the 34C3 hacking conference in Germany. A couple of weeks later, videos of the exploit for the console is now available running various emulators for retro-consoles. Among the currently supported retro-consoles includes the Atari Lynx, NES, SNES, NeoGeo, Gameboy Advance, Ataru Jaguar, together with a Playable version of the Classic Doom.

Cores available for the Switch

  • Snes9x 2010 (SNES)
  • Snes9x (SNES)
  • Virtual Jaguar (Jaguar)
  • VBA Next (GB, GBC, GBA)
  • Picodrive (Genesis, MegaDrive, Master System, 32x, Sega CD)
  • Handy (Atari Lynx)
  • Yabause (Saturn) [Slow]
  • FBA Alpha [Slow]

A homebrew launcher will enable Switch owners to install various video game emulators and unofficial applications. The purpose of emulation is not to encourage piracy. This exploit is only compatible with Firmware version 3.0 and will not work for firmware version 4.0. Check out the video below for more information and stay tuned for more gaming news and updates. 

"RetroArch SNES Emulation on Switch"

Source: The Nerd Mag, x0x0