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Nintendo Switch: new Firmware update now live

Cuburger

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Oct 28, 2017
5,427
Meh but we still can't make the all software screen the default?
That what I originally thought the feature allowed us to do with this update and that the Zoom would be how big the icons were and how many icons it would show on the screen like the 3DS (still the best OS in that regard).
 

LegendofLex

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Nov 20, 2017
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Save data transfer is transferring data from one Switch to another. It's not analogous to the cloud backup and once it's transferred, it's gone from the source Switch.
It's better than having no way to do this without an online sub unless you wipe your user data on a destination system.

I kept my wife's BotW save on my system for ages because moving it would have nuked her Splatoon 2 save data
 
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Linde

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Sep 2, 2018
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That what I originally thought the feature allowed us to do with this update and that the Zoom would be how big the icons were and how many icons it would show on the screen like the 3DS (still the best OS in that regard).
I wish
I want to flaunt all my beautiful icons
The zoom is kinda neat though
 
Oct 27, 2017
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No one gonna mention the VR mode that was just added? That seems pretty crazy. Is it just for OS stuff? Can I view the store in VR?
 

Jahranimo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Finally, some nice plump updates

Also that save data transfer between systems....HMMM?!?!
 

MondoMega

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Jan 10, 2018
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They didn't even mention the best QoL change: pressing right on the "All Software" icon now loops back around to the first icon on the menu. I don't remember that being a thing before (and I hope it wasn't, because that would make me look bad).
 

Cuburger

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Oct 28, 2017
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I'm just reading the patch notes, but it seems like it's just a parental controls option to restrict VR usage globally.
It makes sense since we are getting Mario and Zelda compatibility, but I wonder if this is a sign that more game compatibility is coming soon.

After all, a VR mode was discovered in the Switch firmware update code back in 2017 and a VR test mode was discovered last year. That may mean that developers have had access to adding VR support for a while now.
 

Pokemaniac

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Oct 25, 2017
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That save data transfer thing is interesting. Could make it viable to actually have multiple active Switches. My desire for a powerful TV-only Switch is rising again.

Sorting all software is something, I guess, but I really still could use folders.
No one gonna mention the VR mode that was just added? That seems pretty crazy. Is it just for OS stuff? Can I view the store in VR?
That's been there for a while. Labo VR already uses it. The new bit is just system-wide parental controls since more than just Labo VR (which has it's own toggle) is going to be using it soon.
 

LazyLain

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Jan 17, 2019
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Nice, the sorting ability is an excellent addition.

Out of curiosity, have any of the controller updates ever been verified to actually do anything to improve the end user's experience with them, or is it just strictly "stability"?
 

TubaZef

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Oct 28, 2017
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Brazil
So... if the playtimes are being recorded, why can't they give us an activity log like all previous consoles!?!?
 
May 20, 2018
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Ponds
Save transfers finally, not gonna lose my Splatoon 2 data upon system transfers. Still can’t believe they don’t have themes yet, where are the themes Nintendo. I wanna stylize my Switch home screen.
 

Pokemaniac

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Oct 25, 2017
2,261
Save transfers finally, not gonna lose my Splatoon 2 data upon system transfers. Still can’t believe they don’t have themes yet, where are the themes Nintendo. I wanna stylize my Switch home screen.
It's actually been possible to move save data around for a while (even before cloud saves) it just used to be all or nothing. The new thing is that now you can do it on a per game basis.
 

JasonMCG

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Oct 27, 2017
2,195
Denver, CO
Simple QoL features that should've been implemented Day 1 and people are freaking out. Nintendo truly are the Apple of the console world. I'll take'em, but sheesh, Nintendo.