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Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator
#369742 - 09/17/17 03:12 PM


As title says, hackers found a NES emulator in Big N Switch :
http://wololo.net/2017/09/17/flog-nintendo-switch-hidden-nes-emulator-according-hackers/




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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: CTOJAH]
#369748 - 09/17/17 04:56 PM


Nintendo releases VS titles based on the original code for the switch...sooo...guess how they do run :-)



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: Roman]
#369750 - 09/17/17 06:06 PM


I was thinking the same thing. It would be expected that they'd run it through an emulator. That's pretty common practice now-a-days. I don't really look at this as a brilliant breakthrough lol



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: CTOJAH]
#369762 - 09/17/17 08:20 PM


https://tiredoldhack.com/2017/09/16/the-complete-history-of-nintendo-arcade-games/






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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: Envisaged0ne]
#369767 - 09/18/17 09:50 AM


> I was thinking the same thing. It would be expected that they'd run it through an
> emulator. That's pretty common practice now-a-days. I don't really look at this as a
> brilliant breakthrough lol

I think you're missing the point.

This isn't "shock, nintendo uses an emulator in virtual console".

It's "there has been a nes emulator with an embedded golf game, included in every release of the switch & it's not clear that it's ever used".

It would be interesting to find out if this is the emulator used for virtual console or whether they have their own emulator bundled with roms. Either way it's weird there is an unlaunchable golf game on every switch.



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: B2K24]
#369769 - 09/18/17 11:03 AM


> https://tiredoldhack.com/2017/09/16/the-complete-history-of-nintendo-arcade-games/

Wow I didn't know that the Heli Fire (1980) have that red/blue blending screen. Look cool. Hoping the graphics and sounds get fully working. No wonder I passed this game up. Flagged as imperfect.



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: John Doe]
#369773 - 09/18/17 09:22 PM


> I think you're missing the point.
>
> This isn't "shock, nintendo uses an emulator in virtual console".
>
> It's "there has been a nes emulator with an embedded golf game, included in every
> release of the switch & it's not clear that it's ever used".

No, this is definitely "company that ships NES emulators in 4 form factors includes a beta on a 5th". Almost completely uninteresting, but game journalism is worst journalism.



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: R. Belmont]
#369792 - 09/19/17 08:51 PM


> No, this is definitely "company that ships NES emulators in 4 form factors includes a
> beta on a 5th". Almost completely uninteresting, but game journalism is worst
> journalism.

A secret beta test is not news? It's only interesting because it's hidden & nobody knows how to run it.

Can you reveal how to run it on a retail switch?

Edited by John Doe (09/19/17 08:55 PM)



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: John Doe]
#369793 - 09/19/17 09:27 PM


> Can you reveal how to run it on a retail switch?

Probably not possible given it isn't an installed app in any way. Just wait for Virtual Console to officially ship.



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: John Doe]
#369794 - 09/19/17 11:19 PM


> A secret beta test is not news? It's only interesting because it's hidden & nobody
> knows how to run it.
>
> Can you reveal how to run it on a retail switch?

Not really so hidden if the information is true :P


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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: B2K24]
#369795 - 09/20/17 12:31 AM


> Not really so hidden if the information is true :P

If you have to hack a console and disassemble the code to find it, then it's pretty well hidden.

That certainly explains the random launching that was reported a couple of months ago.



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: R. Belmont]
#369796 - 09/20/17 12:32 AM


> Just wait for Virtual Console to officially ship.

Virtual console is boring, it's just an emulator.



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: John Doe]
#369814 - 09/20/17 02:40 PM


> > Not really so hidden if the information is true :P
>
> If you have to hack a console and disassemble the code to find it, then it's pretty
> well hidden.
>
> That certainly explains the random launching that was reported a couple of months
> ago.

Granted re: disassembling the code, but now that someone has done a Don Hodges on it and figured out that it's essentially a user-triggerable event (though one that's admittedly date-dependent), it looks more like an Easter Egg to my eye based on the links B2K24 provided.

Whether or not it can or will be extended to do more than play Golf is another question (and I'd imagine it probably could), but either way it's still an interesting find.



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: John Doe]
#369890 - 09/25/17 04:47 PM


> > Just wait for Virtual Console to officially ship.
>
> Virtual console is boring, it's just an emulator.

Y'all do realize what board you're saying that on, right? :-)



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Re: Nintendo Switch has a hidden NES emulator new [Re: B2K24]
#370041 - 10/02/17 01:27 AM


Thank Bro.

Many years ago I remembered playing a gun game and could never remember the title. I even asked here (about ten years ago).
Anyways from The complete history of Nintendo arcade games article, I found it. It right there in living color "Shooting Trainer."
Crazy, now if someone can show me a photo of this early racing game I remember that would make my day. It was early, the early eighties (or late 70s). I think it was Monaco but it was small, like a pay phone, and it hung on a wall. Yes, a small arcade game that hung on a wall. What was it?


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