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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Skinypupy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:20 am

Broke down and bought Skyrim to play on my flights this week. While playing it mobile is neat, the port has a couple of rather basic issues:

- The text is so small, I can barely read it. Doesn't seem to be any way to increase it.
- There's no gamma adjustment slider, and dark areas are really dark. As in, it's nearly impossible to see what you're doing. If I hadn't have already run a couple of the starter dungeons multiple times, I'd have been completely lost.
- The only way I've found to open the map is hit +, go to quests, highlight a specific quest, then hit Y to "Show on map". It's a pain in the ass, but maybe there's an alternate shortcut I'm missing.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Captain Caveman » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:41 pm

Perhaps this will help for the darkness issue? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ7z7DPepH0

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Skinypupy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:50 pm

Captain Caveman wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Perhaps this will help for the darkness issue? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ7z7DPepH0
Was already on "Automatic", so that didn't help. Thanks though.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:25 pm

IT'S SMASH!!! IT'S SMASH!!!!!

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Post by Chrisoc13 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:58 pm

That was awesome. Also smash remains one of my all time favorite series so this announcement is awesome as well.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Skinypupy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:40 am

I finally broke down and bought one of the Pro Controllers for my Switch last night. I was finding that my hands got a little cramped when playing with the JoyCon version.

I have to say that I'm incredibly impressed with it. The difference between it and the JoyCon mount is night and day, and it's a remarkably comfortable controller. It's a bit heavier than a PS4 controller, but feels just right. I had initially put off buying one because the $70 price tag annoyed me, but it's absolutely worth every penny.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Scraper » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:39 am

Skinypupy wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:40 am
I finally broke down and bought one of the Pro Controllers for my Switch last night. I was finding that my hands got a little cramped when playing with the JoyCon version.

I have to say that I'm incredibly impressed with it. The difference between it and the JoyCon mount is night and day, and it's a remarkably comfortable controller. It's a bit heavier than a PS4 controller, but feels just right. I had initially put off buying one because the $70 price tag annoyed me, but it's absolutely worth every penny.
I agree. I've had one since launch and I never use the joy cons unless i'm in portable mode.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 pm

Unpatchable zero-day exploit
A newly published "exploit chain" for Nvidia Tegra X1-based systems seems to describe an apparently unpatchable method for running arbitrary code on all currently available Nintendo Switch consoles. Hardware hacker Katherine Temkin and the hacking team at ReSwitched released an extensive outline of what they're calling the Fusée Gelée coldboot vulnerability earlier today, alongside a proof-of-concept payload that can be used on the Switch.

"Fusée Gelée isn't a perfect, 'holy grail' exploit—though in some cases it can be pretty damned close," Temkin writes in an accompanying FAQ.

The exploit, as outlined, makes use of a vulnerability inherent in the Tegra X1's USB recovery mode, circumventing the lock-out operations that would usually protect the chip's crucial bootROM. By sending a bad "length" argument to an improperly coded USB control procedure at the right point, the user can force the system to "request up to 65,535 bytes per control request." That data easily overflows a crucial direct memory access (DMA) buffer in the bootROM, in turn allowing data to be copied into the protected application stack and giving the attacker the ability to run arbitrary code.

On the Switch, the hardest part of the exploit seems to be forcing the system into USB recovery mode. To do this without opening the system requires shorting out a certain pin on the right Joy-Con connector (the bit on the side of the system where the Joy-Con clicks into place). The hacking team at Fail0verflow tweeted a picture of a small plug-in device that can apparently provide this short-out easily, and the team joked that a simple piece of wire from the hardware store can do so today. Temkin also tweeted a picture suggesting that simply exposing and bending the pin in question would also work.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Kurth » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:20 am

Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 pm
Unpatchable zero-day exploit
A newly published "exploit chain" for Nvidia Tegra X1-based systems seems to describe an apparently unpatchable method for running arbitrary code on all currently available Nintendo Switch consoles. Hardware hacker Katherine Temkin and the hacking team at ReSwitched released an extensive outline of what they're calling the Fusée Gelée coldboot vulnerability earlier today, alongside a proof-of-concept payload that can be used on the Switch.

"Fusée Gelée isn't a perfect, 'holy grail' exploit—though in some cases it can be pretty damned close," Temkin writes in an accompanying FAQ.

The exploit, as outlined, makes use of a vulnerability inherent in the Tegra X1's USB recovery mode, circumventing the lock-out operations that would usually protect the chip's crucial bootROM. By sending a bad "length" argument to an improperly coded USB control procedure at the right point, the user can force the system to "request up to 65,535 bytes per control request."
That data easily overflows a crucial direct memory access (DMA) buffer in the bootROM, in turn allowing data to be copied into the protected application stack and giving the attacker the ability to run arbitrary code.

On the Switch, the hardest part of the exploit seems to be forcing the system into USB recovery mode. To do this without opening the system requires shorting out a certain pin on the right Joy-Con connector (the bit on the side of the system where the Joy-Con clicks into place). The hacking team at Fail0verflow tweeted a picture of a small plug-in device that can apparently provide this short-out easily, and the team joked that a simple piece of wire from the hardware store can do so today. Temkin also tweeted a picture suggesting that simply exposing and bending the pin in question would also work.
If the bad guy has physical access to your machine, it's no longer your machine.
But if they need physical access to your Switch, that seems like a pretty ineffective hack for 99.9% of situations, right?
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:28 am

Pretty much. I think the biggest issue is going to be jailbreaks and how Nintendo responds to them.
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