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BlueBlur101

So supposing that leaked pic of a Mii Fighter Cacodemon hat is real

I may have just pulled a RelaxAlax Joker tier prediction considering I put forward DOOM Slayer as specifically the closing fighter for the pass over a year in advance

I'm proud of myself

BlueBlur101

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Dezzy

Lol so I bought some of the generic 'made somewhere in China' unofficial joycons, because the drift in my left joycon was annoying.

All of the online reviews suggest they work completely fine. So this might be the first time in Nintendo history that it's better not to buy the official version of something. They definitely use a different analog stick, so I assume they're probably immune from drift.

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Knuckles-Fajita

@Dezzy No analog stick so long as it has mechanical parts is immune to failure.

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Dezzy

@Knuckles-Fajita

I've never had a failing analog stick on any other console before the Switch though. And I've had at least 1 console every gen since the NES.

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Magician

Knuckles-Fajita wrote:

@Dezzy No analog stick so long as it has mechanical parts is immune to failure.

I've had a few 360 and PS4 analog sticks fail on me.

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Grumblevolcano

360 and Switch pro controller are the only ones I've had drift from so far. Though the 360 one lasted around 7 years before it got drift. Switch pro controller took around a year and only seems to be noticeable in Xenoblade 2 and Fire Emblem Three Houses (exploring the monastery).

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Grumblevolcano

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Tangerine

@StableInvadeel Haha. The only thing stopping me is the worry of a better deal on black friday. But perhaps it's silly to expect much if anything off a newly released console? I feel maybe £180 is as good as it's going to get for the switch lite for a while. But I could be wrong...

Tangerine

link3710

Well, N64 analog sticks are pretty infamous for failing, I've had those happen. GameCube 2 of my original controllers have had analog sticks fail, thank goodness for the rerelease of them recently to let me get brand new ones. The 3DS 'analog stick' (circle pad but still) on my original model is slightly off, but that was due to it getting hit so... And uh, Switch drift of course... oh and one of my Dreamcast controllers I had to replace that analog stick on too.

Of course, the Switch has by far the worst lifespan, but yeah, it's not unique to the Switch.

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Grumblevolcano

I forgot, are you meant to format a brand new microSD card via the Switch settings before use? I got a new microSD card that's both better quality and larger but for some reason loading is slower.

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Grumblevolcano

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Grumblevolcano

@link3710 Don't know what the issue is. The steps I took were:

  • Archive all software with the old microSD card in
  • Shutdown the system
  • Remove the old card and insert the new one
  • Redownload everything

After this I tried playing games and noticed the longer loading times. I'm trying format and redownload now. My old microSD card was Sandisk Ultra 128GB and the new one is Sandisk Extreme 400GB.

EDIT: No change, same load times as before the format.

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Grumblevolcano

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JaxonH

@Grumblevolcano
You don’t have to archive. Can put the new one in, and your games will just show up with the cloud icon ready for you to download again. Plus, that way your games stay on your original SD and you have a back up... if you want a backup. And you don’t have to waste time archiving when it’s not going to change anything.

Also, I never reformat the card in the system. Every single time I’ve done that and then copied the files from the original SD over on the computer to the new SD, The system would not recognize the games as being on the card. But every time I’ve simply taken it out of the package, copied the files over immediately, then put it in the Switch, it’s detected the games just fine. [shrugs]

No idea about load times. Could be read/write rates. I’d suggest timing it with a stopwatch to obtain some useful data. Loading game on old card vs new (though if you archived, you’ll have to redownload- another good reason to leave games on original SD, just in case) Then use a downloaded program to check read/write rates on each. That would be my course of action, anyways.

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Grumblevolcano

@JaxonH The idea behind archiving everything was a case of the internal memory was getting too full from updates. Anyway I've come back with results and the only the game that has a significant difference in load times was Fire Emblem Three Houses though they were still very slow with the old card, the main difference was the game didn't temporarily freeze to load the gate to the cathedral opening with the old one. The other games had close enough load times that any slower times could be down to human error (e.g. reaction times).

Grumblevolcano

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gcunit

Tangerine wrote:

@StableInvadeel Haha. The only thing stopping me is the worry of a better deal on black friday. But perhaps it's silly to expect much if anything off a newly released console? I feel maybe £180 is as good as it's going to get for the switch lite for a while. But I could be wrong...

For your consideration...
https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nintendo-switch-lite-gray-15...

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Tangerine

gcunit wrote:

Tangerine wrote:

@StableInvadeel Haha. The only thing stopping me is the worry of a better deal on black friday. But perhaps it's silly to expect much if anything off a newly released console? I feel maybe £180 is as good as it's going to get for the switch lite for a while. But I could be wrong...

For your consideration...
https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nintendo-switch-lite-gray-15...

Thanks Very tempting but I think I'd worry about lack of warranty :/ What if the joystick starts drifting? Hmm...

Tangerine

Magician

Ugh, if anyone thinks December is a slow month for Switch releases, then you don't import games.

The volume of December releases in Japan is brutal.

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Grumblevolcano

Munchkin now has a release date (19th November) so now there's only 3 games announced in Directs and presentations before E3 2019 that don't have a release date. SMTV, Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3.

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Grumblevolcano

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Dezzy

My unofficial joycons came yesterday.

Pretty damn impressed with them really. They work perfectly as just button-based controllers. They feel quite good quality in terms of the buttons and shell. They click onto the switch just like the regular joycons do, and they get detected immediately via the wireless.

The only negative so far is that they don't have rumble (although it says on the box they do, but they definitely don't, I've checked in 3 different games). And I'm guessing they don't have any of the motion control stuff, but I haven't tested that yet.

But they perfectly fulfil my main purpose, which is just to have alternative buttons and joysticks to use for portable play, so I don't have to replace a drifting joystick every year on my official joycons. If anyone else wants to do the same, these are the ones I've got:

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Dezzy

Update:

-They do have rumble but it's JUST in the right joycon. No idea what that's about.
-They DO have motion controls but it's absolutely terrible, and in one game (RE:Revelations) it actually crashed the game within a minute when I turned it on. Lol.

So yeah only get these if you want them for regular button-based portable gaming. In which case they seem just fine. And the joysticks are definitely not the same as the ones Nintendo are using, so there's a good chance they don't suffer from drift.

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