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Topic: How to add your desired function to the Switch

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Nemodius

The Switch is great, but is not flawless and is missing some things MOST people want, so pray Nintendo higher ups and game production studios also and tell them REALISTIC ways to fix and/or add something, such as...

jhewitt347633 minutes ago
I see only one way a DS/3DS could be added, it could also be done on current Switch's.......

Adding a second slot to the Switch for DS/3DS games will NOT be done, in a revised Switch or even in a next gen Switch 2, but DS/3DS CAN BE PORTED TO THE CURRENT SWITCH (almost) FLAWLESSLY !!!

the games would have to be adjusted to replace touch screen input with remote Joy-Con input,
the DS/3DS games would be ported onto Switch cartridges but could NOT be played in handheld mode, they would have to be docked to a tv, (larger the better), it would create 2 separate screens like multiplayer on Mario Kart games, the top being main screen, the bottom as touch

it is proven as viable since the recent Mario Party uses screen pointing without IR input, so yes it can be done, just not in handheld

and don't try saying consumers won't buy non-handheld mode games, Mario Party also proves that will work also

take the hint Nintendo (and other game makers) !!!

what ideas do you have to fix or add

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Nemodius

Bluetooth headphones is also an easy fix, there are MANY Bluetooth transmitters that have the 3.5mm phone jack, some are very nicely priced also, you do NOT plug these into your dock, they are very small and get plugged diectly onto the top of the Switch (where the phone jack is), so your system remains portable.

there are receivers that look just like transmitters sometimes, so read, there are also dual function transmitter/recievers also but are usually more expensive.

I have seen the Bluetooth 3.5mm transmitters on Amazon for as little as $25, I got mine for $15
but be specific when googling to add "3.5mm jack" to your "Bluetooth transmitters" or you will only get car cigarette charger and USB dongle results

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Buizel

I'm not sure I like the idea of TV-only ds games at all.

Alternatively I think they could make a new attachment that let's you place the joycons on the top and bottom of the tablet. You could they play in portrait mode with the two screens on top of each other, and using the Switch's inbuilt touch compatibility.

Buizel

Nemodius

@Buizel
well I would be all over a handheld ability, if you got an idea, that is the point of this thread
don't just say it, describe how you would make a case or holder so you could turn the system sideways and play pseudo-handheld

i didn't just say that my idea could be done, I explained how, so let loose bro/sis

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Nemodius

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bluemage1989

@Buizel nice idea. Don't know if it would work but if it did I think it would sell.

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Mega Drive: Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3.

SNES: F Zero and Donkey Kong Country.

Heavyarms55

I'd like the obvious UI (user interface) improvements. Folders for starters. But also the ability to change the size of, and move icons around as I want, you know, like on the 3DS, Wii U and Wii! I'd also like themes. They can be simple themes even, just colors or static images with color pallets, but there is a tab in settings for themes, and yet, more than a year in and we still don't have any other options aside from white or dark grey.

Also I would like native bluetooth headphone support, no adapter required. It can be only for audio out(no microphone) I'd be totally fine with that. I just don't understand why the Switch doesn't have that functionality.

Also, I'd like an activity log like we had on 3DS. We know the Switch keeps track of your play times. Otherwise that vague "10 or more hours" stuff wouldn't work. So why can't we just pull up a list of our own software and see that info ourselves? Why? Some people don't care and would never look. But I know I can't be the only one who likes to see that info. And since the Switch is recording that info, I don't think it is too much to ask to be able to see that info!

Notice nothing I am asking for here would require any major changes to the Switch. It's almost entirely surface changes or minor programming changes. It should be very easy for Nintendo to do.

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GeeEmm

Bluetooth support, folders and themes.
Thats all I ask Nintendo....pretty please.

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Nemodius

@Heavyarms55
some people have tried to use the excuse about why Bluetooth is locked off because of interference...
the Switch can support 8 individual Joy-Cons, so it has the capability to use 8 separate frequencies, with a firmware update, they could make it so that as long as the 8th frequency is NOT being used by a Joy-Con, it would be made open to audio feed, no interference issues

a folder system would be nice, perhaps not unrealistic, since one folder technically already exists, the home page displays up to 12 game thumbnails, any more are in the circle at the end, which is really just a folder, so making a firmware update that adds several "folders" and add an exchange system for transferring the icons

a theme might actually be a little more difficult to implement than a folder system, since it does not already exist like the Bluetooth and folder system already do, and honestly, I'm not sure how they could implement without actually changing the actual OS, not just the firmware (yes, they are separate)

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Heavyarms55

@jhewitt3476 Themes do exist though. We have 2 already. White and grey. To add themes they only have to change the color scheme of the home menu and change the static image behind the software icons.

And even a minor OS update wouldn't be that hard if all they are changing are surface features, without adding any new functionality.

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toiletduck

The Bluetooth hardware technology used in the Switch simply doesn't support Bluetooth audio from what I've read. This would mean it can only be added through a hardware revision and not through a firmware upgrade.

toiletduck

Nemodius

@toiletduck
because of my experience with Raspberry Pi's, I know Bluetooth is not run by software and protocols can be written to direct audio to the Bluetooth hardware, no hardware would need changing, also it a transceiver setup, not just one way receive, yes, it can be done

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Therad

I think there are several problems with having both screens on TV, the first is that you would get large, black borders on either side. You would effectively have most of the screen unused. Another is that DS has an awful resolution, it is basically the same difference as between full HD and 4k. It wouldn't look nice blown up on a big screen. If you look at any 3ds ad, they add a big border shaped like a 3ds. This is to hide the worst artifacts.

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toiletduck

jhewitt3476 wrote:

@toiletduck
because of my experience with Raspberry Pi's, I know Bluetooth is run by software and protocols can be written to direct audio to the Bluetooth hardware, no hardware would need changing, also it a transceiver setup, not just one way receive, yes, it can be done

Hmm ok, I read somewhere that it was a hardware limitation. Can't find the info anymore though. I really hope you're right! I'd love to connect my BT headphones without adding extra hardware.

toiletduck

Nemodius

I think people missunderstand what "Bluetooth" actually is...
(no help from corporate businesses marketing "Bluetooth" as if it is something special to be revered and all other devices without it to have snub their noses at)

Bluetooth is ONLY a prioritized radio frequency network, it is (legally) limited to around 1mW power, it opperates between 2.402GHz-2.48GHz, a linked device actually rotates frequency up to 1,600/second (this prevents all interference and in case of gaming devices, mice, keyboards, ect, no lag to data transmission and reception) up to 8 separate devices on the same network

and because Bluetooth is a separate entity with it's own hardware, there is no drag on the system processor or memory, I.e. - no lag on the system either

the data and type of data and format that is relayed to/from the computer to the transceiver is irrelevant, there are no special Bluetooth protocols or hardware for audio, doesn't matter if the information is a pic of a guitar, the song "Hot Blooded" or a video of episode 7 (season 2) of Castlevania (sniffle ) it is just a transmitting/receiving relay system with very specific restrictions on frequency bandwidths and protocols

the Switch system both transmits data to the Joy-Cons and receives data too, all as base data, the information is taken to the OS, interpreted and done with what needs doing

it's not even an enclosed system of joy-cons running on a separate computer and OS, so yes, a simple alteration to the firmware saying if there is less than 8 devices on this network, one stream will be open to audio output,

when i said I know about Bluetooth, I wasn't talking fluff, like some pretenders, however, those who try to say "it's a hardware issue" and/or "it's not that type of Bluetooth or Bluetooth hardware" they are either assuming and/or B.S.ing those who want to believe them blindly, i have had years of experience with Bluetooth devices, so yah, when i say I know, I actually mean it

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BrainOfGrimlock

If we're talking switch improvements then the big two for me;

1.) Give me a cart/some way to buy more than one thing at once in the eShop OR let me add more than just $100 at once as when you're charging $100 for a full game it essentially means I still have to buy each game at a time. Pretty sure the 3DS limit was much higher ($300au?) so not sure why it's so low. Credit card companies have all sorts of algo's now just waiting to block credit/debit cards so having to push through multiple transactions in a short space of time is just asking for trouble at some point (and it's a problem that was solved what, 20 years ago?)

2.) eShop - put an exact launch time of the game for the region you're in. If I buy a game digitally on Xbox or PS then I know what time it's available. I thought it was one of 2 times on the eshop but as D3 has confirmed that isn't the case and I'm led to believe that it will unlock for people in my timezone at 11pm on day of release. Transistor (which released the same day) was available from midnight so it's bonkers crazy.

To a much lesser extent, now that games are releasing in such vast quantities on the eshop I think they may need to start looking at a better UI as it's becoming harder to sift through the deluge each week. I think the wishlist is a great idea and don't understand why the other two don't do it (maybe PS does, haven't used it in a while), but even then they could do more with it maybe?

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GeeEmm

Yeah id like a cart option in the eshop as well, its ridiculous having to buy each game separately.
Doesnt the ps4 have a timer counting down to when the game unlocks? Do that Nintendo...easy peasy.
Im still waiting for D3 to unlock as well. Come on!! lol

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