Finally, Nintendo Switch hacked by a group known as Fail0overflow.If you have been following The Nerd Mag, we have been reporting about the Nintendo Switch Homebrew, Emulation, possible GameCube emulation and even playing the Classic DOOM at full speed on the console. Now hackers have been able to boot up the highly popular operating system, Linux, on the Nintendo Switch, details of which you can find below.
Linux on Nintendo Switch
— fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) 6 February 2018
FailOverflow previously showed that they have a working hack for Nintendo Switch alongside RetrocArch, but while RetrroArch only has been focusing on emulating retro consoles, failOverflow has Linux up and running on the console.
Nintendo Switch Hacking and Emulators
We already covered the working consoles on Nintendo Switch in detail and you can see the extensive detail here. RetroArch team, Team Xecuter, and fail0verflow have been working on the emulation and Team Xecuter are actually working on a physical modchip for the Switch as well.
Cores currently available on the Switch:
- Snes9x 2010 (SNES)
- Snes9x (SNES)
- FCEUMM (NES)
- Virtual Jaguar (Jaguar)
- VBA Next (GB, GBC, GBA)
- Picodrive (Genesis, MegaDrive, Master System, 32x, Sega CD)
- Handy (Atari Lynx)
- Yabause (Saturn) [Slow]
- FBA Alpha [Slow]
Also, Cheats are working for the RetroArch cores available as of January 14th, 2018.
For a more detailed overview of RetroArch’s progress, check the link here
Nintendo Switch Hacking Firmware Required
The current hacks run on firmware version 3.0, there is nothing yet available for 4.x but obviously, progress is being made and according to Team Xecuter they are releasing a modchip soon which is supposed to be version-independent.
fail0verflow has shown that they have a working hack as well.
We made a nice scroller for Switch 🙂 pic.twitter.com/kUWTVMQf8s
— fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) January 7, 2018
Classic DOOM on Nintendo Switch
We know the current generation DOOM is already out on Nintendo Switch, but what would you give to back to playing the classic version of the acclaimed series? Well, you can now play that, on your Switch
Check out the game in action down below
You can get the required files from here
All of this is leading to one thing, which is the possible emulation of even consoles from 2000 era, the GameCube emulation is almost here, further consoles that could be emulated may include even Playstation consoles given the hardware capabilities of Nintendo Switch.
Now that Linux has finally come to the Switch console, What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments below