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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject: Anyone planning installing Gentoo on Nintendo Switch? Reply with quote

... because it's now possible.
If it had GPS, it could be awesome hackable navigator device for example.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it completely replace the gaming functionality? A previous effort appeared to result in running Linux almost as an app of some kind. It didn't appear to prevent playing games.

I've been thinking about buying one since its release, and I have to say, when I first saw this, it made me think about it more. I suspect I'd only buy a couple of games, which makes it a pretty expensive toy.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I suspect I'd only buy a couple of games, which makes it a pretty expensive toy.
Hey, I've been thinking of buying this because of the new Zelda game alone.

Switch supposedly runs some variant of FreeBSD so booting the gaming UI inside the Linux host should not be impossibly difficult task (Gentoo-FreeBSD anyone?). If that comes true some day, people will see me rushing to the nearest store at near speed of light.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zelda for me as well. (I quit paying attention with Ocarina and don't recall the ones between it and the original).

Metroid is one I'm waiting to see. I suppose I probably ought to buy a console so I have whatever flaws allow it to be used for something else.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone planning installing Gentoo on Nintendo Switch? Reply with quote

Zucca wrote:
... because it's now possible.
If it had GPS, it could be awesome hackable navigator device for example.


No it has not. If you like that Device and don't need Nintendo Software or the Joycons, just use Nvidia Shield directly.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone planning installing Gentoo on Nintendo Switch? Reply with quote

ChrisJumper wrote:
If you like that Device and don't need Nintendo Software or the Joycons, just use Nvidia Shield directly.
Zucca wrote:
Switch supposedly runs some variant of FreeBSD so booting the gaming UI inside the Linux host should not be impossibly difficult task (Gentoo-FreeBSD anyone?). If that comes true some day, people will see me rushing to the nearest store at near speed of light.

The shield has the connectivity I want, but it lacks the controller support.
What I want is Switch with Gentoo (or other suitable distro) running on it AND be able to game the offical games on it.
If I'm lucky it will be possible some day with not too much effort.
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