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GBATemp Homebrew Bounty

Switch homebrew bounty 2018

The Switch Homebrew Bounty 2018 started in October 2018 and span over 4 months, each one covering a different category.

Bounty announcement thread.

  • Category 1 - Tools and Utilities (Computer)
  • Category 2 - Switch application (Console)
  • Category 3 - Emulators (Console)
  • Category 4 - Games (Console)

To be eligible, it must be a new project released in the corresponding category's time frame, or if it's an existing project it must at least come with a major/significant update.

The project must be submitted to the Download center.

After one category ends, the staff members and Patreon users are voting for the winner. After the winning announcement, the next category's submission starts.

Category 1 - Tools and Utilities (Computer)


  • Submission Start: October 6th 2018 (Main bounty announcement on September 21th 2018, anything released after this date is marked as "new project")
  • Submission End: November 6th 2018

Title Description Author Status Result
pythac/Pyswitch pythac is a python3 library for parsing/extracting/building various file formats of the Nintendo Switch. It can read a file from its container, without extracting it.
Update major changelog: Not specified. See changelog on github from Oct 6th to Nov 6th.
Rikikoo Update 06th (40 points)
hacpack hacPack is a tool for creating Nintendo Switch NCAs (Nintendo Content Archive) and packing them into NSPs (Nintendo Submission Package) The-4n New
1st release Oct. 2nd
01st (107 points)
NSpack (hacPack GUI) v2.0 a .Net GUI for HacPack. XorTroll New 08th (27 points)
NES Online Game AutoInjector v3.5 With this tool you can easily add more games to Nintendo NES Online. bodyXY New
1st release Oct. 3rd
07th (38 points)
libcross2d A C++ cross platform 2d graphic, input, audio, etc... library. cpasjuste New 05th (49 points)
Switch Theme Injector V3​ A switch HorizonOS theme creation toolset.
Update major changelog: Made the theme sharing legal, add dds file format auto conversion, Created a new webapp to build and share themes. see full changelog on bounty page.
exelix11 Update v2 -> v3 03rd (77 points)
Lua.js A C library to include Lua and Javascript sources in your C homebrew project. caHarkness New 12th (10 points)

LibHac is a .NET Framework and .NET Core library for reading and editing file formats used by the Nintendo Switch.

HactoolNet is an application based on libHac to manipulate many switch file formats.
minibar New
1st release Sept. 26th
09th (26 points)
Switch Screenshot Organizer This basically just goes through every screenshot in your Switch's album folder, and sorts them by the name you give them. Scarlet New 13th (2 points)
XC2SaveNETThingy Xenoblade chronicle 2 save editor.
Update major changelog: Adds support for the new Torna The Golden Country's DLC.
damysteryman Update 10th (22 points)
Switch LAN Play A server/client running on computer to play compatible Switch online games through LAN.
Update major changelog: not specified.
spacemeowx2 Update 02nd (99 points)
Gen7 Engine A graphical homebrew development interface. iyenal New 04th (76 points)
NSScreenshotMaker A tool to convert pictures to Switch Album compatible format.
Update major changelog: It was completely rewritten for the Bounty, and now features a GUI, as well as new simple tools to convert mangas/comics (It supports CBR/CBZ!).
Cheuble Update 11th (12 points)

Category 2 - Switch application


  • Submission Start: December 1st, 2018
  • Submission End: December 31st, 2018

Title Description Author Status Result
NX-Shell NX-Shell is a file explorer, manipulator (copy/move/delete/create folders, etc.) and file viewer and player (text, audio, image, ebook reader, etc.).
Update major changelog: See changelog since v1.05, Commits on Nov 19, 2018 up to Dec 31 on github.
Joel16 Update
RCMreboot RCMreboot allows Atmosphere 8.1.0+ users without autoRCM to reboot the console into RCM. Hippy Dave New
SwitchGuide-Updater SwitchGuide Updater is a PyNX script to updates some files used by SDFile/Kosmos all-in-one custom firmware booter package.
Update major changelog: Added 2 new URLs to the list of updated files (hbmenu.nro and atmosphere's hbloader.nsp).
Noirscape/Ev1l0rd Update
1.2.4 -> 1.3.0
Lockpick Lockpick is a Switch key derivation program, fully rewritten from the Keysplez idea, used to locate and extract all the keys used by the console. It dumps all keys (up to current FW6.2) to prod.keys file in less than 1 second. It can also extract installed game's TitleKeys. shchmue New

Category 3 - Emulators

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