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Posted by Scene News on Oct 6, 2019

SX OS v2.9.2 BETA Announcement

Another day, another SX OS update! Today we present you with SX OS v2.9.2 beta.

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We've heard multiple times that people are tired of the BETA tag, so if we don't receive any serious complaints this will also soon be known as v2.9.2 stable. Plus of course this release fully supports the latest Nintendo Switch v9.0.1 firmware, if you had not noticed that are previous one did as well! 🙂

What's new in this update?

  • Local Multiplayer over the internet (LAN play) is working again.

    Somewhere down the line we introduced a regression in functionality causing local multiplayer emulation to be broken and/or out of sync with the current lan-play implementation. This has been addressed and should work correctly again.

  • Extended scope of Stealth Mode

    Recently it has come to our attention that there was claims floating around about stealth mode being broken on SX OS v2.9+. We investigated these claims and are happy to let you know this is completely wrong. Stealth Mode behaved exactly the same like it always did.

    Nonetheless, we took this feedback/rumour as an opportunity to further tighten down on the stealthiness. From now you cannot start the eShop application if you have stealth mode enabled. Furthermore all error reporting and telemetry has been neutered. That means errors that are generated while using SX OS that might get you "flagged" won't be queued up for delivery when you boot into OFW anymore either!

  • Improved XCI game compatibility

    In our last update we already addressed some compatibility issues with re-packed XCI images, yet some XCI files were still not playable. We investigated this issue and as it turns out there are certain tools around (older versions of 'NSC Builder' for example) that generate bogus metadata for the (encrypted) 'Gamecard Info' that is part of the XCI header. Our gamecart emulation now detects these bad images and fixes them. If you want your XCI images to be future proof; please be careful with whatever post-processing you apply to XCI files though, we can't clean up after other people's mistakes indefinitely!

  • Rebooting SX OS

    If you select "restart" now from the power options menu you will actually reboot into SX OS. There is no need to replug your SX Pro dongle or send a payload from your computer when doing so. Additionally, if an error occurs you can also reboot into SX OS by simply pressing the power button. Neat!

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That's it for today, folks! This is probably one of the final releases in the 2.X series of SX OS. We received many suggestions as to what you want to see in SX OS 3.0. Suffice to say, we work hard to bring you all of those, so for now our SX OS 2.9.2 beta is now available on our download page and also as an OTA update using the SX OS builtin updater. What are you waiting for?!

—< Team-Xecuter - Rocking the Switch in 2019 and beyond! >—

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