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Is there a way to add profile-specific time limits on the Switch? All I've been able to do so far is add a blanket time limit for the whole console, which means one of my kids could play for ages then no one else have any time unless I disable parental controls. Ideally I'd like to be able to apply an age-appropriate time limit to each profile.

 

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Just turned on my switch today, and the right joycon isn’t showing up as attached, despite definitely being clicked in place. Anyone else had this and know how to fix it?

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And now I just tried to disconnect the controllers so it can find the right one again, and it can’t at all, so now I can’t play the console at all :(

 

I’m about 40 hours into Xenoblade Chronicles 2 now, there’s no way I can face going through all that again- is there no chance to get my saves back if Nintendo need the console back to fix it?

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Can you marry a third party controller, or Pro, to it? Assuming you'd like one at some point anyway, you'd keep it for your future Switch and it'd get you through XC2 before the save-killing repair...

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Yeah that’s my fallback- I actually just managed to get it recognise the right joycon by pressing the sync button on the side of it, then reattaching it. For some reason, it picked it up straight away?

 

Think that’s unlikely to have cured it long term though, twinned with the battery issues I’ve been having. There’s definitely something not right with it but hopefully I can get to the end of XC 2 first. I’ll lose all my zelda progress though :/ I’m guessing Nintendo don’t copy your saves for you if they need to replace the console?

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8 hours ago, VN1X said:

Yeah looks fuckin' horrid. 


Sure does. I got well excited when I saw the link as I assumed it would be the recently released and excellent RCT Classic port they did on iOS and PC. But nope, it's that shitty timer filled monstrosity. :( 

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22 minutes ago, Retroguy said:

Yeah that’s my fallback- I actually just managed to get it recognise the right joycon by pressing the sync button on the side of it, then reattaching it. For some reason, it picked it up straight away?

 

Think that’s unlikely to have cured it long term though, twinned with the battery issues I’ve been having. There’s definitely something not right with it but hopefully I can get to the end of XC 2 first. I’ll lose all my zelda progress though :/ I’m guessing Nintendo don’t copy your saves for you if they need to replace the console?

 

Apparently they try to retain your save data. It is possible to transfer data from one Switch to the other so you'd hope they'd do that for you.

 

My Switch is currently with them for repair so I can let you know what happens with my save games when I get it back.

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51 minutes ago, Retroguy said:

Yeah that’s my fallback- I actually just managed to get it recognise the right joycon by pressing the sync button on the side of it, then reattaching it. For some reason, it picked it up straight away?

 

Think that’s unlikely to have cured it long term though, twinned with the battery issues I’ve been having. There’s definitely something not right with it but hopefully I can get to the end of XC 2 first. I’ll lose all my zelda progress though :/ I’m guessing Nintendo don’t copy your saves for you if they need to replace the console?

 

Buy another on Amazon, transfer your profile onto it and send yours to Nintendo. When it comes back transfer your profile back onto it and return Amazon’s Switch to them. 

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11 minutes ago, Jonny5 said:

 

Buy another on Amazon, transfer your profile onto it and send yours to Nintendo. When it comes back transfer your profile back onto it and return Amazon’s Switch to them. 

 

Do this, but buy the second Switch from Nintendo’s own store. Serves them right for not sorting out online saves tbh.

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20 minutes ago, Paulando said:

 

Do this, but buy the second Switch from Nintendo’s own store. Serves them right for not sorting out online saves tbh.

 

Whats their returns policy like?

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1 minute ago, Stanley said:

Could someone explain how I'd buy a game on the Russian eshop please? :)

 

First post in the Switch eShop thread.

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1 hour ago, Crusey said:

 

Apparently they try to retain your save data. It is possible to transfer data from one Switch to the other so you'd hope they'd do that for you.

 

My Switch is currently with them for repair so I can let you know what happens with my save games when I get it back.

 

Thanks, that’d be much appreciated.

 

59 minutes ago, Jonny5 said:

 

Buy another on Amazon, transfer your profile onto it and send yours to Nintendo. When it comes back transfer your profile back onto it and return Amazon’s Switch to them. 

 

Not a bad shout, thanks for the suggestion. I’m hoping I can get to the end of XC2 first then maybe try something like this. If it’s really that easy to transfer saves though, Nintendo should be doing it themselves, surely?

 

Thanks for all the suggestions though guys.

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I had my Switch repaired last August. I lost all my save data. I haven’t played the Zelda DLC or gone back to Splatoon 2 etc :(

 

You can transfer a profile to another console - deactivate on the first console, activate on the new one - but that doesn’t include your saved games. AFAIK there is no way for you to move them from the internal storage on your Switch. Nintendo apparently have tools to move saved games but, unfortunately, they didn’t (or couldn’t) do that when I sent my Switch in for repair.

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14 minutes ago, Santas Boyfriend said:

I had my Switch repaired last August. I lost all my save data. I haven’t played the Zelda DLC or gone back to Splatoon 2 etc :(

 

You can transfer a profile to another console - deactivate on the first console, activate on the new one - but that doesn’t include your saved games. AFAIK there is no way for you to move them from the internal storage on your Switch. Nintendo apparently have tools to move saved games but, unfortunately, they didn’t (or couldn’t) do that when I sent my Switch in for repair.

 

That’s crap mate, you have my sympathies :( don’t think I could make myself replay that much of games like those either, it’d be a bit soul destroying!

 

So you can’t transfer saved data yourself, and there’s a good chance Nintendo won’t be able to either, or simply won’t do it?? Considering this isn’t like a one in a million situation, that’s terrible.

 

Not sure what’ll I’ll do if I have to send the console back- might seriously consider getting my money back. Great if you have one that runs fine, but even the slightest chance that you’ll have to send it back, thus losing all your saves....that makes my skin crawl :(

 

EDIT: according to nintendo, you can transfer your saves from one switch to another (as well as user data), so at least that’s a little better. Still not great though if Nintendo aren’t doing that every time (unless the issue totally prevents them).

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7 hours ago, Santas Boyfriend said:

You can transfer a profile to another console - deactivate on the first console, activate on the new one - but that doesn’t include your saved games. AFAIK there is no way for you to move them from the internal storage on your Switch. Nintendo apparently have tools to move saved games but, unfortunately, they didn’t (or couldn’t) do that when I sent my Switch in for repair.

 

You can transfer your saves, I think it came with version 4 of the os. 

 

http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/27394/~/how-to-transfer-user-and-save-data

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3 hours ago, cohen205 said:

Does anyone know how to stop playing Stardew Valley? 

 

I've had to set up the parental controls; I allow myself 1hr 15mins Mon-Thurs but then 3hrs each day at the weekend. Friday night from 9-12, feet up with a scotch in hand and Stardew on the big screen is the highlight of my week.

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1 hour ago, Jonny5 said:

 

You can transfer your saves, I think it came with version 4 of the os. 

 

http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/27394/~/how-to-transfer-user-and-save-data

 

Thats awesome! Now it just needs save game backups and/or cloud saves :D

 

In my case the console stopped booting to the home screen, getting stuck at the Switch logo. So by that point I was unable to do anything that involved using the Switch itself to transfer data anywhere else. It would have been great if I’d been able to activate my account on a new or repaired machine and get my save data on there too without needing the original machine.

 

But if you have a console that boots - and another console to transfer to - transfering would at least be a way of keeping your data.

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5 hours ago, cohen205 said:

Does anyone know how to stop playing Stardew Valley? 

 

Just complete it.

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5 hours ago, cohen205 said:

Does anyone know how to stop playing Stardew Valley? 

Just realise that you’re spending the start of each ingame day doing boring busywork, and that this is taking up about 2/3 of your playtime.

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15 minutes ago, therearerules said:

Just realise that you’re spending the start of each ingame day doing boring busywork, and that this is taking up about 2/3 of your playtime.

What about if you get immense pleasure from boring busywork?

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You know what's great about the Switch, i'm stopping in a hotel tomorrow evening as the misses is pregnant and we have a jaunt of a drive to the Harry Potter museum for Saturday morning. So when she goes to sleep at 8pm which is inevitable at the moment, I can carry on playing Xenoblade Chronicles & Zelda even though i'm miles away from home :D

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Someone else mentioned this too, but what’s also great, is that you can have it booted up and be playing a game within seconds (and that’s even without using sleep mode). It’s noticeably quicker than than the ps4 or Xbox one.

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7 hours ago, cohen205 said:

Does anyone know how to stop playing Stardew Valley? 

 

If anyone figures it out please tell me, I put 100 hours in on Steam and the thought of starting again filled me with dread, I've now put similar in to the Switch version and I'm literally playing for no reason, I own every thing, I've got pretty much unlimited money, I've completed all the tasks etc. So why am I turning it on night after night to Milk cows and harvest crops to get a currency that I have literally nothing to spend it on.

 

That's the one thing I wish was included, some more expensive content, so a few different buildings etc. Costing 1mill and above so there's something to work towards otherwise you can pretty much have everything wrapped up by the end of year 2. Then again, it's a tenner, to get 100 hours out of something for a tenner, twice is quite remarkable 

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Is anyone still regularly using one of those cheap Chinese dock replacement thingys?  

Any issues with it?

 

Perhaps not the time to ask as I already ordered a genuine charger and a dock thing from Aliexpress.. 

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11 minutes ago, CovisGod said:

 

If anyone figures it out please tell me, I put 100 hours in on Steam and the thought of starting again filled me with dread, I've now put similar in to the Switch version and I'm literally playing for no reason, I own every thing, I've got pretty much unlimited money, I've completed all the tasks etc. So why am I turning it on night after night to Milk cows and harvest crops to get a currency that I have literally nothing to spend it on.

 

That's the one thing I wish was included, some more expensive content, so a few different buildings etc. Costing 1mill and above so there's something to work towards otherwise you can pretty much have everything wrapped up by the end of year 2. Then again, it's a tenner, to get 100 hours out of something for a tenner, twice is quite remarkable 

 

Isnt there more single player content coming soon? Along with multiplayer? 

 

 

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