Love2D to switch

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Love2D to switch

Post by Lovingsoul1337 » Mon May 18, 2020 12:54 pm

Hey there is is possible to port a love2D game to switch ? :)

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Re: Love2D to switch

Post by master both » Mon May 18, 2020 2:08 pm

Hi, there is a pretty active port called LovePotion, you can find it here: https://love2d.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=84909

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Re: Love2D to switch

Post by slime » Mon May 18, 2020 2:48 pm

FYI lovepotion is a ground-up rewrite of love's APIs (rather than a port), with the purpose of running on homebrew operating systems for Nintendo hardware. It's not a tool that would let you sell a game on Switch or otherwise publish to Nintendo's services.

There is at least one real port of love (0.10) to Switch, but if the creator of that port wanted to make it available to you, you'd need to be part of Nintendo's developer program to have access to it due to their NDAs on Switch APIs and such. It's not legally possible to make a completely public console port of any engine.

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Re: Love2D to switch

Post by EmmaGees » Fri May 22, 2020 1:42 am

slime wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:48 pm
FYI lovepotion is a ground-up rewrite of love's APIs (rather than a port), with the purpose of running on homebrew operating systems for Nintendo hardware. It's not a tool that would let you sell a game on Switch or otherwise publish to Nintendo's services.

There is at least one real port of love (0.10) to Switch, but if the creator of that port wanted to make it available to you, you'd need to be part of Nintendo's developer program to have access to it due to their NDAs on Switch APIs and such. It's not legally possible to make a completely public console port of any engine.
I really wish Nintendo would get rid of those NDAs, I wonder what their motivations are because to me this seems counter productive. Nintendo doesn't always make the most sound decisions so it might just be because they're used to it.
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