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How to inspect title ID from xci and nsp files? (1)
  • Mar 8, 2023
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I'm looking for an easy way to pull a Title ID from an .xci or .nsp file on my PC. I'm writing down the title IDs for all of my games so that whenever I download an update for a game, I can check before installing that the update belongs to the same region as the base game. Region isn't as big a deal on the Switch as it used to be, but I have been blindsided in the past when some games showed up twice on the homescreen (e.g. Yooka-Laylee) because multiple regional versions have been released for those games. It would be nice to confirm that all the updates and DLC in my collection belong to the games I have without having to find out through trial and error installations.

I've previously tried using Switch Backup Manager for this task because it displays title IDs, but there are way too many games that just aren't showing even being listed at all. I've tried updating the nswdb.com list, both via the menu and manually. The former didn't work (got an exception) and the latter made no difference. Unless someone can tell me how to get these games to show up in Switch Backup Manager, I'm willing to consider just a simple tool that can inspect as little as just a single file as long as it can be done on my PC. If there's a tool that can be called from the command line, then that'd be even better.

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How to inspect title ID from xci and nsp files? (3)
  • Mar 8, 2023
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Nynrah said:

I'm looking for an easy way to pull a Title ID from an .xci or .nsp file on my PC. I'm writing down the title IDs for all of my games so that whenever I download an update for a game, I can check before installing that the update belongs to the same region as the base game. Region isn't as big a deal on the Switch as it used to be, but I have been blindsided in the past when some games showed up twice on the homescreen (e.g. Yooka-Laylee) because multiple regional versions have been released for those games. It would be nice to confirm that all the updates and DLC in my collection belong to the games I have without having to find out through trial and error installations.

I've previously tried using Switch Backup Manager for this task because it displays title IDs, but there are way too many games that just aren't showing even being listed at all. I've tried updating the nswdb.com list, both via the menu and manually. The former didn't work (got an exception) and the latter made no difference. Unless someone can tell me how to get these games to show up in Switch Backup Manager, I'm willing to consider just a simple tool that can inspect as little as just a single file as long as it can be done on my PC. If there's a tool that can be called from the command line, then that'd be even better.

Here are some option:

  • XCI-Explorer — display information about game files
  • NX Game Info — display information about nsp, xci or installed games
  • NXFileViewer — display information about nsp or xci

Also check these out:

https://titledblookup.stackblitz.io/
https://tinfoil.io/Title/
https://github.com/blawar/titled
http://nswdb.com/

that‘s every way I know of to look at titleID (so I can bookmark my own response for future use…lol)

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How to inspect title ID from xci and nsp files? (5)
  • Mar 15, 2023
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binkinator said:

Here are some option:

  • XCI-Explorer — display information about game files
  • NX Game Info — display information about nsp, xci or installed games
  • NXFileViewer — display information about nsp or xci

Also check these out:

https://titledblookup.stackblitz.io/
https://tinfoil.io/Title/
https://github.com/blawar/titled
http://nswdb.com/

that‘s every way I know of to look at titleID (so I can bookmark my own response for future use…lol)

Sorry for the late response. Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to give those programs a try. I hope not all of them depend on product keys from my Switch or something like that, but that's just me hoping to avoid the extra effort involved there.

Update: Got it working quickly with NXFileViewer. :-)

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  • Mar 11, 2024
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Unfortunately NxFileViewer takes a long time if the game in question is multiple gb in size... is there a way to see the title id without loading the entire file? I know a workaround is to use dlc files which have a similar title id (minus the 0x1000 flag and dlc number) but for games without dlc it’s not an option

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  • Mar 11, 2024
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Cara223 said:

Unfortunately NxFileViewer takes a long time if the game in question is multiple gb in size... is there a way to see the title id without loading the entire file? I know a workaround is to use dlc files which have a similar title id (minus the 0x1000 flag and dlc number) but for games without dlc it’s not an option

What do you mean, NxFileViewer does not take but a second to load the game and display the info. Are you using the newest version, and have your prod & title keys loaded in the program also? https://github.com/Myster-Tee/NxFileViewer/releases

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BigOnYa said:

What do you mean, NxFileViewer does not take but a second to load the game and display the info. Are you using the newest version, and have your prod & title keys loaded in the program also? https://github.com/Myster-Tee/NxFileViewer/releases

I do yes, but when I load a game that’s about 15gb it takes ~15-20 seconds to load

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  • Mar 11, 2024
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Cara223 said:

I do yes, but when I load a game that’s about 15gb it takes ~15-20 seconds to load

I would reinstall it, or try the x86 version. X86 version seems to work better for me.

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