Introducing .NSZ a new highly compressed format for Switch Games

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are doing great and enjoying Switch games here at NXBrew. Today, i am very pleased to announce a new format NSZ for the Switch games which offers 40-80% less file size than NSPs. These NSZ are highly compressed packages of Switch games and currently you can install them via Tinfoil 5.0. The advantage of this new format is that it offer low file size than NSPs and offer faster install speed + saved bandwidth as well.

Currently this format is new and still in progress therefore expect some errors too but in future this format will be the new standard for switch games and it might replace the traditional NSPs. So what you are waiting for grab the latest Tinfoil and start using NSZs. To test your first NSZ game please visit this link and download our very first release.

Enjoy NXBREWING 🙂

Note:- By Introducing new format doesn’t mean that NSPs are going to be removed. NSPs and XCIs will always be the first priority of NXBrew and they will always be available for all new and old releases.

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Madhavan.k
Madhavan.k
3 months ago

will it work on yuzu ,if not is there a way to convert it into nsp/xci

Nick
Nick
6 months ago

Hi, I need help.
I have MK 11 base file in nsz and update file in nsz, too.
I’m using goldbricks to instal NSZ files, and so far works fine.

After installing the base, i installed the update file.
When it’s done, I notice the size of the MK 11 game is still around 6gb, which means the update file does not really apply. And when I played it says “corrupt detected”. Did I do anything wrong?

Thank you in advance for all the suggestions.

Chupas
8 months ago

GOD DAMN YALL ARE SOME STUPID FUCKS. NSZ IS LITERALLY A VACCUM SEALED NSP FILE YOU RETARDS. FOR EXAMPLE AN 6GB NSP FILE IS NOW ABOUT 1GB AND SOME CHANGE. ITS A MUCH SMALLER SIZE TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALLS MUCH MUCH FASTER YOU CUNTS. YOU NEED TO USE TINFOIL IT INSTALL IT, IF YOUR SD CARD IS ON EXFAT THEN DRAG THE NSZ FILE TO THE ROOT OF YOUR CARD, IF YOURE ON FAT32 AND THE NSZ FILE IS STILL OVER 4 GB USE THE NUT.EXE FILE TO INSTALL THE GAME VIA USB METHOD. GO AHEAD AND INSTALL NSPS IF… Read more »

ServiasPlease
ServiasPlease
8 months ago

can anyone help me decompress a nsz to nsp?? I have a lot better luck installing games via goldleaf and goldleaf doesnt support nsz

Mike
Mike
8 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

Hello,

I couldn’t understand steps to decompress nsz to nsp. Where can i find keys.txt? in NSZ 2.0 there is no txt file with that name.
How to locate compressor folder in CMD? What is a compressor folder?

agamer
agamer
9 months ago

when will you release this compression tool?eagerly waiting for that.

Hypto
Hypto
9 months ago

Loving this website so far. Seems like everyone else does too. Anyways I can donate and support this page?

Chizzyglow
Chizzyglow
9 months ago

Yes thanks a lot.. some of you just ranting about a lot of things he explained that both nsp and xci will still be available it’s by choice
More advantage to us with low bandwidth

mike013
mike013
9 months ago

Congratulations guys will support the team until the release

wtf
wtf
9 months ago

Why does nobody get the advantage of faster install speeds?
Since you have to load less data, the install speed is much faster, especially great for games like the witcher, which is like 30GB Big.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  wtf

Hi. I just bought a 512 Gb sd card. And I have all emulators with roms plus a lot switch games. . I tried Intall nsz files but no worked on my switch. I have atmosphere on it and tinfoil 5. I’m runnin 9.0.1 version.

Flame
Flame
9 months ago

It’s not like you guys are paying for these games. You’re pirating and then have the nerve to flame a guy who is doing work for the scene.

Hypto
Hypto
9 months ago
Reply to  Flame

Ty for stating such a good point. <3

Kevin2310
Kevin2310
9 months ago

Please continue to upload NSP as I don’t need or want NSZ files as storage space or download speed is not a big problem for me and I enjoy using Goldleaf to install my files over Tinfoil.

Doc
Doc
9 months ago

Hard drive space is cheap these days. If a bluray REMUX 4k HEVC rip is like 40-50gb, I don’t see the reasons to use .NSZ. I prefer original .XCI and .NSP

José m
José m
9 months ago

Cual es la desventaja de usar .nsz?
Escuche que la carga de juegos es más lenta
Esto es verdad?

btn
btn
9 months ago

I’m using an old Tinfoil version (0.21) for NSP + Fluffy to install my games via Network. Will it be possible to install this new format via network as well?

ex
ex
9 months ago

i do hope my comment goes through q uq..

Bennyloppo
Bennyloppo
9 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

and there goes, “BEST NS SITE EVER” (clap* clap*)

max_powers
max_powers
2 months ago
Reply to  Bennyloppo

THIS SITE IS F*CKING GREAT. Thanks AdminNX and everyone involved !

exoticbutters
exoticbutters
9 months ago

Wow why are people being so darn negative? fuck sakes, give the man a break, i know the dude behind it maybe a prude, but that doesn’t take the factor of how good his stuff is, and well i use it -fully knowing his attitude, cause honestly without the prude dude we honestly wouldn’t have a good way to download games. as long as he is not doing something majorly really bad to people, i’m fine, just he needs to update his attitude he has going?. -it’s what i hear from people about him. anyway i am super glad this… Read more »

Bennyloppo
Bennyloppo
9 months ago
Reply to  exoticbutters

I’m glad too, cuz i’ve been stuffing my laptop with NS games recently and there’s only 40gb left already…. NSZ WILL help us in the future 😀

Jeffyg3
Jeffyg3
9 months ago

Just making sure I understand how this new format works. It basically like a zip file and it unpacks the game to the Nintendo Switch? So it’s exactly the same file size and everything on the Switch as if installing NSPs?

Jeffyg3
Jeffyg3
9 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

OK. Thanks. That’s really awesome then. Hopefully there’ll be a tool so we can convert the files we already have to NSZ.

Yandrak
Yandrak
9 months ago

This new format affects only the download size or also the final installation size?

Lomay
Lomay
9 months ago

i will stick to NSP still , but thank you for ur effort 🙂

Riddler
Riddler
9 months ago

Not a fan of tinfoil. Can you install these NSZ files using Goldleaf?

HentaiR
HentaiR
9 months ago

Sorry for my English but is NSZ takes the same space as NSP after installed into the console?

Benjamin Cho
Benjamin Cho
9 months ago

Thank you for your work!! If it weren’t for you, I would have been in lots of trouble downloading NS games 😀 Just like how you’ve made this website, helping people to enjoy more than they are allowed to, I agree that NSZ. format would benefit us in near future. Again, Thanks as always~ I wish you the best!

Irvz
Irvz
9 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin Cho

Will SX OS also have this functionality to install nsz? Thanks in advance admin!

DarkWalker
DarkWalker
9 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

Actually, SX Installer — which is the Team Executer-supplied advanced installer if you want more features than the SXOS built-in one — already handles NSZ. So, it’s already supported, you just need an extra download from the same place you download SXOS.

Andrew
Andrew
8 months ago
Reply to  DarkWalker

If you use Installer, is there any benefit to using an NSZ vs NSP? Once the game is installed aren’t the file sizes and everything the same?

ThisDude
ThisDude
9 months ago

isnt the NSZ from the NSP?

btn
btn
9 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

Is it possible to convert NSZs to NSP again?

Quir
Quir
9 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

Can you tell me how? I can’t find it anywhere

Quir
Quir
9 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

I mean Finding how to decompress nsz. Can you tell me how?

servais
servais
8 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

Idk either how to decompress the files back to nsp

Jesús
Jesús
9 months ago

I hate tinfoil and blawar. I don’t like the attitude he is having on the scene.

Ghaleos
Ghaleos
9 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

I still use goldtree, worked so far for everything Ive thrown at it

Rick
Rick
9 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

goldleaf

nxbrewer
nxbrewer
9 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

GoldLeaf

nxbrewer
nxbrewer
9 months ago
Reply to  Jesús

Same here, bro.

Danielito
Danielito
9 months ago

Please, do NOT remove NSP format in future games. Promise me that 2020 games will be uploaded as NSP.

nxbrewer
nxbrewer
9 months ago

I don’t want to use this blawars strange things, so I don’t want to use this nsz. I’ve 500 mbps uplink, so +10 mins is nothing.

nxbrewer
nxbrewer
9 months ago
Reply to  AdminNx

Good to hear that!