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TOEM (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 3.0 – Basto Update / Next: Ver. 3.0.5)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for TOEM on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 17th 2021 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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TOEM – Ver. ???

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
  • Option to jump to post-game content when starting a new adventure
    • Normally, to be able to access the post-game content island Basto you have to finish the ‘Experience TOEM’ quest before the ticket can appear in your living room. With the newstart game option you will start with ‘Experience TOEM’ completed, all the regions unlocked, and you’ll have all the items (Hike Lady, Bag, Camera, Honk, Tripod, Community Card, Album, Frames & Filters) you need for Basto.
    • Due to having all of these items from the start, ‘Experience TOEM’ completed, and the ability to go to any region can make some sequences in the game be a bit weird, along with not being able to experience the ending sequence of the game since the quest for it already is completed. Just something to keep in mind if you’re choosing to use this option when starting a new save!
  • Nana now accepts a blurry TOEM picture
  • Sight Photos are never counted as blurry

TOEM – Ver. 3.0 (Basto Update)

  • Release date: October 13th 2022 (North America, Europe) / October 14th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • 1-2 hours of new content
    • As any other region, there is more things to explore and photograph! And for most players this new region will take about 1-2 hours to 100%, so it should give you plenty of more TOEM to experience! The island of Basto has its own special behavior, which you need to find out on your own!
  • A New Camera Attachment
    • With the new water popper you can interact with the world of TOEM in a whole new way, splash your way into stamps and new adventures! It’s also kinda funny looking! Inside your camera, a new button will appear once you get the water popper, giving you the option to swap between launching water balloons and honking.
  • 6 Music Tracks
    • Jamal Green & Launchable Socks have knocked out some more bangers for TOEM! They’re so amazing at what they do, and we couldn’t be happier about having their music in TOEM! More music for your experience at Basto! As always you’ll get the cassettes when unlocking new tracks so you can make your own playlist while playing!
  • 20 Compendium Critters
    • Looking for funny, cute, and interesting critters is a favorite of many, that’s why we added as many new compendium entries as we could! Some of the new critters are not in plain sight and will take some time figuring out how to find!
  • 20 More Quests
    • Ideas that we didn’t have time to do in the base game as well as new ones, all found their way to Basto! And we hope you will have a fun time checking out what we’ve been up to! Sometimes all you need is some ice cream!
  • Collect 11 new achievements!
  • Bug fixes
    • New bugs have been made, then resolved, causing old ones to appear, that we then fixed! We think!

Known Issues

  • If you have completed “Experience TOEM” and forgot to complete the “Photo of nana” quest in Homeland, then you cannot complete that quest.

TOEM – Ver. 2.0.5

  • Release date: August 12th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following to the game:

  • Frames and Filters
  • Re-Stamp Feature
  • Bigger Album Size
  • Photo Quest Helper
  • Better Camera Detection
  • Gyro Support
  • 4 New Languages

TOEM – Ver. 2.0.4

  • Release date: by July 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • New language – Turkish! 📖
  • New Item – Award mask! 🏆
    Because TOEM won the BAFTA Debut Game category we added a celebratory item resembling the trophy that you can wear! (Don’t worry, it’s not required for the cosplayer achievement!)


  • Start a new game – Softlock if attempting to restart a new game if the current game has no photos taken.
  • Community Card – If your sight photos are missing from your save file, the game won’t load and empty frame and soft-lock when you try to inspect it.
  • Camera frame tutorial always appears when starting the game.
  • Memory leak – Small leak was found when swapping photos in a picture frame.
  • Quit – Could not press “Quit” inside the title screen if no game had been started. lol.


  • Options menu – Re-organized some settings.
  • Preformance – Removed some unnecessary graphics calculations, TOEM should run a little faster now!
  • Gyro – Both inspecting a photo and the map is affected by gyro now!
  • Loading screen information when starting the game!

TOEM – Ver. 2.0.3

  • Release date: April 18th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Rare issue when honking which froze the game
  • Rare issue when taking photos which froze the game
  • Game freezing if “Quit” was pressed on the title screen before entering the game.
  • City granny car does not appear sometimes
  • City cars do not play idle sounds when stopped


  • City car logic optimizations
  • Camera shiver shake calculations only happen when the camera is open (more optimizations!)
  • Removed old legacy testing code (Loading speed-ups and such)
  • Additional notes: the release date is for the PC version of the game.
  • Source: Something We Made (Steam)

TOEM – Ver. 2.0.2

  • Release date: April 15th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Completely overhauled the photo loading process


  • Photodetection errors (Hopefully this solves the issues with photographing the forest ants!)
  • Mountain Explorer Closeup not activating
  • Additional notes: the release date is for the PC version of the game.
  • Source: Something We Made (Steam)

TOEM – Ver. 2.0.1

  • Release date: April 13th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Loading Screen Information
  • Force photos to be loaded as PNG if the photo file is not using WebP format.

We added this to give basic feedback during the initial loading of photos. As all photos are converted into the new WebP format the first load takes a while.


  • Not being able to visit Mountain Region (Bus Driver Dialogue not starting)
  • News Director’s Mustache not registering inside camera
  • Rare error occurring when entering game
  • Additional notes: the release date is for the PC version of the game.
  • Source: Something We Made (Steam)

TOEM – Ver. 2.0.0

  • Release date: April 11th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Frames & Filters

You now have plenty of frames and filter to play around with when taking photos! Just visit the Photo Guild in Stanhamn and talk to the new member for your freeupgrade! We’re super excited to see what kind of crazy photos you can take!


Finishing a quest and getting a stamp sure feels great, and now you can re-stamp your card as many times as you want! Say goodbye to unsymmetrical stamp placements!

In the community card there is now a new button in the top left, pressing it will lift your stamps of the card and allows you to place them again.

Liking/Favoriting Pictures


Make your favorite picture stand out even more with the new and lovely shiny foil effect added to pictures you like! Select your pictures in the album, press the like button and watch that shine!

Photo Quest Information
Trying to remember what kind of photo a NPC wanted can sometimes be hard and that’s why this one is such a welcomed addition!

A box with the relevant quest information can be opened & closed when asked to hand in a photo quest. No more need to exit the dialogue and open the community card just to refresh your memory. All compact and nice now!

Improved Compendium Detection
Taking a photo of certain compendium critters was sometimes a bit too hard, getting the perfect angle or framing is now easier!

In the old method, the camera only detected a compendium when the center of the screen was inside the indicator box. But now it checks if the circle is touching any part of the indicator box!


New languages

Feeling comfortable when playing TOEM is important to us and we hope that more people will feel at home playing in their

native languages. With that said, we have added these additional languages:
  • Brazilian Portuguese [pt-BR]
  • Korean [ko]
  • Traditional Chinese [zh-TW]
  • Swedish [sv]
Save File Size Improvements

Saving a photo takes up quite a lot of memory and was a main reason why we had a limit to the amount of photos you could take. But with this updated comes something that is super cool! We managed to reduce the file sizes by over a whooping 1000%. This is not a joke!

As noted at the top, when starting the first time all your existing photos will be updated and it might take a moment to process up to 128 photos!

Miscellaneous additions
Doubled Album Capacity. With the changes to the save size we have now doubled the amount of photos you can take to
256 photos!

Additional Options

Along with the new languages you can also find several new settings to tweak your experience, as well as more details about certain options.

  • Auto save delay
  • Music trigger delay
  • Confined mouse
  • Camera sensitivity

Bug fixes

We’ve also been working hard on fixing bugs, like, at least 4. Just take our word for it.

  • Additional notes: the release date is for the PC version of the game.
  • Source: Something We Made (Steam)

TOEM – Ver. 1.0.11

  • Release date: December 10th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Systems needed for gameplay no longer run in the title screen (yey for speed and battery time!)
  • Rare bug where Yeti puppy’s bouncing ball would crash the game after a couple of minutes of playtime.
  • Gameplay systems sometimes throw errors while the game is returning to the title screen
  • Additional notes: the release date is for the PC version of the game.
  • Source: Something We Made (Steam)

TOEM – Ver. 1.0.10

  • Release date: December 2nd 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Many edged cases and weird bugs!
  • Soft-lock when entering the scene to the left of balloon family while birthday balloon is following player
  • Rare bug where an on-screen message prompt would not be set up correctly
  • Hopefully fixed rare crash caused by YETI puppy’s bouncing ball
  • Forest log blocking back even though the quest is completed.


  • New Unity logo inside splash screen
  • Optimized grass rendering a bit
  • The game icon is no longer compressed, it’s crisper ^^
  • Additional notes: the release date is for the PC version of the game.
  • Source: Something We Made (Steam)

TOEM – Ver. 1.0.9

  • Release date: October 14th 2021 (North America, Europe) / October 15th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • You can now pet all cats, “Pet rock”, and “Tom”!
  • Honk reaction to Harbor Wizard
  • Birthday hats to all of the dev team’s pets!


  • Navmesh corrections for all regions
  • “Going long!” achievement no longer requires Clogs to be completed
  • “Help! I can’t move” button now teleport the player to a fixed position by each region’s bus stop
  • Interactions with NPCs are now given priority
  • Honk House Minigame’s timing: When you stare at the last ship out at shore the cutscene will now be triggered directly instead of a timer.
  • “Ghost date” & the lost dog’s follow distance
  • Seagull ritual chant volume no longer ducks when playing music


  • Soft-lock when photographing the raft operator after honking away the seagulls
  • Soft-lock when talking to Honk Master when the last boat is being blown away from the rocks
  • “Help! I can’t move!” button crashed game if used while on a face board
  • Quick select menu activating items the player didn’t have inside their inventory
  • Album no longer remembers the last tag opened between sessions (We see you speedrunners)
  • Game sometimes throwing errors when returning to the main menu
  • Player not being centered on face boards
  • Grammar issue inside Harbor Wizard’s start show dialogue
  • Grammar issue in “100 followers” achievement description
  • Rare bug where next region would not get unlocked even though region stamp has been received
  • Sight photos getting destroyed when it’s not supposed to
  • World photos no longer disappear when deleting the same photo inside the player’s album
  • Achievement description text cutting off
  • Rearranged Meck’s house layout for better viewing (Teddy is no longer so hidden)
  • Pirate Queen’s hat now shows the correct one
  • Getting stuck on a stair leading up to the ending event
  • No longer soft-locks when clicking on certain signs
  • Could not pet “Nariko”
  • Game thinks save space is full even though the album is not!

TOEM – Ver. 1.0.6

  • Release date: September 15th 2021 (North America, Europe) / JSeptember 16th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following:

  • improves performance
  • provides some bug fixes

How to download updates for TOEM for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for TOEM, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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