Ryujinx emulator for Mac OS

Ryujinx emulator for Mac OS

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Ryujinx is an open-source Nintendo Switch emulator for Mac OS created by gdkchan and written in C#.

Ryujinx is currently available also for Windows, Linux, Android, iOS and on GitHub under the MIT license.

The name Ryujinx is based on the name “Ryujin.” In other words, a name for a Mythical (Sea-God) Dragon.


The name stems from Ryu (as already explained), then RyuJIT; which is the codename for the JIT compiler for Net Core.

The NX part of the name is from the Codename of the Switch itself.

Ryujinx is capable of booting past menus to in-game on over 1,000 commercial titles, roughly half of which are considered playable.

This emulator aims at providing excellent accuracy and performance, a user-friendly interface, and consistent builds.

This software is licensed under the terms of the MIT license. The Ryujinx.Audio.Renderer project is licensed under the terms of the LGPLv3 license.

This project makes use of code authored by the libvpx project, licensed under BSD and the ffmpeg project, licensed under LGPLv3.

To run this emulator, we recommend that your PC have at least 8GB of RAM; less than this amount can result in unpredictable behavior and may cause crashes or unacceptable performance.

System requirements

In order to run the application correctly, it is necessary to meet the minimum requirements given in the table below.

OS versionOS X – 10.14 or above
CPU2.0 GHz quad core (or higher)
RAM6 GB (8 GB recommended)
Disk space60 MB
The table lists the minimum system requirements for running Ryujinx emulator for Mac OS

It is still possible to install the app on devices not mentioned above, but we cannot guarantee its proper functioning.

We recommend backing up the device on which the app will be installed before performing any installation of third-party apps not from the official app Store.


•Audio output is now entirely supported

•Improved support for most 64-bit ARMv8 and some of the ARMv7 (and older) instructions, including partial 32-bit support

•Added an optional Profiled Persistent Translation Cache

•Fixed support for keyboard, mouse, touch input, JoyCon input support emulated through the keyboard, and most controllers


  1. Download .dmg file
  2. Click on the file to start installation
  3. Click on setup icon
  4. Click Open to proceed with the installation
  5. Select the destination folder
  6. Run the application