Yuzu Nintendo Switch emulator Linux

Yuzu emulator for Linux

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Yuzu for Linux is an experimental open-source emulator for the Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra, developed by bunnei and its team.

It is written in C++ with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained also for Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS.

This emulator is licensed under the GPLv2 (or any later version). Refer to the license.txt file included.

You can download the last version of Yuzu emulator for Linux on the link button below. The beta version program is now open.


Yuzu for Linux only emulates a subset of Switch hardware and therefore most commercial games do not run at full speed or are not fully functional.

To run yuzu as an AppImage, first download it, then add the executable bit from the terminal:

chmod a+x yuzu-*.AppImage

Or with the GUI, right click the AppImage, click Properties, then Permissions, then click “Allow this file to run as a program”. After that, double-click the AppImage to run it.

System requirements

Our recommended specifications don’t guarantee perfect performance in most games, but rather strive to provide a cost effective recommendation while still considering performance.

OS versionN.D.
CPU2.0 GHz quad core (or higher)
RAM4 GB (6 GB recommended)
Disk space90 MB
The table lists the minimum system requirements for running Yuzu emulator for Linux


•Auto-updater restart after update function now only requires a single click on the “Yes” button

•Miscellaneous error message verbiage fix (no change in emulator functionality)

•Free up memory allocated by Pools (via GC) during any translations at boot time (due to PPTC) and when closing a title

•Fixed Vnmls_S instruction

•Improved Vfma_S, Vfms_S & Vfnma_S, Vfnms_S instructions performance

•Added Vfms_V instruction

•Miscellaneous PPTC optimizations to increase resilience and reduce overhead. Note for users: existing .info (profiling) files will be invalidated.