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Nintendo Switch Emulator

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yuzu is the world's most popular, open-source, Nintendo Switch emulator — started by the creators of Citra.
It is written in C++ with portability in mind, and we actively maintain builds for Windows and Linux.

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The emulator is capable of running most commercial games at full speed, provided you meet the necessary hardware requirements.

For a full list of games yuzu support, please visit our Compatibility page

Check out our website for the latest news on exciting features, monthly progress reports, and more!


Most of the development happens on GitHub. It's also where our central repository is hosted. For development discussion, please join us on Discord.

If you want to contribute, please take a look at the Contributor's Guide and Developer Information. You can also contact any of the developers on Discord in order to know about the current state of the emulator.

If you want to contribute to the user interface translation project, please check out the yuzu project on transifex. We centralize translation work there, and periodically upstream translations.



You can download the latest releases automatically via the installer on our downloads page.


If you enjoy the project and want to support us financially, check out our Patreon!

Any donations received will go towards things like: * Switch consoles to explore and reverse-engineer the hardware * Switch games for testing, reverse-engineering, and implementing new features * Web hosting and infrastructure setup * Software licenses (e.g. Visual Studio, IDA Pro, etc.) * Additional hardware (e.g. GPUs as-needed to improve rendering support, other peripherals to add support for, etc.)

If you wish to support us a different way, please join our Discord and talk to bunnei. You may also contact: [email protected]


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

The Skyline-Emulator Team is exempt from GPLv2 for the contributions from all these contributors FernandoS27, lioncash, bunnei, ReinUsesLisp, Morph1984, ogniK5377, german77, ameerj, Kelebek1 and lat9nq. They may only use the code from these contributors under Mozilla Public License, version 2.0.

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