On other occasions, we have addressed interesting topics about native games for GNU / Linux. And in others we have talked about gaming platforms or apps, like Steam, GameHub, Itch, among others. However, there is also the possibility of playing good Games on GNU / Linux us Console emulators, both Retro and Modern.
Therefore, today we will explore an interesting open source app call "Yuzu", which is a Nintendo Switch Emulator developed in C++ to offer greater and better portability, and that includes actively maintained builds for Windows and Linux
And as usual, before going fully into today's topic, we will immediately leave links to previous related posts, so that in case anyone wishes to delve into the scope of the Games on GNU / Linux can do it easily:
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Yuzu: Nintendo Switch Emulator
What is Yuzu?
According to his Official website, is briefly described as follows:
"Yuzu is an experimental open source emulator for Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra. It is written in C ++ with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained for Windows and Linux."
Note: Citra refers to a Open source emulator for the Nintendo 3DS capable of playing many of the favorite games of said console. And it's also written in C ++ with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained for Windows, Linux, and MacOS. You can see more information about it in the following links: Official Web y FlatHub Store.
- It is open source under the GPL 2.0 License
- It is cross-platform, and is available for Windows and Linux.
- It is developed in C ++
- It requires at least to function optimally, a computer with:
- An Intel Core i5-4430 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 processor. Although its Developers recommend the use of one with an Intel Core i5-10400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor.
- Minimum between 8 GB and 12 GB of RAM memory available for video, in dedicated or integrated graphics respectively. And as recommended 16 GB of RAM memory available for video.
- OpenGL 4.6 or Vulkan 1.1 compatible hardware and drivers. And Half-Float and 4GB VRAM support is recommended. In addition, GNU / Linux requires at least a 1030 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 2 or 7 GB AMD Radeon R240 2 video card, and as recommended a 1650 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 4 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 video card 8 GB.
This information and more can be expanded on the following links:
In our case study, to download your installer / executable, we have made use of your «Download Section», and then we press on the Linux icons (Penguins) to access the file in .AppImage format available. It can also be downloaded from your GitHub site clicking here!.
Installation and use
Once downloaded your current source file guidance on GNU / Linux about our usual Respin Linux called Miracles GNU / Linux , which is based on MX Linux 19 (Debian 10), and has been built following our «Guide to Snapshot MX Linux», we have given it execution permission via the graphical interface with our explorer. And then we have clicked on it to execute it, as seen later. And at the end we have built on it a link to the game on the Applications Menu in its Games section.
In case you want to know, the level of compatibility of the Nintendo Switch games with said emulator, they can explore the Yuzu Compatible Games Guide.
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