Yuzu emulator for Mac OS
- System requirements
- How to install
- How to update
- Last features
- How to download
- Frequently Asked Questions
Yuzu for Mac is an experimental open-source emulator for the Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra, compatible with Mac OS devices.
It is written in C# with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained for MacBook and iMac.
Yuzu emulator is capable of running most commercial games at full speed, provided you meet the necessary hardware requirements.
This application is made by the developers of the Nintendo 3DS emulator Citra, with significant code shared between the projects; originally, Yuzu emulator only supported test programs and homebrew.
The application currently requires an OpenGL 4.6 capable GPU and a CPU that has high single-core performance.
It also requires a least Mac OS X 14 (or newer); for more details, see the minimum system requirements written on the table below.
Since the Nintendo Switch is a complicated device controller input wise, you will need to change some input settings depending on the game you wish to play, on advanced settings menu.
Yuzu emulator project is licensed under the GPLv3 (or any later version).
The following table lists the minimum system requirements for running this application on desktop pc devices.
|OS||OS X – 10.14 (or above)|
|CPU||2.0 GHz (or higher)|
|RAM||6 GB (8 GB recommended)|
|Storage||256 MB minimum|
|Display||1080p (or higher)|
The app performance may vary depending on device hardware configuration.
For the best experience, users should be running within the recommended device.
- Download .dmg file
- Click on the file to start installation
- Click on setup icon
- Click Open to proceed with the installation
- Select the destination folder
- Run the application
The emulator downloaded will be placed within the games specific mod directory.
To add a save, simply tap your game in the Games List, Select Open Save Data Location, then Select your User from the Profile Selector.
Once your Save Data Location is open, place your game saves in this virtual directory.
This app is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.
You will need to manually update the app by removing the old version and installing the new version.
You can download any version of this application directly from our website.
You can contact our technical staff and receive the app archives of most versions and you can download them according to your needs.
Features that are implemented in the last version:
- NVFlinger rewrite
- PSA for iPhone users (and iMac tags along)
- Step through code on an instruction-by-instruction basis
- Modify memory and registers on-the-fly
- Even completely replace sections of running code dynamically
- Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit code
- Ability to modify any memory and registers at any time
- Readout of guest thread names
- Support for unlimited numbers of instruction breakpoints
- Support for up to 4 memory watchpoints
Development versions have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.
The latest version of this app is available on the link button below.
This guide/tutorial can answer the following questions:
- How to install Yuzu emulator on Mac
- Is there an emulator for Nintendo Switch for Mac?
- How to play Nintendo Switch games on Mac
- Can Yuzu run on Mac?
- Does Yuzu emulator work on Mac?