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Ryujinx is a Nintendo Switch Emulator.



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Ryujinx Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Ryujinx

  2. Ryujinx Tips and Tricks

Getting Started with Ryujinx

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In order to play Nintendo Switch games on Ryujinx, you need a prod.keys file to decrypt your ROMs. You will need to continue to keep your prod.keys up to date as new Nintendo Switch firmware releases.

If you play a Nintendo Switch game with Miis (example - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe), you will need firmware files.

Read Ryujinx's Quick Start guide to learn how to dump Nintendo Switch keys, firmware, and ROMs:

Place your ROMs in Emulation\roms\switch. Place your ROMs in Emulation\roms\switch. Place your prod.keys file in Emulation\bios\ryujinx\keys. Install your firmware files through Ryujinx's GUI.

Read the Configuration section to learn more about Ryujinx and its folder locations.

To launch your ROMs in game mode, use Steam ROM Manager and use one of the following parsers to play your Nintendo Switch ROMs:

  • EmulationStation-DE
  • Nintendo Switch Ryujinx
  • Emulators

Ryujinx Configuration

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  • Executable Location: %USERPROFILE%\emudeck\EmulationStation-DE\Emulators\Ryujinx\Ryujinx.exe
  • Config Location: %USERPROFILE%\emudeck\EmulationStation-DE\Emulators\Ryujinx\portable
  • Storage Location: %USERPROFILE%\emudeck\EmulationStation-DE\Emulators\Ryujinx\portable
  • ROMs: Emulation\roms\switch
  • Keys: Emulation\bios\ryujinx\keys
  • Firmware: Install through Ryujinx GUI
  • Saves:
    • Shortcut: Emulation\saves\ryujinx\saves
    • Target: %USERPROFILE%\emudeck\EmulationStation-DE\Emulators\Ryujinx\portable\bis\user\save
  • saveMeta:
    • Shortcut: Emulation\saves\ryujinx\saveMeta
    • Target: %USERPROFILE%\emudeck\EmulationStation-DE\Emulators\Ryujinx\portable\bis\user\saveMeta

Works With

  • Steam ROM Manager
  • EmulationStation-DE

How to Update Ryujinx

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How to Launch Ryujinx

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  • Launch Ryujinx from the EmuDeck folder in the Start Menu
  • Launch Ryujinx.bat file in Emulation\tools\launchers
  • Launch Ryujinx.exe in %USERPROFILE%\emudeck\EmulationStation-DE\Emulators\Ryujinx
  • Launch the emulator from Steam after adding it via the Emulators parser in Steam ROM Manager

Ryujinx File Formats

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  • .kp
  • .nca
  • .nro
  • .nso
  • .nsp
  • .xci

How To Manage DLC and Updates

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Ryujinx Tips and Tricks

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