How to Play Splatoon 3 on PC via Yuzu Switch Emulator

Splatoon 3 is the third game in the Splatoon Series. Developed by Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development, and Published by Nintendo, this game is a Third-Person-Shooter for the Nintendo Switch. With a Story-Driven Single Player Mode, this game also offers players a Competitive Online Multiplayer Mode.

Emulators are hardware or software that let one computer behave like another. Emulators are mainly used for playing old games. From consoles like “The Odyssey” released in 1972 to today’s Nintendo Switch released in 2017, emulation has been done for probably every game and console.

We condone any illegal downloading of games for the use of emulation. Emulation is a very useful technology that is misused via illegal ROM downloads. Make sure to use both the firmware and the game ROM from your own console and game.

Yuzu is a free and open-source emulator of the Nintendo Switch, developed in C++. Yuzu was announced to be in development on January 14, 2018, 10 months after the release of the Nintendo Switch. In this article, we will discuss how to play Splatoon 3 on PC via Yuzu Switch Emulator. For more such Gaming Guides, make sure to follow our Guides Tab.

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Yuzu Minimum Requirements

In order to play games on Yuzu, you need to make sure you have components better or equal to the ones listed below:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit or higher)
  • CPU: Intel i5-4430 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Graphics Hardware: OpenGL 4.6 support or Vulkan 1.1 such as an Intel HD Graphics 520 or Nvidia GeForce GT 1030

How to Play Splatoon 3 on PC Via Yuzu

To play Splatoon 3 on Yuzu, you need three files: The Prodkeys file, Firmware, and the Splatoon 3 game ROM.

Getting the Main Files Ready

  • To get the Prod.Keys your Nintendo Switch must be hacked and obtained from it.
  • To get the Firmware you need to dump it from your Switch. You need the latest version of 14.1.2 in order to run games correctly.
  • To get the Game you need to either extract it from the SD card of the original game or download a digital version. The game should be in xci or nsp format.

Setting Up Yuzu

  • Download the latest Visual C++ 2022
  • Update your Graphics Driver
  • Download the Yuzu Installer and install the non-early access version
  • Copy and Paste the prod.keys in the Keys folder inside Dump (Yuzu inside Roaming in Appdata)
  • Copy and Paste the Firmware files inside the Registered Folder. The path is: Appdata->Roaming->yuzu->nand->system->Contents->registered
  • Open Yuzu through the desktop shortcut
  • Double click in the middle and find the game on the computer
  • Select Folder and check if the game is shown in Yuzu
  • Change your Graphics Emulation to OpenGL (For Splatoon 3, otherwise keep it at Vulkan)
  • You can change controls via selecting Emulation->Configure->Controls (Recommended add a Bluetooth controller)
  • Run the game and alter graphics settings if you get low FPS. Make sure that you fulfil the minimum requirements.
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