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Where to put the games?

Switch games should be put into the retrodeck/roms/switch/ directory.
The games can come in many different formats: XCI NSP NCA NSO NRO.

Does Yuzu require BIOS or Firmware?

Yes, prod.keys title.keys and nca files.

Where do I put the BIOS and firmware files?

Yuzu needs the key files prod.keys, title.keys and the firmware files in the following directories:

Yuzu keys: ~/retrodeck/bios/switch/keys

Yuzu firmware: ~/retrodeck/bios/switch/registered

The directory tree should look like this example:

~/retrodeck/bios/switch
โ”œโ”€โ”€ keys
โ”‚ย ย  โ”œโ”€โ”€ prod.keys
โ”‚ย ย  โ””โ”€โ”€ title.keys
โ””โ”€โ”€ registered
    โ”œโ”€โ”€ 02259fd41066eddbc64e0fdd217d9d2f.nca
    โ”œโ”€โ”€ 02582a2cd46cc226ce72c8a52504cd97.nca
    โ”œโ”€โ”€ 02b1dd519a6df4de1b11871851d328a1.nca
    โ”œโ”€โ”€ other 217 files...
    โ””โ”€โ”€ fd0d23003ea5602c24ac4e41101c16fd.nca

You can find a complete guide in the Yuzu Wiki (link above) on how to extract the BIOS from your Switch.

How do I install DLC and Updates?

Requirements: Patch or DLC files

NOTE: On the Steam Deck this could be easier to do in Desktop Mode.

  1. Extract any patch or dlc files from compressed .zip or any other format to the true files.
  2. Open up Yuzu inside RetroDECK Configurator by pressing Open Emulator - Yuzu.
  3. Press File - Install Files to NAND
  4. Find a DLC or Patch file from the file browser and press Open
  5. This will install the DLC or Patch file into the games NAND folder inside of Yuzu.
  6. Repeat step 2 to 3 for every file you need to install.
  7. Quit Yuzu
  8. Start up RetroDECK and select the game you want to play.

How do I add shader caches?

Requirements: Shader cache files

NOTE: On the Steam Deck this could be easier to do in Desktop Mode.

  1. Extract any shader cache files from compressed .zip or any other format to folders.
  2. Open up Yuzu inside RetroDECK Configurator by pressing Open Emulator - Yuzu.
  3. Right click on the game you want to add mods into.
  4. Click on Open Transferable Pipeline Cache.
  5. Paste the files inside that directory.
  6. Start up RetroDECK and select the game.

How do I add mods?

Check: Mod Guides โš™๏ธ - Mods: Yuzu - Switch