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How to enable Gyro working Gyro in Yuzu

Steam Deck with Gyro

This is a step by step guide on how to get working Gyro with Yuzu utilizing the Steam Deck's built in gyro.
We are looking into building this feature into RetroDECK in the future.

Prerequisites: RetroDECK Steam Deck Controller Layout

Make you have The Official RetroDECK Steam Deck Controller Layout installed and enabled.

If you don't have it read up on Step 3 from the getting started guide.

Steam Deck - RetroDECK Installation.

I already have SteamDeckGyroDSU installed:

If you already have SteamDeckGyroDSU installed you can skip Step 2 or we do recommend running the from home/deck/sdgyrodsu to make sure you have the latest version of SteamDeckGyroDSU.

Step 0: Edit the RetroDECK Layout

This step will be removed in the 0.8b update as the new profile version will have it enabled by default.

Launch RetroDECK.

  • Press the Steam button - Controller Settings - Make sure that the RetroDECK Layout is selected.
  • Press Edit Layout - You will be on the Action Set - RetroDECK - Set.
  • Go down to Gyro - Change it from As Joystick to Directional Pad.
  • You don't need to put in any values of the menus below, just go back with B button to RetroDECK.

Step 1: Install SteamDeckGyroDSU


Go to Desktop Mode and open the built in terminal Konsole from the KDE Menu (Start Menu).

Copy the following command into the terminal and hit enter:

bash <(curl -sL

This will Install SteamDeckGyroDSU and also create a new folder under HOME $HOME/sdgyrodsu/ aka home/deck/sdgyrodsu

In that folder you will find two other files that is good to know about:

  • - For updating SteamDeckGyroDSU

  • - For uninstalling SteamDeckGyroDSU

Step 2: Set RetroDECK Resolution

Go to back to game mode Game Mode

Go to RetroDECK.

But before you launch RetroDECK click on the โš™๏ธ icon - Properties - Shortcut - Game Resolution

Set the Resolution from Default to 1920x1080

Also turn on Set resolution for internal and external display (this might be hidden sometimes just go back one menu and go in again to make it show up).

Step 3:

Open the RetroDECK Configurator and launch Yuzu from: Main Menu - RetroDECK Configurator - Open Emulator - Yuzu

In Yuzu:

Go to: Emulation - Configure - Controls

Step 4: Configure Controls

Press the Input Device dropdown menu select Steam Virtual Gamepad 0.

Make sure that the Motion is checked in the bottom left and click the Configure underneath the Motion checkbox.

Step 5: Test and Configure Motion

Make sure that the localhost IP-adress and port exists to the left side of the menu.

If it does not exist you will need to manually add it:

  • Server:
  • Port: 26760
  • Press Add Server

Press the Test button to make sure you are getting data from SteamDeckGyroDSU.

If all has gone well you will get a message saying:

Successfully received data from the server.

Step 6: Go back to Controls and press the motion button

Go back to Controls

Now you need to press the Motion button and Shake the Steam Deck to bind the motion.

If all is working correctly the tiny box in the middle of the controller should move with your built in Gyro.

Step 6: Quit RetroDECK

Press OK - Press the Quit Emulator Hotkey (Select + Start) or go to File - Quit Yuzu

Quit the RetroDECK Configurator and Quit RetorDECK.

Step 7: Revert the Resolution to Default

Revert the changed you made to resolution in Step 2:

Click on the โš™๏ธ icon - Properties - Shortcut - Game Resolution

Set the Resolution from1920x1080 to Default

Also turn off Set resolution for internal and external display

Step 8: Launch RetroDECK

You can now launch RetroDECK and play Yuzu with motion.

Steam Deck with External Gyro Enabled Controllers


  • A gyro enabled external controller.

Step 1:


Linux Desktop with External Gyro Enabled Controllers


  • A gyro enabled external controller.

Step 1: