Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now also playable on the Yuzu Nintendo Switch Emulator

Last month, we informed you about Animal Crossing: New Horizons running on the PC via the Ryujinx Nintendo Switch emulator. However, we know that some of you prefer the other Nintendo Switch emulator, Yuzu. So, we are happy to report today that this latest Animal Crossing game is also playable on it.

Here is how you can patch Yuzu in order to run Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the PC.

  1. Update to the latest yuzu Early Access build.
  2. Install any update to Animal Crossing. At this time, the base game does not boot. However, any subsequent update (e.g. Animal Crossing v1.1.0 through v1.1.4) will work. If you need help installing the update, see these instructions.
  3. Add this patch (attached to this post) to Animal Crossing’s “mod” folder in yuzu. This is currently necessary to get past an initial crash on boot. Add this mod by right-clicking Animal Crossing in your game list, clicking “Open Mod Data Location”, next simply extract the patch into this directory, formatting is as shown in the example below:
  4. That’s all! Animal Crossing should boot and be playable! If you experience any crashes, we highly recommend that you turn OFF real-time audio. This can be changed by going to Emulation ? Configure ? Audio, and unchecking “Enable real-time audio”. We also highly recommend that you use the OpenGL renderer at this time.

Now as always. there might be some bugs and glitches that the team has not resolved. From what we know so far, the game is most likely fully playable – from start to finish – on Ryujinx. Thus, and if you encounter any bugs preventing you progress, we suggest switching emulators.

Have fun everyone!

Animal Crossing New Horizons Ingame / Gameplay (Yuzu Early Access 363)

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email