Compatibility
Bad
Game functions, but with major graphical or audio glitches. Unable to progress in specific areas due to glitches even with workarounds.
Release(s)
01006BB00C6F0000

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Summary

You can start a new game, and play Link’s Awakening, but due to a bug, tall grass and tree models are experiencing black flickering. Turing series GPUs (GTX 16XX - RTX 20XX series) will have some rendering issues. Most sound effects are missing during gameplay, with the exception of Link’s voice. When loading new animations the game freezes for a few seconds.

Using the Vulkan renderer fixes most of the rendering issues (no black flickering, water has transparency, lighting is accurate instead of overbright and washed-out, and DOF/blur works correctly making the removal mod unnecessary), but yuzu will occasionally crash to the desktop without warning. This occurs most consistently when entering Manbo’s Pond, where it will happen every time; switch to the OpenGL renderer before trying to enter in order to get past this.

Game-Specific Configuration

  • Controller Configuration: Single Player - Dual Joycons - Docked or Custom Profile/Pro Controller + Docked Mode

Game-Specific Workarounds

  1. There are two mods you may need to install: Blur removal and a softlock patch.
  2. To add mods to a specific game, simply right click on the game in yuzu’s game list, select Open Mod Data Location. Extract the provided mods into this directory.
  3. You can enable/disable mods for your game by right-clicking on the game in yuzu’s games list, selecting Properties, then simply selecting or deselecting the mod.
  4. When you load into the game, you will hear audio after a few seconds (longer if you have Use asynchronous GPU emulation on), and a black screen (NVDEC, the video decoder of the Switch’s GPU is not implemented yet, so no videos play in Link’s Awakening) once you hear sound, press ZL & ZR, this will skip the intro (If you have added the game save found below)
  5. Follow on-screen prompts to proceed into gameplay.

Known Issues

Title Created Last Updated
Unimplement ioctl on Link's Awakening October 19, 2019 November 22, 2019
DisconnectNpad getting called due to AcquireNpadStyleSetUpdateEventHandle September 24, 2019 January 25, 2020

Compatibility

Build Date Tested By Hardware Version Rating
03/27/2020 Patrik1480 on 03/27/2020 AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
1cb7617
Bad
03/27/2020 Tulio_Santos1 on 03/27/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Windows
Mainline Build
1cb7617
Okay
03/22/2020 ljrl on 03/22/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400F CPU @ 2.90GHz
GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
09246b1
Great
03/21/2020 Tulio_Santos1 on 03/21/2020 AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1660
Windows
Mainline Build
6614fb6
Okay
03/21/2020 Trunks on 03/22/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 3.80GHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Windows
Mainline Build
6614fb6
Intro/Menu
03/21/2020 Trunks on 03/21/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 3.80GHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Windows
Mainline Build
6614fb6
Won't Boot
03/19/2020 GamingDragon93 on 03/19/2020 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Six-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 960
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
db8ff90
Bad
03/13/2020 LightOracle67 on 03/18/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz
GeForce GTX 1050
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
6f9ddf6
Bad
03/10/2020 Tulio_Santos1 on 03/14/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-9100F CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GT 1030
Windows
Mainline Build
daf658c
Bad
03/7/2020 An_Ko on 03/07/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1060
Windows
Mainline Build
f1fb4b2
Okay

Game Mods

See our game modding article on how to apply patches.
Name Description
ZLA_Noblur_Mod.zip Disables blur and depth of field.

Savefiles

Name Description
Skip Intro Skips the intro softlock.

Screenshots