Compatibility
Okay
Game functions with major graphical or audio glitches, but game is playable from start to finish 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.

Game-Specific Configuration

  • Controller Configuration: Single Player - Dual Joycons - Docked

Game-Specific Workarounds

  1. There are two mods you will 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.
  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
01/20/2020 chepeman on 01/21/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1070
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
ce7ae86
Great
01/18/2020 Neo-fender on 01/18/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
d856337
Bad
01/18/2020 rdg159 on 01/19/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Intel(R) HD Graphics 630
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
a2c295b
Bad
01/15/2020 xAnthony on 01/15/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
GeForce GTX 1660/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
9f8c11a
Okay
01/12/2020 Merlinus on 01/16/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8300H CPU @ 2.30GHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
7852770
Great
01/12/2020 Tulio_Santos1 on 01/21/2020 AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1080
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
5f251a8
Okay
01/10/2020 Tulio_Santos1 on 01/11/2020 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Windows
Mainline Build
d294afe
Okay
01/6/2020 Danuer on 01/13/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8600K CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
84c928b
Perfect
01/6/2020 Danuer on 01/13/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8600K CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
84c928b
Perfect
01/6/2020 BigBuckMaine on 01/10/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
84c928b
Great

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