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)
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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 froze few second and run fine again

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 November 4, 2019

Compatibility

Build Date Tested By Hardware Version Rating
12/1/2019 Miaowz on 12/01/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
AMD Radeon(TM) RX 560 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
3e66f31
Intro/Menu
11/24/2019 miyie on 11/25/2019 AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
b3a35d6
Bad
11/23/2019 thesweetiger on 11/24/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
ee4a028
Great
11/23/2019 ZantsuRocks on 11/23/2019 AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Eight-Core Processor
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Windows
Mainline Build
0b72653
Okay
11/22/2019 ZantsuRocks on 11/22/2019 AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Eight-Core Processor
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Windows
Mainline Build
9158529
Intro/Menu
11/21/2019 soufyan on 11/22/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
0e60afb
Okay
11/21/2019 artemisery on 11/22/2019 AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Eight-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
0e60afb
Intro/Menu
11/20/2019 PSDat123 on 12/01/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8265U CPU @ 1.60GHz
GeForce MX110/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
d8c4e37
Bad
11/17/2019 Tulio_Santos1 on 11/18/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz
GeForce RTX 2080/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
85c29d2
Won't Boot
11/17/2019 BlueGohan14 on 11/17/2019 AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Eight-Core Processor
TITAN Xp/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
85c29d2
Bad

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.