How to Emulate Switch on Steam Deck🎮All-in-One Guide

In this post, the editor will provide detailed steps about how can you emulate Switch games on Steam Deck to play on computers. When emulating, you can also use voice change software to prank others or protect your privacy. 

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Updated on Jan 31, 2024

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Hi. Do you love playing Switch games like Mario, Apollo Justice, Zelda, and Sonic Superstars? Have you ever felt that the Switch screen is small and your eyes feel uncomfortable? Actually, you can emulate Switch games on Steam Deck to play with a bigger screen. This will make it more pleasant not only for your eyes but also for yourself. With a bigger screen, you can better control the game character and enjoy better when playing. 

Now, a question arises: How can you emulate the Switch game you are playing on Steam Deck on your PCs? If you don't know, don't feel frustrated. That's why I wrote this post. In this post, I will provide you with specific games that emulate Switch games on Steam Deck. Read through and find the answers.

How to Set Up Steam Deck to Emulate Games

Before setting up to play Switch games on your Windows PC with Steam Deck, you should prepare yourself first. You need to download and install a powerful emulator on your computer first. Then, you can follow the step-by-step guide to emulate. To save you time in searching for emulators, I have chosen one suitable for both novices and pros. 

You should know whether your Switch can be jailbroken or not. If yes, read through and follow the guide; if not, you should search for ways online to manage it. 

✅Follow the steps below to play Switch games on Steam Deck:

Step 1. Open Steam Deck on your computers and ensure it's in desktop mode. You can reach this goal by long pressing the power button. When the power menu shows on your PC, choose the "Switch to Desktop" button. 

Step 2. Download and install the powerful emulator Yuzu. After installation, open it. This is the time that the emulator will ask for "Encryption Keys" on your Switch. Find the code and enter it into Yuzu. 

Step 3. Now, go to the "Configuration" section on Yuzu. Uncheck the "Confirm exit" under the General tab to keep the emulator running. 

Step 4. Go to its control panel and change the input device to "Steam Virtual Gamepad 0". 

Step 5. Then, go to the "Graphics" > "Advanced". Enable the option of "Use Fast GPU Time (Hack)". After setting, go back to the home page. 

Step 6. Find the "View" section and then choose "Fullscreen". Change "Docked" to "Handled" from the bottom of the Yuzu interface. 

Step 7. In the last step, you should copy the game files on the Deck. Back to Yuzu, click on "Add New Game Dictionary", and choose the location you just copied to. 

🎬A video tutorial will help you better understand the steps above:

If you are looking for guides on a specific game, the following content can lead you to the guide on how to emulate Pokemon: Go on Windows:

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Pro Tip: Change Your Voice When Playing Games on your PC

When playing games on your Windows computers, you can use a third-party voice-changing tool to help you change your voice with hotkeys. EaseUS VoiceWave is one of the best voice-changing software on the market. Its free trial lets you try the ordinary voice filters and popular ones in 24 hours. 

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In this post, I have provided specific steps on how to play Switch games on Steam Deck on your Windows PCs. After reading, now you must know how to do it. 

To help you better enjoy the game, you can also try EaseUS VoiceWave, a great voice changer for gaming, to change your voice in others. You can also customize the voice filter according to your own likes. I'm sure that it will give you a great experience with voice changing. 

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