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Yuzu – the Nintendo Switch game emulator may soon disappear. Nintendo is suing the creators and has a good chance of winning


Yuzu - the Nintendo Switch game emulator may soon disappear.  Nintendo is suing the creators and has a good chance of winningThe creators of one of the most popular Nintendo Switch game emulators, software called Yuzu, were sued by Nintendo after many years. The emulator appeared in 2018, and today it offers players its capabilities on Windows, Linux and Android. Nintendo has collected a lot of evidence that the emulator is mainly used to play “pirated” copies of games, and the developers know this very well. The lawsuit is based on the DMCA.

It had to happen eventually: the very popular Nintendo Switch game emulator – Yuzu – may soon disappear from the Internet. Nintendo is fed up with the fact that the software allows illegal play of almost all productions with the snap of a button. The lawsuit has solid grounds.

Yuzu – the Nintendo Switch game emulator may soon disappear.  Nintendo is suing the creators and has a good chance of winning

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Nintendo filed its lawsuit against Tropic Haze, the creators of the Yuzu emulator, on February 26, 2024. The software is able to run games from the Nintendo Switch console on other devices, but requires special keys, which are located in the prod.keys file (they enable game decryption). They can be extracted from your console, although not entirely legally. For this purpose, a loophole in the first versions of the console is used, the keys in question are downloaded from the Internet, or a special element (modchip) is soldered that allows unauthorized software to be run on the device. Nintendo does not look favorably on all these methods. The accusation is based on a DMCA violation because Yuzu allows you to run illegal copies of games, and as we already know, this cannot be done without bypassing security measures.

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The company officially wrote that Yuzu “enables piracy on a huge scale.” This is evidenced by the fact that when The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was released on the Internet some time before its premiere, it was downloaded over a million times before its debut, and the gameplay was made possible thanks to Yuzu. Additionally, one of the emulator’s authors publicly talks about the game’s compatibility with Nintendo Switch, often a day before its premiere. Big N points out that the official software website contains detailed instructions on how to break the console’s security. The lawsuit also includes information that the creators are well aware that Yuzu is an emulator that is used almost exclusively for playing “pirated” copies of games. The evidence may be that when an illegal copy of a given game appears, a link to the Yuzu emulator is attached to it. Nintendo’s request, in addition to financial compensation, is to remove the Yuzu emulator from all devices and media, as well as to put the official website yuzu-emu.org under the company’s control. We can read the entire content of the lawsuit at this address.

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Source: The Verge



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