Install Minecraft Java Prism Launcher on Nintendo Switch

Minecraft Java Prism Launcher

Prism Launcher is an Open Source Minecraft launcher with the ability to manage multiple instances, accounts and mods. Focused on user freedom and free redistributability.

Features of the launcher:

  • Microsoft, Mojang, and PC GamePass Account support
  • Curseforge Modrinth FTB ATLauncher and Technic Mod and Modpack browser and updater
  • Automatic Java 8/17 installation
  • Fabric, Forge, and Quilt mod loading
  • Supports minecraft versions from the old beta/alphas and old snapshots all the way up the latest snapshots

Features NOT in this launcher (but available in others):

  • NONE

NOTE: The use of performance enhancing mods is highly encouraged, such as optifine with Optifabric and Fabric/Forge or Sodium/Lithium/Starlight Fabric Mods.

To run: Menu -> Games -> Prism Launcher
To run in a terminal: MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=3.3 prismlauncher

The Prism Launcher Wiki can be found here:
Optifine alternatives:
If you need help installing Optifine:

Note: Prism Launcher officially supports Linux and MacOS ARM through community collaboration.

Fortunately, Minecraft Java Prism Launcher is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Minecraft Java Prism Launcher.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Jammy, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Jammy.
Minecraft Java Prism Launcher will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Minecraft Java Prism Launcher

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Minecraft Java Prism Launcher.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Games category.

Now scroll down to find Minecraft Java Prism Launcher in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Minecraft Java Prism Launcher for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at