Install Project OutFox on Nintendo Switch

Project OutFox

Project OutFox is a free BUT CLOSED SOURCE, cross-platform rhythm game. It is a fork of the OPEN SOURCE game, StepMania. It supports common key-based rhythm game formats (including 4-panel and 5-panel dance games among others), as well as keyboard and dance pad controllers.
It is customizable with user-made add-ons such as themes, and provides an integrated editor for creating your own simfiles.

Project OutFox only comes with a couple of songs, so you are expected to add your own content! There are multiple websites out there for hosting songpacks, here is one of them:
There are also official Project OutFox packs here:

To run: Menu -> Games -> Project OutFox
To run in a terminal: ~/ProjectOutFox/*/OutFox

How to customize Project OutFox (adding songpacks, theming, etc):

Your User Data folder is where you place custom content (like songpacks):

Fortunately, Project OutFox 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 Project OutFox.


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.
Project OutFox 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 Project OutFox

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Project OutFox.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Games category.

Now scroll down to find Project OutFox in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Project OutFox for you!

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