Install Turbowarp on Nintendo Switch


Scratch 3 Desktop, but runs much faster. Also known as 'TurboWarp'
TurboWarp is a Scratch mod that compiles projects to JavaScript to make them run really fast. Also has dark mode, addons, and more. It even works when you're offline, just like the original Scratch Desktop.

To run: Menu -> Programming -> TurboWarp
To run in a terminal: /opt/TurboWarp/turbowarp-desktop

Fortunately, Turbowarp 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 Turbowarp.


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.
Turbowarp 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 Turbowarp

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

Then click on the Programming category.

Now scroll down to find Turbowarp in the list.

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

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