Install Unciv on Nintendo Switch
An open-source, mod-friendly Android+Desktop remake of Civ V
A reimplementation of the most famous civilization-building game ever—fast,
small, no ads, free forever!
Build your civilization, research technologies, expand your cities and
defeat your foes!
To run: Menu -> Games -> Unciv
To run in a terminal: ~/Unciv/Unciv.sh
Fortunately, Unciv is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Unciv.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu, which is currently version 5.1.0 Ubuntu Bionic.
Unciv will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.
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- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Unciv.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Games category.
Now scroll down to find Unciv in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Unciv for you!