Install Wine (x64) on Nintendo Switch
Run x86 and x64 Windows apps with a box64-emulated version x86/x64 wine-8.16 (WOW64 mode enabled).
To run: wine path/to/file.exe
To configure wine: go to 'Wine configuration' in main menu or type in terminal: wine winecfg
Not all Windows applications will work under Wine. It's a good idea to check online if your program can run, or if something can be tweaked to make it work.
Note: x86 32bit applications use the new Wine WOW64 mode. The WOW64 mode allows for running x86 Windows applications on x86_64 without any x86 Linux userspace.
Note: This mode is experimental in Wine and Box64 support for x86 code still need some work. However, many applications already work.
Note: the applications installed with wine will appear under the wine category in the main menu, and they will stay there even after uninstalling wine.
Need support with running a game or app with wine and box64? Ask it on the Pi Labs Discord: https://discord.gg/JKNQXprqUd
Fortunately, Wine (x64) 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 Wine (x64).
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.
Wine (x64) 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
Install Wine (x64)
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Wine (x64).
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Tools category, which leads to the Emulation category.
Now scroll down to find Wine (x64) in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Wine (x64) for you!