1. Austiposmen

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    Hi. Hacked my switch a couple days ago and I've been loving it. I've read up a little about linux on switch and wondered if it's possible to play visual novles with wine. The 2 I'm thinking about putting on is kamidori alchemy meister and evenicle. I read that evenicle has protondb support but kamidori alchemy meister doesn't.
     
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    It probably won't be practical to run those games. 99.9% of games will choose to compile for x86 (or sometimes AMD64) processors and the Switch uses an ARM64 processor. There are ways to emulate those processors instructions on ARM64 but it is usually very slow and probably not fast enough for games considering the Switch's already limited power. So technically yes they might work but there is no guarantee and you likely are better off using something like moonlight to stream them from a Windows machine. (Not to mention, Steam is not installable because it also is compiled for x86.)

    If you are really desperate, you can try to install hangover which might be able to play the games. Might run them, might not. Just don't expect good performance if it can run them.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/l4t-ubuntu-applcation-install-guides.537579/page-8#post-8624963
     
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    Why not just use your phone or something?
     
  4. Austiposmen

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    this is gonna sound dumb but how could I use my phone for that? lol
     
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    Mobile has similar problems to the Switch in terms of running x86 code on ARM processors so unless the developers made ports for those games then I have no idea why mobile was brought up in the first place. Possibly due to remote play options? But remote play is not really what you asked for as you were asking about playing it on the device itself.
     
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    He is wrong
     
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