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Best Performance Settings for The Legend of Zelda: Botw On Cemu 1.12.0

The Legend of Zelda: Botw On Cemu 1.12.0
The Legend Of Zelda Botw

Previously we showed you how to Install Cemu 1.12.0 and how to download and play The Legend of Zelda: Botw on Cemu 1.12.0. Today, however, we are bringing you tips and setting tweaks which will give you the best performance when playing The Legend of Zelda: Botw on Cemu 1.12.0 or any other game for that matter.

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As of right now, the latest version of Cemu is 1.12.0. This Wii U emulator has come a long way in terms of performance and usability. With each new version, the devs incorporate many new features into the emulator. To see whats new in Cemu 1.12.0 and to learn how to install The Legend of Zelda: Botw please read our Article here. Although, The Legend of Zelda: Botw runs very well on the latest build of Cemu, however, there are still some extra tweaks that you can do to make it run even better. So let’s get right into it.

The Legend of Zelda: Botw On Cemu 1.12.0
Beautiful open world in The Legend OF Zelda Botw

Best GameProfile settings for The Legend Of Zelda: Botw on Cemu 1.12.0

Step 1- Start your Cemu emulator and then in the game list, right click The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and select “Open game profile”.

The Legend of Zelda: Botw On Cemu 1.12.0
Open game profile

Step 2- For the best settings, copy the text from the image below into your own Botw “game profile”. You can also download a .txt file from here and copy the settings from it.

The Legend of Zelda: Botw On Cemu 1.12.0
Game profile settings

Generally, the rule is, if you have an i7 processor with 6 or more cores, your cpuMode should be set to Triplecore-Recompiler. If you have an i5 or a 4 core processor, cpuMode should be set to Dualcore-Recompiler. If you have a dual core processor then set the cpuMode to Singlecore-Recompiler.

Once you have typed these settings into Botw game profile, click save and close it.

Renaming shader cache for your games on Cemu 1.12.0

Normally, when you have shader cache for a certain game, say Botw, once you run the game a screen should pop up as shown below.

The Legend of Zelda: Botw On Cemu 1.12.0
Shader Cache compiler

However, If you have the shader cache file for the game but shader cache compilation does not begin once you run the game, it means that Cemu is not picking up the shader Cache file. To fix this follow these steps:

Step 1- Navigate to your Cemu folder.

Step 2- Open the log.txt file.

Step 3- Search for the line that says “shader cache name”. Copy the name of the shader cache as shown in the image below.

The Legend of Zelda: Botw On Cemu 1.12.0
Shader Cache name in log file

Step 4- Now navigate to “shadercache” folder inside the Cemu folder and then go to “transferable”. There will be a .bin file. Right-click this file and select rename. Paste the copied name here and that’s it.

Now the shader cache compilation should work as normal.

Nvidia Settings for The Legend of Zelda: Botw On Cemu 1.12.0

Step 1- Right-click your desktop and then click on Nivida control panel.

Step 2- Go to manage 3d settings tab on the left.

Step 3- Go to program settings tab.

Step 4- Select Cemu.exe from the drop-down menu. If it doesn’t appear there then click the add button and then click browse then manually navigate to the Cemu folder and choose the Cemu.exe file and click open.

Step 5-

  • Set “Anistropic filter” to off.
  • Set “Maximum pre-rendered frames” to 1.
  • Set “Open GL rendering GPU” to your actual GPU and not system default.
  • Set “Power management mode” to  Prefer maximum performance.
  • Set “Shader Cache” to on.
  • Set “Texture filtering for anistropic sample optimization” to off.
  • Set “Threaded optimization” to on only if you a very fast CPU.
  • Set “Triple buffering” to on.

AMD Settings for The Legend of Zelda: Botw On Cemu 1.12.0

Step 1- Go to AMD Radeon settings.

Step 2-Go to Profile Graphics

Step 3- Change the settings to the following:

  • Set “Anti-Aliasing mode” to “use application settings”.
  • Set “Anti-Aliasing method” to “Multisampling”.
  • Set “Morphological Filtering” to off.
  • Set “Anistropic Filtering mode” to “Use application settings”.
  • Set “Texture Filtering Quality” to “performance”.
  • Set “Surface Format Optimization” to off.
  • Set “Wait for Vertical Refresh” to “Always off”.
  • Set “OpenGL Triple Buffering” to off.
  • Set “Shader Cache” to off.
  • Set “Tessellation Mode” to off.
  • Set “Frame Rate Target Control” to Disabled.
The Legend of Zelda: Botw On Cemu 1.12.0
Settings for AMD users

Additional Settings for Improved Performance on Cemu 1.12.0

Step 1– Open Cemu and go to the options tab at the top.

Step 2- Set “upscale filter” to “Bilinear”.

Step 3- Set “Fullscreen scaling” to “Keep aspect ratio”.

Step 4- Set “GPU buffer cache accuracy” to “low(fast)”.

and that’s it, your game should run better with these settings.

Do let us know in the comments if these settings helped you get better fps.