CEMU Emulator is one of the best emulators on the market and lets you emulate Wii U games on PC. These include multiple Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, and other Nintendo titles that are exclusive to Wii U. Now you can download CEMU 1.21.1 for even better performance, various bug fixes, and Vulkan updates fans have been waiting for.
Ever since CEMU started supporting the Vulkan API, performance in various games improved drastically. Players can enjoy their favorite games at higher resolutions and framerates quite easily. We have written various guides that you can follow, and optimize CEMU.
You can now download the latest version of CEMU, which is currently 1.21.1b from the following link.
Here are the new features, and fixes in the latest version of CEMU.
general: Game list and title manager will auto-size columns to fit width of content
Column width can still be changed manually
general: Fixed an issue where installed games would show up twice in the game list (#406)
general: The checksum tool can now properly handle paths which contain special characters (#408)
debugger: Added an option to break at the entry point of the main module
debugger: Fixed step over/into toolbar buttons having no effect
debugger: Fixed an issue where the debugger wouldn't remember settings if the debugger settings directory didn't already exist
Vulkan: Flush pending GPU commands on idle
Fixes extremly low framerate in Devil's Third and Mass Effect 3
Vulkan: Added proper support for shaders which use streamout combined with rasterizer
Fixes invisible fire in SM3DW and broken fur effects in DKC: Tropical Freeze
Vulkan: Resolved an issue where anisotropic nearest-neigbor texture filtering would use a linear filter
Fixes blurry textures in Minecraft: Story Mode
Vulkan: Added proper support for FBOs with zero attachments
This fixes invisible character models in Smash 4 (#407)
Vulkan: Avoid undefined behavior when sampling depth from depth-stencil textures by setting aspect mask correctly
Fixes pixel artifacts in Tokyo Mirage Session on some AMD GPUs
Vulkan: Internal tweaks to reduce geometry flicker on AMD GPUs when streamout is used
If you already have CEMU installed, you can simply update it through the emulator itself. Players can experience their favorite titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, and more through the emulator. CEMU emulation has come a long way over the years, and it is probably the best emulator when it comes to how well it emulates these titles. It also makes use of modern APIs like Vulkan, which give significant boost in performance across the board.
There are other emulators like Yuzu for Nintendo Switch as well, that is making progress, but it will take some time before it becomes as accessible, optimized, and powerful as CEMU.