|Operating System(s)||Windows 7+ (64-bit only)|
|Latest stable release||1.8.0 / May 30, 2017|
|Latest unstable release|
|Release date(s)||October 13, 2015|
Cemu is a Wii U emulator, released on October 13, 2015 for Windows 7 and up. It is the first real Wii U emulator and it is the first to be capable of running commercially released games. Although it can play commercially released games, some are slow, unstable, and many don't even load as the security features in the Wii U, as well as other features, have not been fully cracked or understood yet. The emulator also requires a modern computer to use as it requires compatibility with OpenGL 4.0 at the minimum requirement. However, as more and more updates come through, we can expect that over time, the emulator will become more stable and usable.
- Resolution up to 1920x1080
- Customizable GamePad Controller
- Support for GamePad, Pro Controller, and Classic Controller
- Many games run at 60FPS, such as NSMBU, Super Mario Maker, and Mario Kart 8
- Great debugging support
- Accurate audio emulation
Limitations and bugsEdit
- You can see graphical glitches in many games.
- Audio can become desynchronized in some games, although most games run fine as of version 1.5.1
- AMD GPUs, while often running as expected with up to date drivers, can still crash occasionally.
- Intel GPUs are not officially supported. They can cause significant visual glitches.
However, despite all these flaws, it is quite an amazing feat in its own to successfully run commercial Wii U games. As time goes on and it is updated further, the emulator will become more stable, bugs will be fixed, and more games will run at faster speeds.