Wii U emulator: Cemu 1.2.0 released
Cemu, the popular (if highly experimental) Wii U emulator for Windows by developer Exzap has just been updated to version 1.2.0. This new version brings some level of audio support.
The previous release of the Cemu Wii U emulator had fixed issues with AMD graphic cards, which was a very awaited release.
Wii U Emulator Cemu – The full changelog for 1.2.0:
- Added basic audio support
- Added support for GX2 stencil buffers
- Improved controller options
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and small improvements
Cemu Wii U emulator: Games compatibility
The Cemu Wii U emulator is still work in progress so a full compatibility list would be moot at this point, but GBAtemp user t65xwing posted the following observations (keep in mind that this is not an official compatibility list at this point, but only the tests from one users. Other members at GBATemp have reported success with some of these games):
Angry Birds: Star Wars – No changes – Boots, then gets stuck on an infinite black screen
Bayonetta 1 – No changes – Crash on load
Captain Toad – No changes – Crash on load
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – No changes – See one of my previous posts on info on Deus Ex, which gets in-game. From 3 to 4 fps in-game
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze – No Changes – Infinite black screen after starting the campaign
Ducktales Rematered – No Changes – Infinite stuck on loading.
Game & Wario – No changes – Crash on load
Hyrule Warriors – No changes – Crash on load
Injustice Gods Among Us – No changes – Infinite stuck on loading.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – No changes – Crash on selecting game-mode
Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Minor changes – Now shows more loading screen stuff, though all is still broken.
Mario & Sonic Olympic Sochi 2014 – No changes – Infinite loading
Mario Kart 8 – Changes – SOUND! Mario Kart Stadium from 3-11 FPS to 10-14 FPS, It’s actually pretty playable now.
Mario Party 10 – No changes – Crash on load
Mass Effect 3 – No changes – Crash on load
Monster Hunter 3 – No changes – Boots, but gets stuck on an infinite black screen
NES Remix – No changes – Ges ingame and appears fully playable if it weren’t for the low framerate
New Super Luigi U – No changes – Crash after ‘Press 2’ to try to get in the menu *
New Super Mario Bros U – No changes – Crash after ‘Press 2’ to try to get in the menu *
Nintendoland – Changes – Has sound added which appears to be perfect, Allows to get much further. Text on Backbuffer, image on Framebuffer 0 (After a certain point has to switch to FB 4)
Sonic All Stars Racing – No changes – Stuck on loading
Splatoon – Changes – THERE IS SOUND! From 11 to 13,5 fps
Super Mario 3D World – No changes – Crash after supported controllers screen.
Super Smash Bros – Minor changes – It boots once again, showing a slightly flickering screen, it goes to a full black screen after a few minutes, at which point it’s stuck.
Wii Party U – No changes – Crash on Load
Wonderful 101 – Minor Changes – It now boots into an infinite black screen.
Yoshi’s Wooly World – Minor changes – It boots once again, gets to an infinite black screen after it’s finished loading.
Xenoblade Chronicles X – Changes – Configure the D-pad to navigate through the menu’s, plays the cutscene after Character Creation. In-game cutscene is so broken there’s no point in continuing. Backbuffer has subs. Framebuffer 28 shows an image. It’s even worse than Deus Ex. At some point you ave to enter your name with the gamepad. I don’t think you can progress further.
ZombiU – No changes – Crash on Load
* Specifically for New Super Mario Bros U and New Luigi U, other members at GBATemp have mentioned that one can actually play these games at 30fps already, provided they have the right files installed already. Also keep in mind that compatibility highly depends on your PC’s GPU (NVidia, AMD, or Intel – Intel being not really supported at this point)
Although this Wii U emulator is very recent and far from perfect, users are reporting that some games are already running at 30fps, and welcome the sound addition of this new release
The video below by GBATemp user WarDoctor shows the Wii U emulator running Mario Kart:
Download Cemu 1.2.0 – Wii U emulator for PC
Source: Thanks @Zecoxao for the tip!