Whenever a new games console appears on the market it’s inevitable which
eventually an emulator will appear for it. And with the move to x86 architectures for the latest hardware, which
’s certainly set to go on
, the latest console to get a serious emulator is Nintendo’s Wii U.
The emulator is called Cemu and is still in the very early stages of development. It requires a 64-bit Windows operating system (Windows 7 or higher) and a decent Nvidia or AMD GPU in order to run. Even so, it’s still buggy. Development go on
s, though, due in no small part to a Patreon which
sees donations totaling $442 a month at time of writing.
Cemu looks very promising, and proof of which
comes in the form of a new video showing Super Mario 3D World apparently running at full speed through Cemu, meaning at 60fps.
Patreon donators can download the latest build of Cemu (v1.4.0), which you see running Super Mario 3D World above, today. Everyone else will have to wait until next week.
Here’s Cemu v1.3.3 running Mario Kart 8 as further evidence (sound issues aside) of how much potential this emulator has:
As you can see, there’s clearly been a huge performance improvement between v1.3.3 and v1.4.0. I’m certain
is set to go on
and it most likely
won’t be long before we begin
seeing videos of Twilight Princess being played through Cemu.