Cemu 1.5.0 Download Now Available To The Public

The Cemu team has announced that the public version of Cemu 1.5.0 is now available to download. Last week they released version 1.5.0 to those who are sending them money through Patreon, and now they’ve made the Wii U emulator available for everyone out there who are either too cheap, too poor or too lazy to support them on Patreon.

The changelog hasn’t changed since last week, but you can check it out over on the Cemu website, where they reiterate from last week the details on improving the emulator’s sound emulation, the reduced usage of video memory on a GPU and other bug fixes and performance enhancements to get the emulator to run Wii U games at optimal speeds and with top notch graphics.

You can download Cemu 1.5.0 from over on the official Cemu.info website.

It’s a small download and you will need a Windows 7 64-bit OS or higher to run the emulator, along with OpenGL 4.0 compatible or higher GPU, and at least 4GB of RAM.

Now if you’re curious about how well Cemu 1.5.0 runs Wii U ROMs on PC, there’s a video below from CattaRappa running Super Mario 3D World.

If you follow he progress on the emulator’s forums, they note that they have already released version 1.5.1 to Patreon users. So if you pay $5 you can already gain access to the latest version of the emulator, which many are saying has already made some significant leaps over version 1.5.0. You can see how 1.5.1 runs Captain Toad Treasure Tracker with the video below from GameDev1909.

You can also check out a video that he has up of Splatoon running in version 1.5.1. You can only access that version ahead of the public release by forking over some cash over on the Cemu Patreon account.

Over on the Cemu forums user Djipi rolls out a list of games that work and don’t work after testing them on version 1.5.1. You can check out his results below.

01 – Zelda Wind Waker HD USA – Sound improved –
02 – Zelda Wind Waker HD EUR – Crash in EUROPE Region , Work in USA Region –
03 – Zelda Twilight Princess EUR – Playable no sound for me –
04 – Starfox Guard EUR – Black Loading screen –
05 – Bayonetta EUR – Long Loading time return –
06 – Bayonetta 2 EUR – Black Screen Loading –
07 – Captain Toad EUR – No changes –
08 – Donkey Kong Country Tropical EUR – Start game with a save but freeze –
09 – Hyrule Warrior EUR – Start but Flashing green screen –
10 – Mario Kart 8 EUR – Big speed and sound improved, Load are long now –
11 – Kirby Rainbow EUR – No changes –
12 – Shovel Knight EUR – Sound problem now –
13 – Splatton EUR – Graphics improved –
14 – Pikmin 3 EUR – After Load screen freeze –
15 – Starfox Zero EUR – No changse –
16 – New Super Mario Bras U EUR – Speed improved –
17 – Super Mario Maker EUR – No changes –
18 – Super Mario 3D World EUR – Speed and graphics improved –
19 – Super Smash Bros U EUR – No changes –
20 – Xenoblade Chronicles EUR – No changes –
21 – Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars EUR- Crash –
22 – New Super Luigi U EUR – Like New Super Mario Bras U EUR –
23 – Project Zero WiiU EUR – Crash –
24 – Sonic Lost World EUR – black screen not start –
25 – Nes Remix EUR – No changes –

For more info on Cemu feel free to visit the official website. The public download for version 1.5.1 should arrive by next week.


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