The Cemu team seem to be working really fast and working around the clock to not only get up new versions quickly, but keep both the public and their Patreon supporters constantly glued to the forums and social media sites as they pump out new content regularly.
It was reported earlier that the Wii U emulator, Cemu 1.5.0, just recently was made available to the public via the official Cemu website. Well, as 1.5.0 was made available to the public, 1.5.1 was made available to Patreon users. That means you can expect 1.5.1 to be available for free to the public next week.
Over on the GBA Temp forums user Wardoctors, a Patreon supporter, posted up the changelog for Cemu 1.5.1, which just went live on May 23rd.
What did they modify, change and improve in this latest version? Well, they fixed the input for controllers that had off-center axes calibrations, as well as added an axis range scaler for adjustable analog precision. They added a new instruction recompiler for the CPU, along with fixing some CPU bugs that returned some incorrect values.
They tossed in an API for the voice ratio, along with added a log for the audio API, which will be useful for debuggers and finding possible hiccups in the audio emulation.
They fixed some color issues for some texture dump formats as well as fixed some vertex ordering issues. There’s also still plenty of work to be done to get a number of games up and running, or improve the performance of games that can run on the Wii U emulator.
You can see how well Mario Kart 8 runs on version 1.5.1 of the Cemu Wii U emulator with the video below courtesy of beatlep.
Other videos were also posted up, showing how well the Wii U exclusive Splatoon operates on 1.5.1 on an AMD FX 8320 with 16GB of RAM running on an R9 390, courtesy of TheDarkemaste.
One of the more impressive videos is New Super Mario Bros. U running at a full 60 frames per second on 1.5.1 as if it were nobody’s business.
You would be hard pressed to peg it as a game running on emulation due to how clean and pristine the emulation is. You can see a video of New Super Mario Bros. U below, running in real-time with the fixed audio from the Patreon version of the Cemu courtesy of Bahax PC Gaming.
That’s the power of an FX 6300 at 3.5ghz running on a 12GB system with a Zotac GTX 960 and 2GB of VRAM.
Very impressive stuff.
If you feel you have a computer beefy enough to handle the Cemu, and you’re interested in tetsing out some Wii U ROM dumps on the emulator, you can donate to the Cemu team to receive early builds of the emulator and get your hands on 1.5.1 before everyone else. For more info or to pledge some funds so you can download the latets version of the emulator, you can check out the Cemu Patreon page.