CemU 1.17.1: New Update To WiiU Emulator Brings Performance & Stability Upgrades

Nostalgia comes to mind when we think of old gaming devices. Be it the NES, the Gamescom or even the Nintendo Gameboy, all of these were the building blocks of the world we live in today. Since then, we have seen a number of emulators for these devices grow to support the PC interface. Recently though, with a new generation of devices, we are seeing newer titles and thus making support is becoming more difficult. Luckily enough, in an article on WCCFTECH, there is some good news.

The CemU emulator for the PC emulates titles from the Nintendo WiiU. These include relatively newer titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as well. The article states that a newer version of the emulator is now available: Version 1.17.1. Currently, this version is only available to Patreon supporters but is set to be available to the general audience pretty soon.

Version 1.17.1

The main focus of the update is to bring changes to Vulkan Backend which is responsible for the performance of the emulator. Currently, in version 1.17.0, there were major updates made to the Vulkan Backend but this new update surpasses that. Additionally, it also includes a new GUI, focuses on making improvements to it, of course. The article attached a video link from Youtube which explains all the features in-depth and what they bring to the table. Of course, the main goal is to bring stability and to emulate the experience as close to the original console itself.

Considering the fact that people are eager to play games such as Breath of the Wild, not all of them can afford a WiiU or the new Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the Switch Emulators aren’t that advanced yet. Keeping all of that in mind, this may be the only way people can enjoy said titles without actually having to splurge out cash for the console itself.


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Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.
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