The Wii U was the short lived successor to Nintendo's highly successful Wii console, and the predecessor of the Switch. Despite being a commercial flop, its library is quite big and there are still quite a few titles on Wii U yet to be ported to the Switch.

Buying a dead console to experience them is a waste of money. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase how to set up CEMU Emulator to play Wii U Games on PC.

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CEMU Emulator

Where to Download Cemu From?

Cemu can be downloaded from the official website. Just click download the latest version to get a zip file containing the installer.

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64bit.
  • RAM: 8GB RAM (more is always better)
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 750Ti / AMD Radeon R7 265 or above
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 3.2GHz / AMD FX-8350 4GHz. CPUs with higher cores and threads are always preferred.

How to Setup Cemu?

Extract the zip file onto your desired folder (not on C drive). Create 2 folders named "DLC" and "Games"

Cemu Setup Guide For Beginners
How to Setup Cemu?

Right click on the Cemu Launcher, click on Properties>Compatibility>enable Disable fullscreen optimizations and Run this program as an administrator

Next, on the Change high DPI Settings option, tick the Program DPI option and High DPI scaling Override

Run Cemu. On the quickstart, you can ignore the Mlc01 option and use the gamepath option to browse to where you have put your games.

How to configure your Controller for Cemu?

Go to Options >Input Settings. Pick a controller type and choose your controller API. It is best to stick with the Wii U Pro Controller - you could switch between the APIs until your controller works. And don’t forget to also click on Controller so that it’s marked as Controller 1.

Cemu Controller Setup Guide
How to configure your Controller for Cemu?

Start mapping your inputs to your own desire. Once you’re done, don’t forget to name your profile, and hit Save.

  • SDL: PlayStation/Nintendo Controllers
  • Xinput: Xbox Controllers
  • DirectInput: Generic Controllers

Where to get Wii U games?

Players can either dump them legally from their own console or download a dumped version of the game on the internet.

Cemu Installation Setup Guide
Where to get Wii U games?

How to Install Games Using Cemu?

  • On the top bar, go to File, then Install game title, update or DLC
  • If using Dumpling, navigate to the /dumpling folder on the root of your SD card, otherwise navigate to your dumping tool's directory for games
  • Open the relevant folder corresponding to what you want to install. This is either the Games, Updates or DLC folder for dumpling
  • Open the folder of what you’d like to install
  • Open the meta folder and select meta.xml

How To Install Wii U Games On Cemu

What are the best Wii U games that haven't come to the Switch?

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade X is the spiritual sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii. Despite its few graphical shortcomings due to the limitation of the Wii, XBX still manages to impress with its sheer artistry and scale. Speaking of scale it's been estimated that Xenoblade X is larger than the worlds of the Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 combined. The Witcher 3 could fit in Xenoblade X three times while Fallout 4 could fit inside X's world 5 times.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X

The biggest selling point of the game is getting your own mech (Skell). This doesn't happen until 30+ hours into the game but is rewarding once you do. Skells themselves offer different combat and traversal options including the ability to fly. However, it comes at a cost. The Skells themselves are expensive and can be destroyed in combat. Replacing them isn't cheap either. In combat, your Skell's equipment determines what arts you can use. However, like attacking appendages of your enemies in ground combat? Enemies can also attack individual parts of your skell. Once you lose an arm or something, this can prevent you from using a specific art in that fight. So it is imperative to know when to use your skell and when to save it from destruction.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Twilight Princess is among my favorite Zelda games. To say that the original hadn't aged well would be quite an understatement. Make no mistake that this is not a full-on remake. You are still seeing the original character models and geometry with a fresh coat of paint.

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Twilight Princess HD

While Twilight Princess is not the best in the franchise, it does have probably the best dungeons of any 3D Zelda, maybe tied with Majora's Mask. I admire this game a lot for its uniquely darker tone, a wealth of atmosphere, epic/cinematic storytelling, and I love the variety of types of gameplay including mini-games in between the big quests.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

This is everything a remake should be. It keeps the entire essence of the original while at the same time fixing so many of the problems that the original did have. It didn't try to distance itself too far, but it also improved itself. This is as perfect as a remake really can be done.

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The story and characters are among the best in the Zelda series, bosses are challenging.

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