The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild running on PC with CEMU 1.7.4 Revealed

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A few weeks ago we told you about a fans project dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that aims to run the Wii U version of the game on the PC using the emulator of CEMU. According to the reports, the project seems to have made small steps forward and the current build is more stable and functional.


Shortly after arriving on store shelves for Nintendo Switch and Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was emulated with the emulator of CEMU for PC, but the results were not really exciting, for example, with an average frame rate of 15 FPS. However, in recent days the situation has changed and the game works much better.

As you can see in the new video published at the bottom of the news, the frame rate has been increased slightly over the previous version and also the fighting and physics seem to work properly, as well as powers of Link. With the next version of the emulator, CEMU 1.7.4, in fact, the new Zelda chapter should go from 15 to 30 frames per second, although there will be small glitches.

The previous build ran at 15 fps on a configuration equipped with processor Intel i7-4790K, video card of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 and 8 GB of RAM, the progress is therefore evident in the video so far.

The authors are continuing to work on the project, it is good to clarify that there is no commercial purpose behind their work, it is likely that Nintendo can intervene to stop the works: by this time the house of Kyoto has not commented anything about it but the team says they are ready to a stop in case of an explicit request by the Japanese company.

Note that the news reported is only meant to illustrate the technical advances in the field of gaming and emulation, and it is not intended in any way to incite or encourage piracy.