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It's now possible to play Breath of the Wild on PC at 4K and 60 FPS

By Polycount ยท 11 replies
Feb 8, 2019
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  1. Whether you love or hate the idea of platform-exclusive games, they aren't going anywhere anytime soon; particularly not when games like Nintendo's Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey sell Switch consoles at a rate of 50 percent or more.

    Unfortunately for the publishers who choose to go the exclusive route, though, such business practices inevitably create a standard supply and demand scenario.

    To use Breath of the Wild as an example again, it's Switch-only nature has caused some non-Switch gamers to turn to legally-grey methods of obtaining and playing the game.

    For many such players, that means using CEMU (one of the most popular emulation tools out there) to make the game playable on PC.

    Historically, CEMU has required heavy tweaks to make Breath of the Wild playable on PC. Various third-party mods and shader overhauls were practically essential to boost FPS to playable levels, but those adjustments often came at the cost of Breath of the Wild's otherwise-gorgeous visuals.

    Now, it seems that those tweaks might not be quite as necessary. With the latest release of CEMU (1.15.2), Breath of the Wild seems to be able to run at a minimum of 60 FPS, and often much higher, in glorious 4K.

    A reasonably powerful computer might still be necessary to hit those numbers, but the bar has clearly been lowered quite a bit.

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  2. R00sT3R

    R00sT3R TS Guru Posts: 161   +342

    I thought playing it at 60fps broke alot of the in-game physics (arrow trajectory and such like), last time I looked.

    ...have they somehow fixed that as well?
  3. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,762   +387

    I believe so. Things look fine from the footage we dug up.
  4. ZackL04

    ZackL04 TS Guru Posts: 531   +260

    BotW is not switch only. It was also released on WiiU. Cemu is a WiiU emulator not Switch.

    Btw Cemu kicks ***.
  5. Drew Valadez

    Drew Valadez TS Booster Posts: 56   +33

    Is it possible to hook up a WiiU gamepad to a PC running Cemu?
  6. ZackL04

    ZackL04 TS Guru Posts: 531   +260

    I would assume yes, I cant imagine there isnt a remap program to convert to x-input

    I would rather us an xbox one controller, same one you would use for all your other pc games and emulators too
  7. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Guru Posts: 414   +265

    I've got this running on my computer and it runs fantastic. I tried it early last year and it wasn't any good in terms of performance. It's really good right now. You just need a strong PC.
  8. Drew Valadez

    Drew Valadez TS Booster Posts: 56   +33

    Define strong....
    I have a 2500K and a 970 and if I remember right that wasn't enough for Dolphin at a time but I think a Ryzen 2600(x) may be moving closer than later because my PC needs a few reboots before it grabs the OS successfully and launches otherwise I'm staring at a black screen till I kill the power.
  9. ZackL04

    ZackL04 TS Guru Posts: 531   +260

    Dolphin has always done fine with your 2500k, as long as she was overclocked.

    Now dolphin runs on anything, its been optomized to the moon

    Try a bios flash, or new hdd/ssd
    Milest and Drew Valadez like this.
  10. Ryan Barrett

    Ryan Barrett TS Rookie

    Can you point me to a guide of some kind on how to get this up and running? I don't really have any experience with emulators.
  11. ScottW

    ScottW TS Rookie

    You DO have the option for X-input - I play with an Xbox 360 controller just fine :D
  12. ZackL04

    ZackL04 TS Guru Posts: 531   +260

    Yep, thats why im saying there must be some type of a wrapper for a wiiu pro controller

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