How to Play Wii U Games on Your PC With Cemu

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2024 by

The Wii U may not have been the most popular console, but it did have some great games that many PC gamers missed out on. Luckily, with the help of the Cemu emulator, you can now play Wii U games on your PC. In this article, we will guide you through the process of setting up and using Cemu to play your favorite Wii U games on your PC.

What is Cemu?

Cemu is a Wii U emulator that allows you to play Wii U games on your PC. It was developed by a team of programmers and is constantly being updated to improve performance and compatibility with different games. Cemu is free to download and use, but you will need to have a Wii U game ROM in order to play games on the emulator.

System Requirements

Before you start using Cemu, make sure your PC meets the minimum system requirements. These include:

  • Windows 7 (64-bit) or above
  • 4GB of RAM
  • OpenGL 4.1 or higher
  • A graphics card that supports OpenGL 4.1 or higher
  • A Wii U gamepad or compatible controller

Downloading and Setting Up Cemu

To download Cemu, go to the official Cemu website and click on the “Download” button. Once the download is complete, extract the files to a location of your choice. Next, you will need to download the Wii U system software and game ROMs. These can be found on various websites, but make sure to only download from trusted sources.

Once you have the necessary files, open Cemu and click on the “Options” tab. Under “General settings,” make sure the “Use separate gamepad view” option is checked. Next, click on the “Input settings” tab and configure your controller. If you are using a Wii U gamepad, you will need to connect it to your PC using a USB cable.

Playing Wii U Games on Cemu

To play a Wii U game on Cemu, click on the “File” tab and select “Load.” Navigate to the location where you saved your game ROM and select it. The game should now start running on Cemu. If you are using a Wii U gamepad, you can switch to the gamepad view by clicking on the “View” tab and selecting “Gamepad.”

Tips for Improving Performance

If you experience lag or other performance issues while using Cemu, there are a few things you can do to improve performance. First, make sure you have the latest version of Cemu installed. You can also try changing the graphics settings in Cemu to see if that improves performance. If you are using a low-end PC, you may need to lower the resolution or graphics settings to get the game to run smoothly.


With the help of Cemu, you can now play your favorite Wii U games on your PC. Just make sure to only download game ROMs from trusted sources and always keep Cemu updated for the best performance. Have you tried using Cemu to play Wii U games on your PC? Let us know in the comments.

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