Wii U emulators
|Name||Operating System(s)||Latest Version||Compatibility||Active||Open-Source||Recommended|
|Cemu||Windows||1.7.3 (free), 1.7.4c (paid)||Medium||✓||✗||✗|
- Cemu can launch and play most major commercial games (such as WW:HD/MK8/SM3DW/BOTW) with minor glitches (such as audio glitches in WW:HD) or major glitches (such as Bokoblin eyes on AMD being broken in BOTW).
- Decaf is a research project for Wii U emulation. It is able to boot some commercial games.
You might have read about an unofficial branch of Dolphin with Wii U support — don't get your hopes up. While the PowerPC architecture family in the Wii U is the same as the Wii and GameCube (this fact alone was the reason why Wii emulation was added to Dolphin, originally GC-only), this support is nothing more than the file viewer features (region, internal name, various info, list of files and folders inside ISO and a way to extract them) being expanded to Wii U disc images. Nothing has been done on the actual emulation front as far as Dolphin is concerned, and the Dolphin developers have said that they're not going to add Wii U support to Dolphin.