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  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been playable in CEMU from start to finish for some time now, but you may have noticed than when you launch the game, it's running slower than you might like. Currently, the only way to a get the absolute best experience possible requires just a slight amount of tweaking before you can achieve 30FPS in the open outdoors. No need to worry, because the process is actually fairly simple. If you follow this simple step-by-step, you too will learn how to achieve the maximum performance while playing the game. Before we begin, however, there are a few things you will need. Let us run through a small checklist of what's required to make this happen: [Hidden Content] After downloading all requisite files, you are ready to continue. Firstly, we will enable something called GPUFence hack in CEMU. This feature used to be exclusive to CEMUHook, but it has since been integrated into the emulator by default. To enable GPUFence Hack for BotW, navigate to your CEMU folder, under gameProfiles (e.g. C:\cemu_1.8.0b\gameProfiles). You will see a bunch of .ini files, each one corresponding to a specific Wii U Title. We want to configure the hack only for Breath of the Wild, so we are only looking for one out of a possible three .ini files (depending on your region). Find the .ini file corresponding to your game version and open it in notepad. The .ini you want is either: 00050000101C9300.ini (for JPN) 00050000101C9400.ini (for USA) 00050000101C9500.ini (for EUR) Once it's open, you should see something like this: # TLoZ: Breath of the Wild (USA) [CPU] emulateSinglePrecision = true [Graphics] What we're doing here is making sure the emulator starts with this hack enabled, and we can do that by adding 'disableGPUFence = true' under the graphics section. Like so: # TLoZ: Breath of the Wild (USA) [CPU] emulateSinglePrecision = true [Graphics] disableGPUFence = true Save the file. Now the game will start with this hack enabled, allowing you to reach a more acceptable 30FPS framerate in the open world. Secondly, we will extract CEMUhook (dbghelp.dll) right into the Cemu 1.8.0 directory (where your cemu.exe is located). This enables a few key features in CEMU such as h264 video playback (required for video cutscenes), and also gives you the ability to toggle the GPUFence hack off and on (required since indoor areas such as shrines run at double-speed with the hack.) That's it for this step. Thirdly, (optional but will lessen stuttering as shaders are compiled), we will take the shader cache we downloaded it and extract it to the CEMU under the proper folder: C:\cemu_1.8.*\shaderCache\transferable NOTE: You may have to rename the .bin file depending on what region your game is. You can find this out by running the game in CEMU and looking in the title bar. The filename you want is based on [SaveDir] in the CEMU title bar. Lastly, after the above steps are finished, we can launch Breath of the Wild in CEMU. For best results, it is recommended to set the GPU Buffer Cache Accuracy to Low. You can find this under Options>GPU Buffer Cache Accuracy. You will also notice that under the Options menu is now an option named "GX2SetGPUFence skip (HACK)". It will default to on when you load Breath of the Wild, which is what we want, since the open world runs at about ~15 FPS without it. However, it can be enabled and disabled on the fly as needed (such as in shrines) to ensure the best playability at all times. Congratulations! You are now ready to enjoy the best way to play Breath of the Wild in CEMU.
  2. So you downloaded an update or DLC for a Wii U game to use in CEMU, but you have no idea what to do with all those files. Thankfully, getting everything set up is not that complicated. Updates: First things first: You need to decrypt the update/DLC before you can use it in CEMU. There are many ways to achieve this, but if you already have the update files, the most efficient way is to use a tool such as CDecrypt 1.0b. Once CDecrypt has finished its work, you should be left with three decrypted folders: code, content, meta. Perfect! This content is now in a format that is readable by CEMU, but you're not finished yet. In order for CEMU to recognize and load the content, we need to copy the decrypted content into the CEMU folder under the \mlc01\usr\title\00050000\XXXXXXXX directory. The directory you paste your update folders in must be named to coincide with the Wii U Title ID. You can find these at the Wii U Title Database. Each game has a unique title ID, formatted as such: 00050000-XXXXXXXX. In order to know what your folder must be named, find the game you're looking for in the Wii U Title Database list and use the last 8 digits of the title ID. Here are some examples, using The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: C:\Cemu 1.8.0\mlc01\usr\title\00050000\101C9300 (for JPN) C:\Cemu 1.8.0\mlc01\usr\title\00050000\101C9400 (for USA) C:\Cemu 1.8.0\mlc01\usr\title\00050000\101C9500 (for EUR) DLC: DLC must be decrypted in the same way as update files. After they are decrypted, you will again be left with 3 decrypted folders: content, code, meta. These DLC files (not updates!) go under an additional folder named "aoc" under the update directory for that title. For example, if you were to install the Language Pack DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you would place the folders under this directory: C:\Cemu 1.8.0\mlc01\usr\title\00050000\101C9300\aoc (for JPN) C:\Cemu 1.8.0\mlc01\usr\title\00050000\101C9400\aoc (for USA) C:\Cemu 1.8.0\mlc01\usr\title\00050000\101C9500\aoc (for EUR) And that's it - launch the game after doing the above and the update and DLC will automatically be applied when the game is loaded.
  3. Zach, the man behind the website ‘View From Heaven’ has taken it upon himself to play every canonical Zelda title in a month in order to sort out the official timeline for himself. The official timeline printed in the Zelda art book ‘Hyrule Historia’ was released after his quest had begun, and like a true gamer, he has now finished it and released his findings into a 20 chapter, 56 page PDF available from his site. He notes major events, characters and overall plots to determine the timeline for himself, and although I haven’t read the whole thing myself it does look intriguing. I’ll be sure to get tucked into it tonight. Zach played through 16 Legend Of Zelda games, and took into account that being Japanese titles originally, some things may have been lost in translation. He also took into account that after major facts or plots are established in one game, future games conform to them despite contradicting previous titles. It’s tricky to make a timeline from a contradictory saga that spans 25 years, but he has seemed to achieve it. Check his pdf HERE And just for kicks....................This is a fan made trailer for the WiiU by youtube user Jose Furtado. Why? I don't know but it's a pretty trailer any hows!!
  4. Toys "R" Us in the United States is selling the fantastic The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the bargain price of $ 29.99. Generally it's quite rare to see first-party Nintendo games at a Reduced price, Especially since the game did not launch so long in August The Legend of Zelda: Sword skyward is one of the best games on Wii so if you have not already purchased (DL'd! ) it nows your chance.
  5. Those of you who have played any 3D Zelda game will probably come across one of the various alphabets from the games’ world on signs here and there. Based on Hylian, the alphabets vary in the games, and the most recent iteration’s alphabet was already been cracked by gamers. Dubbed as being ‘too ancient to translate’, previous attempts had always failed with gamers getting confused translating the letters J, Q and X. One particular user, Sarinilli, from Zelda Universe got the job done and the font can be downloaded at the source link below. With the font it’s just a matter of opening up notepad, selecting the font, and typing away to get the Skyward Sword Hylian alphabet in front of you. I’ve always assumed that the characters were just random garbage, but indeed it means something. This, combined with the Zelda timeline being released and the little action figures reported earlier this week add up to quite a little Zelda season. The Font could be downloaded from Deviant art but has been removed foe unknown reasons at this time. If it re-appears, i shall update for anyone interested. from the 'decipher-er!!' - Anyone for a tattoo?
  6. lostbhoy

    Small Link And Zelda Figures

    Takara Tomy are releasing six figurines from the now 25 year old franchise, featuring figures in pairs, each pair from either Ocarina Of Time, Phantom Hourglass or Skyward Sword. The whole set is being sold by Hobby Fan at a not so unreasonable $34.99. Standing at 14 cm tall, the figures sure would look nice on an office desk or along your TV. The Ocarina Of Time figures are Child Link and Zelda, Phantom Hourglass are Link and Tetra and Skyward Sword pieces are Link and Zelda. So three Link’s, two Zelda’s and a Tetra, all well painted, small and relatively cheap (for videogame merch). If you pick these up, they’d sure go well with the recently released art book for a nice packaged gift for someone.....all be it a week late!! Nintendo sure are giving Zelda fans what they want this year!
  7. lostbhoy

    Zelda Timeline Revealed?

    Fan-made timelines exist all over the web, but Nintendo’s only response so far has been to refute those theories and argue that there wasn’t an “official” timeline at all. Of course, things can always change. Hot on the heels of Shigeru Miyamoto mentioning some sort of “master document” at Nintendo HQ, the official Zelda timeline may in fact be a reality.Hyrule Historia, a celebratory book created in honour of the series’ 25th anniversary and officially designed/written by Nintendo, apparently contains the closest thing to an official timeline any of us has ever seen. Naturally, there are no actual scans of the pages revealing the timeline, only reports from fans that have already obtained the book. According to them, Zelda splits into three timelines instead of the traditionally accepted two. Here’s a breakdown: First Branch Skyward Sword The Minish Cap Four Swords Ocarina of Time Second Branch (When Link becomes a child again) Majora’s Mask Twilight Princess Four Swords Adventure Wind Waker (new Link) Phantom Hourglass Spirit Tracks Third Branch (assumes Link was defeated in Ocarina of Time?!) A Link to the Past Oracle of Ages/Seasons Link’s Awakening The Legend of Zelda The Adventure of Link Personally, I've always subscribed to the “Legends” theory – each Zelda game is a legend and is meant to be taken completely on its own. But, that’s just me. I’ll keep you posted as details emerge - it’s entirely possible this is the long-awaited Zelda timeline. What do you think about the three-timeline theory? Too weird? Too complex? Or who cares!!
  8. Respected UK gaming publication Edge Magazine has published its game of the year lists. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which received a perfect ten out of ten review score, has won the mainstream game of the year award beating both Skyrim and Dark Souls. Nintendo also scooped up the award for best publisher of the year and portable game of the year with Mario Kart 7. Here’s the full list: Edge Awards 2011 The winner is in bold and below it are the two runners-up. Mainstream Game of the Year The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Dark Souls The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Indie Game of the Year SpaceChem Bastion Triple Town Portable Game of the Year Mario Kart 7 Super Mario 3D Land Jetpack Joyride Best Online Experience Dark Souls Portal 2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Best Visual Design Uncharted 3 Battlefield 3 Child of Eden Best Audio Design Portal 2 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Dark Souls Publisher of the Year Nintendo Ubisoft Bethesda Softworks Studio of the Year Eidos Montreal Mojang Firemint source:Mynintendonews
  9. The Japanese Nintendo website is revealing a 25th Anniversary Artbook for Zelda, which is looking like more than a quick bit of cash for Nintendo; the effort put into it looks immense, and a definite must have for any Zelda fan. It’s going to be 247 pages, containing concept art, information on the history of Hyrule, and the games. Potentially the most interesting element of this book is likely the "history" of Hyrule. While unlikely, this book could potentially hold the long discussed official Zelda timeline. Nintendo has remained mum on how the games all connect to one another, but this book could possibly contain answers fans have been looking for since the launch of the franchise. Set for release in Japan on 21st December, it’ll sell for what translated to about $42 (3,255 Yen). Are you excited or is it just me?
  10. News started to spread a few days ago that some players were having difficulty with their copy ofThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Namely, that the game was stuck in some sort of frozen time state, where whatever events needed to occur to start the next section weren’t happening. It turns out that there’s a huge bug in Skyward Sword, and if you happen to run into it, the only way to rescue your game file is to restore from an earlier save – a thing you can’t do on the Wii unless you’ve backed up to an external memory source. In short, this means that if you run into the bug, which occurs about 30 hours in, the only solution is starting your game from the beginning. Here’s the bug, with minor spoilers: At some point in the game, you’ll be given the option to visit the Thunder, Fire, or Water Dragon dungeons. If you travel to the Thunder Dragon first and then speak with a certain Goron, your game will be forever frozen at that point – the events for the other two areas will not begin correctly. You can avoid the glitch by simply completing the Fire and Water Dragon quests before speaking with the Thunder Dragon. Nintendo has confirmed that the bug exists and offered information on how to avoid it, but there’s no real way to patch games on the Wii – the bug here to stay, until new discs are printed. I'm seriously pissed as I have just done this exact thing.....saved it at the start of the 3rd battle with the imprisoned where I was going to pick it up again later. Mother ! Can anyone else confirm this has happened to them or have you successfully bypassed the bug by doing this order?? EDIT........ I have successfully bypassed this bug by visiting the dragons in this order......THUNDER, FIRE, WATER. I CANNOT confirm this will work for everyone however as I have read reports of the bug happening to people. Credit to Mastershoes for these Gecko codes should you run into trouble......... Game Breaking Bug Glitch Fix 00955D52 00000015 005A9AE2 00000015 [hide][Hidden Content]]
  11. Latest Zelda title Skyward Sword has leapt straight to the top of the Japanese software chart, selling just shy of 200,000 copies and almost doubling the sales of its Wii host console from last week. Figures from Japanese retail tracker Media Create indicate that the latest in the series sold 194,978 units during its opening week, making it the first of an incredible eight new releases in the top ten. 7th Dragon 2020 from SEGA came second followed by Saint Seiya Senki in third. Super Mario 3D Land took fourth. Modern Warfare 3 remained in the top ten by the skin of its teeth, selling just under 30,000 copies to take tenth. Despite the Zelda boost, which saw Wii sales jump from 13,613 last week to 20,148 this week, the console still sat behind the PSP, PS3 and standout leader 3DS, which shifted 120,920 units. Japanese software chart 21/11/11 to 27/11/11. Figures in parentheses are lifetime sales. 01. Zelda Skyward Sword - 194,978 02. 7th Dragon 2020 - 122,498 03. Saint Seiya Senki - 66,557 04. Super Mario 3D Land - 61,710 (560,960) 05. Metal Gear Solid HD Edition - 61,192 06. Little Battler eXperience Boost - 60,727 07. Weiss Schwarz Portable - 47,586 08. Uta no Prince Sama Music - 38,918 09. Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Version - 32,098 10. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Subtitled Version - 29,726 (210,098) 11. One Piece Gigant Battle 2 - 27,379 (143,441) 12. Pop'n Music Portable 2 (Konami, 11/23): 20,965 13. Ni no Kuni - 20,185 (87,217) 14. Kirby Wii - 19,527 (255,566) 15. Final Fantasy Type-0 - 16,655 (698,828) 16. Hatsune Miku Project Diva Extend - 16,322 (231,037) 17. Pokepark 2 Beyond the World - 14,710 (69,740) 18. Just Dance Wii - 14,013 (230,268) 19. Wii Party - 13,756 (2,036,622) 20. Sengoku Basara 3 Utage - 13,233 (163,201) Japanese hardware chart 21/11/11 to 27/11/11. Figures in parentheses are last week's sales. 1. 3DS: 120,920 (96,219) 2. PS3: 34,031 (40,085) 3. PSP: 33,151 (41,069) 4. Wii: 20,148 (13,613) 5. DSi LL: 2,237 (1,813) 6. X360: 1,678 (1,763) 7. PS2: 1,294 (1,291) 8. DSi: 993 (897) 9. DS Lite: 35 (31) Source:GI.Biz and MediaCreate
  12. Sales figures for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in the US show strong numbers for console retail, as well as two new sales records for Nintendo. Zelda: Skyward Sword's impressive 535,000 sales since it hit American shelves on November 20 makes it the fastest selling Zelda title ever, whilst Super Mario 3D Land has sold over 500,000 copies since its November 11 launch in the territory, making it the fastest-selling handheld Mario title in the company's history. Those software sales fuelled a massive rise of 352 per cent in 3DS units sold last week. "What this has been able to do is drive our Nintendo 3DS business in only eight months to surpass the full first year volume of the original DS and we still have the bulk of the holiday to go," said Reggie Fils-Aime. "We still have the launch of Mario Kart 7 to continue driving our full-year sales on Nintendo 3DS." It wasn't just the 3DS which saw the benefits. The Wii sold more units this Black Friday period than in any other previously, shifting 500,000 consoles over the weekend. "We know that Black Friday and that entire week is a key selling week, and it is important for products like ours to have a jump in momentum, and we were fortunate to see that," continued Fils-Aime. According to figures released by the Consumer Electronics Association, console sales were up across the board for the period. Consumer electronics were the second most popular purchase group over the the weekend, according to the association's interim report, trailing only clothing. 48 per cent of all shoppers bought electronics, with consoles, mp3 players, televisions and digital cameras all proving popular. "Black Friday shopping has fast become a Thanksgiving weekend tradition, like football or a post-Turkey dinner nap, for millions of shoppers," CEA chief economist Shawn DuBravac. "The holiday shopping season got off to a strong start as many hit the stores or went online to kick-off their holiday shopping as soon as they finished Thanksgiving dessert. These bargain hunters were able to find the deals they were after." source:gi.biz
  13. More info on the eagerly awaited Skyward Sword has been released on both sides of the little pond with a couple of new trailers at the bottom....... source:mynintendonews NEW VIDEO!! 18/10/11
  14. source:official Nintendo Mag
  15. Nintendo has announced that they’ll be bringing the Legend of Zelda: Four Swords to your handhelds in September as DSiWare. But not only that; you’ll be getting it free as part of Nintendo’s celebration of Zelda’s 25th anniversary. Being DSIWare, the GameCube and GBA game will be available as a download for the 3DS and DSi. Four Swords was initially released as a multiplayer add-on to the GBA re-make of A Link to the Past. This concept was later beefed out into a full game - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure - for GameCube. Nintendo has also confirmed 3DS Virtual Console versions of classic Game Boy titles Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins and Metroid II - Return of Samus. Both will launch before the end of the year. ​Not bad at all if you ask me. SML2 & Metroid most likely NOT to be free however!!! multiple sources
  16. lostbhoy

    Zelda's 25th Anniversary

    In celebration of Zelda's 25th Anniversary, Nintendo launched to the public an official website specially made for the occasion. In it, you can find everything there is to know about the franchise's history, from the very first title, to the most recent and upcoming ones. It's definitely a trip down nostalgia lane, with various mementos on Zelda showing up, from soundtracks to orchestra performances, downloadable wallpapers, and many more. Apparently they expected to continue filling up and updating the site the rest of the year to continue the celebration. [Hidden Content] @ Mods - if this link is not allowed i shall remove at request also just noticed i posted in wrong section! (Sorry) Can I have this moved to gaming lounge?
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