Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild had a real cartoon-like look to the game. Many players loved it at the time and still do as the game looks gorgeous. The game ran at 720P 30fps on the Wii U and at 900P 30fps on the Switch. Neither did the Switch or the Wii have enough horsepower to run the game at 1080P 60fps let alone 4K 60fps. Nintendo still managed to make this game look beautiful with the limitations of the consoles.
Legend Of Zelda BOTW With No Cel-Shaders
CEMU, which is a Wii U emulator, came in to save the day as Legend Of Zelda BOTW was one of the very first games that ran on the emulator. People were able to run the game at 4K 60fps which was good and all but, why stop there? People have been making mods for the game like character mods, graphical mods, weapon mods etc
One mod pack that has come out of all this disables Cel-Shading among other things. This makes the game look way less cartoony and gives it a more dark look. As a user has demonstrated in a youtube video by installing the graphics pack.
The game looks really dark and less cartoony. It almost looks like a fan-game made in the Unreal Engine 4 or Unity perhaps. The game has this distinct feel to it that you can see just by watching the image. The mod makes the game very dark overall and you can notice the lack of lighting even during daytime.
While you can download the emulator and go through all the trouble so you could mod and experience this for yourself. It isn’t worth it as you may need to grab a whole pack of mods to make it work properly. From what I could gather using the mod by itself made the game very glitchy with textures flying around. People seem to have a collection of mods installed Including some texture packs that may have remedied the situation.
A Quick Overview of Cemu
CEMU is a closed source Wii U emulator for Windows PC’s. It was initially released on October 13, 2015. The Emulator has come a long way since then. At the start, it could not even launch games let alone play them under playable conditions. Massive progress has been made since then. Allowing users to play games like The Legend Of Zelda BOTW at 4K 60fps even. According to the compatibility list on their website, a good 45% of the games run like perfect or are playable with minor issues.
CEMU allows you to enjoy the games in much better quality than could be had on the original console. Allowing you bump of the resolution and install graphical mods that add to the gaming experience. But, it is usually the folks who pirate games that use this emulator to play Wii U games that they don’t own. Regardless, for the folks out there who do the good deed and buy the games they play. This is a good option if you want to experience your favorite Mario game in high definition.
The Wii U GamePad, Pro Controller & Classic Controller can be emulated. The Wiimotes can also be emulated and have native support. This means that you can use a plethora of controllers like the Wiimote, Xbox 360, and PS4 controllers. You can even hook up the Nintendo Joy-Cons and play with those. Needless to say, you have a wide choice of controllers to choose from to your liking.