Cemu – the Wii U emulator that recently went open-source while at the same time adding support for Linux – recently received a commit to add online features for the Linux version. Going by the pull request, it seems like there was very little back and forth to it. One of the developers commented, “Looks good to me. No regressions encountered while testing on Windows.” As such, the PR has been merged into the main branch and already available for download.
Since the news about Cemu going open-source and available for Linux went viral a few weeks ago, we’re already starting to see improvements to the Wii U emulator with version 2.0-1. To start, the update is mostly bug fix-related. Many of the issues present with 2.0 should no longer be a problem with this update. The patch notes also mention “lots of smaller Linux improvements,” although it doesn’t go into detail concerning what exactly has been improved.
One thing that always turned me off about Cemu – the Wii U emulator – was the fact that it was closed-source. Nearly eight years after the creation of the emulator, it is now fully open-source and licensed under the Mozilla Public License 2.0. Not only this, but the emulator now has Linux builds available, although for the time being you’ll have to compile the emulator from source: Right now you still have to compile Cemu yourself for most distros.