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Old Tutorial:How to update a game

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We assume that you already know how to get the game updates in decrypted/extracted format. However, should you need any assistance refer to the Getting Started guide.


"File->Install game update or DLC". Find the meta.xml file of the update or DLC in the meta folder of it.

Manually on older versions

Note that this updating process is not the same when installing DLC. If you do otherwise, you might override and corrupt your files.

Try to avoid using the "alternative" method of overwriting files in the vanilla game folders since you can't revert or recover the original files afterwards, and the game IDs are also overridden.

Since version 1.7.3, Cemu will load patched game files automatically from mlc01\usr\title\<titleId_upper8Digits>\<titleId_lower8Digits>\, all you have to do is to place the updated game files in this folder. If it doesn't exist, follow the steps below:

How to create or find the mlc01\usr\title\..\..\ folder

  1. Start your game in the emulator and close the emulator.
  2. Open log.txt in the Cemu folder, look for the line:
    Mounting local storage (updates): .\mlc01\usr\title\00050000\101XXXXX\
  3. Return to your Cemu folder and navigate to mlc01\usr\title and if they don't exist, create the 00050000 folder and within it, create the 101XXXXX folder.
  4. In the newly created folder ..\101XXXXX\ you can put the Update Data, which should consist of 3 folders. (Code, Content, Meta.)

Example US version of MK8

For example, patching the US version of MK8 you should end up with a folder structure that looks like this:


See Also

Tutorial:How to install a DLC