I pulled my hair out for a day or so because I couldn't figure out why Cemu wouldn't run on a PC I was testing it on. The log had the usual 'link error in shader' message which I assumed was the issue. I failed to notice the last entry in the log was Cemu initializing the sound.. not that there was an error, but nothing else past that point. It finally dawned on me that it was because the PC had no speakers attached. If it could be made smart enough to switch to a null audio device, or give some kind of meaningful message about there being no speakers, would be a help to others, I'm sure.

Thank you!