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Stallion Free
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(05-11-2010, 07:22 PM)
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Dolphin is an emulator that can run games from both the Nintendo Gamecube and Wii systems. It can run quite a few games from both
systems perfectly and many others with just a few flaws. Of course, being a work in progress means that many games are quite broken
and others need configs to be tweaked to get working properly. However, it is well worth your time to try this emulator out as upgrading
previously standard definition titles to a full 1080p can lead to fantastic results.



  1. A Dolphin Build: daily updated Dolphin builds website.
  2. A Computer: dual core clocked at 3+ ghz, 4+ gigabytes of ram, and a modern videocard.
  3. A Wii: read this page to learn how to rip your games on your Wii.
  4. Xbox 360 controller (Recommended): works great with the emulator as a GC pad replacement.
  5. Wiimote (Recommended): many games require motions that cannot be mapped to the keyboard.
  6. Motion+ (Recommended): a real motion+ attachment is required for motion+ games.
  7. Bluetooth Adaptor (Required for Wiimote): view this list to find one compatible with the Wiimote so that it can sync to your PC.
  8. Wireless Sensor Bar (Recommended for Wiimote): so you don't have to use the one attached to your Wii.


  1. Game Specific Guides: pretty much every game covered and discussed.
  2. The Wiki Page: even more info for setting things up.
  3. Front Ends: this guide will show you how to boot directly into games from Steam, etc.




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Last edited by Stallion Free; 04-29-2013 at 09:24 PM.
Stallion Free
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(05-11-2010, 07:24 PM)
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Please notify me of any corrections or additions that need to be made.
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V_Ben
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(05-11-2010, 07:24 PM)
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This thread is an awesome idea. It'll be good to have it when i get a PC that can run dolphin to an acceptable extent! :D

Edit: And yes, the OP is very, very pretty :lol
fernoca
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(05-11-2010, 07:27 PM)
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Great work into that OP! Pretty, informative..pretty.. XD ...
Aesius
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(05-11-2010, 07:28 PM)
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I just started playing Wind Waker and was getting frustrated with the settings.

You.....are my hero.
Nemesis121
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(05-11-2010, 07:29 PM)
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Nice work man....this will help me a lot when i am ready to test out the GC part of Dolphin.
epmode
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(05-11-2010, 07:30 PM)
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GREAT THREAD.

I'm going to need this when I finally get around to upgrading my system this year. ..probably this year.

(although my system might be able to run some games decently right now)
SalsaShark
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(05-11-2010, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stallion Free



I now its been said a thousand times but dear god.

I wish i had a better PC :(

Awesome thread OP, ive been able to fully emulate Muramasa: The demon blade with great results, so i might just get on this.
Speevy
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(05-11-2010, 07:32 PM)
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The high-res. Wind Waker screenshot thread. ;)
Hot Coldman
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(05-11-2010, 07:33 PM)
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Fuck you, "...of doing flips and shit" should be the title :(

Seriously though, awesome OP there.
Dascu
(05-11-2010, 07:34 PM)
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Share your Killer7 settings, if you could.
Colkate
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(05-11-2010, 07:35 PM)
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Chiming in with fucking awesome OP, I've been messing around with Star Fox: Assault and F-Zero a lot recently so I'll come back with some input soon.
Princess Skittles
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(05-11-2010, 07:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

The high-res. Wind Waker screenshot thread. ;)

The horizontally stretched is not widescreen high-res. Wind Waker screenshot thread. ;)
vertopci
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(05-11-2010, 07:39 PM)
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Stallion, where the FUCK IS MY DOLPHIN AT?!!??!!?

YOU PROMISED ME STALLION >:|
ATF487
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(05-11-2010, 07:40 PM)
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I love informative OPs like these. Great job Stallion Free!
JADS
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(05-11-2010, 07:41 PM)
Nice topic! Just a heads up, if you are on Windows 7 and if your bluetooth adaptor is supported by the default MS bluetooth stack, you don't have to buy Blue Sollei since it will work fine. Also, using the "DSPLLE on threads" will only work if you are using the LLE plugin , it will not work if you are using the HLE sound plugin.
bee
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(05-11-2010, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Princess Skittles

The horizontally stretched is not widescreen high-res. Wind Waker screenshot thread. ;)

look again, it only the hud that's stretched
Nabs
(05-11-2010, 07:43 PM)
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awesomeness :D
Babalu.
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(05-11-2010, 07:45 PM)
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Thanks OP. Been waiting for this thread.

Now its time to delete about 150gigs of porn off my computer, defrag, and get this up and running.

woo woo!
Chairhome
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(05-11-2010, 07:47 PM)
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AMAZING. This is a great format for the thread, and you have very clear instructions. Great job!
Nemo
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(05-11-2010, 07:48 PM)
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Getting a new vid card soon, does it still prefer nvidia over ATI? Or is the difference barely noticable with the high end cards?
Princess Skittles
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(05-11-2010, 07:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by bee

look again, it only the hud that's stretched

Touché.
xemumanic
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(05-11-2010, 07:57 PM)
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When I saw this thread title, I thought "uh, we already have a Dolphin thread". But just TWO SECONDS after clicking in, its already abundantly clear that this is the most in-depth how-to on Dolphin anywhere on the entire Internet. There's more raw info here all in one easy to understand posting than anything I've ever seen.

I applaud you sir, thanks for doing this write up.
1138
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(05-11-2010, 07:59 PM)
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Will definatly try this myself, once im finished with my exams. Awesome banner, im using a highres version of the same shot from the other thread as my wallpaper.
Stallion Free
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(05-11-2010, 08:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by JADS

Nice topic! Just a heads up, if you are on Windows 7 and if your bluetooth adaptor is supported by the default MS bluetooth stack, you don't have to buy Blue Sollei since it will work fine. Also, using the "DSPLLE on threads" will only work if you are using the LLE plugin , it will not work if you are using the HLE sound plugin.

Thanks, I fixed up the DSPLLE on Threads. I'll add a bit about the Microsoft Bluetooth stack in a bit because I believe the supported BT adapters page does say if they work with that.
Minsc
(05-11-2010, 08:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Teetris

Getting a new vid card soon, does it still prefer nvidia over ATI? Or is the difference barely noticable with the high end cards?

Makes no/little difference, OP is using a 4800-series card as you can see from the screens, that is probably even overkill, depending on how much AA you need.

All the OP lacks is a super-sharp high-res real-life picture of the emulator being output in 1080p to a nice HDTV, really showing up a traditional Nintendo Wii! Good job :)
Colkate
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(05-11-2010, 08:04 PM)
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One small problem I've noticed when playing Wind Waker is that if I have "Enable XFB" turned on, then I start to get micro-stuttering, pretty noticeable when moving. So I generally leave that turned off.
SalsaShark
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(05-11-2010, 08:08 PM)
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This made me try WW again and while it looks great..

[img]http://i41.************/20mdfl.jpg[/img]

:( between that an 28 when outdoors, what really makes it unplayable its the slowdown of the music, any way to keep the music at its normal pace ? ..or get better fps ?
Colkate
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(05-11-2010, 08:10 PM)
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Well, the music slowdown is based on game speed, which is based on the fps your running at, so you'd need to get the fps up.
HoTHiTTeR
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(05-11-2010, 08:15 PM)
What kinda rig does it take to get a smooth gameplay of mario galaxy?
Stallion Free
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(05-12-2010, 12:43 AM)
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I need a break from Wind Waker and I just watched Resident Evil: Degeneration, so I pretty much had to just start another playthrough of RE4. I swear I will get to REmake after these two games.



sixteen-bit
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(05-12-2010, 12:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stallion Free

character polycounts in REmake are godlike
Andrex
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(05-12-2010, 12:53 AM)
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Can someone post shots of HotD Overkill?

Also how good is the SMG emulation? I remember watching a weeeeeeeeeeeiiiird vid a while back where it was emulated...
Anth0ny
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(05-12-2010, 12:57 AM)
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Great thread. I really need a stronger PC >_>
ZZMitch
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(05-12-2010, 12:59 AM)
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I wonder if my Mac Mini 2.53ghz could handle this... interesting.
1-D_FTW
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(05-12-2010, 01:11 AM)
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Are there any DVD drives that work for ripping that are actually for sale on newegg? It seems like all the working models listed are old.

I've been tempted to do this, but I have no desire to install homebrew on my Wii. Just not worth the hassle since I have an HTPC and it does everything better than my Wii. Also have another 9 months on the warranty and don't feel like voiding it (even if the odds are small).
Vic
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(05-12-2010, 01:13 AM)
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:O :O :O
I NEED SCISSORS
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(05-12-2010, 01:14 AM)
HOLY SHIT AWESOME THREAD

I will need to jump back into Dolphin for the third time now. I think I need more power though, my CPU is only a 3.7GHz dual core. Then again I was testing it with Wind Waker, which is quite high intensity.
Metalmurphy
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(05-12-2010, 01:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Andrex

Can someone post shots of HotD Overkill?

Also how good is the SMG emulation? I remember watching a weeeeeeeeeeeiiiird vid a while back where it was emulated...

Music stops and the framerate dips to 30ish on some areas, quite annoying actually.
timetokill
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(05-12-2010, 01:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stallion Free

I just watched Resident Evil: Degeneration,

Did you actually get through it? I couldn't stop laughing and/or shaking my head at it :\ I skimmed through it, but I was really disappointed with it.
Vic
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(05-12-2010, 01:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by I NEED SCISSORS

HOLY SHIT AWESOME THREAD

I will need to jump back into Dolphin for the third time now. I think I need more power though, my CPU is only a 3.7GHz dual core. Then again I was testing it with Wind Waker, which is quite high intensity.

Only? :lol
1-D_FTW
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(05-12-2010, 01:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by I NEED SCISSORS

HOLY SHIT AWESOME THREAD

I will need to jump back into Dolphin for the third time now. I think I need more power though, my CPU is only a 3.7GHz dual core. Then again I was testing it with Wind Waker, which is quite high intensity.

Or maybe I'll just stick to Wii. I wasn't interested before because I thought it needed quad core. I can probably overclock my dual core close to 4 Ghz, but if 3.7 isn't manly enough, maybe I'll just wait.:lol
LocoMrPollock
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(05-12-2010, 01:20 AM)
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So how much power do you need to run Windwaker?
timetokill
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(05-12-2010, 01:20 AM)
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Oh, and kick-ass thread. I'm definitely going to try this sometime :D Thanks for the hugely informative OP.
GHG
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(05-12-2010, 01:23 AM)
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Holy shit. Great OP, great guide. Time to jump on this and try it out.
Vic
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(05-12-2010, 01:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by LocoMrPollock

So how much power do you need to run Windwaker?

If I'm not wrong, no current CPU can run this game at full speed/1080p.
Last edited by Vic; 05-12-2010 at 01:28 AM.
Jive Turkey
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(05-12-2010, 01:25 AM)
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This is awesome. I'm really going to have to dig into this thread when I have more time.
HooYaH
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(05-12-2010, 01:41 AM)
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Is there a good Wiimote pad config -> 360 pad?
Andrex
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(05-12-2010, 01:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vic

If I'm not wrong, no current CPU can run this game at full speed/1080p.

What about 720p?

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