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Dolphin - Emulating Wii and Gamecube Games

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"Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. It allows PC gamers to enjoy games
for these two consoles in full HD (1080p) with several enhancements: compatibility with all PC controllers, turbo speed, networked
multiplayer, and even more!" - The Dolphin Devs




  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 easily to another controller format.
  6. Motion+ (Recommended): a real Motion+ attachment is required for Motion+ games such as Skyward Sword.
  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.
  9. Dolphin Bar (Recommended): a popular two-in-one Sensor Bar/Bluetooth device that's quite cheap.



  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: boot directly into games from Steam. Dolphin specific stuff here.
 

V_Ben

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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
 

Aesius

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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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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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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)
 

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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.
 

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

look again, it only the hud that's stretched
 

Babalu.

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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!
 

Nemo

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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?
 

xemumanic

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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.
 

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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.
 

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JADS said:
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.
 

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Teetris said:
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 :)
 

Fitz

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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).
 
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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.
 

Vic

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I NEED SCISSORS said:
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
 

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I NEED SCISSORS said:
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
 

GHG

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Holy shit. Great OP, great guide. Time to jump on this and try it out.
 

Vic

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LocoMrPollock said:
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.