Dolphin - Emulating Wii and Gamecube Games

Ken

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Have a question.

I want to play Xenoblade Chronicles but not on the CRT that is the only display my Wii will connect to. From reading a few FAQs a stuff, it sounds like I can download Dolphin, and boot a copy of XC off my DVD drive? Would I then just fin a USB adapter for my controller?

Also, will my laptop even run XC?

i7 2670QM
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8 GB RAM
 
Sep 10, 2006
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Have a question.

I want to play Xenoblade Chronicles but not on the CRT that is the only display my Wii will connect to. From reading a few FAQs a stuff, it sounds like I can download Dolphin, and boot a copy of XC off my DVD drive? Would I then just fin a USB adapter for my controller?

Also, will my laptop even run XC?

i7 2670QM
ATI Radeon HD 6990M
8 GB RAM
Although your CPU is slightly on the weak side (2.4ghz) I guess you could overclock it. Xenoblade is particularly demanding, but if you don't care about a few frame drops you'll be OK.

You won't, however, be able to boot the XC disc from your DVD drive. You will have to rip it via your Wii (I believe there is a guide at the beginning of this thread).

In regards to connecting your controller, you will need a bluetooth adapter on your laptop - not USB. For any games that require the sensor bar, it's best to get one of many wireless ones and use that.
 
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is the mario galaxy music bug fixed yet?
a while back when i last checked, it lead to very poor performance :-/
Sound "fixes" are achieved with the more accurate LLE in place of HLE. Those acronyms stand for "Low Level Emulation" and "High Level Emulation" respectively, and the former is naturally much more processing intensive. Hence the CPU most often is the bottleneck for this emulator.
 
Just bought S&P2 yesterday and started it today and wow does this game look good! :D

Anyone able to grab some shots of the bosses such as the bird in the first stage as well as the giant turtle thing as well? Same goes for that tiger boss where it's chasing you, I didn't get to that part yet, but I've seen it in screens and it looks wicked.

Yeah, I didn't get their names, thanks for showing them in the game Nintendo... NOT! XD

Oh, and please make sure all the graphical aspects are there (such as lighting and effects, etc), so for screen purposes, framerates don't matter, just make sure it's all as it should be.
 

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Quick question about Dolphin.
Does it allow me to use just a classic controller? I really don't like using the Wiimote at all. Can I play games like Xenoblade and such with a classic controller or do I have to use a Wiimote?
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How does this work? I haven't had a chance to toy around with it too much, but will be when Xenoblade comes out.
Dolphin will just recognize the gamepad when its connected. You select what kind of controller you want it to think is connected (Wiimote with a Classic Controller attached in this case) and then the rest is just like binding keys to a normal PC game.
 
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So I recently upgraded my PC to an AMD FX-4100 Quade Core Black Edition OCed at 4.6 GHZ and I got a Geforce GTX 550ti with 1GB video memory and 8GB of system memory

Please tell me I should be able to run these games now.
 
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Is there a real "dumby" guide for setting up Dolphin and playing Xenoblade? The "even if you're really dumb" guide still requires way too much research. I don't give a fuck about any settings or tinkering with stuff or whatever, I just want to play this game. :) If there is a guide somewhere explaining exactly what to do, step by step, to just get the game up and running quickly as possible that would be great. I really want to play it!
 
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Bulldozer at that rate should be OK.
Eh, I don't know. Just because the clock speed is on par with a Sandy Bridge doesn't mean it'll achieve the same performance. Still, I'd like to see how Bulldozer runs Dolphin.

Hi Gaf will my pc run dolphin alright?

amd athlon x4 2.8ghz
4gb ddr2
ati 5770 1gb

Want to play xenoblade :D
Doubt it.
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles seems to run great on my Core 2 Quad, so you don't need an i7 or something like that for it to run. I'm probably a bit lucky in that my CPU seems to overclock quite easily, I've bumped it from 2.66 to 3.66 on just air cooling.
 
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Question:

My Wii up and died on me last week and I have no intention of buying another one. With that said, I'm looking for a DVD drive that can read Wii discs and all the lists of models I see are LG brand drives, but the lists are all from 2007/2008. Is there a more up to date listing somewhere online so I'm not searching through model numbers that are 4-5 years old and may not be in stock or may have better versions available?