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Dolphin Emulator

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    Can’t get anything to work

    I downloaded the most recent stable version and the most recent beta version separately to attempt the following

    Downloaded ROMS from the dolphin website to not have them register as games or allow me to upload them onto dolphin even under instruction of various YouTube tutorials

    Downloaded ROMS from other sources that checked out as safe from Reddit users and other review websites, result was a little different, it would give me an error code of 00000000 and would eventually crash the entire app.

    Ultimately this was a waste of hours of my time trying to get it to work only leaving me angry and disappointed.


    everything is good. but i wanted to make simulate analog stick on keyboard. put it in smooth (A,1,2). but when i press opposite direction. it doesn't center itself. it just continues from where it is. can you make an option when other button presses it center automatically? i know there's more input but I can't find tutorial videos how it works.

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  • Replay old video games
    GameCube/Wii: Dolphin is the best GameCube/Wii emulator in my opinion: Download Dolphin. Source: 7 months ago
  • Rokid Max Review and Many Tips
    Though these consoles did not support stereoscopy originally, the Dolphin emulator can add it and output SBS. My experience was a bit mixed. Your mileage may vary. Source: 10 months ago
  • Am I the only one tired of the remakes?
    You install Dolphin emulator, go into settings and make a folder for your games where it says "directory", and then you just stick your game in the folder. That's pretty much all there is to it, that's why I think Dolphin is the best emulator. Source: 11 months ago
  • Local Co-op Action RPGs on PC
    Platform: Gamecube. The remaster scrapped the local co-op entirely (booo). This one is a bit tricky but works perfectly once setup properly in Dolphin. Source: 11 months ago
  • Any way to play without emulator?
    Emulators (especially dolphin) are very easy to run, so if you take some time to follow the quickstart guide I think you'll find it's not too hard to follow. Sites like vimm's lair are what I use for all my game roms and don't have any malware. Source: 11 months ago
  • Dolphin downloading as a music file
    Just download it from the Snap store or or the Dolphin PPA. I got my copy from the Snap store. Source: 12 months ago
  • Dolphin downloading as a music file
    Make sure you get it from the official website: Source: 12 months ago
  • Looking for a game where I can just summon stuff to do my bidding
    Gamecube and Wii emulation is possible with Dolphin. Source: 12 months ago
  • How would you advertise one of the lesser mainline games to someone who’s played the more recent games?
    Emualting is easy becuase there's basiclaly only one option for Wii/GC emulation (Dolphin) no translation patch needed, and the emulator even manages the transfer process between games. Source: 12 months ago
  • With the recent announcement of a classic MGS Collection I’d love to see Capcom make a classic Resident Evil Collection!
    The first way is to download a ROM of RE3 from an emulation site (I prefer Vimm’s Lair) and then use Dolphin emulator to play the originals through the GC version. This is what I did. Source: about 1 year ago
  • What's your favourite videogame that no one knows?
    Yeah it’s also an iso, you’d need a GameCube emulator like Dolphin. Source: about 1 year ago
  • safest place for wii/3ds roms?
    For Wii, Vimm's Lair and Myrient. You can download Dolphin directly from their official website; Use the beta. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Got my old GameCube working and so excited to start another playthrough 🥰
    Np it's also not that complicated, here is their site looks like it's also on steam as well nowadays noice. As for texture packs it's on their forums. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Replaying TP before TOTK comes out... WHY CAN I HOLD THE PUPPY IN THIS GAME BUT CANT PET DOGS IN BOTW?!?!?!?
    If you have the GameCube or Wii version, use Dolphin (it’s a Wii + GC emulator). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Question for the older games
    The Dolphin Emulator can use most of bluetooth controllers, Xbox 1 should work. It’s the only emulator I know of in the generation that doesn’t require a BIOS to run games. Here’s a link to the site Source: about 1 year ago
  • Are there any PC peripherals to use a GameCube controller for use with the Dolphin emulator?
    If by other means you mean downloading it directly from the official website, then that's perfectly fine. Source: about 1 year ago
  • I want to get into the older pikmin games but don't have a gamecube, any reasonably affordable way to play them? I've heard horror stories about the wallywogs...
    Here's a link to the Dolphin emulator for PC. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Dolphin Emulator is coming to steam!
    What exactly is Valve doing here that the host of, or the Google Play Store, isn't already doing? Source: about 1 year ago
  • Dolphin Emulator is coming to steam!
    We're talking about Dolphin, the Gamecube and Wii emulator. Source: about 1 year ago
  • I need an emulator
    You can use Dolphin for Wii and GC emulation of Pikmin ( Source: about 1 year ago
  • Arc Browser, RetroArch and GameCube/Wii, nothing works.
    If you want to stick with official, I recommend grabbing it off their website ( instead of the Play Store. And like others said, on android don't try the RA core for Dolphin (or Citra if you ever branch into 3DS emulation). Source: about 1 year ago

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Best emulators for Android in 2023
Dolphin Emulator is one of the most famous emulators on the planet thanks to its compatibility with pretty much everything on the GameCube and the Wii. It runs on many devices, the development team is very transparent in what they're working on with blog post updates every few months, and the team even worked to preserve Nintendo Update Server (NUS) support by creating a fake Dolphin URL to act as a go-between for...
7 Best Mac Emulators For Gamers In 2022
The Dolphin Emulator has been in development since around the time the GameCube was released, and has seen plenty of breakthroughs and updates since that time.
15 best emulators for Android to play old favorites!
Dolphin is an interesting browser. It was around for a while, left, and it’s back now. The developers promise that it’ll stick around for a while this time. This is the only somewhat decent GameCube and Wii emulator on Android. It lets you play ROMs of games from both systems with relatively competence. It’s still in active development, though, so there are bugs. It has most of the common features like save and...

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