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Dolphin Emulator

Dolphin Emulator 5.0

Dolphin allows PC gamers to enjoy games from the GameCube and Nintendo Wii in full HD (1080p) with several enhancements: compatibility with all PC controllers, turbo speed, networked multiplayer, and even more.

Windows/macOS/Android
Freeware
18.4 MB
560
4/5 from 1 votes

Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. It is highly compatible with the majority of titles for both platforms. It was first developed as closed source in 2003, and as open source since 2008.

Dolphin started solely as a GameCube emulator, focused only on the one console. But, when the Wii was released and it was discovered to have hardware almost identical to its older sibling, Dolphin naturally evolved into a GameCube and Wii emulator. All of our readers are probably familiar with this. However, many people don't know that there is yet another console based on the GameCube, one which Dolphin has emulated - the Triforce. An arcade system board developed in a joint partnership between the three powerhouses Namco, Sega, and Nintendo, the Triforce used the GameCube hardware as the heart of many arcade games. Mario Kart GP and GP2, F-Zero AX, along with many other titles headline the Triforce's release library.

What's New:

Every single GameCube game can at least boot in Dolphin 5.0. Except one. Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its complex way of using the PowerPC Memory Management Unit rendered it unplayable in Dolphin up to this day. But finally as of Dolphin 5.0-540, this challenge has come and gone: Dolphin can finally boot every single GameCube game in the official library.

Complete release notes here.