Dolphin is an open-source Nintendo GameCube, Wii, and Triforce emulator for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X (Intel-based). It is the first emulator to successfully run commercial GameCube and Wii games. It is still the only emulator capable of running commercial Wii games. Its name gives reference to the Nintendo Dolphin, which was the codename for the GameCube. Dolphin is a community driven project with developers from all over the world who work together to bring you this high-quality software with remarkable features.
Most games run perfectly or with minor bugs. Games are playable at HD quality, up to 1080p. This is a remarkable feature the actual GameCube and Wii consoles are not capable of. As an open source project everyone can commit improvements. The code is hosted on github Dolphin is actively developed and almost every day new features are added and bugs fixed as well.
- Dolphin comes with many features. Some are even not available on the original Wii gaming console.
- You can save a running game whenever you want and reload a state.
- Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering makes the games more brilliant and realistic. Typically a game looks much better on Dolphin than on the original Wii console. Actual quality depends on the graphics card.
- Play on maximum resolution in high definition up to 1080p. This is a remarkable feature the original Wii console lacks of.
- Connect your Wiimote and Nunchuck to your computer for a better gaming experience.
- Dolphin makes use of two processors if present!
- Fast CPU with SSE2.
- GPU with Pixel Shader 2.0 or greater. Some integrated graphics chips work but it depends on the model (and only with DirectX 9).
Note: You must enable the Universe Repository from Ubuntu sources before proceed to installation.
To install Dolphin Emulator in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:
Available for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17.x/17/13/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Dolphin Emulator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:
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