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Dolphin is an open-source Gamecube, Wii and Triforce emulator for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It was the first emulator to successfully run commercial Nintendo GameCube and Wii games, and is the only emulator capable of running commercial Wii games.


  • Real Wii Remote support over bluetooth (a real MotionPlus can be used for games that require it)
  • Wii Remote expansions support (MotionPlus adapter, Nunchuk, Classic controller, Guitar, Drums, Turntable)
  • Support for multiple controllers with DirectInput or XInput support for emulated GameCube controllers and Wii Remotes with or without expansions (unofficial builds are available that emulate MotionPlus for games that require it)
  • Jailbroken iOS devices can be used as emulated Wii Remotes through iController
  • NetPlay for online gameplay for online unsupported games only with other Dolphin users
  • Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for online gameplay for WFC supported Wii games with other Dolphin users as well as real Wii users
  • Anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering
  • Hi-Res Texture Support, Texture Dumper, Free Look
  • Post-processing pixel shaders
  • OpenCL hardware accelerated texture processing
  • Widescreen hack for forcing widescreen output on some games that don’t have widescreen. This hack may cause some graphic glitches, notably seen on Super Mario Sunshine
  • Nvidia 3D Vision for 3D gameplay
  • Ability to skip Wii Menu or GameCube BIOS when starting a game
  • Ability to start a region-locked game from any region
  • NAND emulation
  • WAD (downloadable games) support (mostly used for WiiWare, Virtual Console, etc.)
  • Support for Homebrew and XFB emulation
  • And more.
  • Minimum System Requirements:

  • SSE2 support
  • 2GB RAM
  • GPU with Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater. Some integrated graphics chips work but it depends on the model (and only with DirectX 9).
  • Install Dolphin Emulator:

    The Emulator and its dependencies are available in launchpad PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

    To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glennric/dolphin-emu
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install dolphin-emu-master

    Dolphin-emulator ubuntu 13.10

    This tutorial will show you how install Dolphin Emulator on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint using the ppa repository.

    Dolphin is a free and open-source GameCube, Wii Triforce game emulator for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

    To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, follow the below steps:

    1.) Copy and paste this command and run to add the ppa repository to your system:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glennric/dolphin-emu

    2.) If you installed Synaptic Package Manager, open it and then click Reload button. Search for and install the dolphin-enu package:

    If not, run 2 commands instead:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install dolphin-emu